Allison Melangton returned to Indiana Sports Corp as president on September 1, 2012 after serving as CEO and president of the 2012 Indianapolis Super Bowl Host Committee since 2008.
Widely regarded as the most engaging and successfully organized Super Bowl in history, Super Bowl XLVI in Indianapolis featured the Super Bowl Village, which drew more than 1.1 million people to downtown Indianapolis; $154 million of investment in the city’s Near Eastside through the Legacy Project; more than 8,000 volunteers serving in a variety of roles; and community, youth and green initiatives that impacted hundreds of thousands of individuals.
Melangton serves on the Board of Directors for OneAmerica Financial Partners, Inc., Visit Indy, Arts Council of Indianapolis, and Indy Chamber.
Melangton was honored with a “Sagamore of the Wabash” by Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels in 2012, and recognized as a “Living Legend” by the Indiana Historical Society in 2014. Sports Business Journal, the nation’s industry-leading publication, named Melangton as a recipient of its “Game Changer” Award in 2012.
Melangton was nationally recognized with the 2011 FBI Director’s Community Leadership Award for working as a liaison between the National Football League and the Indianapolis community for the 2012 Super Bowl. Melangton is also 2009 graduate of the FBI Citizens Academy.
Melangton served on the Indiana Sports Corp staff from 1994 through 2008, most recently as Indiana Sports Corp’s Senior Vice President of Events. She oversaw Indiana Sports Corp’s bid selection process and directed Indiana Sports Corp’s bid presentations for those events. She has directed numerous national and international events, including Olympic Trials, World Championships, NCAA Women’s Final Fours, and Big Ten Basketball Tournaments. In this role, Melangton led the bid effort that won Indianapolis the right to host Super Bowl XLVI.
Melangton is a graduate of Colorado State University with a bachelor of arts in Sports Administration. Prior to joining Indiana Sports Corp, Melangton directed national and international events for 11 years for Indianapolis-based USA Gymnastics. Melangton also worked at eight Olympic Games, the last five as an Associate Producer for the gymnastics broadcast by NBC Sports, the most recent the 2012 summer games in London. She has won five Emmy Awards for her work.
Allison has been married for 28 years to her husband, Tom, and has one son, Cameron, who is a junior at Ball State University.