President and CEO
Gail serves as President and CEO, with more than 35 years of nonprofit management and community leadership experience. Under her direction, the Johnson County Community Foundation manages more than 350 funds and $40 million in assets.
Prior to her appointment at the Foundation, her professional career path included serving nearly a decade as Executive Director of the Greater Greenwood Chamber of Commerce, Business Development Officer for Lincoln/First Merchants Bank, Associate Director of United Way of Johnson County, Planning & Research Associate for United Way of Central Indiana and Budget Analyst for Legislative Services Agency, State of Indiana.
Richards is a long-time resident of Johnson County and has been active in many organizations that benefit the community, including Park Board for the City of Greenwood, Park Board for Johnson County, Leadership Johnson County (2000 graduate), Johnson County Community Foundation Board, Greenwood Village South Board, Redevelopment Commission for the City of Greenwood, Johnson County Development Corporation Board, Old Towne Greenwood Association, United Way of Johnson County Loaned Executive and Greenwood Rotary Board.
Gail earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Indiana State University. She has been married to husband, Mark, for more than 40 years and has one daughter, Abby. In her spare time, she enjoys reading and traveling.