Becky Skillman is serving her second term as the 49th Lieutenant Governor of Indiana. Since 2005, she has served as the state’s second in command with a clear vision of Indiana’s complete economic comeback.
The National Lieutenant Governors Association says Becky Skillman has more legal duties than any other Lt. Governor in the country. She has soundly managed five state agencies that administer nearly $1 billion in programs – the Indiana State Department of Agriculture, the Office of Energy Development, the Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority, the Office of Community and Rural Affairs, and the Office of Tourism Development. Additionally, she chairs the state’s Counter Terrorism and Security Council, and serves as President of the Indiana Senate.
Most importantly, she has worked in close partnership with Governor Mitch Daniels to advance an agenda of progress in Indiana. She has used her legislative experience to guide major issues such as property tax caps, the Healthy Indiana Plan, and Major Moves through the General Assembly.
Before serving as the first elected female Lieutenant Governor in Indiana, Becky held elected offices in Lawrence County for sixteen years. She also served as the President of the Association of Indiana Counties.
In 1992, Hoosiers in five southern Indiana counties elected Becky to represent them in the Indiana Senate. She was quickly recognized for her ability to lead and was the first woman elected to Senate Majority leadership. During her 12 years in the Senate, she led the charge to include the state’s small towns and rural communities in its economic development agenda. There, she authored plans for development in distressed counties and revitalization of downtown areas.
Lee H. Hamilton, Director of the Center on Congress at Indiana University, is one of the nation’s foremost experts on Congress and representative democracy.
Hamilton represented Indiana in the U.S. House of Representatives for 34 years, establishing himself as a leading figure on foreign policy, intelligence, and national security. In the years since he left public office in 1999, he has continued to play a leading role in public affairs.
He served as vice chairman of the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States, known as the 9/11 Commission. He co-chaired the Iraq Study Group, a bipartisan panel that assessed the situation in Iraq and in 2006 made recommendations on U.S. policy there. Currently he is co-chairman of the U.S. Department of Energy’s Blue Ribbon Commission on America’s Nuclear Future.
Among his published works are two books on the legislative branch—How Congress Works and Why You Should Care and Strengthening Congress. He writes twice-monthly commentaries about Congress and what individuals can do to make representative democracy work better. A leader in the growing national movement to expand and improve civic education, he serves as a Co-Chairman of the Campaign for the Civic Mission of Schools.
Hamilton was born in 1931 in Daytona Beach, Fla. His family relocated to Tennessee and then Evansville, Ind. He graduated from DePauw University and Indiana University law school. A former high school and college basketball star, he was inducted into the Indiana basketball Hall of Fame in 1982. Before his 1964 election to Congress, he practiced law in Chicago and Columbus, Ind. He and his late wife, Nancy, have three children and five grandchildren.
Sarah Evans Barker was appointed judge of the United States District Court, Southern District of Indiana, in March 1984 and served as chief judge between 1994 and 2001. Prior to her appointment, Judge Barker was United States Attorney for the Southern District of Indiana. From 1977 to 1981, she was an associate and then partner at the Indianapolis law firm of Bose, McKinney & Evans. She started her Indianapolis legal career as an Assistant United States Attorney, after working as a legislative assistant to Senator Charles H. Percy and Congressman Gilbert Gude in Washington, D.C., and special counsel to the Senate Government Operations Subcommittee.
Active throughout her career in judicial and bar-related organizations, Judge Barker served as president of the 900-member Federal Judges Association, 2007-2009, and continues her work on the FJA Board of Directors. In 2004, she was appointed by Chief Justice William H. Rehnquist to serve on the Special Study Committee on Judicial Conduct and Disability (the “Breyer Committee”) and in 2012 by Chief Justice John Roberts to serve on the Judicial Conference Committee on Judicial Conduct and Discipline. Judge Barker has previously served as a member of the Judicial Conference of the United States, its Executive Committee, Long Range Planning Committee, Standing Rules Committee, Budget Committee and the Judicial Branch Committee (ex-officio). She has also served on a variety of 7th Circuit committees and has been a member and officer of several bar associations.
Judge Barker is active in numerous civic, educational, cultural and religious organizations, including the Board of Directors of Indiana University Health and the Board of the Indiana Historical Society. She has also served as a member of boards of trustees for several Indiana academic institutions, the Connor Prairie Museum, the Advisory Board for the Spirit and Place Civic Festival, and advisory boards of Indiana University and its law schools, including participation on search committees for law school deans, an Indiana University chancellor and two presidents. She is a member of the Indiana Academy, a recipient of the Living Legends Award given by the Indiana Historical Society, the Trailblazer Award given by the Indiana Commission for Women, and a Distinguished Alumna of Indiana University and its College of Arts and Sciences. In addition, she has been awarded ten honorary degrees from Midwestern colleges and universities and received the 2012 Advancing American Democracy Award given by the Benjamin Harrison Presidential Site Board of Directors. Judge Barker is a member of the Downtown Kiwanis Club of Indianapolis, the Lawyers Club, and the Gathering.
Judge Barker was born in Mishawaka, Indiana, and is a graduate of Indiana University and the American University School of Law. She is an active member of the Morgantown United Methodist Church. She and her attorney husband, Kenneth R. Barker, have three grown children and five grandchildren.
Howard Cohen is Chancellor Emeritus and Professor of Philosophy at Purdue University Calumet. He holds a bachelor’s degree in philosophy from the University of Minnesota (1966) and a masters and doctorate degree from Harvard University (1970/1971). He has held academic and administrative appointments at the University of Massachusetts-Boston, the University of Wisconsin-Parkside, the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay. Dr. Cohen was Chancellor of Purdue University Calumet for 10 years.
Dr. Cohen’s teaching and research interests are focused in the areas of social philosophy and ethics. He addresses questions related to the obligations of those in positions of authority who make decisions for others. He is the author of two books (Equal Rights for Children and Power and Restraint: The Moral Dimensions of Police Work [with Michael Feldberg]) and numerous journal articles, most recently “Ethics for Presidents” in Public Purpose, the magazine of the American Association for State Colleges and Universities. Dr. Cohen is co-director of the Purdue Calumet Leadership Center and also lectures on leadership and ethics for engineers.
Dr. Cohen has traveled and lectured in China, where he holds honorary professorships at Central South University in Changsha, Guangdong University of Technology in Guangzhou and North China Electric Power University in Beijing. He has consulted with Bayan College in Muscat, Oman.
Dr. Cohen is also a member of Penson Associates, a consulting group that works primarily with public regional universities. His areas of consultation include strategic and academic planning, leadership development and executive coaching.
Cohen has held board appointments in numerous organizations in Northwest Indiana, including the Northwest Indiana Forum, the Regional Development Authority, and the Purdue Northwest Indiana Technology Center. He is currently on the board of the Legacy Foundation; he is also an Innovation Fellow in the Society of Innovators and a member of the Indiana Bicentennial Commission.
Stephen L. Ferguson is Chairman of the Board of Cook Group Incorporated of Bloomington, Indiana, the parent company of companies worldwide involved in the research, development, manufacture and sale of medical devices. Cook Group manufactures a variety of medical devices, products and components for radiology, neuro-radiology, cardiology, urology, obstetrics/gynecology, gastroenterology, and critical care.
Mr. Ferguson appeared before the U. S. House Sub-committee on Health in 1987 and 1990 and before the Orphan Products Board, Department of Health and Human Services, U.S. Public Health Service in 1988 to testify regarding the need for reforms in the U. S. Food and Drug Administration. He was a member of Food and Drug Administration, Product Development Protocol Reengineering Team in 1997, and served as a member of the Medical Device Oversight Committee, Food and Drug Law Institute, in 2000-2002.
A former partner in the law firm of Ferguson, Ferguson & Lloyd, 1966 to 1990, he remains of-counsel with the firm Ferguson & Ferguson. He served four terms in the Indiana House of Representatives from 1967 to 1974.
Mr. Ferguson is active in a number of Indiana University, community, state and national organizations and has served or presently serves on the Boards of the Indiana Chamber of Commerce, Clarian Health, Indiana Health Industry Forum, Central Indiana Corporate Partnership, Inc., Indiana Technology Partnership, 21st Century Research Fund, Medical Technology Leadership Forum, Regenstrief Foundation, Center for Human Growth, and Bloomington Parks and Recreation Foundation. He served on the Indiana Education Roundtable, is a former member and past Chairman of the State of Indiana Commission for Higher Education, 1992-98, and was appointed by Governor O’Bannon in 1998 to the Board of Trustees, Indiana University. He was re-appointed to the Board of Trustees by Governor Mitch Daniels in 2007, and 2009 serving as President of the Board for three years.
Mr. Ferguson received his A.B. from Wabash College in 1963 and a J.D. with distinction from Indiana University School of Law in 1966. He has received numerous awards and honors including nomination and election as a 2011 Law Alumni Fellow by the Indiana University Maurer School of Law, selection as a 2005 Laureate of the Central Indiana Business Hall of Fame, and election to the Indiana Academy.
Tony George is currently the owner of Vision Investments located in Indianapolis, Indiana. He is the former chairman and CEO of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway and its parent company Hulman & Co. Tony currently sits on the board of directors of First Financial Bank, N.A., Deep Vein Coal Company, Princeton Mining Company, and R.J. Oil Company, Inc. A native of Terre Haute, Tony serves on the board of the Terre Haute Boys & Girls Club as well as Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology and the Indiana State University Foundation. He and his wife Laura have three children and reside in Indianapolis.
Mr. MacAllister is a prominent businessman and civic leader and is chairman of the board of MacAllister Machinery Co., Inc. He has been with MacAllister Machinery Co., Inc. since 1945. He is a past president of the Capital Improvements Board in Indianapolis as well as the Indianapolis Opera Company. He is a former Executive Director of the “Council on Cities” and was a Presidential elector in 1976, 1980 and 2000. He is knowledgeable in Greek and Roman history; is especially familiar with the Florentine Renaissance; wrote a series of essays in 1976 for AED's monthly publication on the Bi-Centennial and a second series in 1987 on the Constitutional Convention; is a member of the Board of the American Schools of Oriental Research, which monitors and authenticates archaeological excavation in the Middle East (this includes Syria, Jordan, Israel, Iraq, Cyprus, and sporadic digs in Egypt). He has received a Doctor of Laws Degree, Honoris Causa, from Indiana State University; a Doctor of Public Service Degree, Honoris Causa, from Christian Theological Seminary; and a Doctor of Humane Letters, Honoris Causa, from Carroll College. Along with C. Richard Petticrew, the two have created "The MacAllister-Petticrew Chair" of Old Testament Studies at Christian Theological Seminary. Mr. MacAllister has created "A Chair in Old Testament" at Carroll College.
James H. Madison is the Thomas and Kathryn Miller Professor Emeritus of History, Indiana University, Bloomington. Jim has received several teaching awards, including the James P. Holland Award for Exemplary Teaching and the IU Student Alumni Association “Student Choice” Award.
He has also taught, as a Fulbright Professor, at Hiroshima University, Japan, and at the University of Kent, Canterbury, England. He currently serves as a member of the Board of Indiana Humanities, a trustee of the Indiana Historical Society, and a member of the Indiana Bicentennial Commission.
Jim is the author of several books, including Eli Lilly: A Life; A Lynching in the Heartland; Slinging Doughnuts for the Boys: An American Woman in World War II; World War II: A History in Documents, and The Indiana Way: A State History.
Michael S. (“Mickey”) Maurer’s career as an attorney and entrepreneur has included cable television, film production, radio broadcasting, newspaper publishing, real estate and banking. An Indianapolis native, Mickey graduated from North Central High School. He attended the University of Colorado and graduated with a B.S. in accounting. He is a member of Beta Alpha Psi accounting honorary society. Mickey attended Indiana University School of Law where he received a Doctor of Jurisprudence. He was a writer and an editor of the Law Journal. He successfully completed the CPA examination. Mr. Maurer is admitted to both the New York and the Indiana Bars.
Mickey serves as Chairman of the Board of IBJ Corporation. IBJ owns and publishes The Indianapolis Business Journal, Court and Commercial Record, and The Indiana Lawyer.
Mickey serves as Chairman of the Board of Directors of The National Bank of Indianapolis, the largest locally owned financial institution in central Indiana.
Throughout his career Mickey has been involved in a number of other industries. His film, “Diving In” enjoyed a national release and showings on HBO and Cinemax.
In 2001, Mickey established “Mickey’s Camp,” a charitable endeavor that has raised more than $2 million for central Indiana charities.
In 2005, Mickey was named President of the Indiana Economic Development Corp. and in 2006 Mickey was named Indiana Secretary of Commerce by Governor Mitch Daniels.
Mickey hosted an Emmy award winning program on Fox 59, “Mickey’s Corner” in which he interviews Indiana luminaries.
Mickey enjoys leadership through active participation as a director of numerous businesses, civic, educational and philanthropic organizations. He has served as President of the Jewish Community Relations Council and Chairman of the Board of the Indianapolis Zoological Society and the United Way of Central Indiana.
In 2008, in recognition of Mickey’s longtime service and generosity to his alma mater, Indiana University School of Law — Bloomington was renamed Indiana University Maurer School of Law. He serves on its Board of Visitors.
Mickey currently serves on the Indiana Bicentennial Commission, the Board of Directors of Indiana Black Expo and on the University of Colorado Leeds School of Business Board of Visitors.
Mickey is a published contributor to the New York Times crossword puzzle. His hobbies also include skiing, biking, mountain climbing, woodworking and underwater photography. His woodworking has won a blue ribbon at the Indiana State Fair. In 1999, he successfully summitted Mt. Kilimanjaro, the highest peak in Africa. His underwater pictures have won numerous awards and have been displayed in the Waters Building at the Indianapolis Zoo, The Hilbert Circle Theater, The National Art Museum of Sport, The Indianapolis Art Center and The New York Hall of Science. Mickey has authored three books: Water Colors (2003), 19 Stars of Indiana – Exceptional Hoosier Women (2009), 19 Stars of Indiana – Exceptional Hoosier Men (2010), and Ten Essential Principles of Entrepreneurship You Never Learned in School (2012). Mickey is married to Janie Maurer, and they have three children and eight grandchildren.
Mary McConnell is the State Director for the Indiana Chapter of The Nature Conservancy. The international, not-for-profit conservation organization has helped to establish over 200 nature preserves in Indiana protecting over 80,000 acres of land since the chapter began working in Indiana, over 50 years ago. In addition to the Indianapolis based field office, the Conservancy has six project offices located throughout the state working with private property owners to demonstrate appropriate land use for specific conservation objectives while clearly demonstrating economic sustainability. The science driven Conservancy promotes partnerships with federal, state and local agencies, non-governmental organizations, business & industry and private individuals.
Mary has been State Director for the Indiana Chapter of The Nature Conservancy for the last 12 of her 20 years with the organization.
Under Mary’s leadership, the Indiana Chapter of The Nature Conservancy has pioneered cutting edge conservation strategies that have been replicated around the world. She strongly advocates international partnerships and cross boundary knowledge sharing. The Indiana Chapter recently moved into their new headquarters in downtown Indianapolis. The building is widely recognized as the most sustainably constructed office in Indiana – at a cost that is comparable to regular construction. It is the first building in Indianapolis to receive a LEED Platinum rating from the US Green Building council, the highest rating attainable.
Mary has traveled extensively with the Conservancy to Central & South America, Australia, Asia and Europe. In 2004, she helped to represent the Conservancy at the World Conservation Congress in Bangkok, Thailand. In 2006 she led a global assessment of the world’s forests for the Conservancy. In 2009 she led an international team to develop global strategies for sustainable forestry and agricultural production.
Mary has been appointed to a number of gubernatorial boards and commissions including the Indiana Heritage Trust, the Indiana Land Resources Council, the Sustainable Natural Resources Task Force and the Bicentennial Commission. She sits on the boards of several other non-profit organizations.
Mary is a graduate of the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University and spent the first 15 years of her career in industrial sales and management. She lives in Hancock County.
C. James McCormick was Chairman of 1st Bancorp and First Federal Bank in Vincennes until December 1998, and had served on the Bank's Board since 1966. He subsequently served on the Board of the German American Bancorp from1999 until he retired in 2003. He also served eight years as a Director of the Federal Home Loan Bank of Indianapolis.
He retired as Chairman of McCormick, Inc. and Best Way Express, Inc. on March 31, 2000. He is currently Chairman of JAMAC Corp., all headquartered in Vincennes, Indiana.
He was a major shareholder and Board Chairman of Golf Hosts, Inc., the parent company of the Innisbrook Resort, Tarpon Springs, Florida, and the Tamarron Resort, Durango, Colorado
until the company was sold in 1997.
Mr. McCormick is a life member of the Board and former First Vice President of the Indiana Chamber of Commerce, and a Past Director of the Vincennes Area Chamber of Commerce. He is a former Chairman of the Board of the American Trucking Associations, Inc. and a life member of its Board, Director and Past Chairman and President of the Indiana Motor Truck Association, Inc. and former Chairman of the Aeronautics Commission of Indiana. He is a former Vice President of the Board and member of the Executive Committee of the Automotive Hall of Fame, former Chairman of the Board of the National Highway Users Federation and the Indiana Highway Users Association.
Mr. McCormick has been actively involved in the Fellowship of Christian Athletes for over 45 years. He served on the National Board of Trustees for 12 years, and as Chairman 1987-1990.
He is presently a Nation Board Director Emeritus. He is a life- long Methodist, and is a member of the Community United Methodist Church of Vincennes and the Palm Harbor United Methodist Church, Palm Harbor, FL
He served as Chairman for six years, and was a member of the Board of Trustees of Vincennes University from 1990 through 1999. He was re-appointed to the Board in January 2007 and continues to serve on the Board. On March 26, 2001, Vincennes University awarded Jim it’s Walter A. Davis Memorial Citation for Community Service, and on April 27, 2002, he was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Business Administration. During the middle 70's Jim served on the Board of Trustees of the University of Evansville.
He is Past President and a member of the Vincennes Kiwanis Club; Elks; Masons; Scottish Rite 33°, and Shrine.
Mr. McCormick was born and raised in Knox County. He was married to the former Bettye Gramelspacher for 50 years and 2 months. She passed away on February 28, 1997. He and Bettye have three living children, daughter Jane Wissel, son Pat and son Mike. Son C. J III, “Mac”, perished in a plane crash on October 26, 2006. They have 10 grandchildren and 11 great- grandchildren
In 1998, Mr. McCormick married Marilyn Fletcher. Marilyn has three daughters, four grandchildren and one great-granddaughter. Jim and Marilyn spend their time in their homes in Vincennes and Palm Harbor, Florida. They also travel thousands of miles seeing the U.S. in their 45 foot Millennium Motor Coach.
Jim Merritt has been a strong advocate for all Hoosiers in the Indiana Senate since his first legislative session in 1990.
As Chairman of the Senate Majority Caucus, Merritt has been an integral part of creating and implementing landmark legislation like property tax reform, veterans benefit improvements, synthetic drug regulation, the Indiana Lifeline Law, the Safe Haven Law and the Silver Alert. Merritt has also been a friend of the taxpayer, consistently advocating for low-tax, pro-growth policies, government reform and increased efficiencies to make the most of limited tax dollars.
Merritt has always been passionate about preserving Indiana history, even authoring “Passing the Torch: Preserving Indiana’s Heritage,” a book of Indiana’s landmarks, memorials, treasured artifacts, and the State Archives, which was published in 1997. Merritt works to preserve Hoosier history as a member of the board of trustees for the Indiana Historical Society and the board of directors of the Friends of the Indiana Archives. He also helps bring state history to life for hundreds of Hoosier children each year by leading Indiana Statehood Day celebrations at the Statehouse.
In the Senate, Merritt serves as Chairman of the Utilities Committee. He is also a member of the Senate Committees on Homeland Security, Transportation and Veterans Affairs; Public Policy; Rules and Legislative Procedure; and Joint Rules.
Merritt is vice president of corporate affairs for the Indiana Railroad Co. He graduated from Indiana University in 1981 with B.A. in political science.
He and his wife Kelley have two daughters and a son. Abby is a graduate of Hanover College, while Jennifer attends there and Will attends DePauw University.
He and his wife Kelley have two daughters and a son. Abby will be a junior at Hanover College this fall while twins Jennifer and Will are now seniors at Lawrence North High School.
Elected to the State Senate in 1990, Rogers serves as the ranking Democrat on the Senate Education and Career Development Committee and as a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, a panel instrumental in crafting the state budget and school funding formula. She also serves on the Indiana Education Roundtable, a state board of key education, business, community, and government leaders, charged with ensuring that the state has world class academic standards for student learning.
Rogers also serves on the Senate Appointments & Claims Committee; Homeland Security, Transportation & Veterans Affairs Committee and that panel's Public Safety Subcommittee and Transportation Subcommittee; Health & Provider Services Committee and that panel's Public Health Subcommittee and Provider Services Subcommittee. She has also been appointed to serve on the Education and Health Committees of the National Conference of State Legislatures, a bipartisan organization that serves the legislators and staffs of the nation's 50 states, commonwealths and territories.
Additionally, Rogers serves as a member of the Northwest Indiana Transportation Study Commission, the Shoreline Development Commission and the Indiana Lakes Management Work Group. Rogers is a member of the Board of Directors for the Sojourner Truth House and President of the Board of Trustees for the Gary YWCA. Rogers has been a member of St. Timothy Community Church for over 50 years.
Prior to joining the State Senate, Rogers served eight years in the House of Representatives and two years on the Gary Common Council, where she was the first woman elected president. She was the first African American to serve as vice chair of the Indiana State Democratic Party. She served as a member of the Executive Committee of the Democratic National Committee (DNC) - under the leadership of then-DNC President and current U.S. Senator Paul Kirk. Rogers also served as the 1st District Coordinator for Barack Obama's 2008 presidential campaign.
Among her many legislative accomplishments, Rogers was instrumental in raising the minimum age to which the death penalty can be applied in Indiana to 18 years of age. She filed the first bill to create casino gaming in Indiana and co-authored riverboat gaming legislation, which has become a billion dollar industry for Indiana. She was also a leader in the passage and implementation of the legislation creating the Northwest Indiana Regional Development Authority.
Rogers has also been at the forefront of major education reform, including the A-Plus education reform package, the implementation of ISTEP, and anti-bullying legislation. Rogers also authored "Jojo's Law," which requires vehicles for ten or more passengers used by public schools, preschools, and licensed day care centers to meet the same safety requirements as school buses. Rogers proposed the law in response to a tragic accident in which Gary pre-schooler Jojo Wright was killed. In 2010 Rogers authored "Heather's Law," which requires the Department of Education to develop models for Indiana schools to better educate students about the serious reality of dating violence. Rogers proposed the law in response to the tragic death of Heather Norris in 2007.
A life-long resident of Gary, Rogers spent 38 years teaching in the Gary Public School system and today works as an education consultant. She was an honor student at Roosevelt High School and senior class president. She earned her bachelor's and master's degrees from Indiana University in Bloomington.
Senator Rogers and her husband Louis, a retired firefighter, reside in Gary and have two grown children.
Ellen M. Rosenthal became President and CEO of Conner Prairie Interactive History Park in 2005. In just six years, she has transformed Conner Prairie from a traditional living history museum to the immersive and interactive history park that it is today.
Conner Prairie, one of the leading attractions in greater Indianapolis, attracts over 300,000 visitors annually. With a mission of inspiring curiosity and fostering learning about Indiana’s past through participatory and immersive experiences, Conner Prairie features five outdoor historic areas including the 1863 Civil War Journey: Raid on Indiana, a multi-media experience that recreates the most important Civil War event that occurred on Indiana soil. Founded in 1934 by Eli Lilly, Conner Prairie is Indiana’s only affiliate of the Washington-based Smithsonian Institution.
Conner Prairie’s exhibits and initiatives regularly earn national attention and awards. In 2010, it received the Institute of Museum and Library Services National medal, the highest award given to American museums.
Ellen is an accomplished executive with 30 years of experience in the museum field and has a passion for inspiring curiosity and a life-long love of learning. She is a noted advocate of active, intergenerational engagement at museums and pioneered an innovative approach to visitor experiences in an award-winning training DVD/CD titled “Opening Doors to Great Guest Experiences.” This approach is now used by more than 1,200 museums worldwide, impacting an estimated 26 million guests.
She serves as chair of the Indianapolis Consortium of Arts Administrators and as secretary of the Fishers Economic and Community Development Commission. She is a member of the board of the Institute for Learning Innovation, Annapolis, Maryland, and serves on the editorial board of the Indiana Magazine of History.
In 2012, she was awarded the Leading Light Risk Taker Award from Women & Hi Tech and the Excellence in Innovation Award from the Indiana Innovation Awards. She was named by Gov. Mitch Daniels as a Distinguished Hoosier in 2007 and an Influential Woman by the Indianapolis Business Journal in 2008.
Ellen earned a Bachelor of Arts magna cum laude from Barnard College, Columbia University (NY). She holds two master’s degrees. The first was awarded in American material culture from the Henry Francis Dupont Winterthur Museum Program, University of Delaware. She earned a second master’s in Public Management with highest honors from the Heinz School, Carnegie Mellon University (PA).
Ellen resides in Indianapolis and is married to Dr. Theodore Logan, a medical oncologist at the Indiana University Medical Center. They have three sons.
Randall T. Shepard of Evansville was appointed to the Indiana Supreme Court by Governor Robert D. Orr in 1985 at the age of 38. He became Chief Justice of Indiana in March 1987 and retired from the Court in March 2012, at which point he was the longest-serving Chief Justice in Indiana history and the senior Chief Justice in the country’s state supreme courts.
A seventh generation Hoosier, Shepard graduated from Princeton University cum laude and from the Yale Law School. He earned a Master of Laws degree in the judicial process from the University of Virginia.
Shepard was Judge of the Vanderburgh Superior Court from 1980 until his appointment. He earlier served as executive assistant to Mayor Russell Lloyd of Evansville and as special assistant to the Under Secretary of the U.S. Department of Transportation.
Chief Justice Shepard has served as chair of the ABA Appellate Judges Conference and of the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar and as President of the National Conference of Chief Justices. Chief Justice John Roberts appointed him to the U.S. Judicial Conference Advisory Committee on Civil Rules. He is a trustee emeritus of the National Trust for Historic Preservation and a former chair of Indiana Landmarks, Inc.
He teaches periodically at the law schools of Indiana, NYU, and Yale.
He is married and has one daughter.
Since leaving the Court, Shepard has served as a Senior Judge in the Indiana Court of Appeals and as Executive in Residence at I.U.’s Public Policy Institute. He now chairs the ABA Task Force on the Future of Legal Education and has become a director of Old National Bancorp.