Your Indy Rainbow Chamber Board of Directors

[Photo] Emmanuel Merchiers

Emmanuel Merchiers


Emmanuel is an Assistant Vice President for KeyBank and he is the Program Manager for their Employee Benefit Program called “Key at Work”. He is also a Certified Financial Educator and teaches Financial Literacy in local schools, charities, not for profit and companies in our community.

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[Photo] Ashley Lesage

Ashley Lesage


Ashley is a Financial Representative with Northwestern Mutual who helps individuals, families and business owners achieve financial security through strategic, goal-oriented planning.  Ashley offers a personalized and cost-free analysis and recommendations to help you take control of your financial future through full service planning including budgeting, risk management, wealth accumulation and distribution, business planning, investments, retirement income planning, estate planning, business succession planning, employee and executive benefits planning, and planning for long-term care.  Learn more at

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[Photo] Barbara Baird

Barbara Baird


Barbara is an Indianapolis attorney who has focused her practice on issues of importance to the LGBT community, including second parent and foster parent adoptions, wills, trusts, estate planning, domestic partnership and other non-traditional family issues. She has been an active supporter of organizations which promote equality and non-discrimination for LGBT and HIV+ citizens, including Lambda Legal, Indiana Equality and Indiana Youth Group.

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[Photo] Andy Ward

Andy Ward


Andy Ward is an insurance agent at Ward Insurance Services. He is a licensed property/casualty and life/health insurance agent.

He attended Ball State University and is a member of the Army National Guard.

[Photo] Teddie Linder

Teddie Linder

Board Member

Teddie teaches martial arts to children and adults, and offer process improvement services to small (0-10 employees) businesses, inclusive website work, communications, branding and administrative areas.

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[Photo] Jeff Ramsey

Jeff Ramsey

Board Member

Jeff is an Indianapolis attorney who focuses his practice on business, commercial and banking matters. In addition to handling business and real estate transactions, he often represents creditors and financial institutions in commercial litigation. He is a member of the state and local bar associations, as well as the Indiana Association for Corporate Renewal, the Commercial Law League of America, the International Association of Commercial Collectors, and the Indianapolis Dramatic Club.

[Photo] Bob Chenoweth

Bob Chenoweth

Chair Emeritus

Bob is Owner/Principal of Chenoweth Content & Design. He specializes in branding, content marketing, business writing, graphic design and website design. He is also the Executive Director for The 50 Plus Business Network. Bob has served on the Board of Directors for the Indy Rainbow Chamber since 2006 and previously held the roles of Chairman, Secretary, and Marketing & Communications Director.

[Photo] Barb Milton

Barb Milton

Chair Emeritus

Barb is a certified family celebrant, speaker, event planner and licensed life insurance agent. Learn more about Barb at

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