Board of Directors Bios

James A. Fisher

Chairman & Chief Executive Officer
James A. Fisher (“Jim”) is a grandson of E.B. Ball and the son of John and Janice Fisher. Jim holds a BA in English from DePauw University, an MBA from the University of Colorado and served in the U.S. Air Force with the rank of Captain. Jim worked for Ball Corp. for over thirty years. In addition to serving as Chairman and CEO of Ball Brothers Foundation, Jim is a trustee of the Asheville School. Jim and his wife currently live in North Carolina but previously resided in Muncie during which time Jim served as Chairman of the IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital board, a board member of Delaware Advancement Corporation, and on the Advisory Board of Old National Bank.

Jud Fisher

President & Chief Operating Officer
A Michigan native, Michael Justin (Jud) Fisher is a graduate of DePauw University and the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy. He joined Ball Brothers Foundation in 2003 after working in administration for Old National Bancorp. In addition to his duties as president and chief operating officer of BBF, serves on the boards of several regional and statewide organizations including the Edmund F. and Virginia B. Ball Foundation, the Indiana Commission for Higher Education, Delaware Advancement Corporation, Methodist Health Foundation and First Merchants Corporation. He is the grandson of John W. Fisher and Janice Ball Fisher (1916-2010), the youngest daughter of BBF founder E. B. Ball.

Frank B. Petty

Vice Chairman
Frank Petty, the great-grandson of F.C. Ball, joined the Ball Brothers Foundation board in 2013. Frank grew up in Muncie and remains connected to the Muncie business community.  He is Principal of Walnut and Charles Properties. Frank is a Ball State University graduate with a BS in History. Currently, Frank is both a member of the Camp Crosley YMCA Board of Managers and a board member of The Children’s House (a Montessori school). Frank also volunteers with Wings of Mercy, a nonprofit, volunteer pilot organization that helps transport ill patients to far-away care. He and his family live in Traverse City, Michigan.

Terry L. Walker

Terry Walker, a Muncie resident since 1967, graduated with a degree in accounting from Ball State University. Terry worked for Muncie Power Products for over thirty years before retiring in 2012 as chairman and CEO. He continues to serve as president for the Hamer D. and Phyllis C. Shafer Foundation. Terry joined the Ball Brothers Foundation board of directors in 2002 and currently serves as secretary. Terry also serves on many other boards including IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital, First Merchants Corporation, High Street United Methodist Church Foundation, Muncie Children’s Museum Advisory Board, the YMCA Camp Crosley Advisory Board and is president of his condo association board in Bonita Springs, Florida. Terry and his wife Cheryl continue to reside in Muncie but enjoy spending time in Florida and at their lake home in northern Indiana.

Tammy S. Phillips

Treasurer, ex-officio
Tammy Phillips has served as Treasurer of Ball Brothers Foundation since 2013. She is a Certified Public Accountant who has worked for Ball Associates since 1988. In her role, Tammy has worked with multiple generations of Ball family members in varying capacities related to personal, business, and philanthropic matters. Tammy was born and raised in Delaware County and received her degree from Ball State University. In addition to her role with Ball Brothers Foundation, Tammy holds a number of other positions, several of which include: Treasurer and Foundation Manager for the George and Frances Ball Foundation; Treasurer of the Edmund F. and Virginia B. Ball Foundation; Chief Operating Officer, Treasurer, and Secretary of Fisher Properties of Indiana, Inc.; Treasurer of Florida Golf West Florida, Inc.; and Board Member and Treasurer of Kindel Furniture Company.

Scott E. Shockley

Assistant Treasurer and Assistant Secretary
Scott Shockley, a Partner with Muncie-based law firm DeFur Voran, joined the Ball Brothers Foundation board in 2010. Having been born and raised in Muncie, Scott earned his BA at Yale University and his JD from the University of Denver College of Law. After practicing law for several years in Colorado, Scott returned to Muncie where he has been an active community member. Scott’s family has deep ties to the Ball family as Scott’s grandfather was President of Muncie Aviation and Scott’s father flew Ball Corp. aircraft for Muncie Aviation. Scott is an Ordained Elder at First Presbyterian Church and previously served as President of the Muncie YMCA. In 2008, Scott was selected as a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, a group for which he will serve as President of the Indiana Chapter beginning in 2016. In 2013, Scott was honored by the publication “Best Lawyers in America” for his work in the field of commercial litigation.

William M. Bracken

Will Bracken, a grandson of F.C. Ball, grew up in Muncie and has served on the Ball Brothers Foundation board since 1992. Will is retired and has a background in real estate. In addition to serving on the board of the Ball Brothers Foundation, Will is an emeritus trustee of Carleton College. Currently, Will lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota and also enjoys spending time in Arizona.


Judith F. Oetinger

Judith Fisher Oetinger, is the daughter of John W. Fisher (1915-2009) and Janice Ball Fisher (1916-2010), the youngest daughter of BBF founder E. B. Ball. A native of Muncie, Judy currently resides in Kentucky where she operates as a horse breeder active in the sales and promotion of American Saddlebreds. Judy was a founding member and served on the board of the Iceland Family Entertainment and Ice Skating Complex in Louisville, Kentucky and also the board of the Kentucky Horse Park Foundation. She currently serves on the board for the Clifton Cultural Center in Louisville. Judy published her book, The Saddlebred: America’s Horse of Distinction, first edition in 1991 and reissued in 2010. Judy joined the Ball Brothers Foundation board in 2001.

Nancy B. Keilty


Stephanie Duckmann

Stephanie Duckmann is a great-granddaughter of E.B. Ball. She has served on the Ball Brothers Foundation board of directors since 2010. Stephanie holds a BA in political science from Northwestern University as well as a secondary teaching certificate in social science. Stephanie also played basketball for Northwestern. She is a teacher and coach in the Chicago area and also serves as President of the Des Plaines District 62 school board. Stephanie and her family live in Des Plaines, Illinois.

Terri E. Matchett

Terri Matchett joined the Ball Brothers Foundation board in 2012 and has strong ties to the Muncie community. Terri retired from her position as President and CEO of First Merchants Trust Company in 2014, having been active in the trust and estate management business for over 39 years. She received her BA from Ball State University and is a graduate of the ABA National Graduate Trust School at Northwestern University as well as Wabash College’s Executive Program. In addition to her role as a Ball Brothers Foundation board member, Terri is a member of the Camp Crosley YMCA Board of Managers and serves as a board member of The Winchester Foundation. Terri and her husband split their time between Florida and their home on Lake Tippecanoe in Indiana.

Charles F. Ball

Chuck Ball is a fourth generation Ball family member who has served on the Ball Brothers Foundation board since 2013. Chuck is also executive director of the Edmund F. and Virginia B. Ball Foundation. He has significant small business experience and is the President/Owner of Ball Brothers LLC. Chuck and his family live in Leland, Michigan.



Stacy McHenry


Elizabeth Bracken

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Beth Bracken, great-granddaughter of F.C. Ball, joined BBF’s board in 2019. Born and raised in Minnesota, Beth now lives in New York City with her husband and children. Beth is a graduate of Connecticut College and has her MBA from Georgetown University. Beth has two decades of experience in global marketing and brand development, having worked with multinational beauty companies and start-up companies that have become major brands. Beth is also engaged in volunteer work in the New York City area.