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Chairman Patrick Mapes has been reappointed by Governor Pence.
Pat has been in public education for over twenty five years in the roles of teacher, building level administrator, central office administrator, and state level administrator.  He has served on he IHSAA Board of Directors and Executive Committee and was President and Chairman of each entity.  Pat served as Director of Licensing and Assistant Superintendent of Operations for the Indiana Department of Education.  In those roles he established new licensing rules and brought many efficiencies and savings to the department.  He served as the Chairman for the USDOE Mid-West Regional Advisory Council in May of 2010.  In this position he worked with eight states to identify the educational challenges in the region and the resources needed to assist children.  In his roles as a building and central office administrator he provided many academic opportunities for students and resources for teachers.  Pat obtained his Bachelors, Masters and Educational Specialist degrees all from Ball State University.

John L. Krauss, an attorney, mediator, and arbitrator, is director of the Indiana University Public Policy Institute.  Additionally, he holds a joint academic appointment as a clinical professor at SPEA and an adjunct professor of law at Indiana University School of Law-Indianapolis.  He teaches mediation, dispute resolution, law and public policy, and urban management.  Krauss is also director of the Indiana Advisory Commission on Intergovernmental Relations.  He served as director of the Kernan/Shepard Indiana Local Government Reform Commission.
Krauss is active in the dispute resolution field.  He is member of the Roster of Mediator for the US Postal Service, Panel of External Mediators for the Transportation Security Administration (TSA)-US Department of Homeland Security, Roster of Neutrals for the Internal Revenue Service-Office for Appeals, Commercial Panel of Mediators and Arbitrators of the American Arbitration Association.  He is a Certified Mediator for Education Disputes by the Justice Center of Atlanta, Public Arbitrator for the FINRA Dispute Resolution Board of Arbitrators, and Professional Mediator, Medicare Beneficiary Complaint Mediation Program.  He is a Practitioner Member of the Association for Conflict Resolution.  He has served as a Special Administrative Law Judge for the Indiana Attorney General and as a Special Mediator for the Indiana Supreme Court.
Krauss holds leadership positions with a diverse array of civic and corporate organizations, including the Board of Trustees for the Citizens Energy Group Utility, Vice Chair for Tourism for Tomorrow, Inc., Board of Directors President Benjamin Harrison Foundation, Board of Advisors Central Indiana Land Trust, Trustee and Past Vice Chair of the Indianapolis Museum of Art, and Past Chair of Indiana Supreme Court Commission on Continuing Legal Education.
Krauss is also an accomplished photographer who travels the world to find new subjects.  Prior to joining SPEA, Krauss served as deputy mayor of Indianapolis (1982-1991).  Krauss received his BA in political science from Colorado College in Colorado Springs and his JD from Indiana University School of Law.
Patrick W. Mapes, Chairman                               
Sarah W.Cudahy, Esq., General Counsel and PIO
            Christopher P. Greisl, Esq., Director of Conciliation           

            Dr. Stacey Hughes, Research Director
Dr. Dennis Brooks, Consultant                                
Maureen R. Johnson, Administrative Assistant