The Indianapolis Bar Association's Nominating Committee has announced the selection of Rebecca Geyer as the 2023 President of the Indianapolis Bar Association. Geyer will serve as the association's First Vice President on the 2021 Board of Directors and as President Elect in 2022. Geyer is the founder of her firm, Rebecca W. Geyer & Associates P.C., which is a small firm that provides services in estate planning, estate and trust administration, elder law, tax planning and business services.
Geyer is a current member of the IndyBar Board of Directors and serves as secretary as well as chair of the Estate Planning & Administration Section. Her previous IndyBar involvement is extensive and includes positions on various committees. She also served as president of the Indianapolis Bar Foundation in 2018. She earned her undergraduate degree from Indiana University and her J.D. from the Indiana University Maurer School of Law.
Appointed by the committee to a two-year term as Secretary beginning in 2021 was Ian Goodman of Paganelli Law Group.
Five members were selected to join the board as At Large Directors. Chosen to serve through 2023 were the Hon. Charnette Garner, Marion Superior Court; Pamela Grant-Taylor, Marion County Public Defender Agency; Angka Hinshaw, Marion County Public Defender Agency; Donnie Morgan, Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP; and Dana Philips, Attorney at Law.
As determined by previous nomination, the 2021 Board of Directors will be led by Jimmie McMillian, Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Hon. Alicia Gooden of the Marion Superior Court will be President Elect. As Incoming President, Jimmie McMillian has made the following appointments: Mike Gaerte of Dentons Bingham Greenebaum will serve as Counsel to the Board. The Hon. John Chavis, Marion Superior Court; Vanessa Lopez Aguilera, Lopez Law Firm; Enrique Flores, Flores Law Group LLC; and Carman Malone, Attorney at Law will serve as Vice Presidents.
The 2021 Board of Directors will be formally installed in January 2021.
Jimmie McMillian, Indianapolis Motor Speedway
Hon. Alicia Gooden, Marion Superior Court
First Vice President
Rebecca Geyer, Rebecca W Geyer & Associates PC
Immediate Past President
Andrew Campbell, Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP
David Duncan, Scannell Properties
Ian Goodman, Paganelli Law Group
Counsel to the Board
Mike Gaerte, Dentons Bingham Greenebaum
Hon. John Chavis, Marion Superior Court
Enrique Flores, Flores Law Group
Vanessa Lopez Aguilera, Lopez Law Firm
Carman Malone, Attorney at Law
At Large Members
Tim Devereux, Wagner Reese LLP
Debi Dobbins, Heritage Group
Hon. Charnette Garner, Marion Superior Court
Pamela Grant-Taylor, Marion County Public Defender Agency
Angka Hinshaw, Marion County Public Defender Agency
Hon. Debbie Lynch, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana
Donnie Morgan, Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP
Alice Morical, Hoover Hull Turner LLP
Dana Philips, Attorney at Law
Meredith Theisen, Rubin & Levin PC
American Bar Association Delegate
Phil Isenbarger, Dentons Bingham Greenebaum
Innovation & Research Council Chair
Chuck Schmal, Woodard Emhardt Henry Reeves & Wagner LLP
Marion County Bar Association Representative
Valerie Johnson, Marion County Prosecutor's Office
National Conference Of Bar Presidents Representative
John Kautzman, Ruckelshaus Kautzman Blackwell & Bemis LLP
Solo/Small Firm Division Representative
Beth Cox, Kids' Voice of Indiana
Women and the Law Division Representative
Victoria Calhoon, Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP
Young Lawyers Division Representative
Andy Lehmann, MHG Hotels LLC
Dean, Robert H. McKinney School of Law
Dean Karen Bravo, IU Robert H. McKinney School of Law
Indianapolis Bar Foundation President
Adam Christensen, Weston Foods