Board

profileGutweinAndy Gutwein

As an attorney at Gutwein Law, Andy brings a strategic mind and business sense to his work in estate planning and estate administration. He enjoys breaking down complex planning strategies and making them understandable and relevant to his clients. Andy earned his JD from The National Law Center at George Washington University in Washington, D.C.

Since 2010, Andy has served as counsel for the West Lafayette Board of Parks and Recreation and has served two four year terms as the West Lafayette representative to the Tippecanoe County Council. Previously, he served as President of the Board of Directors of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Wabash Valley, Inc., the Board of Directors of the Downtown Business Center, the Up with Downtown Implementation Committee, and as the President of the Board of Directors of Westminster Village West Lafayette.

 


 

Joseph Seaman

Joseph Seaman, known as Joe, takes a big-picture view, works cooperatively with diverse groups, builds consensus and leads change. He is well-versed in fiscal matters, respected for empowering others, supporting education, giving time to community organizations, and valuing his family. He volunteers for Read to Succeed and Mental Health America of Tippecanoe County. When he is not working, he enjoys spending time with his family and golfing.

 


 

profileFlannellyPatrick J. Flannelly, Chief of Police, Lafayette (IN) Police Department

Patrick Flannelly is the Chief of Police for the Lafayette, Indiana, Police Department.  Serving the community as the Chief has been a rewarding challenge offering tremendous opportunities for personal and professional growth.  The chance to impact public safety and improve the quality of service is a unique and exciting responsibility.

Prior to beginning his career in Law Enforcement, Patrick served four years on active duty in the United States Air Force as a security policeman.  Upon completion of his military service he attended Purdue University where he completed his Bachelor of Arts Degree in Law & Society.  In 1995 he began his dream job of being a police officer for the Lafayette Police Department.

For the past twenty years Patrick has served his agency in numerous capacities, including; Patrol Officer, SWAT Officer, SWAT Team Leader & Commander, Patrol Commander, Drug Task Force Command, Administrative Services and Community Outreach, and now as the Chief of Police.

Outside of the police department he is actively engaged in the community as a volunteer and community leader.  Patrick has served on numerous public and private boards involving youth sports and other activities.  He currently is the President of the City of West Lafayette Parks & Recreation Board.

Chief Flannelly is an honor graduate from the Indiana Law Enforcement Academy and has attended numerous schools and training programs over the course of his career.  He is a graduate of the School of Police Staff and Command from the Northwestern University’s Center for Public Safety.  Chief Flannelly also completed the Senior Executives in State and Local Government Program at Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government.

Patrick is married to his wife Kristin and they have three awesome boys.  The whole family is active in sports, the outdoors, and life in general.  Patrick and Kristin are the owners of CrossFit West Lafayette, which provides them a venue to share their passion for wellness with the community.  They also enjoy competing in masters and couples competitions because it gives them inspiration to stay healthy and set a positive example for their children.

 


 

Tim Powers

Tim is co-owner and President of School Datebooks, Inc. here in Lafayette. A graduate of Hanover College, Tim is committed to making the Greater Lafayette Community a destination of choice. He has served as Chairperson for the Lafayette Catholic Schools and Greater Lafayette Commerce Boards of Directors, while also serving and volunteering with many other community-focused organizations over the past 20+ years. In his spare time, Tim enjoys hunting, fishing, traveling the world and spending time with his wife and 4 children.

 


 

Tetia Lee

Tetia Lee is the Executive Director of the Tippecanoe Arts Federation, an arts council and umbrella organization for a fourteen county region in North Central Indiana. Over the last 20 years, Lee has served as Gallery Director, Professor, and Outreach Coordinator in her positions throughout the state. Lee holds fine art degrees from the School of the Art Institute, the American Academy of Art, Florence Academy of Art, Indiana State University and Texas Tech respectively. As executive director, Lee has developed and implemented programs to ensure access to the arts to at-risk and underserved youth, leadership for a cultural plan, and elevated the profile of the organization and its programs around the region, throughout the state and at a national level. Lee is a board member of Indiana Arts Connects, the West Lafayette Public Library Foundation, the Lafayette Police Foundation, and the Quality of Life Council of Greater Lafayette. Lee is a 2009 Joyce Fellow for Americans for the Arts.

 


 

Marc Elliott

Marc Elliott has been the Vice President and General Manager of WLFI TV since 2011. He oversees the operation of the News, Production, Promotion, Engineering, Sales and Administrative Departments of the award winning Lafayette CBS affiliate.

Over 30 years in the broadcast industry, Marc started his career after graduating from Ball State University. He began by selling advertising in Indianapolis in 1987. After seven years at WISH TV, he was promoted to National Sales Manager and later Station Manager at WOTV in Battle Creek/Grand Rapids, Michigan. Marc returned to Indiana in 2005 as Director of Sales at WNDY TV before his move to WLFI TV in West Lafayette.

Marc has served on a number of Board of Directors, including the Marquis Foundation, the Indiana Broadcasters Association and as President of Leadership Lafayette.

Proud to be with his wife Lynn for over 20 years, he strives to be the best father he can, to his daughter and son, 13 & 11.

Marc continues to promote positive community leadership throughout Greater Lafayette in his role at WLFI.

 


 

Chris Fleming

Chris Fleming is the Executive Vice President/General Manager for Neuhoff Media in Lafayette operators of K-105, 98.7 WASK, 93.5 KHY, B 1029 and 101.7 The Hammer. Chris has been in the broadcasting business since 1990, first in New York, later in Michigan, South Carolina, North Carolina, Connecticut, Vermont, Tennessee, Arkansas, Georgia, Texas and New Mexico.

He and his girlfriend, Danette Munson, along with 2 dogs and a cat, relocated to Greater Lafayette in 2017 from Lubbock, Texas. There, he served as Chief Revenue Officer and General Manager at Ramar Communications for ten years, operating 23 Radio and TV stations in two states. Prior to that, he served as a broadcast consultant for New Revenue Solutions. In 2004 he co-founded Atlanta’s CD Broadcasting where he served as VP/Managing Member and in 2001 he co-founded Atlanta’s Archway Broadcasting Group and served as its Executive Vice President of Operations.

Chris is a seasoned executive with start-up, turn around and mature business experience, specializing in management, sales and marketing, and skilled in creating high performance teams that exceed goals. He is a strong, results oriented, bottom line driven, strategic planner with skill set to diagnose complex and diverse problems and create profitable solutions. Chris is a seasoned trainer and motivator able to inspire productivity and creativity.

Along with his involvement in Lafayette Police Foundation Board, Chris serves on the board of directors of the Indiana Broadcasters Association, the board of the Joe Tiller Chapter of National Football Foundation where he is the communication co-chair, and serves on the RAB’s Small Market Advisory Committee. He is a member of the International Broadcaster’s Idea Bank. He is currently part of Leadership Lafayette’s Class 48. He has also been the Ring Announcer for the UFC.

Originally from Massachusetts, Chris graduated from Ithaca College in Ithaca, NY with a degree in Communications and a minor in Central and Eastern European History. Chris is certified as an expert in media and marketing by the Radio Advertising Bureau. He is a graduate of the NAB’s Executive Development Program at Georgetown University.

He lives in West Lafayette, Indiana with Danette, Jax, Molly and Moses (the cat).