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 international studies at Butler University. He is serving the AFI again to help revive and promote its role as a cultural reference in Central Indiana.