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: > 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.

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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.

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

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

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

Neil Bloede, BSPA’00, MPA’08
Assistant Counsel, Office of General Counsel
Defense Finance and Accounting Service, Department of Defense
Indianapolis, Indiana

Justin Formas, BSPA'04
Director of Credit Research
Bernardi Securities, Inc.
Chicago, Illinois

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

Gretchen Gutman, MPA’87, JD’97
Vice President, Public Policy
Cook Group
Bloomington, Indiana

Ollie Hairston, BSPA’02
Manager of Donor Relations and Special Events
Eskenazi Health Foundation
Indianapolis, Indiana

Katy Hall, MAAA’06
Foundation Relations Manager
Lyric Opera of ChicagoChicago
Chicago, Illinois

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

Jim Leich, MPA’78
LeadingAge Indiana
Indianapolis, Indiana

Megan Miller, MPA’06
Director of Development and Communications
IU-Kenya Partnership at the IU School of Medicine
Indianapolis, Indiana

Liz Pelloso, MPA & MSES’04
Wetland/Environmental Scientist
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region 5
Chicago, Illinois

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

Nicole White, BSPA’98
Exemplar Global EMS Auditor
Mabett and Associates

John Zody, BSPA’01
Indiana Democratic Party
Indianapolis, Indiana

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

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

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

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