About

The Indiana Military Veterans Hall of Fame (IMVHOF), a 501(c)3 organization, was founded in 2013. The IMVHOF’s stated objective is “to publicly emphasize the honor brought to our state and nation by the sacrifice of Indiana military veterans and their families.” On April 25, 2013, the Indiana House of Representatives and the Indiana Senate recognized the Indiana Military Veterans Hall of Fame organization. Indiana follows only a handful of other states who have established similar organizations.

Indiana Military Veterans Hall of Fame Board of Directors

Name Position
Kevin Ryan Past CEO, Financial Center First Credit Union Chairman
Mark Moulton Technical Sergeant, U.S. Air Force (Retired) Vice Chairman
Mike Nelson Treasurer Treasurer
Jeanne Lugo COL, U.S. Army (Retired) Secretary
James Leonard COL, U.S. Army (Retired) Member
John L. Bartlett Indiana State Representative, District 95 Member
Joseph Eke Attorney Member
Hugh R. Dagley II Past Adjutant, Indiana Dept. of the American Legion Member
John McKenzie President & CEO, Indiana Credit Union League Member
El Ahlwardt Chair of the (City of) Fishers Armed Services Commission Member
Jim Jordan Broker/Owner of Realty World Indy Member

Kevin Ryan – Chairman

Kevin serves as the Chairman and is one of the co-founders of the Indiana Military Veterans Hall of Fame (IMVHOF).   Kevin has been with the IMVHOF since its inception in 2013.  Although not a veteran Kevin is a true patriot and strong supporter of the U.S. military.  Kevin is the past President and Chief Executive Officer of Financial Center First Credit Union.

Mark L. Moulton – Vice Chairman

Mark serves as the Vice Chairman and is one of the co-founders of the Indiana Military Veterans Hall of Fame and has been with the IMVHOF since its inception in 2013.  Mark is a United States Air Force veteran having served 20 years in uniform retiring as a Technical Sergeant and Chemical Warfare Instructor.  Mark is the current Assistant Vice President of Executive Support at Financial Center First Credit Union.

Mike Nelson – Treasurer

Mike serves as the Treasurer and has been with the IMVHOF since its inception in 2013.  Although not a veteran Mike is a true patriot and strong supporter of the U.S. military. Mike is the Past Chief Financial Officer at Financial Center First Credit Union.

Jeanne Lugo - Secretary

Jeanne serves as the Secretary and has been with the IMVHOF since its inception in 2013.  Jeanne is a United States Army veteran having served nearly 30 years in uniform retiring as a Colonel in the Finance Corps.

James Leonard

James has served on the Board of Directors since 2016.  James is a United States Army veteran having served 28 years in uniform retiring as a Colonel in the Finance Corps.  He also earned a Masters Degree from Boston University and an MBA with Honors from Butler University.

Hugh R. Dagley II

Hugh has served on the Board of Directors since 2016.  Hugh is a United States Army veteran having served eight years in uniform as a Tactical Intelligence Officer.  Hugh is the past Adjutant of the Indiana Department of the American Legion and served 18 years as a member of the American Legion’s National Headquarters.

Joseph Eke

Joe has served on the Board of Directors since 2017 and on the Selection Committee from 2014 – 2016.  Joe is a United States Marine veteran and was a member of the first Marine combat unit and helicopter squadron sent to Vietnam in 1962. Joe is a practicing attorney and serves as General Counsel for the IMVHOF.

John Bartlett

John has served on the Board of Directors since its inception in 2013. Although not a veteran John is a true patriot and strong supporter of the U.S. military.  John is the State Representative for District 95 at the Indiana State House.  Through John’s efforts he was able to gain recognition of the IMVHOF from the Indiana State legislature.

John McKenzie

John began serving on the Board of Directors in 2022.  Although not a veteran John is a true patriot and strong supporter of the U.S. military.  John is the President and Chief Executive Officer of the Indiana Credit Union League.  Through John’s leadership the IMVHOF was able to construct a memorial building through the efforts of private individuals and Indiana credit unions.

El Ahlwardt

A retired Navy Commander, El was a Special Duty/Public Affairs Officer for 17 years after beginning his career as a Surface Warfare Officer. Currently El is a fundraiser for a worldwide Christian ministry and the Chair of the (City of) Fishers Armed Services Commission.

Jim Jordan

The newest member of our Board, Jim Jordan served in the Coast Guard in port security, search and rescue, aids to navigation and ice breaking missions.  After service in the Coast Guard, Jim served in management positions in the wireless communications industry.  Currently Jim is Broker/Owner of Realty World Indy and past president of Fishers Rotary Club and the Indianapolis Sailing Club.