Ivy Tech Foundation appoints new members to board of directors

The Ivy Tech Foundation has announced six new appointments to its board of directors on September 27, 2018.

“In addition to representing various parts of the state, these dynamic new directors will bring a fresh and uniquely experienced approach, which will certainly create just the right balance to benefit our Foundation, students, faculty, and staff,” said John Murphy, president of the Ivy Tech Foundation. “Combined with heartfelt compassion for our students, these six new directors’ expertise will now be joined with our current board to have a powerful impact in further propelling our Foundation goals and helping us meet the needs of our statewide communities.”

The following individuals were appointed:

  • Marcus Hester of Evansville
  • Thomas Marcuccilli of Indianapolis
  • Glen Muehlbauer of Evansville
  • Lauren Salerno, J.D. of Carmel
  • Roland Shelton of Terre Haute
  • Scott Wallsmith of North Webster

Marcus Hester is a financial adviser at New York Life Insurance Company/Eagle Strategies LLC, where he educates on the values of financial planning. He is also a member of the Rotaract Club of Evansville, Young Leaders United (United Way of Southwestern Indiana), Family Day in the Park Planning Committee, Green River Kiwanis Club of Evansville, Evansville Trails Coalition Marketing Committee and the National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors. Hester also serves as board member for the Evansville African American Museum, Evansville Brownfields Corporation, Leadership Evansville and Community Outreach Evansville, Inc.

Thomas Marcuccilli is the vice president and retail sales manager at STAR Financial Bank, responsible for the day-to-day retail and small business sales in all 40 of STAR’s retail stores across Northeast and Central Indiana. Prior to STAR Financial Bank, Marcuccilli worked for Emmis Communications, the Sun Times Media Group in Chicago and Travelers Haven in Denver. Marcuccilli is active in his local community as the STAR representative at the United Way of Central Indiana. He also volunteers with Habitat for Humanity and Junior Achievement.

Glen Muehlbauer is the vice president of human resources at Koch Enterprises, Inc. Prior to this role, he served at Koch Air, an HVAC distribution business.  At Koch Air, Muehlbauer began as the human resources director, then as vice president of operations and organizational development. Before joining the Koch Enterprises family of companies, he held various human resources positions at Raytheon Company and Corus Bank. Muehlbauer is active in his community and serves on the Junior Achievement of Southwestern Indiana board of directors and volunteers with United Way. He has also partnered with the Skill Up Indiana initiative.

Lauren Salerno, J.D. is a member of the Governance, Cardiovascular Research Institute Fundraising, Key to the Cure and Home-a-Rama committees at the St. Vincent Hospital Foundation. She is also a sponsorship chair and chair of Fall Fundraiser at the Christamore House Guild. Prior to these roles, Salerno worked for the LexisNexis Group, Dialog Corporation and Guideline Inc. with experience in product management and marketing. She also worked on committees at Eskenazi Health, Brebeuf Jesuit Preparatory School and Ivy Tech, where she helped to raise $25 million for the College’s capital campaign.

Roland Shelton has more than 20 years of experience in leadership and management of manufacturing, higher education and sales. He is currently the vice president, senior business development officer for Old National bank in Terre Haute and Indianapolis. Prior to this role, Shelton has worked for Indiana State University, Park University, General Motors, Western Kentucky University, Phillip Morris International and the Campbell Soup Company.

Scott Wallsmith is the owner of Michiana Contracting, which specializes in highway, airport, electrical and general contracting. He also owns Sullivan Group, a company that provides promotional products and customized apparel. In the past, Wallsmith has worked for Intel Capital, Anthem and Periculum Capital. He served as vice chairman of Visiting Nurse Service of Indiana and board member of the Educational Choice Charitable Trust. He also founded and established the “League of Ivy” on behalf of the Ivy Tech Foundation.

About Ivy Tech Community College

 Ivy Tech Community College serves communities across Indiana, providing world-class education and driving economic transformation. It is the state’s largest public postsecondary institution and the nation’s largest singly accredited statewide community college system. It serves as the state’s engine of workforce development, offering high-value degree programs and training that are aligned with the needs of its communities, along with courses and programs that transfer to other colleges and universities in Indiana. It is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association.

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