Learn about the Finance Team at The Indianapolis Local Public Improvement Bond Bank, including our Executive Director & General Counsel, Deputy Director, and Chief Financial Officer.
Joe Glass joined the Bond Bank in May 2023. Prior to his appointment as Executive Director and General Counsel, Glass led the City’s Office of Audit and Performance for 2 years. He previously served as deputy general counsel for the Bond Bank from 2018 to 2021.
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.
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.
Alícia Cardoza-Regalado joined the Bond Bank in 2022 and currently serves as a Project Manager. Cardoza-Regalado received her Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics from Marian University in 2021. Her previous work experiences include working for the Indianapolis Mayor’s Office as a Mayor’s Neighborhood Advocate and as a Financial Analyst at the Diversity & Innovation Institute working on financial analysis, budgeting, forecasting, and sustainability. She currently serves on the Mayor's Latino Advisory Council, where she serves on the Leadership Committee.
Pam Aitken joined the Bond Bank in October 2023 as the Office Manager. Prior to the Bond Bank, Pam worked for LISC Indy (Local Initiatives Support Corporation) as Assistant Program Officer. She previously served as an Executive Assistance for the Office of Mayor Hogsett from 2016 – 2022.
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 originally from Richmond, California and has a B.A. in Ethnic Studies, an M.P.A. from CSU-Hayward and a Ph.D. in Public Policy and Public Administration from Auburn University. She is a Professor of Political Science, an affiliate faculty member of the Race, Gender & Sexuality Studies Program, the Peace and Conflict Studies Program and the Faculty Director for the Butler University Hub for Black Affairs and Community Engagement. Her book titled, “Fighting for Farming Justice: Diversity, Food Access and the USDA,” (Routledge) was just published and she is working on another book, “Talking About Race: James Baldwin and Margaret Mead Then and Now. Dr. Jett is the Emmy nominated moderator of WFYI Simple Civics and serves on a number of boards including Indiana Humanities and the Federation of State Humanities Councils.
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.