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Indiana State Bar Association announces 2016-17 board officers, new members ​

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December 5, 2016


Indiana State Bar Association announces 2016-17 board officers, new members


INDIANAPOLIS (Dec. 5, 2016) – In late September, Mitchell R. Heppenheimer, South Bend, assumed the office of president of the Indiana State Bar Association for 2016-17 at the Association’s fall meeting in Indianapolis. Mitch succeeds Carol M. Adinamis, Westfield, who now will serve as immediate past president on the Association’s 25-member Board of Governors. Andi M. Metzel, Indianapolis, advanced to the office of president-elect, and J. Todd Spurgeon, New Albany, was elected vice president. Michael E. Tolbert, Gary, assumed the office of chair of the ISBA House of Delegates.


New officers of the 2016-2017 Board of Governors include:

  • R. William Jonas Jr., Counsel to the President, South Bend
  • E. Spencer Walton Jr., Treasurer, Mishawaka
  • Beau Zoeller, Secretary, Indianapolis

Other new members of the 2016-2017 Board of Governors include:


  • Paul G. Crowley, Third District, South Bend
  • Charles B. Daugherty, Chair-Elect, Young Lawyers Section, Indianapolis
  • Amy N. Dudas, Chair-Elect, House of Delegates, Richmond
  • Rebecca W. Geyer, Sixth District, Carmel
  • Steven S. Hoar, Eighth District, Evansville
  • Jamie M. Oss, Second District, LaPorte
  • Laura Paul, Seventh District, Terre Haute
  • George M. Plews, Eleventh District, Indianapolis
  • Edward D. Thomas Sr., At-Large Rep., Indianapolis
  • Timothy J. Vrana, Ninth District, Columbus



Founded in 1896, the Indiana State Bar Association (ISBA) is the single largest legal organization in the state. With more than 12,000 members, the ISBA serves and advocates on behalf of its members, their clients and the public interest as the independent voice of the legal profession. The ISBA’s office is located in downtown Indianapolis. For more information about the State Bar, visit


Media Contact: Carissa Long, Director of Public Relations & Social Media, ISBA, 800.266.2581,

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