The Athenaeum Foundation Appoints Three New Board Members

The Athenaeum Foundation Appoints Three New Board Members

Nabella Virjee, John G. Leicht and Larry Roan join an elite group of board members at the Athenaeum


INDIANAPOLIS – In the past two months the Athenaeum Foundation has appointed three new board members including Nabella Virjee, John G. Leicht and Larry Roan.


The Athenaeum was originally built in the 1890s and is known around Indianapolis as a unique historical, architectural and cultural landmark. The board of trustees helps ensure the Athenaeum stays true to its mission of preserving and enhancing its historic German-American Landmark to “advance the Sound Mind in a Sound Body values of its founders” through programming that lifts spirits and engages in diverse communities.


Nabella Virjee, J.D. is an associate in Lewis Wagner’s litigation group where she concentrates in areas of employment law, insurance defense, professional liability and legal malpractice defense. Virjee graduated from tIndiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law in 2013. While attending law school, she served as a volunteer for Aftercare for Indiana through Mentoring (AIM), a program for incarcerated youth. Virjee practices in both the Northern and Southern District Courts, is involved in several professional associations for lawyers, and has written three legal publications. She has also hosted several presentations and participated in or moderated panels on her legal concentrations.


John G. Leicht is one of two partners in Edward George & Associates, LLC and serves as its president and chief executive officer. He received a bachelor of science degree in civil engineering from the University of Notre Dame in 1974 and a master’s degree in business administration from Indiana University in 1983. Leicht is the past chair of the University of Notre Dame National senior alumni board and a member of the board of visitors at Marian University in Indianapolis. He and his wife, Mary Kay, are the parents of four children.


Larry Roan is a graduate of Ball State University’s College of Architecture and Planning, and is currently the vice president of business development at Browning Day Mullins Dierdorf, a prominent Indianapolis architecture and landscape firm. Some of his work includes the IMA, Eiteljorg Museum and university buildings at IU, IUPUI, Butler, DePauw, Ball State and other colleges and universities in the U.S. Roan is a member of Ball State University’s alumni council board and executive committee.  He currently serves as president of the College of Architecture and Planning alumni board, and is the past president of the Ball State Construction Management Industry advisory board.


Staff and board members of the Athenaeum Foundation are excited for these accomplished individuals to contribute their skills, abilities and knowledge for the improvement of the foundation.