Martha Lamkin, JD, served as the founding president, CEO and member of the board of directors of Lumina Foundation for Education, Inc. from 2000-2007. Ms. Lamkin helped develop the concept of Lumina Foundation while serving as executive vice president of USA Group, Inc., which she joined in 1991 and on whose board she served. She previously served as president of the Cummins Engine Foundation, executive director of corporate responsibility and government affairs of Cummins, and manager for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development's Indiana office.
Additionally, Ms. Lamkin chairs the Indiana Symphony Society board of directors. She was appointed to the board of the Indiana Education Savings Authority by Governor Mitch Daniels and is a member of the Boards of Directors of Christel House International, Inc.; Ivy Tech Community College Central Indiana Region Advisory Board; and Tourism Tomorrow, Inc. (TTI), the 501c3 subsidiary of the Indianapolis Convention and Visitors Association (ICVA), chairing its Music Crossroads Initiative.
After 22 years of service on the board of directors of Citizens Energy Group, a charitable trust which operates utilities serving residents of the Indianapolis area, Ms. Lamkin retired as its chair in 2012. In a career of dedicated service to the public good, Ms. Lamkin served as a trustee of a wide array number of corporate, non-profit and higher education boards and is a member of The Indiana Academy. Ms. Lamkin holds a BA in English & American Literature from California Baptist University, a MA in English & American Literature from Vanderbilt University and a law degree from the Robert H. McKinney School of Law at Indiana University-Indianapolis.