Last modified: Wednesday, August 10, 2011
Craft heads expanded IU Alumni Association Board of Managers
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Aug. 10, 2011
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- Mishawaka, Ind., banking executive Christopher L. Craft assumed the office of chairman of the Indiana University Alumni Association on July 1.
Craft heads an expanded group of IUAA Board of Managers with the addition of two members at large. Joining Craft as 2011-12 officers of the IUAA are Chairwoman-elect Nancy L. Hamblin of Munster, Ind.; Vice Chairman Jefferson Shreve of Bloomington, Ind., and Indianapolis; Secretary Patrick J. O'Connor of Indianapolis; and Treasurer Barbara A. Popp of New Albany, Ind.
Other members of the Board of Managers include Michael Barlow of Chicago, immediate past chairman, and J Thomas Forbes of Bloomington, who is executive director of the IUAA. The new at-large members of the Board of Managers are Nathan Feltman of Carmel, Ind., and Robert L. Hayes Sr. of Kokomo, Ind.
The board provides general management and supervision of the affairs of the IUAA. The officers serve one-year terms, and the secretary and treasurer may serve up to three consecutive terms. Advising the Board of Managers is an 84-member Executive Council. Ten at-large council members were elected in the spring.
Christopher L. Craft
Craft is senior vice president and commercial banking regional manager for Lake City Bank, where he leads the team serving business markets in the Elkhart and South Bend, Ind., area. He received his bachelor's degree in business from IU in 1989. Craft is a past president of the IU South Bend Alumni Association and a past chairman of the IUSBAA scholarship program. He has served on the IUSB Business School Advisory Board, IUSB Chancellor's Advisory Board and the IUAA Executive Council. He is an IUAA life member, as well as a member of the IUAA 1854 Society and the IUSB Titan 250. Craft and his wife, Kelly, live in Mishawaka, Ind., and have three children -- Collin, Michael and Katherine.
Nancy L. Hamblin
Hamblin is a reading teacher for the School Town of Munster in Northwest Indiana. She received a bachelor's degree in 1978 and a master's degree in 1982, both in education and both from IU. A life member of the IUAA, she serves as the scholarship coordinator and board member of the Lakeshore Region Chapter of the IUAA. Previously, Hamblin served terms as an at-large member and chapter network representative on the IUAA Executive Council and as an alumni student recruiter. She lives in Munster, Ind., with her husband, Jim, BA'77, DDS'81. They are the parents of two IU graduates, Lauren, BA'06, and James, MD'09.
Shreve is a business owner and investor. He earned a bachelor's degree in political science from IU in 1989. Now Indiana's largest self-storage operator, Shreve founded Storage Express after he finished his IU degree. He has served on the alumni board of the College of Arts and Sciences and the board of the Jacobs School's Friends of Music. Shreve is a life member of the IUAA, as well as a member of the IUAA 1854 Society, the Well House Society, Varsity Club, and the President's Circle. He resides in both Bloomington, Ind., and Indianapolis.
Patrick J. O'Connor
Patrick J. O'Connor, executive vice president at City Securities Corp. in Indianapolis, received a bachelor's degree in business from IU in 1974. From 1975 to 1988, he served as board member, vice president, and president of the IUAA's Indianapolis Men's Club. A letterwinner, O'Connor held leadership roles in the I-Men's Association for the IUAA and served as the first president of the I Association. He is a past member of the IUAA's Executive Council and the Varsity Club Board of Directors. O'Connor received the Clevenger Award in 1999 and the IUAA President's Award in 2009. He and his wife, Cynthia (Garrett), BS'76, have four children and live in Indianapolis.
Barbara A. Popp
Popp, chief executive officer and principal broker for Schuler Bauer Real Estate Services, the largest real-estate firm in Southern Indiana, received a bachelor's degree in business from IU in 1976. She also serves as a director on the Federal Reserve Board of St. Louis, Louisville branch. Popp previously served as president of the IU Southeast Alumni Association and on the IUAA Executive Council. A life member of the IUAA, Popp received the IUAA President's Award in 1994 and the IU Southeast Distinguished Alumni Award in 2008. Popp lives in New Albany, Ind., with her two children, Kristin and Kendall Kemp.
Barlow, a professional artist and arts educator, earned his bachelor's degree in fine arts from IU in 1985. He teaches at the School of Art Institute of Chicago, Columbia College Chicago, and visual arts programs for at-risk and underserved youth at the Marwen Art Foundation. Barlow maintains Barlow Fine Arts Studio, and his works have been exhibited nationally. He is a former member at large on the IUAA Executive Council. Barlow and his wife, Gwendolyn May-Barlow, live in Chicago.
Feltman, co-owner and president of Home Health Depot Inc., headquartered in Indianapolis, received two bachelor's degrees, in business and political science, from IU in 1992 and a law degree in 1994. In addition, he is an executive in residence for an IU Kelley School of Business M.B.A. class. From 2006 to 2008, Feltman served as secretary of commerce for the state of Indiana and served as a member of Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels's cabinet. He is past president and board member of the IU School of Law-Indianapolis Alumni Association and previously served on the board of directors of BioCrossroads, BioCrossroads Linx, and BioCrossroads Seed Fund. He lives in Carmel, Ind., with his wife, Jo-Ann.
Robert L. Hayes Sr.
Hayes, a product-line purchasing leader at Delphi Electronics and Safety in Kokomo, Ind., received his bachelor in general studies degree from IU in 1995. He serves as the IU Kokomo representative to the IU Continuing Studies Alumni Association board of directors and on Chancellor Michael Harris' transition team. Hayes is the past president of the IU Kokomo Alumni Association's board of directors. For his volunteer service to the IU Alumni Association and the IU Kokomo campus, he received the IUAA President's Award in 2006. Hayes lives in Kokomo with his wife, Reba.
At-large members elected to three-year terms on the Executive Council are:
- Ann I. Bastianelli, BS'78, MBA'82, Indianapolis
- Chad B. Bechert, BS'94, JD'97, Fort Wayne, Ind.
- Ronald L. Buskirk, BS'95, MPA'99, of Fort Wayne, Ind.
- Steven M. Eller, BS'84, of Commerce, Mich.
- Angela K. Fairchild, BS'97, of Richmond, Ind.
- Becky Hart Fox, BS'65, of Syracuse, Ind.
- Michael K. Johnson, BS'69, of New Albany, Ind.
- Byron C. Malone, BS'07, of Indianapolis
- David H.K. Nguyen, BS'03, MBA/JD'06, of Indianapolis
- Sandra M. Smith, BA'04, MPA'07, of Merrillville, Ind.
The IU Alumni Association is dedicated to serving the university and its diverse alumni, students and friends. As one of the nation's largest alumni organizations, serving more than 540,000 graduates worldwide, the IUAA provides many programs and services to its members, nonmember alumni and the university. For more information, visit www.alumni.indiana.edu or call 800-824-3044.