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CFSI Announces New Board Members and Officers

Thursday, August 17, 2017
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NEW ALBANY, Ind. (August 17, 2017) – Following their first board meeting of the new fiscal year, the Community Foundation of Southern Indiana (CFSI) announced today the 2017-2018 board of directors and has appointed Phillip Beaman as chairperson. Beaman will succeed outgoing chairperson, Gary Banet.

Barb Geltmaker (retired) and Damon Massey (Stock Yards Bank and Trust) began their terms on the board; replacing outgoing members Jessica Bergman and Julie Larner who fulfilled two, three year terms of service to the Foundation and their community.

Linda Speed, president and CEO of the Community Foundation said, “This is a very exciting time for the Foundation. We’ve grown tremendously over the last few years, annually granting more than $1 million in grants and scholarships and we continue to help individuals accomplish their charitable goals. Barb and Damon bring important experience to our Foundation and we couldn’t be happier to bring them on board as we continue to move the Foundation forward.”

The Community Foundation’s officers for 2017-2018 are:

  • Chair – Phillip Beaman, Monroe Shine & Co.
  • Vice Chair – Bill White, Commerce Bank
  • Treasurer – Adam Naville, WesBanco Bank
  • Secretary – David Hussung, Hussung Mechanical Contractors
  • Immediate Past-Chair - Gary Banet, McNeely Stephenson

Returning members of the board include: J. Terrence Cody, Floyd County Judge; Jay Conner, MWM Advisory Services; Melissa Fry, Indiana University Southeast; Bill Hanson, News and Tribune; Lisa Brones Huber, Duke Energy; R. Gregory Neely, Cody and Neely Law Office; Larry Ricke, Ricke & Associates; Kyle Ridout, retired; Sue Sanders retired; Catherine Sherrard, Ivy Tech Community College.

Speed continued, “I can’t thank Jessica and Julie enough for their service and leadership to the Foundation. This is an important year for the Foundation as we continue the momentum and growth we experienced over the last year. Having continuity, experience, and new ideas in the Foundation’s leadership are important as we focus on growing to better meet the needs of our community and continuing to be this region’s trusted partner, resource and steward in philanthropy.”


About CFSI
The Community Foundation of Southern Indiana was founded in 1991 as the region’s partner, resource and steward in philanthropy. The Foundation manages $102million in charitable assets and over 220 individual funds – each of which supports the unique charitable intent of the donor who established the fund. Annually, the Foundation awards millions in grants and scholarships to support our community and is a National Standards certified community foundation. For more information about the Community Foundation, contact 812-948-4662 or visit

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