Who We Are


Tom MelangtonTom Melangton, President
Sales Engineer/Business Development, Johnson-Melloh Mechanical

Matt FreyMatt Frey, Vice President
Founder/CEO, Bub’s Burgers and Ice Cream, Bub’s Burgers
Ball State University, 1994
BS, Political Science and Government

Spencer ClarkSpencer Clark, Membership Director
Major Account Executive at Republic Services
Dominican University, 2016

Michael FennertyMichael Fennerty, Treasurer
Director, Katz, Sapper & Miller’s Transaction Advisory Services Group, CPA
M.S. in accounting, IU Kelley School of Business
B.S. in accounting and finance, IU Kelley School of Business

Bob RussellBob Russell, Communications
Electronic Document Professional
Retired Customer Communication Management Executive

Renee ButtsRenee Butts, Director
Firefighter, Engineer, Paramedic
Public Education Officer

Mark CarneyMark Carney, Director
President & Chief Executive Officer WorldTrips
Chief Product Officer, Tokio Marine HCC Global Travel Group
B.S, Purdue University

Michael J. Garvey, Director
Chief Investment Officer, Partner, Lauth – Commercial Real Estate & Development Firm
Indiana University, Kelly School of Business
Real Estate Finance and Business Administration CCIM Institute and Mortgage

Jacob Harrison, Director
Patrolman, Carmel Police Department
Joined the Carmel Police Department in January 2020
Former Police Officer at Indiana State University from 2017-2019
Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice & Criminology from Indiana State University in 2014

Mike Housey, Director
Professional Leadership Coach / EVP Southern Glazer’s
Author of The #1 Amazon Best Seller: Iron Life

Juan Navarette, Director
Master Patrolman with Carmel Police Department
Mohawk Trail Elementary School Resource Officer

Sara VanDyke, Director
Carmel Fire Department
Prevention Bureau Coordinator

Michelle Brown, Administrative Advisor

J.C. BuehlerJ.C. Buehler, Legal Advisor
Principal, Buehler Law Group
Reserve Deputy, Hamilton Co. Sheriffs Office
Member, SolutionsAir Charter, LLC
FAA Designated Pilot Examiner
B.A., Indiana University, 1977
J.D., Indiana Univ. McKinney School of Law, 1980

Jim NordhoffJim Nordhoff, Accounting Advisor
BBA, Accounting


Chief Drake SterlingChief Drake Sterling, Carmel Police Department
Drake Sterling is an experienced leader with more than fifteen years of dedicated law enforcement service. Previously he served as Captain for the Zionsville Police Department and was the Assistant SWAT Commander for the Boone County Special Response Team. He is a graduate of the FBI National Academy in Quantico, Virginia and he holds a graduate certificate in criminal justice from University of Virginia. He’s a graduate of both the Public Service Leadership Institute and the Indiana Police Chief Training Program. He is also a member of the International Association of Chiefs of Police.

Chief David Haboush, Carmel Fire Department
“The Heroes Club’s commitment to the professional men and women of the Carmel Fire Department is moving. Our firefighters and businesses are part of a very blessed community that recognizes the responsibility and devotion of public safety personnel. We are grateful for the members of the Heroes Club readiness to stand next to firefighters, assuring family members are cared for if something were to happen. Carmel firefighters are thankful and proud to be associated with The Heroes Club.”

Sheriff Dennis QualkenbushSheriff Dennis J. Quakenbush, Hamilton County Sheriff’s Department
“You will want to be part of this tremendous organization! It provides a great opportunity for business owners and leaders in the community to connect with the public safety officials who are working hard to keep this community safe. The relationships formed are meaningful and I’m personally thankful for the encouragement and support from the friends I have met through The Heroes Club.”

Tony Delello, Captain, Indiana State Police
A Hamilton County native, Captain Delello graduated from Carmel High School in 1989, then Indiana State University in 1994 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice. He began his career with the Indiana State Police in 1995, graduating from the academy in December of that year.


P.O. Box 4236, Carmel, IN 46082-4236

E-mail: [email protected]