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Monday, July 2, 2012

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Hamblin heads expanded IU Alumni Association Board of Managers

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July 2, 2012

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- Retired educator Nancy L. Hamblin, BS'78, MS'82, of Munster, Ind., became national chairwoman of the Indiana University Alumni Association on July 1. In this volunteer role, she heads an expanded IUAA Board of Managers with the addition of two members at large.

Joining Hamblin as 2012-13 officers of the IUAA are Chairman-elect Patrick J. O'Connor, BS'74, of Indianapolis; Vice Chairman Jefferson Shreve, BA'89, of Bloomington, Ind., and Indianapolis; Secretary Brieanna Quinn, BS'01, MA'04, of Noblesville, Ind.; Treasurer Barbara A. Popp, BS'76, of New Albany, Ind.; Manager at Large Sandra A. Herron, BS'81, of Indianapolis; and Manager at Large Robert N. Johnson, BA'88, of Dublin, Calif. These two manager-at-large positions are new, and each will serve a three-year term.

Nathan Feltman, BS/BA'92, JD'94, of Carmel, Ind., and Robert L. Hayes Sr., BGS'95, of Kokomo, Ind., continue as managers at large on the board.

Anthony F. "Tony" Nastase, a senior at IUPUI, is the student representative. This position is selected by the presidents of the IUAA-sponsored student organizations.

Completing the managing board are IUAA Executive Director and CEO J Thomas Forbes, BA'90, MPA'96, and IUAA Immediate Past Chairman Christopher L. Craft, BS'89, of Mishawaka, 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.

Nancy L. Hamblin

Hamblin recently retired as a reading teacher for the School Town of Munster in Northwest Indiana. Her teaching career included time at Crown Point Community Schools, also in Northwest Indiana, and at the Metropolitan School District of Decatur Township in the Indianapolis area. She received a bachelor's degree in 1978 and a master's degree in 1982. 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.

Patrick J. O'Connor

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 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.

Jefferson Shreve

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.

Brieanna Quinn

Quinn serves as director of annual giving for the YMCA of Greater Indianapolis. She earned her bachelor's degree in kinesiology in 2001 and her master's in philanthropic studies in 2004. She currently serves on the Central Indiana Chapter of the IUAA's alumni board. Quinn has served on the alumni board of IU Dance Marathon and was president of the Jacksonville (Fla.) Chapter of the IUAA. With a decade of higher education experience, she has served professional roles with the IU Foundation as associate director of the Well House Society and director of the 1820 Society. Quinn lives in Noblesville, Ind.

Barbara A. Popp

Popp, CEO 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. 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.

Christopher L. Craft

Craft is president of the auto/light truck and specialty vehicle division for 1st Source Bank. 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 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.

Sandra A. Herron

Herron is founding principal of MiddlEdge Inc., an organization development consultancy based in Indianapolis. Previously, she spent 11 years in the banking industry, last serving as a senior middle-market banking executive at Bank One. She received her bachelor's degree in marketing and advertising in 1981. Herron is past president and board member of the IU Kelley School of Business Alumni Association and a frequent volunteer for Kelley student programs. She previously served on the board of directors of Lacy Leadership Association and Girls Inc. of Indianapolis and on the Mayor's Leadership Cadre for Central Indiana transit development. Herron lives in Indianapolis.

Robert N. Johnson

Johnson is senior sales manager at Kraft Foods, where he has worked for more than 20 years. He has supported students, faculty and the university ever since graduating with his bachelor's degree in economics geography in 1988. Johnson served two terms, 1990 to 1996, on the IU College of Arts and Sciences Alumni Board. He is a charter member of the International Studies External Advisory Board, which he has served on for more than seven years. A life member of the IU Alumni Association, Johnson supported IU Office of Admissions at San Francisco Bay Area high school college-recruiting events. Johnson lives in Dublin, Calif.

Nathan Feltman

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 MBA 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 Robert H. McKinney School of Law 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.

Tony Nastase

Nastase is a junior at IUPUI majoring in biochemistry. A Bepko Scholar and a Valedictorian Scholarship recipient, he anticipates graduating in 2013 with a bachelor of science degree. An active Student Organization for Alumni Relations member, he has served as a student ambassador since his freshman year. He was the vice president and executive director of the 2011 IUPUI Regatta. Highly involved in the Honors College, Nastase served as the 2010-11 president of the Honors Hall Council. He is from LaPorte, Ind.

At-large members elected to three-year terms on the Executive Council are:

• Trena Depel, BA'95, San Francisco

• Edward C. Jerdonek, MBA'95, Floyds Knobs, Ind.

• William Wonsuk Joo, MBA'87, Seoul

• Sara T. Laycock, BS'03, Indianapolis

• Erni Mann, BS'91, Indianapolis

• Matt Morris, BA'80, Fishers, Ind.

• Herman W. Oliver, MPA'81, Indianapolis

• Crystal Taylor-Baker, BS'99, Bloomington, Ind.

• Mark G. Warner, BS'04, MPA'06, Indianapolis

• James R. White, BS'79, Indianapolis

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 560,000 graduates worldwide, the IUAA provides many programs and services to its members, nonmember alumni and the university. For more information, call 800-824-3044.

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