Last modified: Thursday, April 26, 2007
IU Alumni Association elects new officers
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 26, 2007
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — Four Indiana University graduates and Indiana residents have been elected as officers of the IU Alumni Association. The 2007-08 officers include chair-elect Stephen Moberly of Bloomington, vice-chair Donna Berry Spears of Richmond, secretary Brian P. Williams of Evansville and treasurer Frank D. Otte of Indianapolis.
They join current chair MaryEllen Kiley Bishop of Carmel, Ind., who was elected last year; immediate past-chair Stanley A. Fox of Syracuse, Ind., and Tom Martz, president and CEO of the IUAA.
The officers provide general management and supervision of the affairs of the IU Alumni Association. They serve one-year terms, and the secretary and treasurer may serve up to five consecutive terms.
Moberly retired in 2006 following 10 years as executive director of the not-for-profit Indiana Retired Teachers Association. Previously, he practiced law for 30 years in Shelbyville, Ind. Moberly earned a bachelor's degree in 1963 and a law degree in 1966, both from IU. An IUAA life member, he is a former member of the Executive Council and chaired the IUAA Strategic Directions Task Force in 2004-05. He is a past president of the John Whittenberger Society and of the Shelby County (Ind.) Chapter of the IUAA. He is president of the Society of Aeons and sits on the board of trustees of the Monroe County (Ind.) Public Library. He received the IUAA President's Award in 1995. Moberly and his wife, Sandy, live in Bloomington.
Spears received her bachelor's degree in 1979 and her master's degree in 1981, both from IU. She is a real-estate agent with Lingle Real Estate. Spears has served as a member-at-large and as secretary of the IUAA Executive Council. She has held positions on the board of the Society of Friends of Music and the Monroe County (Ind.) Chapter of the IUAA. Spears also served as a member of the IU East Advisory Board. She is a life member of the IUAA, and in 2006 she received the Gertrude Rich Award for her contributions to the Alumni Association. Spears and her husband, Alan, live in Richmond, Ind.
Williams is a partner at Kahn, Dees, Donovan & Kahn in Evansville, Ind. He received his bachelor's degree in 1978 and his law degree in 1981, both from IU. An IUAA life member, he serves as secretary of the alumni board of the School of Law-Bloomington, and in 1998, was recognized by the school with a Distinguished Service Award. A former officer of the Greater Evansville (Ind.) Chapter of the IUAA, Williams also has held positions on the IUAA Executive Council and the IUAA Strategic Directions Task Force. He and his wife, Barbara, live in Evansville. Their sons, Seth and Nathan, both attend IU Bloomington.
Otte is an attorney with Clark, Quinn, Moses, Scott & Grahn in Indianapolis. He received his bachelor's degree in 1993 and his law degree in 1997, both from IU. An IUAA life member, he is a former member of the Executive Council and current member of the Well House Society. Otte served as a member of the IU Board of Trustees from 1995 to 1997. He and his fiancée, Julie L. Elam, reside in Indianapolis.
In addition, 10 at-large members were elected to three-year terms on the Executive Council -- the policy-making body of the IUAA:
- Douglas G. Buday, Fishers, Ind.
- Robert B. Cummins, Westchester, Ill.
- Kimberly J. Davis, Bloomington, Ind.
- Alba E. Franco, Fishers, Ind.
- Tammy Phillippe Meyer, Indianapolis
- H. John Okeson, Fort Wayne, Ind.
- Paula Thomas Potts, Washington, Ind.
- Steve Sanders, Chicago
- J. Guadalupe Valtierra, Griffith, Ind.
- Frank S. Vukovits Jr., Fortville, Ind.
The new officers and at-large members will begin their terms July 1.
The Indiana University 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 495,000 graduates worldwide, the IUAA provides many programs and services to its members, non-member alumni and the university. For information, visit www.alumni.indiana.edu or call (800) 824-3044.