|February 28, 2012
Honeywell Foundation Welcomes New Board Members
The Honeywell Foundation in Wabash has announced the addition of four new members to the Board of Directors: Phyllis Downey, Amy Ford, Greg Garner, and Howard Halderman.
Phyllis Downey, a graduate of Ball State University with Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts degrees in English, recently retired from teaching high school literature and composition. She taught at Maconaquah High School, Southwood High School, and Huntington University. Amy Ford, a graduate of Indiana University with a Bachelor of Arts degree, is co-owner of Borders and Beyond. Greg Garner, a graduate of the Indiana University School of Optometry with a Doctorate in Optometry, is the President and CEO of Midwest Eye Consultants, P.C. Howard Halderman, a graduate of Purdue University with a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture, is the President of Halderman Farm Management Service, Inc. and Vice President of Halderman Real Estate Services, Inc.
These new members replace retiring Board Members Marilyn Ford and Janet Halderman, who are no longer eligible to serve due to term limitations after 25 and 24 years of dedicated service. Together they led The Honeywell Foundation for a quarter of a century, through transitions including the Miracle on Market Street expansion and four Executive Directors.
With the retirement of two members and the addition of four new members, the Board of Directors now consist of eleven individuals. Steve Ford assumes the role as President in place of Bruce Ingraham who served in the position from 2007-2012. Although no longer President, Ingraham remains to serve as a Director.
"I am proud to have been a part of The Honeywell Foundation as President and am honored to pass the gavel on to Steve Ford," said former Board President, Bruce Ingraham. "I feel privileged to continue to serve on The Foundation Board."
Dave Haist will transition into the Vice President position, while John Forrester will continue as Treasurer and Tod Minnich retains the Secretary position. Remaining board members include Steve Downs, Tade Powell, and Jim Ridenour.
"I am honored to serve as President and look forward to working with the entire Board," said new Board President Steve Ford. "We shall miss Marilyn Ford and Janet Halderman, but I know their legacy of leadership will be influential for years to come."