Board of Directors


Tony Nacelewicz

Vice President

Louis Zee

Louie Zee is the owner/manager of the Hollywood Shoppe at Greenwood Mall, a gift shop with an entertainment theme which features t-shirts, posters, mugs, lunchboxes, action figures and more. He graduated from Indiana University in 1981 with an MBA. Louie was one of the original Ambassadors in the early '80s, and has previously served on the board as Treasurer and President.


Steve Willem

I am an accountant and CPA and my community involvement in Indianapolis began over 30 years ago with the Jaycees. I'm a member of the Downtown Kiwanis Club, serve on the Board of Reach for Youth, and have been active with Boy Scouts. Also an active member at St. Pius X Catholic Church. Married to Judi with a son and daughter in college.


Pamela Perkins

Director of Volunteer Administration

Lynn Knipstein

Graduated from Indiana University BS 1972, MBA from Butler University 1975. Worked in financial industry for 27 years, and private consulting. Currently retired but continue to my tax practice. I have been active in Indy Ambassadors for 3 years. Also, active volunteer participant for Habitat for Humanity and Servants at work.

Director of Volunteer Promotions

Chris Walczak

Director of Membership

Karen Franklin

Director of Membership Administration

Shari Zee

A lifetime resident of Indianapolis and a big fan of the city. Married with 2 sons. Work as a nurse at Eskenazi Health. Interests include: travel, reading, gardening, knitting, games and puzzles. Love to volunteer at the gala funraisers, art shows and theater events. Volunteer regularly at the Indiana State Museum (a wonderful place, please stop by).

Director of Membership Activation

Sharon Sears

Director of Social Events

Jeannette Edwards

Director of Public Relations

Denise Durham

In 2019, I became a new Board Member serving as the Director of Public Relations for the Indianapolis Ambassadors. Currently, I am also a Director of Quality Assurance for the Food and Beverage industry. I have worked in this industry for over 25 years. To date, my educational background consists of (2) Associates Degrees (Education and General Studies), (1) Bachelors Degree in Chemistry, (1) Masters Degree in Information Systems, (1) MBA in Leadership, and working on my Doctorate in Business Management (Due to graduate August, 2019). I am a member of the Black Engineering Society, Sigma Alpha Pi, American Chemical Society, and on the Indianapolis Circle City Committee. To keep myself sane, I like to go to the movies, snorkel, scuba dive, camp, bike ride and read murder mysteries (my favorite author is James Patterson).

Director of Education

Tony Doster

Currently work as a career transition and job coach, a university instructor, and as a representative for energy management firm . Volunteer activities include supporting Noble, Inc., the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, and the Indianapolis Ambassadors. Have a volunteer alcohol servers license.

Member at Large

Deborah Giera