500 Festival Adds to Board of Directors
The 500 Festival, a nonprofit organization providing life-enriching events and celebrating the legacy of the Indianapolis 500, has elected officers for its 2016-2017 board of directors. In addition, six new civic and business leaders were appointed to the 500 Festival board of directors. Serving as the governing body of the 500 Festival, the board of directors is comprised of 33 community leaders. The board guides the strategic vision of the 500 Festival and its members act as trustees, representing the organization within the community. Committed to bettering the organization, members serve on various committees that support and enhance the 500 Festival and its more than 50 programs and events. Elected officers for 2016-2017: Chairman of the board: Justin Christian (pictured), president and CEO, BCforward; vice chairman of the board: Rob Hillman (pictured), president and general manager, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Indiana; secretary: Leslie Carter-Prall, area president, Regions and treasurer: Bob Brody, senior vice president / COO, Franciscan Alliance-Ambulatory Services. New additions to the board of directors: Steve Alonso, president and CEO, Greater Indiana region, Fifth Third Bank; Aasif Bade, president, Ambrose Property Group; Fred Dufour, senior vice president, Monarch Beverage; Sarah Fisher, owner, Speedway Indoor Karting; Marty Hill, vice president of sales, Sport Graphics and Kevin Pastoor, resident managing director, Aon.