Center for the Performing Arts adds board directors


The Center for the Performing Arts announced today the addition of four board directors. The new directors are Brett Pheffer, Carlie Irsay-Gordon, Melissa Stapleton Barnes and William Hammer.
The new board members are strong leaders and well-respected in their fields, said Rollin M. Dick, chairman of the board. “The Center for the Performing Arts welcomes the breadth and scope of expertise represented with these four new additions. Their character and insight will be invaluable to the board.”
Pheffer is the President of Precision Connect Group, LLC, specializing in independent sales representation through the integration of manufacturing, warehousing and fulfillment operations. His philanthropic involvement includes work with Park Tudor School, Cathedral High School, IU Foundation and Ball State University Alumni Association.

Carlie Irsay-Gordon joined the Colts as Vice President in July of 2008. She also has represented the team at NFL Owners’ meetings since 2004. She currently is in the process of completing a doctoral degree in clinical psychology from Argosy University.
Melissa Stapleton Barnes is Senior Director and Assistant General Counsel for Eli Lilly and Company. She currently serves as general counsel for Lilly Diabetes and Lilly Oncology, both global business units responsible for development and commercialization of Lilly products worldwide. 
William Hammer is Vice President for Corporate Development for Simon Property Group and works with all of the  properties in the company’s portfolio. Hammer has served on the Carmel Redevelopment Commission since 2004, first as Vice President, and most recently was elected as President in January 2011.