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Eitlejorg Museum welcomes new board members

by User Not Found | Jun 26, 2012

Tom Hoback, CEO of Indiana Rail Road Company, joins Eiteljorg Museum Board of Directors

INDIANAPOLIS—The Eiteljorg Museum of American Indian and Western Art’s Board of Directors has elected Tom Hoback, president and CEO of Indiana Rail Road Company, as its newest member. Additionally, the museum’s board elected new members to the Board of Advisors and the National Board of Advisors whose terms will begin on July 1.

“Tom’s passion for the history of railroading and art in the West, his commitment to the Eiteljorg and his entrepreneurial spirit will be great assets to the Eiteljorg Museum,” said John Vanausdall, Eiteljorg president and CEO. “We are excited and honored to have him as part of the leadership of our organization.”

Hoback founded Indiana Rail Road Company more than 25 years ago and it has grown to be one of the most successful regional railroads in the country, hauling products for companies like, GE, Hershey, Tide and Ice Mountain. The company is committed to the community through its support of many events like Jingle Rails: The Great Western Adventure and its organizing of the annual Santa Train.

“We are equally honored to welcome the new members of the Board of Advisors and National Board of Advisors,” Vanausdall said. “Their counsel is invaluable in helping the institution seek new ways to expand the reach and interpretation of our mission.”

The Eiteljorg museum would like to welcome:

Board of Advisors

Steve Cagle, philanthropist, retired television executive

David Horth, principal, Quest Commercial Real Estate

Modupe Labode, assistant professor of history and museum studies, IUPUI

Stephen Todd, IT delivery director and regional IT director, Rolls-Royce North America

National Board of Advisors

Kai Binford, Phoenix, AZ, artist and community leader

Burke Eiteljorg, Santa Monica, CA, co-founder of Activate and grandson of museum founder Harrison Eiteljorg


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