Katrina Hockemeyer has been a resident of Fishers since 1998 and is actively involved in both school and community organizations. She served eight years on the Board of School Trustees for Hamilton Southeastern Schools and has an extensive background serving on Not-for-Profit boards, along with 12 years volunteering as a youth coach for Fishers-HSE S.P.O.R.T.S. A graduate of Purdue University with experience in financial management, she works as a consultant in commercial insurance and small business accounting. She and her husband, Todd, have three young adult children who are all graduates of Hamilton Southeastern Schools. Serving on the YMI Board since 2010, Katrina is passionate about helping every student reach his or her potential, especially when the presence of a caring adult mentor is needed to help point the way.
Matt Kegley is in his sixth year as principal of Hamilton Southeastern High School. In his over twenty year career in education, Matt has taught and served in administration in schools of various secondary grade configurations. Matt has worked in Waldron and Huntington before coming to the HSE School District. Matt is married to his wife Jennifer and they have three children; Olivia, Sophia, and Isaiah.
Steven Orusa is Fire Chief for the Fishers Department of Fire and Emergency Services since 2011. He has served over 33 years in law enforcement and fire service positions. He serves on the following non for profit boards: City of Fishers Youth Mentoring Initiative (YMI), Hamilton County Humane Society, Leslie Anne Hulse Foundation (Human Trafficking), and the International Association of Dive Rescue Specialists (IADRS) board of directors.
Steven grew up in Chicago, Illinois, receiving his bachelor’s degree from Western Illinois University in 1983. His graduate work is in Human Resource Management. He is a published author and frequently invited speaker on public safety leadership and development techniques. He has provided analysis on public safety response for USA Today, Fire Chief Magazine, Fire Engineering Magazine, and has also appeared on BBC, MSNBC, Fox News, and CNN to provide expert analysis on disaster response.
CRYSTAL MURFF THORPE
Crystal Murff Thorpe is the very proud principal at Fishers Junior High School in the Hamilton Southeastern School District and has served in this position for ten years. She began her career as a high school English teacher and later served as an assistant principal in both MSD Perry Township and MSD Wayne Township. She earned her undergraduate degree from Indiana University, her master’s degree from Butler University, and is currently completing her PhD at Indiana State University in educational leadership. She is also the Principal-in-Residence at the University of Indianapolis where she trains future school leaders. Crystal has been featured in the Fishers Current newspaper, received the Ford Motor Company Unsung Hero Award, and was honored in Who’s Who in Black Indianapolis for Academia. She has provided professional development to HSE schools on fundamental classroom conditions and has been a guest speaker at Ball State University.
Todd Zimmerman is currently a Property and Casual Advisor at Conner Insurance. Todd brings over a decade of asset protection and loss prevention experience to Conner’s diverse pool of insurance expertise. Spearheading loss prevention efforts for national retailers hhgregg and Macy’s have demonstrated an innovative thought process and affinity for leadership, positioning Todd as a thought leader in his field. His past work has placed him on both sides of the insurance transaction, allowing Todd to approach P&C recommendations from multiple angles, exhibiting a comprehensive understanding of client needs.