Alumni Board of Directors

We work to inspire and cultivate dynamic interactions among alumni, the school, and students for the betterment of SPEA and the professions it serves.

—Our Mission

Join our board

Positive, enthusiastic, proud leaders wanted to help SPEA alumni across the world. Apply or nominate someone you know.

SPEA Alumni Board of Directors application

SPEA Alumni Association Scholarship

Our board makes this scholarship possible for exceptional undergraduate and graduate students on both the Bloomington and Indianapolis campuses.

Apply through the Campus Wide Application found in Onestart. Follow this path:

OneStart.iu.edu > student self-service tab > financials > ‘Campus’ Scholarship Application

“The SPEA Alumni Association Scholarship covered my expenses for the summer, allowing me to gain experience in the arts management field without having to worry about my finances.”

—Kate Calvert, former Merit Scholar

Make sure our scholarship continues

Your investment allows this award to continue helping students succeed. Small or large, all gifts make an impact.

Give now

Meet our Alumni Board of Directors

Our board is engaged in the SPEA community and here to help answer your questions about SPEA and opportunities for alumni.

Kathy Koehler, MPA’98
Board President
President
Koehler Partners, Inc.
Indianapolis

Herman Oliver, MPA’81
Past Board President
Former Admission Counselor
American Business Corporation
Indianapolis

Neil Bloede, BSPA’00, MPA’08
Board Vice President
Deputy Assistant Chief Counsel, Office of General Counsel
Defense Finance and Accounting Service, Department of Defense
Indianapolis

Ollie Hairston, BSPA’02
Board Secretary/Treasurer
Manager of Donor Relations and Special Events
Eskenazi Health Foundation
Indianapolis

Mary Allen, BSCJ’96
Solution Strategist
Envisage Technologies, LLC
Bloomington, Indiana

Anthony Bridgeman, Master of Planning'06
Director of Community Initiatives
The Children's Museum of Indianapolis
Indianapolis

Paul Cummings, MSES‘05
Solar Project Manager
EDP Renewables North America
Spencer, Indiana

Justin Formas, BSPA'04
Vice President, Municipal Oversight
Nuveen Investments
Chicago

Andy Fraizer, MPA’05
Executive Director
Indiana Association for Community Economic Development
Indianapolis

Tara George, MPA'97
Associate Registrar
Degree Audit and NCAA Compliance
Office of the University Registrar at the University of South Carolina
Columbia, South Carolina

Susannah Karls Heitger, BSPA’02, MPA’06
Justice & Public Safety Practice, Government Performance Consulting
Crowe Horwath LLP
Chicago

Jim Leich, MPA’78
President/CEO
LeadingAge Indiana
Indianapolis

Megan Miller, MPA’06
Director of Development and Communications
IU Center for Global Health
Indianapolis

Liz Pelloso, MPA/MSES’04
NEPA Implementation Project Manager
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region 5
Chicago

Joel Riethmiller, BSPA’05
Founding Partner
Imperium Global Advisors
Washington, D.C.

Lisa Streisfeld, MPA/MSES'94
Planning, Performance and TDM Manager
Colorado Department of Transportation
Denver, Colorado

Nicole White, BSPA’98
Sr. Environmental, Sustainability & Safety Consultant
Mabett and Associates
Arlington,Virginia

John Zody, BSPA’01
Chair
Indiana Democratic Party
Indianapolis

Mark Brown, BSPA’89, MPA’94
Director of Policy and Research
Indiana Association of Realtors
Bloomington, Indiana

Robert Farag, MPA’76
President
Griffith Golf Center
Gary, Indiana

Joe Loftus, MPA’79
PartnerBarnes & Thornburg LLP
Carmel, Indiana

Jenny Moshea, BSPA’94
Senior Delivery Manager and Associate Partner
Ascentium
Woodinville, Washington