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ILI Names New Board Chair and Welcomes Five Community Leaders to the Board of Directors

News 01.26.18

Indianapolis, IN – The Indiana Latino Institute (ILI), leading the agenda for Latino Hoosiers since 2001, announces a new board chair, executive committee, and five new board members.

ILI names Mario Rodriguez, who currently serves as Executive Director of the Indianapolis International Airport, as the new Board Chair.

“We are very fortunate to have Mario Rodriguez step into the Board Chair role,” said Marlene Dotson, President & CEO of the Indiana Latino Institute. “His diverse experience, proven leadership, and commitment to Latinos in Indiana will serve the Indiana Latino Institute well.”

The naming of the new Executive Committee and new Board Members accompanied this announcement.

Indiana Latino Institute Board of Directors Seth Morales











2018 Executive Board:
Chair: Mario Rodriguez – Executive Director, Indianapolis International Airport
Vice Chair: Rafael Sanchez – President & CEO, Indianapolis Power and Light IPL
Secretary: Dr. Virginia Caine – Director, Marion County Public Health Department
Treasurer: Oscar Gutierrez – Senior Director of Facility, The Mind Trust


2018 New Board Members:

Enrique Conterno
Senior VP, Eli Lilly & Co., President- Lilly Diabetes, President- Lilly USA

Moira Carlstedt
President & CEO, Indianapolis Neighborhood Housing Partnership

Mike Merkel
Owner, La Rosa & Co.

Seth Morales
President, Morales Group

Juan Suarez
Chief Community Impact Officer, United Way of Central Indiana



The Indiana Latino Institute, a 501(c)3 non-profit agency, is the only statewide organization of its kind committed to serving Latino communities in Indiana. Its mission is to improve health and advance education for the Indiana Latino community through statewide advocacy, research, and culturally responsive programs. Learn more:

News 01.26.18