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Indiana Bar Foundation Elects New President, Board Members

Amy Noe Dudas, Richmond, Elected President

INDIANAPOLIS – The Indiana Bar Foundation (Foundation) announced its newly elected board of directors. Amy K. Noe Dudas, Dudas Law, Richmond, Ind., assumed presidency on July 1, 2018. Dudas will serve as president through June 2020.

Dudas has a general civil practice and is a registered civil and domestic relations mediator. She is dedicated to the legal profession and her community, serving on several boards including the Indiana State Bar Association, Wayne County Foundation and the Richmond Symphony Orchestra.

Scott L. Barnhart, Keffer Barnhart LLP, Indianapolis, became president-elect for a two-year term. Caryn M. Glawe, Faegre Baker Daniels LLP, Indianapolis, is now secretary/treasurer. Non-officer executive committee members are Carl A. Hayes, Bingham Greenebaum Doll LLP, Indianapolis, and Hon. Thomas J. Felts, Allen County Circuit Court, Fort Wayne.

New members of the board include: Hon. Nancy L. Gettinger, La Porte County Superior Court, La Porte, Michael Potts, Brown County Junior High School, Nashville, and Derrick H. Wilson, Mattox & Wilson LLP, New Albany.

Potts is the third teacher to be elected to the board since 2016. He teaches We the People: the Citizen & the Constitution to eighth grade students, winning the state competition six years in a row and the program’s national invitational in 2012 and 2013.

Re-appointed board members include: Robert Beasley (Muncie), Janet Chandler (Fishers), Hon. Melissa May (Indianapolis), Andrew Northern (Indianapolis), Alexander Orlowski (Indianapolis), and Scott Wylie (Evansville).

The Indiana Bar Foundation operates multiple education programs in civics, including its signature program We the People: the Citizen and the Constitution, and seeks to increase civil legal representation for Hoosiers who cannot afford a private attorney. Learn more at

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