Colin currently serves as the President and on the Investment Committee. He lives in Connersville along with most of his immediate family. Colin is the Deputy Prosecutor of Fayette County. He was raised in Fayette County and returned to Connersville after graduating from law school to begin his legal practice. When asked why he likes being on the board, he said, “Being on the board allows me to give back to the community that I grew up in, and it also allows me to be involved in making positive change in Connersville and Fayette County. Being on the board allows me to help this community continue to progress and grow.
John joined the board in January of 2019 and currently serves as the Treasurer. He is married to Debbie and has enjoyed living in Bentonville since 1974. He retired from an electrical supplies distributor after 26 years. He has also been a volunteer firefighter for the Bentonville Volunteer Fire Department since 1976. He and his wife enjoying walking the Nickel Plate Trail and taking back road rides in his Jeep. John is also a Navy veteran and a cancer survivor. When asked why he likes being on the board, he said, “The satisfaction of helping serve the needs of so many groups in our community, which is made up of the whole county, for the end of improving the quality of life for the current and future generations, is challenging, rewarding, and spiritually lifting.”
Dr. Jay Bernzott
Jay attends meetings and functions to add insight to the questions of the day. He is married to Cindy and has two adult children, Sara and Andrew. He has been a Chiropractic Physician in Connersville for 33 years. When asked why he likes being on the board, he said, “I believe that the Fayette Community Foundation can and is playing an integral role in the advancement of Fayette County as a whole.”
Georgia currently serves on the Grant Committee. She strives to learn how the Foundation operates and about the services that is provides to the community. She is a wife, mother, and grandmother. She has been in the real estate business for 37 years and has owned American Heritage Realty since 2001. She enjoys gardening, antiquing with her husband and watching her grandchildren play sports. When asked why she likes being on the board, she said, “Being on the Foundation board to me is a privilege. I hope that I can help in some way to enable the Foundation to do all that is possible for our community.”
Carol currently serves as the Secretary. Carol is married to Ted and has four adult children. She is the Vice President of FCN Bank. She enjoys walking on the beach and her friends. When asked why she likes being on the board, she said, “I like being on the board as it gives me a greater knowledge of the generous people that we have in this community.”
Honorable Paul Freed
Devin joined the board in 2019. He and his wife, Lindsay, were born and raised in Fayette County. They have two daughters, Macie and Rylie, who keep them busy through their school and extra-curricular activities. Devin taught Social Studies at Connersville High School for four years prior to becoming a Financial Advisor for Edward Jones Investments. When asked why he likes serving on the board, Devin said “Being a board member allows me to help make an impact and advance the lives of those in Fayette County. I enjoy being an advocate while working with like-minded people that put the betterment of our community high on their list of priorities.”
Greg joined the board in December 2020. He and his wife, Ruth, were born and raised in Fayette County. They have two adult children. Greg owns and operates Diana Weiler Income Tax and is also a licensed realtor with American Heritage. He also serves as a deputy coroner for Fayette County and is a member of the East Central Indiana Critical Incident Stress Management team. Greg feels it is an honor to be a board member of the Fayette Community Foundation and hopes to help promote the Foundation and the betterment of Connersville and Fayette County. In his spare time, Greg enjoys spending time with his family and friends and being outdoors.
Abby joined the Foundation Board in 2021. She graduated from Hanover College in 2020 and is soon to be married to Jared Stanek. She is currently working at her family’s dealership selling cars, contracts, and learning future management skills. She plans to continue the tradition and be the 4th generation Chrysler dealer! Abby believes that serving the community is a fundamental part of creating growth. She is excited to be the newest member of the Fayette County Foundation team!
Clayton joined the Foundation Board in 2023. He is a lifetime Fayette County resident; he graduated from CHS in 2007. Currently he is SVP, Human Resources Director at First Bank Richmond. He is married to Emily (a Reid labor and delivery RN) and they have four sons together: Asher (8), Anson (5), Alden (3), and Arlo (11 months).
Matt and his wife Rylie are lifelong residents of Fayette County. He has worked for Ohio Valley Gas for nearly 4 years in various locations and capacities. He and his wife enjoy spending time with their family and friends and cheering on the Hoosiers. He looks forward to the opportunity to make Fayette County a better place and to serve the great people who call it home! He joined the Foundation Board in 2023.
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