Board of Trustees

  • Mr. P. Douglas Wilson

    Mr. P. Douglas Wilson

    chair

    Mr. P. Douglas Wilson

    P. Douglas Wilson is the senior vice president and chief administrative officer at Hillenbrand Inc. in Batesville, Indiana. He is also the founder and chairman of Cricket Knoll Equity, a multi-disciplinary thought studio. Prior to his current positions, Mr. Wilson was vice president, Worldwide Merger Integration for Boston Scientific Corporation. He was named to this role upon the close of the merger of Guidant Corporation and Boston Scientific. He served 20 years in senior executive positions at Eli Lilly. In addition, he chairs the Center for Executive Leadership based in Beijing.

  • Mr. Dayton H. Molendorp

    Mr. Dayton H. Molendorp

    vice chair

    Mr. Dayton H. Molendorp

    Dayton H. Molendorp is chairman of the board and CEO of American United Mutual Insurance Holding Company (AUMIHC), the parent of OneAmerica Financial Partners, Inc. He leads OneAmerica’s nationwide network of companies and affiliates. OneAmerica companies offer a wide variety of products, including retirement plan products and services, individual life insurance, annuities, asset-based long-term care solutions and employee benefits.

    Named CEO on Sept. 1, 2004, Molendorp assumed leadership of OneAmerica during a time of significant growth potential. Charged with the mission of leading an enterprise that is client-focused and able to deliver long-term value to its stakeholders, Molendorp’s early years in the field exposed him to what he refers to as the “miracle of life insurance” and the impact of insurance on families and loved ones.

    Under Molendorp’s leadership, OneAmerica has experienced robust growth. Since his promotion to CEO in 2004, enterprise sales for the OneAmerica companies have grown 160 percent, and total available capital grew 58 percent to $1.5 billion in 2013 with no additional debt issued. In addition, OneAmerica’s assets under administration have more than doubled to $34.2 billion. Rating agencies A.M. Best and Standard and Poor’s have taken notice of OneAmerica’s exceptional performance under Molendorp’s leadership. The financial strength ratings of the OneAmerica companies were upgraded to an A+ (Superior) rating by A.M. Best in 2011, while Standard and Poor’s have given a AA- (Very Strong) rating to the OneAmerica companies.

    Molendorp also successfully led the 2004 affiliation between Indianapolis-based insurers AUL and The State Life Insurance Company. In 2006, State Life purchased the financial services division of Golden Rule Insurance Company. The agreement increased the assets of OneAmerica’s individual insurance operations by $1.8 billion and brought asset based long-term care solutions to the portfolio of the OneAmerica companies.

    An experienced leader, Molendorp has more than 38 years of experience in the insurance and financial services industry. After college and four years in the U.S. Air Force, Molendorp started his professional career as an agent with Mutual Security Life, Fort Wayne, IN. While with Mutual Security Life from 1974 to 1987, Molendorp worked as an agent, general agent and vice president of marketing support.

    He joined OneAmerica affiliate American United Life Insurance CompanyÒ (AUL) in 1987 as vice president of individual marketing support and was later named senior vice president of individual operations. Molendorp was responsible for the introduction of fixed annuity business into the company’s individual division.

    In 2003, he was named AUL executive vice president and, in 2004, was named president and CEO.  In February 2007, Molendorp was appointed chairman of the board of AUMIHC. 

    Molendorp has a Bachelor of Science degree in math and business administration from Westmar College in LeMars, Iowa.

    He is a member of the Society of Financial Service Professionals (Society of FSP), National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors (NAIFA) and General Agents and Managers Association (GAMA)

    His civic contributions include: Boys & Girls Club of Indianapolis, member, board of directors; Indianapolis Zoo, member, board of directors; Skyline Club, Board of Governors; Indiana Chamber of Commerce, member, board of directors and executive committee;  Central Indiana Corporate Partnership, board of directors and executive committee; Indianapolis Downtown Inc. board of directors; director of American United Mutual Insurance Holding Company and all affiliates; American Council of Life Insurers, executive roundtable; Association of Indiana Life Insurance Companies, member; 2011 and 2012 Co-Chair, Big Ten Championship Football Game; advisor to Indiana Sports Corporation board of directors;  board member, U.S. Chamber of Commerce.

    Molendorp and his wife, Trudy, reside in Indianapolis and are the parents of two grown children, Carrie and Jon, and grandparents to Anna Grace and Dayton James. Dayton and Trudy are active members of College Park Church in Indianapolis.

  • Mr. Jerry D. Semler

    Mr. Jerry D. Semler

    chairman emeritus

    Mr. Jerry D. Semler

    Jerry D. Semler is the retired chairman emeritus of the board of OneAmerica Financial Partners. Among the many civic groups and boards on which he serves are the 500 Festival Foundation, Marian College, the Alpha Tau Omega Foundation, the Indianapolis Museum of Art, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, the Purdue University President's Council, and the IUPUI Management Council.

  • Ms. Jean Wojtowicz

    Ms. Jean Wojtowicz

    treasurer

    Ms. Jean Wojtowicz

    Jean Wojtowicz is the president of Cambridge Capital Management Corp., which is a manager of non-traditional sources of capital for businesses. She serves on the corporate boards of Vectren Corporation, First Merchants Bank, First Internet Bank and OneAmerica Funds. Among the nonprofit board on which she serves are Goodwill Industries of Central Indiana, the Indiana State Chamber of Commerce; the Greater Indianapolis Chamber of Commerce and the Venture Club of Indiana.

  • Mr. Donald L. Palmer

    Mr. Donald L. Palmer

    secretary

    Mr. Donald L. Palmer

    Don Palmer has over 30 years of experience in business, organizational development, entrepreneurship, private equity investing, and service on numerous corporate and non-profit boards.

    He began his career as a sales representative with Xerox Corporation, and then entered the vehicle business as Controller, Secretary & Treasurer with Kenworth of Cincinnati, and a commercial truck company providing sales, leasing, and service.

    Now as managing partner of Honey Creek Capital (honeycreekcapital.com), Don invests in small and mid-market businesses by providing value added services to maximize investment return. This includes strategic planning, management training and advisory role activities.

    Don is an active owner/investor in two real estate development companies, and was an investor/board member in Autobase, a software company serving the retail automobile market. Palmer became the fourth franchisee for JD Byrider, a used car sales/finance business, with two locations in Indianapolis.

    Don is a partner at Equipment Technologies (apachesprayer.com), a middle market agricultural equipment manufacturer in Mooresville, Indiana. He is also a long time partner at Palmer Truck Group (palmertrucks.com). Don is also an investor in Cardinal Equity, Command Equity and Tillery Capital.

    Additionally, Don was active for 30 years with Palmer Automotive Group, a family-owned, retail automobile business in Indiana. He served as President and Chairman of the automotive division and remains an investor.

  • Ret. VADM Michael Bucchi

    Ret. VADM Michael Bucchi

    Ret. VADM Michael Bucchi

    VADM Mike Bucchi, USN (Ret.) was commissioned in 1970 and completed flight training to be designated a Naval Flight Aviator. He retired in 2003 after an active duty tour as Commander of the United States Third Fleet and joined Ocean Systems Engineering Corporation (OSEC) as Chief Operating Officer and Executive Vice President. He was named President in 2005. In his service with the U.S. Navy, VADM Bucchi served in positions including an instructor at Top Gun, the Navy Fighter Weapons School, and an Operations Officer for Fighter Squadron Thirty-one during its first year as an F-14 squadron. VADM Bucchi was promoted to Flag rank in 1994 and was assigned as the Deputy U.S. Military Representative to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Military Committee in Brussels, Belgium. VADM Bucchi is a graduate of Harding College and the national War College.

  • David Helmer

    David Helmer

    David Helmer

    David Helmer is Co-Founder and Owner of Helmer Scientific, a global medical device manufacturer. He aspires to entwine relationship, impact, and generosity in company culture, all while operating in a very competitive business environment. David is a partner in VisionTech Partners investment group, mentor in the Praxis national business accelerator program, co-founder of Bigger Future - Rwanda, and holds board positions with additional international aid organizations. His latest endeavor, Collaborosity, advances purposeful, global-minded leaders and organizations toward higher levels of capability and contribution. David received his BSME from the University of Minnesota. He has five daughters and one son, and lives in Indianapolis with his wife, Inessa.

  • Chris R. Lowery

    Chris R. Lowery

    Chris R. Lowery

    Chris Lowery is Chancellor for the Columbus/Southeast Region of Ivy Tech Community College. In this capacity, Chris serves as the chief executive and strategic officer for the region, which consists of four primary campuses and five additional sites serving 20,000 students. Before coming to Ivy Tech, Chris led Public Policy and Engagement for Hillenbrand, Inc. With Hillenbrand for 20 years, he served previously in a variety of management and leadership capacities at Hillenbrand’s Batesville Casket Company.

    Prior to joining Hillenbrand, Chris was Executive Director of the Association of Indiana Counties, an aide to former Indiana Governor Robert D. Orr, and an aide to then-Senator Dan Quayle. While on the staff of Governor Orr, he was actively involved in supporting the A+ Program for Educational Excellence and received the Sagamore of the Wabash Award for his service to the people of the State of Indiana. Chris holds the degree of Bachelor of Science in Public Affairs (1984) from Indiana University (IU).

    Chris serves as a member of the Executive Council of the IU Alumni Association and as a member of the IU School of Public and Environmental Affairs Distinguished Alumni Council. He was appointed by Governor Pence in 2013 and continues to serve as chair of the Indiana Regional Works Council for Southeastern Indiana. Chris is a member of the boards of directors of Gleaners Food Bank of Indiana and the Southeastern Indiana Workforce Investment Board. He was founder of the Community Roundtable, an organization of leaders committed to thoughtful public discourse, contemplation, innovative solutions, and actions to proactively address broad economic, educational and social challenges.

    Chris and Jerilyn, a high school English teacher, reside in Batesville. Their children are Jarrod, a graduate of IU, who works as the strategist for Rotex Global in Cincinnati, and Jordan, a rising junior at IU.

  • Mr. James T. Morris

    Mr. James T. Morris

    Mr. James T. Morris

    James T. Morris is President of Pacers Sports & Entertainment. From 2002 to 2007 he was Executive Director of the United Nations' World Food Programme, the world's largest food aid organization. His previous public service includes heading up the Lilly Endowment and the Indianapolis Water Company. He is a professor of Philanthropy and Public Administration at Indiana University, and co-chair of the Alliance to End Hunger.

  • Mr. Alex Oak

    Mr. Alex Oak

    Mr. Alex Oak

    Alex is the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Cripe Architects + Engineers,  a consulting firm working in the areas of architecture, civil engineering, transportation engineering, geographic information systems, land surveying, land planning and construction administration. Among the boards on which he serves are Artistic Media Partners; Greater Indianapolis Chamber of Commerce; IU Center for Real Estate Studies; and Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Indianapolis.

  • Mr. John R. Sampson

    Mr. John R. Sampson

    Mr. John R. Sampson

    John strategically leads the Northeast Indiana Regional Partnership's mission to generate business investment in Northeast Indiana through supporting collaborative relations with stakeholders, facilitating regional communications and expanding all channels of business development. 

    Prior to joining the Partnership, John served as the Vice President for External Affairs for Indiana Michigan Power and AEP President-Indiana. He has also previously served as site vice president and plant manager of the Donald C. Cook Nuclear Plant, in Bridgman, Michigan and as maintenance production manager at the Washington Nuclear Project No. 2. John holds a B.S. in aerospace engineering from the U.S. Naval Academy. 

    He is married to Pam and has two children, a grandson and a granddaughter, all calling Indiana “home”.

  • Mrs. Rebecca S. Skillman

    Mrs. Rebecca S. Skillman

    Mrs. Rebecca S. Skillman

    Becky Skillman joined Radius Indiana as President/CEO on February 1, 2013.  Prior to joining Radius, Becky served as Lt. Governor of the State of Indiana for 8 years.  Becky has devoted her life to public service and to the enrichment of the lives of the citizens of Indiana.  

    Becky began her career in public service in 1977 when she was elected to the office of Lawrence County Recorder.  Eight years later, she was elected as County Clerk.

    In 1992, Becky was elected to the Indiana State Senate, where she represented Lawrence, Monroe, Jackson, Washington, and Orange Counties.  Rising quickly through the leadership, she became Majority Caucus Chair, the first woman in history to serve in the Senate Republican leadership.  During her 12 years in the Senate, she led the charge to include the state's small towns and rural communities in its economic development agenda.  There, she authored plans for development in distressed counties and for the revitalization of downtown areas.

    In 2004, she was selected by Mitch Daniels to be his running mate in his bid for Governor

    Serving as Lt. Governor over the next 8 years, Becky had more legal duties than any other Lt. Governor in the country.  Since first taking office in 2005, she soundly managed five state agencies that administered more than $1 billion in programs, including the Indiana State Department of Agriculture, the Office of Energy Development, the Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority, the Office of Community and Rural Affairs, and the Office of Tourism Development.  Additionally, she chaired the state's Counter Terrorism and Security Council, and served as President of the Indiana Senate.

    She is also co-chairing the Indiana Bicentennial Commission with former Congressman Lee Hamilton.

  • Mr. Jay F. Hein

    Mr. Jay F. Hein

    ex officio

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    Mr. Jay F. Hein

    Jay Hein is president of Sagamore Institute, an Indianapolis-based think tank that he helped found in 2004. He was Deputy Assistant to the President and Director of the White House Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives from August 2006 to August 2008. Hein serves as Distinguished Senior Fellow at Baylor University's Institute for the Study of Religion and as director of the Foundation for American Renewal established by US Senator Dan Coats.  Hein is a member of the Office Depot Foundation board of directors and managing director of ISOKO, an African free market think tank.  Earlier in his career, Hein was a welfare reform policy advisor to Governor Tommy Thompson of Wisconsin from 1994 to 1997 and director of civil society programs at the Hudson Institute from 1997 to 2004. Hein received a Bachelors of Arts degree from Eureka College and an Honorary Doctor of Laws from Indiana Wesleyan University.

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