Community Stakeholders

Community Stakeholders

Lewis Hubbard Group 


To build awareness among community leaders of the issues facing public education in Indianapolis, The Mind Trust in 2013 convened the Lewis Hubbard Group, a group of civic leaders under the leadership of City-County Councilor Maggie Lewis, one of the city’s highest ranking Democrats, and Al Hubbard, a Republican businessman and former senior Bush Administration official.

The Lewis Hubbard Group established four key policy priorities around which to anchor its work, including:

  1. focusing on great teaching and leadership;
  2. making the most of the Innovation Network Schools law’s potential;
  3. seizing the opportunity created by underused and vacant space within Indianapolis Public Schools (IPS) to best serve students; and
  4. giving capable school leaders the freedom to meet student needs.

The Lewis Hubbard Group has achieved significant influence on education policy since its launch. Chief among its accomplishments is raising awareness among the public and key political leaders about the vast number of underutilized facilities within IPS. Within months of their awareness-building around the issue, the Indiana state legislature passed Public Law 1321, which in addition to addressing underperforming schools in IPS via the creation of Innovation Network Schools, provides a mechanism for tackling the challenge of underused facilities. Members include:

Sheila Akinleye, Math Teacher, IPS

Keira Amstutz, President and CEO, Indiana Humanities

John Barth, Former Vice President, Indianapolis City-County Council

Ryan Brady, Director of Stewardship and Philanthropic Advisor to Glick Philanthropies, Central

Indiana Community Foundation

Brandon Brown, CEO, The Mind Trust

Rodney Byrnes, Founder and Principal, Arrow Street Development

Miriam Acevedo Davis, President and CEO, La Plaza

John Hammond, Partner, Ice Miller

David Hampton, Deputy Mayor, Neighborhood Engagement, City of Indianapolis; Senior Pastor, Light of the World Christian Church

Davis Harris, Founder, The Mind Trust

Al Hubbard, Chairman and Partner, E&A Companies

Melina Kennedy, Executive Director, Cummins, Inc.

Emily Krueger, Chief Operating Officer, 16 Tech Community Corporation

Maggie Lewis, Former President, Indianapolis City-County Council

Rose Mays, Owner, Mays Chemical; Professor Emerita, Indiana University School of Nursing

Kent Millard, Former Senior Pastor, St. Luke’s United Methodist Church

Ann Murtlow, President and CEO, United Way of Central Indiana

Rob Smith, Vice President for Community Development, Lilly Endowment Inc.

Jeff Smulyan, Chairman, CEO, and Founder, Emmis Communications

Al White, Advisor Corporate Responsibility and Vice President, Eli Lilly & Company Foundation

Shannon Williams, Senior Vice President of Community Engagement, The Mind Trust