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 for the Housing Corporation for the Purdue Chapter of Delta Tau Delta Fraternity.

 


 

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.