Mario Guerendo

Board member

Mario Guerendo is an Electrical Engineer –  He’s also a business executive and a tech entrepreneur. Currently Mario is the Managing Partner for Integrated Technical Services – An International Solution Provider that specializes in technology and energy solutions.

Amy Wright

Board member; Vice-President

Amy Wright is a partner at Taft where she focuses on trademark, copyright and right of publicity law. She has extensive experience on various Indianapolis boards (Dance Kaleidoscope, Ballet International, New World Youth Orchestra, Indianapolis Men’s Chorus, etc.) About a quarter of her clients are French, and she spends several weeks a year in Paris.

Antonio Menéndez

Board member

Antonio Menéndez grew up in the region of Toulouse, France and moved to Indianapolis in 1991. He has been a member of the Alliance Française d’Indianapolis since 1992. He has occupied several positions in the AFI board from mid 1990s to mid 2000s. Professionally he has been professor and chair of the department of sociology and […]

Benoit Menez

Board member; secretary; director of IT

Benoit was bred, born, raised and educated in France. He moved to the US in 1998 and has resided in Indiana the whole time. He has 2 adult kids fluent in French and English, and is a software Engineer. As such he manages the IT of the Alliance.

Claire Ty

Board member; President

Claire Ty was born in Phnom-Penh, Cambodia, and immigrated to France when she was five years old.  She graduated from law school at the Universite de droit et the Sciences politiques de Reims, France.  She came to the United States in 1995, and earned a Doctor of Jurisprudence Degree from the Indiana University School of […]

Guillaume Lacroix

Board Member, Honorary

Consul General of France, Midwest.

Jocelyne Kongolo

Board member; Treasurer

Jocelyne Kongolo is of French, Central-African and Portuguese descent and has been living in Indianapolis for the last 11 years. She has spent the greater part of the professional life in banking; in the last 3 years has transitioned as a self-employed French-Sango-English interpreter for medical and judicial worlds as well as for educational and […]

Marianne Biron

Board member; Director of AFI at Columbus

Born in France to an American mother and a French father, Marianne Biron has been spending time between France and the US since childhood.  She attended the University of Pennsylvania and holds a Master’s in Public Policy from Lyon 3 University and a Master’s in Urban Development in Developing Countries from Science Po Rennes. Marianne […]

Martin Baier

Board Member, Honorary

Honorary Consul of France, Indiana.

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Martine Camblor

Board member; Director of Education

Martine Camblor: Former President and board member of the French Alliance, Martine teaches French Language and Cultures and manages the Language Center at Marian University. Martine grew up in Paris and holds a Master Degree of French as a Foreign Language education from the University of Franche Comte, Besançon, and a license for teaching French […]

Robby Kongolo

Board member; Director of Community Relations

Robby Kongolo grew up in Île de France (Meaux) and in Maine et Loire (Angers). He moved to Indianapolis in 2005. He has been a member of Alliance Française of Indianapolis since 2013. He occupied several positions in the Board of AFI from 2013 to 2017. He has been teaching French for the past 17 […]