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.

Benoit Menez

IT administration

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.

Dr. Kevin Hudson

Teacher, FLE Program

Dr. Kevin Hudson has lived and worked in France for three and one-half years and studied at the Universities of Dijon and Nice.

Emmanuel Merchiers

Director, Synergie France

Guillaume Lacroix

Board Member, Honorary

Consul General of France, Midwest.

Jean-luc Cattet

Director, Special Events

Jean-Luc was born in France and lived all his life at the French/Switzerland boarder (Ferney-Voltaire). He moved first to Canada then to Indianapolis in 2004. He works at Rolls-Royce in the Finance dept. He has two kids fluent in French and English. He also is the Organizer of the Meetup Group “French Connection” since 10 […]

Jean Minka

President & Executive Director

With Jean's leadership, the Organization has attained a 501c3 status, improved the balance sheet and ensured compliance of financial statements with GAAP, and established its first ever headquarters at the heart of the multi culture-trendy city of Carmel, Indiana.

Julien Simon

Director, Education Program

Julien is a native of the Loire Valley region in France. He is currently an Associate Professor of French and Spanish at Indiana University East and has taught these two languages in the US for more than twenty years.

Marianne Biron

Director, AFI at Columbus

Martin Baier

Board Member, Honorary

Honorary Consul of France, Indiana.

Melissa Eldredge

Melissa is a passionate Francophile, having been involved in the recent past with The Sarasota Florida Alliance Française! Melissa wants to see the Alliance Française thrive in Carmel, and, she is doing everything she can to help the organization to succeed.

Michael McPhearson

Michael is excited about the new vision and directions AFI has taken and the associated move to Carmel. He lives within view of the new AFI Carmel offices, and hopes to help AFI achieve many of its goals this year and the upcoming years.

Robby Kongolo

Director, Community Relations