Delegate at Large A: Annette Craycraft
Annette Craycraft is currently the Executive Director of East Central Indiana CASA, Inc., a non-profit agency serving children who are abused and neglected in Hancock and Madison Counties. Ms. Craycraft previously has worked in various capacities at the Indiana State House, including the Indiana General Assembly in the House of Representatives and Indiana Senate, the Indiana Election Commission, and she was a Special Assistant to the late Governor Frank O’Bannon. Prior to coming to East Central Indiana CASA, Inc. she was the Executive Director for the Indiana Commission for Women. While at the Commission she was an advisor to the Governor and Legislature on various issues pertaining to women and families, administered the women’s health grant program and she created the Indiana Torchbearer Awards for Women. She is a graduate of Ball State University with a bachelor’s degree in both Political Science and History, with a minor in Japanese, and Peace Studies/Conflict Mediation. She is actively involved with many local and state organizations and serves on several statewide and local community boards and task forces. Annette is the Vice Chair of the Open Door Health Services Board of Directors, and serves on the Board of Directors for the Anderson Rotary Club. She serves on the Guardian Scholars Advisory Board at Ball State University, serves on the Indiana Women’s History Association Board of Directors, Hoosier Women Forward Board of Directors (founding board member), Women in Philanthropy Advisory Board, and is an elected Commission Member to the Indiana State GAL/CASA Commission at the Indiana Supreme Court where she Chairs the Statewide Legislative and Public Relations Committee. She is the former long serving Chair of the Indiana Public Radio/WIPB-TV Advisory Board that serves all of East Central Indiana. She was also active with Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Central Indiana serving on their Board of Directors and serving as a mentor for over 12 years. She is a former Vice Chair of Intersect, Inc. in Anderson, and served on the Board of Directors for the Young Anderson Ballet and the Ballet International of Indianapolis.