Board of Directors

  • CHAIRWOMAN – MARY BETH NICKOLAOU

    Director of Talent Development, School City Of Hammond

  • VICE CHAIRMAN – MARTY WIELGOS

    Chief of Staff, Sanitary District of Hammond

  • SECRETARY – KRIS SAKELARIS

    Director, Hammond Legal Aid Clinic

  • TREASURER – DODY RUSSELL

    President, Bellsom Electric

  • ALEXIUS BARBER

    Director, Community Relations, Peoples Bank

  • ADAM BARON

    Director of Facilities, Horseshoe Casino

  • ELAINE CAREY

    Dean of the College of Humanities, Education, and Social Science, Purdue University Northwest

  • MICHAEL GAUDREAU

    Director, Casino Operations, Ameristar Casino

  • MIKE HAWKINS SR

    Consultant, MR Hawk Enterprises

  • KEVIN KEOUGH

    President, Keough Mechanical Corp.

  • PATRICK MALONEY

    President and CEO, Franciscan Alliance

  • RANDY PALMATEER

    Business Manager, Northwestern Indiana Building & Construction Trades Council

  • DEWEY PEARMAN

    Executive Director, Construction Advancement Foundation

  • TOM PLOSKI

    Manager, Pepsi Co., retired

  • BRIAN P. POPP

    Attorney, Laszlo & Popp, P.C.

  • JUSTIN STOWE

    Deputy Director, Hammond Sanitary District

  • JENNIFER VAVREK

    Educator, School City Of Hammond, retired

  • KELLIE TAILON

    Banking Center Manager, Peoples Bank

  • PHIL TAILLON

    Executive Director of Planning and Development, City of Hammond

Emeritus Members

  • VIC DEMEYER

    NIPSCO, retired

  • JAN RATAZZI

    Educator, Crown Point Community Schools, retired

  • HONORABLE ED SOLIDAY

    Indiana State Representative, District 4