Meet Our Board

Lee White

 

Board President and Development Committee Member

One day in 1994, Lee walked into the UCPAGI Executive Director’s office and asked how he could help. He has been serving the agency every since as a tireless promoter and activist for people with disabilities. Lee developed our outstanding Fund Development Committee and many of our successful fund raising programs. He currently serves as President of our Board of Directors. In 1996, Lee received the United Way Minority Volunteer of the Year Award, and in 1998, he received the UCPAGI Theresa Goodman Contribution Award. When he is not volunteering, Lee is the Vice President of Business Development at Mainscape, a commercial landscaping and snow management company.

Board and Development Committee Member

Director, Industrial Services

Cushman & Wakefield

 

Professional Expertise

In 25 years with the company, Bart Book has completed more than 1,200 transactions valued in excess of $750 million. His primary responsibility is the leasing and disposition of industrial properties. Before joining the company, Bart spent five years as a sales representative for Eli Lilly and Co. Bart specializes in Landlord and Tenant Representation - Industrial Services and Supply Chain Logistics.

 

Professional Affiliations

• Society of Industrial and Office REALTORS® (SIOR), Member and Past President, Indiana/Kentucky Chapter

• Indiana Commercial Board of REALTORS® (ICBR), Member and Past President, Founding Developer of ICREX (Indiana Commercial Real Estate Exchange)

 

Professional Recognition

• Indianapolis President’s Club, Lifetime Member

• George C. Charbonneau Leadership and Performance Award, Lifetime Member and 7-time winner • Indiana Commercial Board of REALTORS® Commercial Real Estate Professional of the Year 2010 and REALTOR® of the Year 2009

• Indianapolis Distinguished Service Award, 2007

• Licensed Indiana Real Estate Broker

 

Community Leadership

• Bosma Enterprises, Vice Chairman of the Board

• Carmel Rotary Club, Member

• United Cerebral Palsy Association of Greater Indiana, Board of Directors

 

Education - Bachelor of Science in Marketing, Indiana University Kelley School of Business

Bart Book

 

Maureen Schulz

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Board and Development Committee Member

Prior to retiring, Maureen served for many years as a nurse at the Cerebral Palsy Clinic at Riley Hospital for Children. She enjoys fund raising almost as much as she enjoyed her occupation. Since 1999, Maureen has been the leader of our efforts to secure prizes and auction items for each of our annual fund raising events. She and her husband, Kenny, also help out physically at our Awards Dinner and Women’s Golf Classic.

Board and Governance Committee Member

Attorney

Littler

 

Focus Areas

Unfair Competition and Trade Secrets

Discrimination and Harassment

Wage and Hour

Appellate Practice

Class Actions

 

Overview

Emily Connor represents employers in a broad range of employment-related disputes before state and federal courts and administrative agencies. She has experience litigating cases at the trial and appellate levels relating to employment discrimination, covenants not to compete and trade secrets, wage and hour, contract disputes, and various state law claims. Emily practices in both state and federal courts, including the Indiana Court of Appeals, the Supreme Court and the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals. Emily also advises clients on hiring, discipline and termination procedures, as well as wage and hour and discrimination and harassment issues. She frequently drafts and reviews employment contracts, including non-competition agreements. In addition, Emily provides clients with training and seminars on a wide variety of employment-related topics. Emily currently serves as a member of the firm’s Associates’ Council. Prior to joining Littler, she practiced labor and employment law with an Indiana-based law firm for several years.

 

Professional and Community Affiliations

• Member, Indianapolis Bar Association

• Member, Indiana State Bar Association
Member, Bar Leader Series Class IX, Indianapolis Bar Association

• Member, Board of Directors, United Cerebral Palsy Association of Greater Indiana

 

Recognition

• Named, Rising Star, Young Lawyers Division, Indiana Bar Association, 2013-2017

 

Education

J.D., Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law, 2007, magna cum laude

B.A., University of Georgia, 2004, summa cum laude

 

Bar Admissions

Indiana

 

Courts

U.S. Court of Appeals, 7th Circuit

U.S. District Court, Northern District of Indiana

U.S. District Court, Southern District of Indiana

 

Publications & Press

Indiana Imposes Statewide Smoking Ban, Littler Insight June 4, 2012

Emily Connor

 

Eric Jaske

Board and Finance Committee Member

Eric Jaske has over 12 years of public accounting experience in tax planning and consulting matters including, but not limited to, corporate and partnership taxation and structure, individual income taxation, merger and acquisitions and estate, gift and trust tax planning.

Eric earned his undergraduate degree from Ball State University and is a member of the Indiana CPA Society and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. He was also nominated as a finalist for “Indy’s Best and Brightest” in 2012 and was a member of the Indiana CPA Society’s Emerging Leaders Alliance from 2007 – 2012.

Eric is currently an active supporter of Habitat for Humanity and is Treasurer of the United Cerebral Palsy Association of Greater Indiana.

Board and Development Committee Member

After first getting involved in the UCPAGI golf event in 2006, Craig later joined the Fund Development committee and, later, the Board, eventually becoming President until his term expired. Craig rejoined the board in 2016 and is excited to see the energy and the commitment of all the board members. Craig is a Ball State University graduate, an Assistive Technology Specialist and Certified Autism Specialist at Easter Seals Crossroads. His passion has been Augmentative Communication since he began working for a leading manufacturer of devices in 1996. He has operated his own business and has developed applications for mobile devices and handles many of the AAC cases at Crossroads. Craig lives in Indianapolis with his wife Cathy. They have two daughters and three grandsons that are a big part of their lives.

Craig Burns

Brian Richardson

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Board and Program Committee Member

With no personal disabilities experience, Brian was connected to UCPAGI through a posting on VolunteerMatch.com and was able to contribute to the Robots to the Rescue program immediately. With broad experience in the automotive industry, Brian’s background in engineering and business offer a different perspective in support of the Program Committee and Board at UCPAGI. He received his MBA from Indiana University’s Kelly School of Business and his undergraduate engineering degree from Purdue University. Since July of 2010, Brian has been a reliability engineer at Caterpillar in Lafayette, IN.

 

Board and Development Committee Member

As a mother to an 8-year-old son who suffered a stroke at birth, and subsequently, diagnosed with cerebral palsy, Traci has a heart for assisting those families affected as well. Since 1998, Traci has been in Business Development for the Staffing and Industrial industries, recently joining the Morales Group in 2014. As fate would have it, Morales Group’s vision, Building Better Futures One Story at a Time, reaffirms Traci’s determination to always lend a helping hand, which aligns perfectly with UCPAGI’s vision.  Prior to attending Xavier University in Cincinnati, OH, Traci attended Cathedral High School and is a native of the Indianapolis area. Traci and her husband, Terry, reside in Carmel with their two children, Cole (8 yrs) and Mackenzie (5 yrs).

Traci Ford

Keith Brooks

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Board and Development Committee Member

 

 

Board and Development Committee Member

 

Sean Mason

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