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Learn about the Finance Team at The Indianapolis Local Public Improvement Bond Bank, including our Executive Director & General Counsel, Associate Director & Chief Compliance Officer, and Chief Financial Officer.
Sarah Steele Riordan joined the Bond Bank in January 2016, following the election of Mayor Joe Hogsett. She has been in the private practice of law since 1994 and has focused on civil litigation, white collar criminal defense, and public entity law.
Born in Detroit, Michigan, Ms. Riordan received her B.A., with high distinction, from the University of Michigan in 1990. She graduated cum laude from IU Maurer School of Law in 1993 and served as law clerk to the Honorable James G. Carr, U.S. District Judge for the Northern District of Ohio. Following her clerkship, she was an associate in the firm of Connelly, Jackson, and Collier from 1994-2000. In 2000, she moved to Indianapolis to join Bose McKinney & Evans LLP where she became a partner in 2004. From 2011-2016, she was a member of Frost Brown Todd LLC’s government services practice group.
Ms. Riordan previously served on the Indianapolis Marion County Board of Zoning Appeals and as a member of the Indiana Election Commission. She lives in the Old Northside.
Kyle Willis serves as the Associate Director and Chief Compliance Officer for the Indianapolis Local Public Improvement Bond Bank. He has been with the Bond Bank since November 2005. He previously served as the Bond Bank’s Project Manager and Senior Project Manager. Prior to joining the Bond Bank, Mr. Willis worked as a Financial Analyst for the Indianapolis Airport Authority from August of 2004 to October of 2005. He holds a B.S. in Finance from Marian University and has served as the Chair of the Massachusetts Avenue Community Development Corporation Board since 2013.
Laurie Canatsey has been employed with the Bond Bank since October 2000. She served as the Finance Assistant from October 2000 to June 2005 before being promoted to Finance Manager. Since February 2020, Laurie serves as the Chief Financial Officer for the Bond Bank. Her previous professional experience includes administrative positions with the Indiana Health Professions Bureau and the Indiana Family & Social Services Administration. She proudly served in the United States Marine Corps from 1993-1995. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree and a Graduate Certificate in Public Management from Indiana University (IUPUI campus). Ms. Canatsey currently serves on the board of the Warren Arts and Education Foundation.
David Lichtenberger serves as the Deputy General Counsel for the Indianapolis Local Public Improvement Bond Bank. He graduated from Hope College in 2002 with a Bachelor of Arts in History and Political Science. Immediately after graduation, he attended Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law and graduated in December 2004. After law school, Mr. Lichtenberger worked in private law firms before he joined the Office of Corporation Counsel for the City of Indianapolis in 2011. While at the Office of Corporation Counsel, he represented various city and county entities in the counseling section.
Isaiah Kuch joined the Bond Bank in 2010 and currently serves as Senior Project Manager. Kuch received his Bachelor’s degree in Economics from La Salle University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 2007, shortly after he entered the United States through The Lost Boys of Sudan Program. While at La Salle, he also minored in Business Administration. After his undergraduate studies, Mr. Kuch won a full scholarship to Indiana University’s School of Public and Environmental Affairs (SPEA) where he received his Master’s degree in Public Financial Administration, Economic Development, and Policy Analysis. During his tenure at SPEA, as the Eads Fellow and the City of Indianapolis Urban Fellow, he worked at the Mayor’s Office of Enterprise Development. At the Bond Bank, Mr. Kuch handles project management, which consists of project development, administration, and post-construction monitoring.
Kuch is a founding member of Juet Community Rehabilitation Services (JCRS), a non-profit organization that aims to rebuild Juet, a village in South Sudan from the ruins of the world’s longest civil war. He served as the Vice President of the organization from 2007-2009. Under his leadership, JCRS was able to expand its initiatives and broaden its funding avenues. He currently sits on the Board of Directors for JCRS where he focuses on identifying new funding sources and recruiting voluntary expertize for the organization.
Karen Strunk joined the Bond Bank in August 2017, as an Assistant Project Manager, after serving as a Summer intern. A native of Indianapolis, Karen graduated from Indiana University Bloomington with a Bachelor’s degree in Public Affairs from the School of Public and Environmental Affairs (SPEA) in 2016 majoring in Public Financial Management and Policy Analysis. Her previous work experiences include working on Congressional and State House Campaigns. She currently serves as treasurer of the Board of Directors for the Indiana Youth Rugby Foundation and coaches youth programs for Royal Irish Rugby.
Aidan Parker joined the Bond Bank in July 2021 as an Assistant Project Manager. Born and raised on the southside of Indianapolis, Aidan received his Bachelor’s with distinction in Government and History from the University of Virginia in May 2021. His previous work includes interning on a U.S. Senate campaign and for the University of Virginia’s Center for Politics. At the Center for Politics, he assisted Professor Larry Sabato and staff with their renowned election analysis publication, Sabato’s Crystal Ball, during the 2018 midterm elections.
André Zhang Sonera joined the Bond Bank in January 2017, as a Project Manager, after serving as the Peterson Fellow for the Mayor’s Office. Originally from San Sebastián, Puerto Rico, André received his Master in Public Affairs in Policy Analysis from the O'Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs (SPEA) at Indiana University (IUPUI Campus) in 2021. His previous work experiences at the White House, the New York City Mayor’s Office of Operation, and the Office of the Indiana Lt. Governor have nurtured his passion for public service and government.
In his spare time, he proudly serves as a Big Brother for BBBS of Central Indiana.
Norm Gurwitz is currently an Indianapolis-based business consultant in the areas of strategic planning, operational management and corporate finance. He previously had a 25-year career with Emmis Communications Corporation where he served as Executive Vice President, Corporate Counsel, and Director of Human Resources.
While Emmis Communications Corporation owned the Seattle Mariners baseball team, he negotiated all player agreements and arbitration settlements.
Prior to joining Emmis Communications in 1986, Norm had a private law practice in Indianapolis, specializing in Tax and Corporate Law and previously worked as an attorney for the Internal Revenue Service in Washington, DC.
Norm has been a volunteer with the Indianapolis Sports Corporation as Co-Chair of the Big Ten Men’s and Women’s Basketball Tournaments in Indianapolis. In addition, he served on the Board of Visitors for IU's McKinney School of Law in Indianapolis, and also served on the Board of Directors for The Finish Line, Inc. where he served on both the Audit and Compensation Committees.
He currently serves as a Commissioner of the State Lottery Commission of Indiana.
Norm graduated from Indiana University, Indiana School of Law at Indianapolis and received a LLM in tax from Georgetown University School of Law.
Ms. Sarah Rubin is the Deputy Tolling Implementation Director at the Indiana Department of Transportation. She recently served INDOT as Deputy Director of Public-Private Partnerships and I-69 Section 6 Project Manager. Prior to INDOT, Sarah served as Project Manager at the Ports of Indiana and the Indiana Finance Authority and worked in the private sector for 5 years as a Principal and Consultant of a privately held Indiana economic development consulting company. Her unique experiences enable Sarah to bring perspectives in public finance and infrastructure procurement, public policy and legislative process management, economic development, and social impact to the board. In addition, Sarah holds a Master of Public Affairs from SPEA at IU Bloomington in Public Finance, Policy Analysis, and Economic Development.
Michael Carter is presently employed at Cummins Inc. He has held roles such as Global Emissions Compliance Manager and is currently Manager of the Daimler Trucks Account for North America. Prior to working at Cummins, Mike worked in government and politics in a variety of roles, including Deputy Director of the Greater Indianapolis Progress Committee for the Indianapolis Mayor’s Office and as Special Assistant to the Chairman of the Democratic National Committee during the 2000 Presidential election.
Mike received his J.D. in 2010 from Indiana University School of Law-Indianapolis and his B.A. in Global Politics and Environmental Issues from the University of Michigan in 2000. He most recently completed the Program for Leadership Development at Harvard Business School. He is active in the community and serves on numerous boards, including the Health Foundation of Greater Indianapolis, St. Richard’s Episcopal School, and Inception to Exhibition (New York City) among others. He lives in downtown Indianapolis with his wife and son.
Dr. Terri Jett is an Associate Professor of Political Science and Special Assistant to the Provost for Diversity and Inclusivity at Butler University. Dr. Jett is also an affiliate faculty member of the Gender, Women & Sexuality Studies Program. Dr. Jett has a B.A. in Ethnic Studies and a Masters in Public Administration from California State University, Hayward (now East Bay) and a Ph.D. in Public Policy and Public Administration from Auburn University. She is a member of the Board of Trustees of the Marion County/Indianapolis Public Library, President of the Board of the American Civil Liberties Union of Indiana, is on the Board of the Indiana Coalition for Open Government and serves on the Indiana Debate Commission.
As president of Indiana University Health Methodist and University hospitals, Ryan Nagy, MD is responsible for determining the strategic vision and priorities for Indiana’s largest academic health center.
Serving as president since 2016, Dr. Nagy has provided oversight for the new IU Health downtown Indianapolis hospital building project and has led successful efforts to enhance the patient experience and quality of care.
Dr. Nagy joined IU Health in 2012 as an anesthesiologist. During his tenure, he has held a number of leadership roles, including chief of anesthesiology and chief medical officer. Since December 2020, he has also served as interim president for Riley Children’s Health.
He earned a medical degree from Indiana University School of Medicine, and holds a master’s degree in business administration and a bachelor’s degree in economics from Indiana University.