BRANDON JUDKINS (President, Ex-Officio)
Brandon is a life-long Indianapolis resident who is dedicated to advancing cultural initiatives in our city. Brandon began his career as an attorney at Faegre Baker Daniels, performing financial analysis for patent cases handled by the firm. In early 2011, Brandon left this work to dedicate more of his time to cultural initiatives in the region, becoming the Director of Programs at Indiana Humanities. In addition to his work with Indiana Humanities and PUP, Brandon serves on the board for the Indianapolis Museum of Contemporary Art (iMOCA).
Brandon also runs Well Played Studios, a small design firm focused on custom commercial and residential furniture.
PAUL PUZZELLO (President)
PUZZELLO ARCHITECTURE PRACTICE
Born in Chicago and raised in South Bend, Paul has lived in Indianapolis since 2006 after a time living and working in Bloomington, and completing post-professional graduate work in the Detroit area. In addition to exhibited design work, Paul taught design and architecture at various institutions including Indiana University, Lawrence Tech in Southfield Michigan, Ball State University, and at Herron School of Art. Paul is a licensed architect and runs his own practice coupling design and building.
SARAH MYER (VEEP)
INDIANAPOLIS SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
Sarah is the Director of Marketing at the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra where she oversees all ticket sales to their 180+ performances. Prior to the ISO, Sarah worked in sales and marketing at NUVO.
Sarah also serves on the board for Indy Hub. Sarah’s adoration for PUP started with her mission to find the coolest business card holder ever. Let’s just say, PUP nailed it. Other loves include attending local events (especially concerts), living downtown, working out, watching sports (go Cavs, Colts, Indians, and of course- Go Dawgs!) and spending time with friends and family in her favorite place- Indy.
DAVID VONNEGUT GABOVITCH (Treasurer)
Browning + BRICS (Broad Ripple Ice Cream Station)
David is a Principal and the CFO of Browning, an Indianapolis real estate development company. In addition to his financial roles, David is founder and co-owner of BRICS where you can find him scooping ice cream from time-to-time. He also currently serves on the Boards of the Indiana Recycling Coalition and the Jewish Federation of Greater Indianapolis. He is a lifelong Indianapolis resident living the Broad Ripple area where he and his wife raised their four children.
INDIANAPOLIS MOTOR SPEEDWAY
Originally from northwest Indiana, Lauren has called downtown Indianapolis home for over 10 years. She currently works as the Community Outreach Manager for the Indianapolis Motor Speedway where she connects the legendary facility with passionate communities. One of her highlights from this past Indy 500 was working with PUP and the IMS to create bags made from the old grandstand banners, providing fans the opportunity to take home a piece of history. Now that the 100th Running of the Indy 500 is over, Lauren looks forward to focusing her time on making the first annual Red Bull Air Race the place to be this October.
Lauren is also the board vice president for INDYCOG, a local bike advocacy organization which promotes bicycling as a safe and viable means of transportation and recreation in Indianapolis.
DONNA SINK (Secretary)
INDIANAPOLIS MUSEUM OF ART
Donna is the Campus Architect for the Indianapolis Museum of Art and the 100 Acres Art Park. She is a registered architect and has worked on urban design, cultural institution, and art exhibition design projects for over 20 years. She has called Philadelphia, Portland, Detroit, and Phoenix home, and is currently living in Indianapolis doing cultural and residential design work as well as volunteer work in the arts and education realms. Donna completed her Masters degree in architecture at Cranbrook Academy of Art.
PLAN 2020/DEYLEN REALTY
Lourenzo was born and raised in Liberia, West Africa. Since immigrating to the United States from Liberia as a young boy, he has always made the most of his experience growing up on two diverse continents. Africa exposed him to many things, such as true vernacular architecture, sustainability, and responsibility towards each other’s well-being. Upon coming to the United States, these core beliefs learned in Liberia were reaffirmed through his rediscovery of the need for sustainability, something that has been and continues to be a way of life for the rest of the world. Lourenzo is an architecture graduate of Ball State University, and currently part of the PLAN 2020 team at the Department of Metropolitan Development.
ELI LILLY & COMPANY
Greg is the Advisor for Environmental Sustainability at Eli Lilly and Company. In this role, he sets the global strategy for energy, greenhouse gas, water and waste reduction across the corporation. He also leads efforts to communicate and transparently report the company’s environmental performance to multiple internal and external stakeholders. Greg also serves as the Vice President of the board of directors for the Indianapolis Recycling Coalition (IRC).
Upon moving downtown to the Chatham Arch area, Greg has become a fierce advocate for the city and for urban living. He can often be found riding his bike on the Cultural Trail, running on the Monon or walking toward the Circle with his wife and/or son.
Laurie is the Environmental Relations Director at Cummins, where she advances Cummins’ environmental actions brand through communication, engagement, marketing and stakeholder reporting. Prior to Cummins, Laurie did investor relations for several large financial institutions, technical writing, and production and project planning. She started her career a journalist in Florida (unless you count the brief stint as a really bad waitress.)
Laurie is also President of the Board of Earth Day Indiana, which promotes resource conservation and sustainable living primarily through a one-day festival held each April. When she is not otherwise trying to save the planet, her other passions include reading, kickboxing, coaching soccer, playing with her dogs and listening to and playing music. She is married to IPS teacher Stephen and has two sons, Eric and Brett.
INDIANAPOLIS FILM COMMISSIONER
Teresa is a passionate storyteller who also loves business communications and planning. She has made a career out of producing film and television all over the United States and honing her marketing and business skills most recently at Nike.
She returned to Indianapolis with a desire to help PUP grow its footprint within the Indy community (and beyond). When she isn't budgeting and strategizing, she is mentoring young women through career changes and professional growth. She is excited to be back in the midwest and to be a part of the very bright future of PUP.
SAHM'S + ILEA
Courtney Colbert is the Marketing & Events Director for Sahm’s Atrium and Catering. She began her career in the event industry almost 10 years ago as a florist and has since moved into event management and sales. She grew up on the Northside of Indy, but attended college at Fort Lewis in Durango, CO. As much as she loves the mountains, home is where her heart is.
Courtney is a member of the Strategic Partnership Board for International Live Events Association (ILEA) as well as an active member of Perfect Wedding Guide Indy. She is eager to help shape the event industry and help define Hoosier Hospitality.