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2024 WoM Luncheon

2024 Women of Marian Luncheon

Date: Saturday, July 27, 2024
Location: Alumni Hall, Marian University
Time: 11:00 a.m.—1:30 p.m.

The Women of Marian Summer Luncheon is the society’s signature event that will bring together over 300 women from the Marian and Indianapolis community. Enjoy mimosas and lunch before hearing from a panel of women who are leaders in the business community.

 

About the Society

The Women of Marian Society honors Marian University’s foundresses, the Sisters of St. Francis, Oldenburg, Indiana, by supporting Marian students and providing networking opportunities for women of all generations who are aligned with Marian’s mission. Members of this society collectively fund scholarships that support students during the entirety of their educational journey with Marian.

 

Check out the photos from the 2023 Women of Marian Luncheon on our Marian University Flickr page!

Moderator

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Madeline Kurcz, CPA
Assistant Professor of Accounting at Marian University

In her role at Marian University, Madeline helps undergraduate students learn, love, and master accounting concepts by bringing creativity, versatility, and enthusiasm into the classroom. She teaches a diverse range of accounting courses, aiming to make the intricacies of the "language of business" accessible to students of all learning styles.

In the wake of the 120-to-sit rules change for CPA candidates in Indiana, Madeline developed a mentorship program to guide students through the complexities of preparing, applying, and sitting for the CPA exam. Madeline co-advises the Women in Business student organization and serves as the school of business representative on the faculty senate.

Prior to teaching at Marian, Madeline worked at KPMG and The Watermark Group, where she served an array of audit and assurance clients, both local and global. Additionally, while working at The Watermark Group, her team was contracted to process applications for the Indiana Small Business Restart Grant. She is proud to have contributed to the approval of over $30M of COVID-related financial relief to small businesses across Indiana.

Madeline received undergraduate degrees in both Accounting and Finance from Marian University. She maintains a CPA license in the state of Indiana and will graduate with a master’s in accounting and data Analytics from Michigan State University in August 2024. She is a member of the AICPA and Indiana CPA Society. She is a 2024 graduate of the Indiana CPA Society’s “Young Professionals Leadership Academy.” Madeline was recognized as one of Indy’s “Best and Brightest” by Junior Achievement of Central Indiana in 2024 and an “Emerging Leader” by the Indiana CPA Society in 2023.

In August 2024, Madeline will begin a new chapter as Assistant Teaching Professor of Accounting at the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs (UCCS). She looks forward to climbing in Pikes Peak and enjoying 300 days of sun with her partner, Zach, and her English Bulldog, Harley. She will continue to assist with Marian’s CPA  mentorship program, among other roles.

Panelists

Christina L. Moungey
Managing Director, Indiana and Ohio Region Manager, JPMorgan Chase & Co.

Christina is a Managing Director at JPMorgan Chase and serves as the Region Manager for Indiana and Ohio Middle Market Banking. In this role, she leads the team responsible for developing client relationships with mid-sized businesses across Indiana and Ohio. In addition, she also serves as co-chair of the Indiana Market Leadership Team, where she works to deliver the firm locally to employees, clients and the community. Christina was named as Region Manager in May 2018.

Christina has been with JPMorgan Chase & Co and its predecessor institutions for over 24 years. Prior to joining the Middle Market segment, Christina spent 14 years managing a portfolio of mid- and large-cap clients in the firm’s Midwest Corporate Client Banking group, delivering the firm’s credit, investment banking, treasury services and asset management platforms to clients in Indiana and Ohio. Christina started her career with the firm as an Analyst in the Bank One Credit Analyst Training Program in Indianapolis. She has also held roles in Bank One’s Capital Markets Regional Mergers and Acquisitions and Large Corporate Banking groups and has spent time in the firm’s Indianapolis, Chicago, Toronto and London offices. She graduated magna cum laude with a B.S. in International Business from Drake University and also studied International Business at Ecole Superieure de Commerce in Dijon, France. She holds her Series 24, 7 and 63 licenses. Christina is a board member of the Central Indiana Corporate Partnership (CICP), Indy Chamber, and 500 Festival in Indianapolis. She is active in the firm’s diversity and recruiting efforts and was recently named to the Indianapolis Business Journal’s “Indiana 250” in 2023.

Christina and her husband, Jeremy, live in Carmel, Indiana, with their two sons, Miles and Oliver, and two dogs, Sadie and Uno.

Christina L. Moungey

Jill Lacy
President, Lacy Foundation

Lacy is a proud graduate of Ball State University where she received bachelor’s degrees in both Exercise Science and Political Science. She holds a master’s degree in Higher Education Administration from Indiana University - Bloomington and has completed the Executive Education Program in Corporate Board Governance at Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University. Lacy currently serves as the President of the Lacy Foundation which runs the Stanley K. Lacy Executive Leadership Series®, from which she is a graduate of SKL Class XXXVI. Previous professional positions include the Assistant Director of Student Activities and Organizations at Missouri State University and as the Program Director for Greek Life at the University of Cincinnati

Currently, Lacy serves on the boards of Leadership Indianapolis, chair-elect for the Indiana Repertory Theatre, and the Ball State University Foundation. She also serves as a national vice president for Alpha Chi Omega Fraternity, Inc. and on the Board of Directors for the Alpha Chi Omega National Housing Corporation. Previous board involvement includes the Greater Indianapolis Progress Committee, Women’s Fund of Central Indiana, and the Children’s Museum Guild.

Jill and her husband, Peter, have three adult children and live in Carmel.

Jill Lacy
Mr. Theaodis (Ted) Gary, Jr. was born in 1945 in Jackson, Mississippi, to Theaodis and Aura Neely Gary. He attended Lanier High School, graduating in 1963; graduating four years later, in 1967, from Southern University with a degree in marketing. Gary was always entrepreneurial—all his life he wanted to be a business owner and has often said that he feels incredibly fortunate to be living out that childhood dream.

Shortly after graduating, he began his first post-graduate job in New York City, New York. He was then drafted, served in Vietnam, and, when he returned, worked a variety of jobs in Ohio, Indiana, and Illinois, before finally settling in Indianapolis, Indiana, long-term. 

With no formal engineering training, nor a mentor in the field, it may be shocking how successful Gary has been as president of AMG Engineering & Machining. When asked how he transitioned from marketing to engineering, he said, “I didn’t choose it—it chose me.” Gary is a self-starter. He used his factory experiences and vast network to build a strong foundation for his company, and he couldn’t be happier with the exponential growth he’s seen over the past few decades.

Gary has supported a variety of Marian University fundraising initiatives, including but not limited to: the Helen J. Randolph ’77 Endowed Scholarship, President’s Helping Hand Fund, Sister’s Legacy Fund, the new E. S. Witchger School of Engineering, and 21st Century Scholars. However, his involvement goes beyond treasure, as Gary has also been an active member of the Marian University Board of Trustees for many years.

Additionally, in honor of his mother’s non-traditional educational journey, he established the Aura Neely Gary Scholarship in Jackson Mississippi, which was initially given to young women who had received their GED and were seeking a college degree—but has since transitioned to a scholarship for African-American high school students seeking college degrees. After a few years, he began to support a K-12 mentorship organization based on his late-mother and -father’s home county, all in the name of his parents. He believes this is the best way to honor their legacy, as he credits them for his unending work-ethic and outlook on life.

Gary is an incredibly selfless supporter of what he believes to be good. To be honored by Marian University with the 2023 Franciscan Values Award means the world to him, and most importantly, he’s “happy that somebody saw the good.”

Michele Steele
Executive Counselor, Info-Tech Research Group

Michele is a 1991 graduate of Marian University along with her husband and eldest daughter. Michele is an Executive Counselor with Info-Tech and partners with CIOs and executive IT leaders to achieve and sustain success by identifying their key opportunities to increase business value, foster innovation, improve operational effectiveness, and enhance client engagement. 

With more than 25 years of leadership experience in Business and Information Technology (IT), Michele represents expansive knowledge in Business and IT governance, planning, and management practices, including strategic planning, portfolio/program/project management, demand management, Agile delivery, business relationship management, communication, Lean Six Sigma, and organizational change management. Michele maintains a keen awareness of IT risk/value trade-offs and the importance of maintaining appropriate blend of people, process, and technology change as critical success factors in any IT-related transformation. 

She brings extensive experience in pharmaceutical and financial services and life insurance sectors. She has achieved repeated success directing mission-critical technology and organizational transformations involving large-scale enterprise growth, cultural and digital transformation, and crisis management. 

Before joining Info-Tech from OneAmerica, Michele established/directed IT strategy, planning, and business relationship management functions along with growing business acumen with roles in Enterprise Strategy, Emergency Coordination and Communication lead for the pandemic, and creating and building OneAmerica’s Enterprise Customer Experience Practice. She also held numerous positions in IT and the Business at Eli Lilly and Company.

Michele maintains an innovative spirit and is passionate about collaborating, problem solving and the opportunity to grow others. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Art with honors, a Masters Degree in Fine Arts with honors, and certification in Lean Six Sigma and has completed Stanford’s Executive Leadership program.

Michelle Steele Current

Sponsors

Dual Luncheon and Founder's Classic Sponsor—$25,000

  • Recognition at luncheon
  • One table (8 seats) at luncheon
  • Recognition at the annual Marian University Founder's Classic
  • Foursome at the annual Marian University Founder's Classic

Presenting Sponsors (4 available)—$10,000 each

  • Al Leighton '62 and Kathy Fox '75

Reception Sponsor—$5,000

  • Recognition at check-in and in event program

Mimosa Bar Sponsor—$2,500

  • Recognition at check-in and in event program

Table Sponsor—$250

  • Each table, 8 seats

Individual Pricing

  • $35: Marian Alumna
  • $50: Non-Members
  • FREE: Women of Marian members

To secure your sponsorship:



For more information or if you have questions:

Becky Frey
(317) 955-6232
bfrey@marian.edu

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