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Thursday, October 17, 2019
Currently, Carolene is the Executive Director of White River State Park Development Commission and a co-host of Community Link on WISH-TV.
While serving as Commissioner for the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission, she was elected President of Mid-America Regulatory Conference, and elected National Chairperson of the Critical Infrastructure, and was named a Top 50 Smart Grid Pioneer in Smart Grid Today for her leadership in cyber and physical security.
Having served three terms in the Indiana Legislature as a State Representative, Carolene received several “Legislator of the Year” awards. She was also President of the Indianapolis Recorder Newspaper and Indiana Minority Business Magazine.
She serves on several boards and has been awarded the Center for Leadership Development’s Madam CJ Walker Outstanding Woman of the Year; Martin University’s Community Leader and Servant Award; Girl Scouts Courage Award; and a Sagamore of the Wabash.
She has been named one of “Indy’s Most Powerful” and one of “Indiana’s Most Influential Women.”
Thursday, February 20, 2020
Jennifer Pope Baker is a respected, innovative and passionate philanthropic leader, serving as Executive Director of Women’s Fund of Central Indiana since 1998.
Under Jennifer’s leadership, Women’s Fund has become an expert resource for issues impacting women and girls in central Indiana. She is recognized nationally for creating bold, transformative initiatives focused on systems change as well as innovative programming which fosters the next generation of philanthropists and community leaders.
Jennifer is a sought-after speaker and commentator, appearing regularly on Inside Indiana Business and speaking at venues such as The White House, the Clinton Global Initiative and the Give an Hour Global Mental Health Forum.
Jennifer is an active member of the central Indiana community, currently serving as Local Organizing Committee Chair for IWIT LPGA Tournament. She has been named a Torchbearer by the Indiana Commission for Women, an Indianapolis Business Journal Woman of Influence and Forty Under 40, and a member of Class XXIV of Stanley K. Lacy Executive Leadership Series.
Thursday, April 16, 2020
President and Chief Operating Officer of the Indiana Fever.
Previously, Allison served as president of Western Governors University (WGU) Advancement and Chancellor of WGU Indiana. Under her leadership, WGU Indiana experienced unprecedented growth in helping Hoosiers improve their lives by earning a college degree – growing from 250 students to 5,000 students and enrolling students in all 92 counties of the state.
Barber was formerly president of Sodenta, a strategic communications firm, and Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense and Special Detail to the Office of Global Communications in the White House. A recipient of the Department of Defense Medal for Distinguished Public Service, Barber is as a state lead volunteer for the American Red Cross and serves on the boards of the Indiana Chamber of Commerce, Techpoint, Indiana Internet and the Elizabeth Dole Hidden Heroes foundation.