Courthouse Preservation Advisory Commission - Members
Chief Randall T. Shepard, Chairperson
Randall T. Shepard of Evansville was appointed to the Indiana Supreme Court by Governor Robert D. Orr in 1985, becoming Chief Justice of Indiana in 1987. A seventh generation Hoosier, Shepard graduated from Princeton University cum laude and from the Yale Law School. He earned a Master of Laws degree in the judicial process from the University of Virginia. Shepard was Judge of the Vanderburgh Superior Court from 1980 until his appointment. He earlier served as executive assistant to Mayor Russell Lloyd of Evansville and as special assistant to the Under Secretary of the U.S. Department of Transportation. He teaches periodically at the law schools of NYU and Yale.
Chief Justice Shepard was also Trustee of the National Trust for Historic Preservation. He served as chair of the ABA Appellate Judges Conference and of the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar. During 2005-06, Shepard served as President of the National Conference of Chief Justices. Chief Justice John Roberts recently appointed him to the U.S. Judicial Conference Advisory Committee on Civil Rules.
Julie Berry, Member
Julie Berry currently serves as President of the Jefferson County Board of Commissioners; she is in her third term as Commissioner and was the first female Commissioner in the history of Jefferson County. While not working as a Commissioner, she works as a client administrator for a local engineering firm. Prior to that, she served as a project manager for the Southeastern Indiana Regional Planning Commission. Berry has a Bachelors Degree in Journalism & Political Science from Ball State University. She volunteers with several not-for-profits in southeastern Indiana including Madison Industrial Development Corporation, Jefferson County United Way, The Boys and Girls Club, and Special Olympics. In 2009, Governor Daniels appointed her as a member of the Indiana Courthouse Preservation Advisory Commission.
Brad Bumgardner, Member
Brad Bumgardner is the Executive Director of the Parke County Community Foundation. He graduated from Lincoln Christian College in Lincoln, IL.
J. Steven Cox, Member
J. Steven Cox is a resident of Brookville, Indiana and was first elected Judge of the 37th Judicial Circuit of Indiana in 1994. He is a 1987 graduate of Indiana University where he majored in Forensic Science with areas in Political Science, Psychology, Sociology, and Religion. He received his Juris Doctor Degree from Valparaiso University School of Law in 1990. He became a graduate of the Indiana Judicial College in 1995. He is currently a member of the American Judges Association, American Judicature Society, Association of Trial Lawyers of America, Indiana Judges Association, Indiana State Bar Association, Indiana Council of Juvenile and Family court Judges, Franklin County Citizens for Historic Preservation, Franklin County Historical Society, and Board of Directors, Richmond Art Museum.
Fritz Herget, Member
Fritz Herget, engineer, has been with ARSEE Engineers since 1982 when he graduated from Purdue University with a Masters Degree in Civil Engineering majoring in Structures and Transportation. Early in his career he became interested in building facades and historic facilities. Over the last 20 years he has investigated and developed repair programs for several hundred masonry and/or historic structural systems, working on such facilities as the Indiana Statehouse, Murat Theatre, Union Station, Children's Museum, and a 30 building study on the campus of IUPUI.
Diana Hawes, Member
Diana M. Hawes of Bloomington is an architectural historian educated at Barnard College, Indiana University, Bloomington, and the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. She was a founder of Bloomington Restorations, Inc in 1976 and served BRI for many years both as a volunteer and a contractor. She co-authored Bloomington Discovered (1980) and Monroe County in Focus (1995) and supervised the inventories of historic structures for the City of Bloomington and Monroe County as architectural historian. She has also taught architectural history at Indiana University Bloomington, and served on the board of directors of Historic Landmarks Foundation of Indiana.
Ron Ross, Member
Ron Ross, staff architect and project manager at Martin Riley in Fort Wayne, graduated from Savannah College of Art and Design with a Masters of Architecture. Recently, he was named to the Fort Wayne Historic Preservation Commission by Mayor Tom Henry.
Kevin Woodward has served the citizens of Wells County for the past 20 years, as a town councilman, county councilman, and currently in his third term as a county commissioner. Kevin’s experience with local government and vast networks throughout the state make him a valuable asset to the Indiana Courthouse Advisory Commission.
Ex Officio Members
Marsh Davis is President of Indiana Landmarks, the nation’s largest statewide preservation organization. An Indiana native, Davis returned to his home state after serving from 2002 to 2006 as Executive Director of the Galveston Historical Foundation. Prior to his tenure in Texas, Davis was Indiana Landmarks' community services director, where he managed survey and grant programs and developed initiatives in African American heritage and rural preservation."
Dr. James A. Glass
James A. Glass, Ph.D., Deputy State Historic Preservation Officer, has been with the Division since 2007. He graduated with a B.A. in History and Spanish from Indiana Central College (now the University of Indianapolis), an M.A. in Latin American History from Indiana University, and M.A. in History of Urban Development from Cornell University, and a Ph.D. in Architectural History and Historic Preservation Planning, Cornell University. Before coming to the State, he served as Director of the Graduate Program in Historic Preservation at Ball State University and as the Director of the Center for Historic Preservation at Ball State University. He served as Director of the Division of Historic Preservation and Archaeology and Deputy State Historic Preservation Officer in the early 1990s. He has a long career in preservation and history.
David R. Terrell, Executive Director, Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs was appointed by Lt. Governor Becky Skillman in 2006. Mr. Terrell has experience in strategic planning, leadership development, encouraging community partnerships, and expanding economic development capacity in rural communities. Before joining OCRA, he was the Economic Development Director for Madison-Jefferson County and lead Terrell Associates, a consulting firm that specializes in community level workforce and economic development partnerships. He is the 2008 recipient Indiana Economic Development Association “Excellence in Leadership” award.
A graduate of Indiana State University who earned his MBA from the University of South Florida, Mr. Terrell is active in volunteer work and has a great passion for rural Indiana.