Riders Council

Riders Council members are selected on the basis of their commitment to the improvement of the Little 500. Together, the council has over 50 years of combined experience racing Little 500.

Members add value to the Little 500 community by serving as a brain trust for new riders and as a sounding board for the IU Student Foundation. Riders Council members are leaders on the track, in the classroom, and in the community.

Riders Council Application

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Council Members

Daniel Kang

President

Email:
dkangty@iu.edu

Team: Black Key Bulls
Hometown: Taichung, Taiwan
Major: Finance

Ben McKeown

Vice President

Email:
benmckeo@iu.edu

Team: Beta Sigma Psi
Hometown: Charlotte, NC
Major: Information Systems  

Drew Gavette

Secretary

Email:
dbgavett@iu.edu

Team: Sigma Phi Epsilon
Hometown: Zionsville, IN
Major: Management

Conor Berry

Email:
cotberry@iu.edu

Team: Alpha Sigma Phi
Hometown: Indianapolis, IN
Major: Media Advertising

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Clare Bruen

Email:
clabruen@iu.edu

Team: Alpha Chi Omega
Hometown: Carmel, IN
Major: Marketing & Operations

Kaleb Cooper

Email:
cooperkd@iu.edu

Team: Phi Kappa Psi
Hometown: LaPorte, IN
Major: Political Science & Philosophy

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Katherine Carr

Email:
katicarr@iu.edu

Team: Alpha Xi Delta
Hometown: Indianapolis, IN
Major: International Law & Institutions

Peyton Gaskill

Email:
pgaskil@iu.edu

Team: Cutters
Hometown: Chesterfield, MO
Major: Marketing & Business Analytics

Abby Green

Email:
abggreen@iu.edu

Team: Melanzana Cycling
Hometown: Fort Wayne, IN
Major: Neuroscience
 

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John Gudeman

Email:
jgudeman@iu.edu

Team: Phi Gamma Delta
Hometown: Greenwood, IN
Major: Exercise Science

Audra Kaczmarek

Email:
ahkaczma@iu.edu

Team: Alpha Gamma Delta
Hometown: Carmel, IN
Major: Finance & Accounting

Shannon Kerr

Email:
shaker@iu.edu

Team: Delta Gamma
Hometown: Gross Pointe Park, MI
Major: Informatics

Audrey La Valle

Email:
atlavall@iu.edu

Team: Kappa Alpha Theta
Hometown: Clarendon Hills, IL
Major: Biology

Michelle Moon

Email:
moonmic@iu.edu

Team: Phi Gamma Nu
Hometown: Greenwood, IN
Major: Marketing, Sales, Digital & Social Media Applications

Marisa Patel-O'Connor

Email:
mapatelo@iu.edu

Team: Alpha Delta Pi
Hometown: Peoria, IL
Major: Information Systems, Entrepreneurship

William Pitts

Email:
wbpitts@iu.edu

Team: Sigma Phi Epsilon
Hometown: Zionsville, IN
Major: Marketing & Professional Sales 

Rishi Poludasu

Email:
rpoludas@iu.edu

Team: 3PH Cycling
Hometown: Columbus, IN
Major: Biology

Sarah Qu

Email:
sarqu@iu.edu

Team: Melanzana Cycling
Hometown: Carmel, IN
Major: Psychology

Jenna Rodgers

Email:
jmrodger@iu.edu

Team: Alpha Chi Omega
Hometown: Carmel, IN
Major: Human Biology

Laura Shafer

Email:
lauashaf@iu.edu

Team: Independent Council Cycling
Hometown: Evansville, IN
Major: Fitness & Wellness

Megan Tennell

Email:
megtenne@iu.edu

Team: Teter
Hometown: Bargersville, IN
Major: Psychology

Paul Smith

Email:
pabsmith@iu.edu

Team: Beta Sigma Psi
Hometown: Valparaiso, IN
Major: Marketing & Business Analytics

Lukas Troutman

Email:
luktrout@iu.edu

Team: IUDM Cycling
Hometown: Lake Zurich, IL
Major: Finance & Economic Consulting

Lindsey Way

Email:
lway@iu.edu

Team: RideOn Cycling
Hometown: Bloomington, IN
Major: Microbiology and Middle Eastern Languages & Cultures