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BBE Directors and Advisors

The BBE Leadership Team is a volunteer-driven group of local business leaders who orchestrate resources to champion BBE activities and to strengthen the Boiler brand in the Indy area.

BBE Directors

Pete Quinn (COMM ’81), Colliers International

Matt Folk (EE ’91), Technology Marketing Corp (TMC)

Vice President
Aaron Scholl (CPT ’02), Vertical Edge Consulting Group

Pete Lougheed (IE ’02), Morgan Stanley

Past President
Jeff McKean (IM ’86, J.D. ’89), McKean Law

Vice Chair
Mark Carney (HK ’81), HCC Medical Insurance Services

Vice Chair
Mark DeFabis (AGR ’77), Integrated Distribution Services

Vice Chair
Mike Jones (BCM ’85), Lauth Property Group

Vice Chair/Secretary
Tom Walsh (IE ’86, MBA ’93, J.D. ’95), Ice Miller

Susie Viehmann (PR ’81), Colliers International

Athlete Relations
Jim McKenzie (IE ’84, MBA ’90), McKenzie Foods, Inc. / McKenzie Homes

BBE Advisors

Pete Anderson

Ryan Baker

Dan Boots

Brian Bouggy

Bob Burlas

Michael Byers

Greg Cagnassola

Brian Cardinal

Linda Carroll

Rosevelt Colvin

Ray Fiechter

Scott Fisher

Mike Fritton

Jeff Godby

Mark Herrmann

Joe Holland

Andrea Hopper

Tim Hull

Susan Jones

Bruce Kidd

Steve Klipsch

Matt Macaluso

Laurie Montgomery

Frank Pulice

Bobby Riddell

Jim Robertson

Nick Shelton

Ernie Simons

Lynda Thies

Jim Trachtman

Purdue for Life Foundation

Patsy J. Mellott

BS College of Health and Human Sciences, 1969
Fishers, IN

Patsy earned a bachelor’s degree in food and nutrition in business from Purdue in 1969, in addition to an MBA in food marketing from Michigan State University in 1970. She retired from Kraft Foods in 2006 after 36 years in corporate food marketing and marketing communications management.

A community volunteer, Patsy serves on the Women’s Fund of Central Indiana Advisory Board and the Purdue College of Health and Human Sciences Dean’s Leadership Council, in addition to the President’s Council Advisory Board. She is a former member of the Health and Human Sciences Alumni Board. Patsy held several offices from 2006 through 2013, including president and treasurer. She serves her community’s Discover Indianapolis Club in Fishers, holding several leadership roles for over 10 years.

Patsy has received several honors, including the Purdue University Nutrition Science Department Hall of Fame recipient in 2009 and the Purdue University College of Health and Human Sciences Distinguished Alumni Award in 2016. She also received the college’s Gold and Black Award in 2016, an honor reserved for donors who have moved the college forward by committing exceptional financial resources.

In addition to endowing two scholarships, the Patsy J. Mellott Scholarship and Patsy J. Mellott HHS Scholarship, she established the Patsy J. Mellott Teaching Innovation Award in the College of Health and Human Sciences in 2013. In 2015, she endowed the Patsy J. Mellott Women’s Tennis Coach Performance Award. She is a lead donor in the Christine M. Ladisch Faculty Leadership Award and the Purdue Women’s Network Virginia C. Meredith Scholarship for the College of Health and Human Sciences.