Sagamore Institute Names Allison Barber as Board Chair

"Allison has always responded to the call to service. From teaching school in northern Indiana or setting up a communications shop on the frontlines in Afghanistan, she brings a can-do attitude, an inspiring love for people and a relentless pursuit of excellence. We are so grateful that she’s bringing those gifts to her Sagamore leadership post.”

Dr. Allison Barber was installed as chair of the Sagamore Institute Board of Trustees in February 2023. She currently serves as president and COO of the WNBA’s Indiana Fever. Previously, she was recruited by then-Gov. Mitch Daniels to serve as the founding chancellor of Western Governors University following two decades in Washington D.C. Her jobs in the nation’s capital ranged from serving on Elizabeth Dole’s staff at the American Red Cross to a communications leadership position in the Pentagon.