Jordan Joins The IHSAA Foundation Board
Joe Jordan has joined the IHSAA Foundation board of directors. He is president and chief executive officer of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Fort Wayne. A lifetime resident of Fort Wayne, Jordan has more than 25 years of experience at the executive level of organizational management, working in community organizations whose primary focus is youth and family development. He is in his ninth year overseeing the Boys & Girls Clubs. Jordan received his degree in Business Management from Indiana Institute of Technology and he earned his Master’s Degree in Business Management from Indiana Wesleyan University.
Jordan has served on a number boards at the local and state level and has been the recipient of numerous awards for his work and accomplishments. The IHSAA Foundation was created and formed by the IHSAA Executive Committee in June 2015 to operate exclusively for the charitable benefits of IHSAA member schools and their student-athletes. As funding becomes available, the IHSAA Foundation will award college scholarships to student-athletes in their pursuit of post-secondary education. It also will support IHSAA member schools through a grant program designed to help fund special projects.
Jordan’s appointment is effective immediately and he joins eight other executives currently serving on the board which oversees the Foundation. They include: J. Terry Clapacs, vice president emeritus of Indiana University; Dr. Phil N. Eskew, Jr., retired director of physician and patient relations at St. Vincent Hospital and current professor at the IU School of Medicine; James T. Morris, vice president of Pacers Sports & Entertainment; Blake Ress, commissioner emeritus of the Indiana High School Athletic Association Inc.; Patrick Shoulders, partner in the Evansville law firm of Ziemer, Stayman, Weitzel Shoulders LLP; Milton O. Thompson, attorney, Indianapolis law firm of Bleeke Dillon Crandall; Jennifer K. Wilfong, vice president and executive coach at Merrill Lynch and Bobby Cox, IHSAA commissioner. Eskew serves as chairman of the group.