Allison Barber to chair Sagamore Institute board
The president and chief operating officer of the WNBA’s Indiana Fever has been named chair of the board of trustees for Sagamore Institute, an Indianapolis-based think tank. Allison Barber succeeds Katie Mote, who will continue to serve as a trustee.
The nonprofit says Barber brings a career of public service and commitment to problem solving.
In 2004, Indiana Senator Dan Coats and current CEO Jay Hein founded Sagamore to find practical solutions to shared challenges.
“What makes Sagamore special is its focus on constructive action. It trades partisan rancor for civility and divisive ideology for a single-minded pursuit of solutions,” said Barber.
Before joining the Indiana Fever in March 2019, Barber served as a communications strategist in the White House and the U.S. Department of Defense.
She is also the first chancellor of Western Governor’s University Indiana.
“Allison has always responded to the call to service,” said Teresa Lubbers, president of Sagamore Institute. “She brings a positive attitude, an inspiring love for people and a relentless pursuit of excellence.”