Our Board of Directors
Founder & Chairman of Monon Capital LLC, Chairman of EDGE Board of Directors
Doug is the founder and Chairman of Monon Capital. The firm engages with partners around ideas and opportunities for innovation and entrepreneurship through venture investments, a thought and conversations studio, a venture lab, and a charitable fund.
Prior to founding the firm, he was Senior Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer of Hillenbrand, Inc. He previously held senior executive positions at Boston Scientific Corporation, Guidant Corporation, Ronald Blue & Co., and Eli Lilly & Company. Doug serves as a trustee of the Sagamore Institute and The Trinity Forum.
He is a member of the Advisory Board of Tuskegee University, a director of the International Arts Movement, EDGE Mentoring and Telemachus. He is also serves on the board of several for-profit businesses, among which are Valve + Meter, Lost Valley Ranch and Sun Chef Global. He attended Ball State University, where he earned a BS and a MS, and Babson College’s Consortium for Executive Education.
CEO of Elanco Animal Health
Founder of EDGE Mentoring
Since 2008, Jeff has served as President of Elanco, the animal health division of Eli Lilly and Company, (NYSE: LLY). As part of this role, he is also a Senior Vice President and Executive Officer of Lilly. As a leading global animal health company, Elanco values innovation, both in scientific research and daily operations, and strives to cultivate a collaborative work environment for more than 6,500 employees worldwide through its vision of Food and Companionship Enriching Life.
In more than two decades with the company, Simmons has held a number of sales, marketing and management positions, in the United States and abroad. These international experiences offered Simmons a new perspective on food and agriculture and created a deep conviction about the need for solutions to global food security. Elanco is bringing this vision to life via a commitment to end hunger for 100,000 families globally through a partnership with Heifer International, and begin breaking the cycle of hunger in 100 communities around the globe. Simmons has become an active advocate for the role technology plays in sustainable, efficient production of safe and affordable protein. He has published white papers on this topic, most recently, the ENOUGH report at www.ENOUGHmovement.com.
President & CEO of Medxcel
Michael Argir brings a deep understanding of the healthcare facilities management industry and nearly 25 years of leadership experience to Medxcel, having served in a variety of facilities-related operational and executive roles within respected healthcare organizations throughout his career. Michael has a strong track record of building top-producing teams and organizations that deliver optimal results with the ability to develop and build strong client relationships. He also has a history of developing people to maximize efficiency while delivering strong operations, service quality, growth and positive financial outcomes.
Prior to joining Medxcel Michael served in leadership roles for various facilities management companies. Michael began his career working in support services at individual hospitals and truly knows what it takes to improve the healthcare environment for patients and staff.
Michael holds an Executive MBA from the State University of New York at Buffalo and a Bachelor of Science degree from Springfield College, Springfield MA.
CEO & Managing Partner of Medallion Partners
Tom Bratton is the CEO and Managing Partner of Medallion Partners. Medallion’s mission is to serve people in business and career with Organizational Strategy and Design, Executive Search, and Career Development.
Tom began his career in Marketing, Sales and Operations for global organizations such as Gillette, Clorox, Technicolor and Jordan Industries before founding Medallion in 2006.
Tom and the Medallion team work with Fortune 500 corporations to emerging businesses to facilitate transformational change through people. Tom and his wife, Angela, are high school sweethearts who have been married for 25 years and have three children – Lauren, Jacob and Kendall.
Top Producer Account Manager at Bayer Crop Science
Kirby Green helps farmers grow their crops and their profits as a Top Producer Account Manager at Bayer Crop Science. She is a partner to farmers in Kentucky covering 200,000 acres of grain production. Kirby is a regional lead for Bayer’s GROW Network (Growing Representative and Opportunity for Women). Prior to joining Bayer, Kirby taught high school agriculture and was a FFA advisor. She was recently recognized by American Farm Bureau with the Excellence in Agriculture award.
Kirby also helps young professionals stay sharp as the host of the Sharpen Podcast, home to over 10,000 young professionals for content to sharpen influence in the workplace and beyond. Sharpen is a passion project of Kirby’s focused on life-long learning, intergenerational relationships, and vocational calling. Kirby serves on the Kentucky FFA Foundation Board as well as her local Farm Bureau board. In addition to serving on the EDGE Board, Kirby is a former EDGE mentee and now a mentor. She serves as Agriculture Alumni Chair for her alma mater, Murray State University (Go Racers!). Kirby and her husband Tyler have two daughters. They live in Owensboro, KY and are active at their church where they host a small group and are leaders in the college ministry. Kirby claims to be an expert cornbread maker and not-so-master gardener.
On Sabbatical; former Chief Operating Officer at KSM Consulting
After an amazing five years of building and growing Indianapolis-based Resultant as the Chief Operating Officer, where she drove operational excellence and was responsible for leading due diligence efforts in KSM Consulting’s 2019 acquisition by a private equity firm, Natalie is now on a professional sabbatical and focusing her energies on positively impacting her family and community as she looks towards the next chapter in her career.
In the community, Natalie serves as an EDGE mentor, leads job readiness courses, and sits on the Board for Purposeful Design, an organization dedicated to rebuilding the lives of those broken by homelessness and addiction. Natalie earned her Master of Arts in Organizational Communication from Purdue University. Outside of the office, Natalie enjoys spending time with her family (Neil and their two dogs, Gus and Sophie), traveling, interior design, and cooking for family and friends.
At her core, Natalie is driven by people—by encouraging, supporting, and leading them to be their best selves. Natalie’s accomplishments—both in the workplace and in the community—are vast, measurable, and impactful.
Chief Administration Officer at Lucas Oil Products
Katie is Chief Administration Officer at Lucas Oil Products, the world leader in high-performance lubricants and problem-solving additives, producing 270 unique formulations in forty countries. Lucas Oil has grown into a corporate titan that includes Lucas Oil Production Studios, Lucas Oil Speedway, Lucas Oil Raceway, Lucas Oil Golf Course, Lucas Cattle Company, Lucas Oil Rail Lines, Lucas Oil Racing TV, MAVTV and the home of the Indianapolis Colts, Lucas Oil Stadium.
In addition to the EDGE Mentoring board, Katie serves on the boards of the Ascension St. Vincent Foundation and the Grit & Grace Nation Foundation. She is also on the National Leadership Council at the National Medal of Honor Museum Foundation. She is a former Big Brothers Big Sisters Board Member as well as Big Sister. Her other non-profit affiliations include Wheeler Mission, Open Hearts Foundation, Make-A-Wish Foundation, Indianapolis Colts Women’s Organization and CARA Charities.
Katie earned her Bachelor of Science in Business from the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University. In 2022, she was named to the Indianapolis Business Journal’s Forty Under 40 Class for her professional accomplishments and leadership in the community. She and her husband, Morgan, and their two boys are actively involved in Traders Point Christian Church.
Executive Director at Teach Indy
Sara Marshall serves as the Executive Director of Teach Indy, an Indianapolis-based education non-profit with a mission to recruit, develop, reward and retain high-quality diverse educators for Indianapolis schools. In her role, Sara has grown Teach Indy to be a powerful change agent organization. Sara oversees the strategic vision, partnerships, and community engagement for the organization.
For the last 15 years, Sara has led in the Indy education landscape beginning with 7 years of teaching mathematics at Pike High School. She then transitioned out of the classroom to coach and develop educators as a Director at The New Teacher Project (TNTP) before transitioning to lead systems-level talent initiatives in her last role as Senior Director of Talent at The Mind Trust. Sara is an alum of the Indiana Latino Institute’s Latino Leadership Program- Cohort 2, and serves as a board member for EDGE Mentoring, Teachers’ Treasures, and the Aspire Higher Foundation. Sara earned a bachelor’s and master’s degree from Butler University and competed as a Division I Volleyball player. She and her husband, Michael, have three sons, Jordan, Ezekiel and Elijah.
Senior Vice President of Penske Entertainment
Allison Melangton joined Hulman Motorsports Corporation, now Penske Entertainment, as Senior Vice President in 2014 and is responsible for overall production of major events and strategic planning at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, including the famed Indianapolis 500 mile race. In 2016, she led the planning and execution of the 100th Running of the Indy 500 which was recognized as Sports Business Journal’s Sports Event of the Year.
Prior to joining Penske Entertainment, Melangton served on the Executive Leadership team of Indiana Sports Corp for twenty years, serving the last two years as President. Four of those years were serving as CEO and president of the 2012 Indianapolis Super Bowl Host Committee from 2008 through 2012. Widely regarded as the most engaging and successfully organized Super Bowl in history, Super Bowl XLVI in Indianapolis featured the Super Bowl Village, which drew more than 1.1 million people to downtown Indianapolis; $154 million of investment in the city’s Near Eastside through the Legacy Project; more than 8,000 volunteers serving in a variety of roles; and community, youth and green initiatives that impacted hundreds of thousands of individuals.
Melangton was honored with a “Sagamore of the Wabash” by Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels in 2012, and recognized as a “Living Legend” by the Indiana Historical Society in 2014. Sports Business Journal, the nation’s industry-leading publication, named Melangton as a recipient of its “Game Changer” Award in 2012. In 2017 Melangton received recognition for two Lifetime Achievement Awards, the Jefferson Award for Community Impact and College Mentors for Kids. Melangton also serves on the Board of Directors for OneAmerica Financial Partners, Inc., the 500 Festival, the Indianapolis Economic Club, the 2021 NBA All-Star, the St. Vincent Foundation, the 2022 College Football Championship and EDGE Mentoring.
Melangton was nationally recognized with the 2011 FBI Director’s Community Leadership Award for working as a liaison between the National Football League and the Indianapolis community for the 2012 Super Bowl. Melangton is also 2009 graduate of the FBI Citizens Academy. Melangton is a graduate of Colorado State University with a bachelor of arts in Sports Administration. Prior to joining Indiana Sports Corp, Melangton directed national and international events for 11 years for Indianapolis-based USA Gymnastics. Melangton also worked at nine Olympic Games, the last six as an Associate Producer for the gymnastics broadcast by NBC Sports, the most recent the 2016 summer games in Rio de Janeiro. She has won five Emmy Awards for her work as a member of the NBC Sports broadcast team.
Allison is married to her husband, Tom, and has one son, Cameron.
Vice President, Strategy + M&A at The Heritage Group
Micah Vincent is Vice President, Strategy + M&A at The Heritage Group. Prior to joining The Heritage Group in 2019, Micah served as the Chief Financial Officer for the State of Indiana and in other leadership roles within Indiana state government.
Micah has been professionally involved in Indianapolis since graduating from Purdue University and Indiana University School of Law – Indianapolis. He also serves on the board of the Ports of Indiana and Hussey-Mayfield Memorial Public Library in Zionsville.
Micah and his wife, Sherri, are the proud parents of Jude, Asa, and Violet. They are members and actively involved at College Park Church.
Bestselling Author & Speaker
Carlos Whittaker is a People’s Choice Award winner, a former recording artist signed to a major label, a social media maven, and currently spends the majority of his time writing books and speaking on stages around the world. In 2009, Carlos signed a recording deal with Integrity Music and moved his family to Nashville TN. It was in Nashville where Carlos decided to make the shift from writing music to writing books, and from singing on stage to speaking on stage.
Carlos is the author of Moment Maker, Kill the Spider, and Enter Wild, which all lead people towards freedom in some way, shape, or form. He speaks at some of the largest churches in America as well as some of the largest leadership conferences. He is host of the popular podcast “Human Hope w/ Carlos Whittaker.”
CHRO and Vice President of Human Resources at Indiana University
Todd serves as CHRO and Vice President of Human Resources at Indiana University. Prior to that, Todd served as EDGE Mentoring CEO. A labor/employment and business attorney by trade, Todd began his career in private practice before becoming General Counsel and head of HR for the (then) fifth largest private residential real estate company in the U.S. Following his time in real estate, he served as EVP, Administration at ExactTarget, which was acquired by Salesforce.
After ExactTarget, Todd went on to found, run, and consult with multiple companies, including Emplify (co-founder), Ntracts (CEO), and Cheetah Digital (Chief Administrative Officer).
Todd and his wife, Debbie, have four boys (Ben, Jake, Zeke and Blake).
Managing Partner at DoublePrime
Rob serves as Managing Partner at DoublePrime, which helps companies reframe their understanding of the customer problems they are solving, align their product and go-to-market strategies, and refine their strategic business development and partner programs.
Rob was formerly the SVP of Marketing and Product Strategy at Formstack. Prior to joining Formstack in 2019, Rob was Senior Vice President of Strategic Business and Corporate Development at Cheetah Digital after leading strategic business and corporate development at Emma, Inc. and Branding Brand. A proud graduate of Taylor University, Rob started his career in Indianapolis at Eli Lilly & Company and moved to ExactTarget as Senior Manager of Product Marketing. Following ExactTarget’s acquisition by Salesforce, Rob served as Corporate Development Principal.
Rob has also served as an advisor and consultant, providing direction and strategic guidance related to corporate and business development, partnerships, and product strategy for various companies – including PERQ, Boardable, Formstack, Jornaya, CircleBack, Branding Brand, HoverCrowd, and LevelEleven. Rob earned his MBA from Duke University and has served as an EDGE mentor and board member since 2014. Rob and his wife, Jennifer, live in Carmel, Indiana and have three daughters.