Ameriana Bancorp, parent company of Ameriana Bank, recently announced that Jennifer P. Bott, William F. McConnell Jr., and Michael W. Wells have been appointed to the boards of directors of the company and Ameriana Bank.
Their appointments expand the board to 10 members.
Bott is the first woman to be appointed to the board in company history. She is an associate professor of management for Ball State University’s Miller College of Business and currently serves as assistant provost for learning initiatives. In that role, she oversees the work of the university’s School of Extended Education and iLearn: Integrated Learning Institute, a recently created academic affairs unit. This unit brings together student support, instructional design, and faculty and administrative services for online and blended education.
Bott earned her master’s and doctoral degrees from the University of Akron. She has served in a variety of roles at Ball State, most recently as the executive director of the Master of Business Administration and Certificate Programs at the Miller College of Business. For the academic years 2004-05 and 2005-06, she was the recipient of the Delta Sigma Pi Professor of the Year and the Extraordinary Year Award for the Miller College of Business in 2007. She was awarded Junior Faculty of the Year in 2009 and won an Innovation in Business Award for her immersive learning activities from the Mid-Continent Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business Deans. In 2011, she was recognized for outstanding contributions to education by the Muncie and Delaware County Chamber of Commerce.
McConnell currently serves as senior vice president and chief information officer of Indiana University Health. Before joining IU Health, McConnell was chief executive officer for FlowCo Inc., an Indianapolis-based medical device start-up. He also held executive management positions throughout his 40-year career, including senior vice president roles with Boston Scientific Corporation, Guidant Corporation, and Resort Condominiums International (RCI).