Turner Woodard, Board President
Turner Woodard is an Indianapolis native who has successfully carved his niche in commercial development through “adaptive reuse,” altering a building or property originally used for one purpose into something new that is productive and beneficial.
He is the owner and president of Turner James Investments, a holding company that owns unique income producing properties including, The Stutz Business Center, The Stutz II & Wasatch Lake.
Today, The Stutz Business Center offers small- to mid-sized business owners Indy’s most unique space for rent. Today, The Stutz houses more than 180 tenants, including architects, artists, attorneys, graphic design firms, advertising firms, Internet design firms, engineering firms and other small businesses of all kinds.
Woodard is a graduate of Park School (Park Tudor), attended the University of Denver and the Jim Russell Racing School in California.
He is on the boards of the Indiana Landmarks, Indianapolis Police Department Horse Patrol Association, and former member of Near Northside Development Corporation, and WFYI (PBS, Channel 20).
He is a member of the Indianapolis Museum of Art, the Indianapolis Racquet Club, the Sports Car Club of America, the Vintage Sports Car Drivers Association and the Classic Car Club of America and the 2007 ARTI Business Volunteer/Patron Recipient from the Indianapolis Arts Council.
My name is Chris Golightly and I’m member of the IPD Mounted Horse Patrol Association Board of Directors. I was born in Kokomo, IN and grew up in Noblesville, IN. After receiving a BS in Criminal Justice and Criminology in August 1988 from Ball State University, I was hired a Federal Agent with the Office of Inspector General, United States Department of Agriculture here in Indianapolis. It is a position I proudly hold today.
My wife (Dr. Lynn Klus) and I live here in Indianapolis. We are the proud owners of three world-class Dressage horses (Devine, Rumor Has It, and Salieri). My love for these wonderful animals inspired me (and my wife) to devote time and treasurer to the IPD Mounted Horse Patrol Association. I thank you in advance for your support.
Michael W. Halstead
Mike Halstead is a 1987 graduate of the Ball State University College of Architecture and Planning. Mike founded HALSTEAD architects in 1993 to provide reliable, progressive and community-conscious architecture. Our project types include community centers, libraries, private schools, charter schools, churches, affordable housing, supportive housing, shelters, affordable health clinics, master planning and preservation. Please refer to our website at www.halstead-architects.com for more information on the firm and our practice. HALSTEAD architects has two offices – one located in Fountain Square, an historic district approximately ½ mile Southeast of Monument Circle in Indianapolis and a second location on the downtown historic district of Marion, Indiana. Currently our firm is comprised of nine architects, one interior designer, one office manager and two cats.
Heather Fortune grew up on a horse farm in Carmel, IN. She went to Culver Military Academy, graduated in 1989 then went to Wittenburg University and graduated in 1993 with a degree in English. Passionate about riding and competing still today, she enjoys giving her time to the IMPD Mounted Horse Patrol Association. After spending fifteen years with her design business she is now involved in heavy highway construction.
“Being in a new industry is challenging and extremely exciting. For me learning about a new business sector sheds light on concepts that I never thought were possible! I am honored to be apart of the IMPD team!”
Tom Godby has over 40 years of experience as an entrepreneur, construction industry .specialist and civic leader in Central Indiana. Mr. Godby has a strong background in introducing and marketing new products/services and has been actively involved in assisting early stage and start-up companies with development of business plans, strategic planning, board leadership, executive staffing, business development and financing.
He continues to give back to the communities he serves by volunteering as a Board of Advisor (BOA) for many growth companies, by being actively involved in city and state politics as a fundraiser for pro-business candidates and though his leadership in numerous local and national civic and not-for-profit causes.
Susan Powers grew up around horses and attending quarter horse shows across Indiana and the Midwest. A member of the Mounted Horse Patrol Association for over twenty years, she is one of the Board’s longest-serving members. Susan has also served on the board of the Indianapolis City Market for 15 years. Her philanthropic talents have also extended to the drives for the Palladium in Carmel, Ind., and the Columbia Club. She is just as passionate about building a permanent facility for the IMPD Mounted Patrol Unit and has worked to host golf outing fundraisers and other annual campaigns for the unit.
Bill Powers is a 1963 graduate of Butler University and horse-loving native of Salem, Indiana. A member of the US Navy from 1950-1954, Bill has also served as a member of the Public Service Commission after appointment in 1963-1981 from Governors Ed Whitcomb, Otis Bowen, and finally Robert Orr. In 1981 Bill went into private law practice. He is a past president of the Columbia Club, IMPD Horse Patrol Association, and the Indianapolis Citizens Police Complaint Board.