Paul Puzzello, President
principal // 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.
Donna Sink, Vice President
architect // rowland design
Donna is committed to contributing to the quantity of good design in the city of Indianapolis. Donna is a registered architect and has worked on urban design, cultural institution, and art exhibition design projects for the last 25 years.She has called Philadelphia, Detroit, Portland, and Phoenix home, and currently lives in Indianapolis working for Rowland Design, an architecture firm focused on cultural and residential projects throughout the state. Donna completed her Master of Architecture degree at Cranbrook Academy of Art.
David Vonnegut Gabovitch, Treasurer
principal and cfo // browning + BRICS
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.
Lourenzo Giple, Secretary
Architectural Designer + Project Manager // rottmann collier
Lourenzo was born and raised in Liberia, West Africa. Since immigrating to the United States 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. These core beliefs learned in Liberia were reaffirmed in the United States through his rediscovery of the need for more sustainable practices here. Lourenzo is an architecture graduate of Ball State University, and currently an Architectural Designer and Project Manager at Rottmann Collier.
Vice President of marketing // INDIANAPOLIS SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
Sarah is the Vice President of Marketing for the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, managing ticket sales for the 180+ concerts performed each year. She also serves as Vice Chair of the IndyHub Board of Directors. Sarah currently lives downtown and loves attending concerts and festivals, working out (especially with the November Project Indy tribe), and supporting all things locally Indianapolis whether food, beer, sports, or products made from recycled Indy treasures.
// ELI LILLY AND 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.
Community Outreach Manager // 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. Lauren is also the board president for INDYCOG, a local bike advocacy organization which promotes bicycling as a safe and viable means of transportation and recreation in Indianapolis.
Environmental Relations Director // CUMMINS
Laurie is the Environmental Relations Director at Cummins, where she advances Cummins’ environmental actions brand through communication, engagement, marketing and stakeholder reporting.
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.
events production supervisor // Children's Museum
Courtney Colbert is the Events Production Supervisor at the Children's Museum of Indianapolis. 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. 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.
Principal Consultant // MEDIDATA SOLUTIONS
With more than 15 years in the pharmaceutical industry, Nicole is known for operational leadership, strategic thinking, and implementation excellence. She is currently a Principal Consultant at Medidata Solutions where she helps clients use innovative technology solutions to transform clinical research. Nicole’s involvement continues through broad Indy-centric community engagement through various non-profit organizations where she serves and supports: People for Urban Progress, Joy's House, Random Acts of Flowers, Indy Reads, Exodus Refugee, Meridian Street United Methodist Church, St. Thomas Aquinas School, United Way, Young Actors Theater, Center for Leadership Development, and Leadership Indianapolis.