Indiana Sports Corp President Ryan Vaughn to Step Down as Organization’s Leader

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INDIANAPOLIS – Indiana Sports Corp announces today that President Ryan Vaughn has offered his resignation to the Board of Directors. Vaughn is leaving to pursue an opportunity in the private sector and will continue to serve as Indiana Sports Corp President through July 1, 2022. After July 1, Vaughn will move to a consulting role to assist the board and staff on transition matters through the organization’s annual board meeting on September 14, 2022.

“The continued success of Indianapolis as North America’s best city for big events is easy to take for granted, but it is the vision and talent of people like Ryan Vaughn that have kept us in the lead,” said Rick Fuson, CEO of Pacers Sports & Entertainment and Chairman of Indiana Sports Corp. “I am immensely grateful to Ryan for his leadership, and while he leaves remarkably big shoes to fill, he also leaves Indiana Sports Corp as poised as ever to continue this incredibly important work.”

“It has been a tremendous honor to serve in this role for the last eight years,” said Vaughn. “I’ve been blessed to work with incredible board leaders, an amazing team, and thousands of individuals in the community who care deeply and give freely to support our mission and the impact it has on our city and state. I’m very proud of what we’ve all accomplished together. I will continue to be Indiana Sports Corp’s biggest champion but as the organizations begins to prepare for a very big 2024 and beyond, now is the time to transition leadership to the next President.”

Board Chairman, Rick Fuson, CEO of Pacers Sports and Entertainment has formed a search committee and asked Board Affairs Chairperson, Karin Sarratt, Executive Vice President at OneAmerica, to lead the search. Rick and Karin will serve on the committee with the following Indiana Sports Corp Executive Committee members:

  • Scott Dorsey, Immediate Past Chair - Co-Founder / Partner, High Alpha
  • Kathleen McNeely, Treasurer - CFO, NCAA
  • Dennis Dye, Executive Committee - EVP, Shiel Sexton
  • Steve Sanner, Executive Committee - President, Hoosier Automotive
  • Dr. Phil Borst, Life Member - Retired
  • Krista Skidmore, Executive Committee - CEO / Founder, Flashpoint


About Indiana Sports Corp Founded in 1979 as the nation’s first sports commission, Indiana Sports Corp is a not-for-profit organization focused on bringing premier sporting events to Indiana to drive economic vitality, facilitate a vibrant community with civic pride and garner positive media attention. Because of this, Indiana Sports Corp is able to provide positive, sports-related opportunities for youth in the community. For more information, please visit

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