2017 IAC Board of Directors
Madison Sabo, President
Aaron Ludwig, Vice President
Rebecca Slak, Treasurer
Cate Planisky, Secretary
Board Member Biographies
Gretchen Barbor is a recently retired English / Theatre teacher from Indiana Area Senior High School. She has been involved with the arts in some capacity her entire life. She hopes to continue her arts advocacy as an IAC Board member in support of the IAC mission to promote the Arts, culturally enhance and enrich the community, provide and expand creative opportunities for artists, and educational outreach and support for students.
By day, I am a public relations professional; By night, I am an art enthusiast. My love for the arts stems back to my youth. From the time I could pick up a pencil, I was writing and drawing. This is why I jumped at the opportunity to start volunteering for the Indiana Arts Council back in 2013. By the beginning of 2014, I was asked to be a board member and proudly accepted. I hope to continue this path and continue to assist in the promotion of the arts in the community and surrounding areas.
I believe in the arts, and I believe in the mission of the IAC. I want to be able to see the council accomplish even more in the coming year and hope to recruit more artists in this cause as well. I am convinced that the varying arts bring something special to a community, and I think they would truly be missed if they were not present.
Aaron is an attorney who lives and works in Indiana. He is an associate with Supinka & Supinka, PC and is a Public Defender for Indiana County. He attended Indiana University of Pennsylvania (IUP), where he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Criminology, a concentration in Pre-Law and a minor in Political Science. Aaron attended Duquesne University School of Law, where he graduated summa cum laude and academically ranked at the top of his class. After graduating from law school, Aaron returned to Indiana with his wife Katie.
“I cannot think of a better way to spend some of my free time then to help bring the arts to our community. As a member of the Indiana Arts Council I am able to achieve this goal through a variety of their wonderful events and programs, which enriches the lives of everyone involved.”
Madison Sabo is a lifelong resident of Indiana, PA. She graduated from Indiana High School in 2009 and continued her education at IUP where she studied Hospitality Management. While going to school, she gained professional experience by working at the Grapevine Restaurant, Rustic Lodge and the University Events Office at IUP. After graduation, Maddie moved to Pittsburgh where she worked for Market District in their Catering Department. She then moved back to her home town and continues her career in Hospitality. Inspired by her parents, Maddie developed a passion for music and the arts; always wanting to keep both a part of her life. Along with being a board member of the Indiana Arts Council, she is also a member of Quota International and a board member of Welcome to Indiana.
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