Board of Directors
Glenn Conn, Founder
Glenn Meredith Conn was born in Richmond, Indiana, graduated from Kokomo (Indiana) High School, and holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology from Indiana University-Bloomington.
He then stayed in Bloomington for several years, employed as a social worker for Hoosier Hills Food Bank, Community Kitchen of Monroe County, Martha’s House, a local homeless shelter, and founded Creators Unlimited, a local artists cooperative.
He is also experienced in retail operations, including eight (8) years in receiving at Sears and more than four (4) years in his current position processing returns at Cabela's.
At an age that generally signifies retirement, Glenn decided to fulfill his longtime dream of founding a nonprofit corporation that could make an immediate and positive impact on his community.
Being a Noblesville resident, he did some research on Hamilton County (a lot of research actually) and determined that a non-food pantry was needed, something he already knew quite a bit about operating from his food bank and homeless shelter jobs, and decided to honor his mother by naming it Marilyn’s Place.
Board VP & Secretary
Hilary Ricks was born in Syracuse, New
York, and moved to Indianapolis, Indiana as a young child. She graduated from New
Palestine High School, completed her Bachelor’s degree as a Political Science major with minors in Sociology and Women’s Studies at Indiana University – Bloomington, and went on to earn a Juris Doctorate degree from the
Indiana University School of Law - Indianapolis.
She practiced criminal defense law for 32 years, the first 6 as a Deputy State Public
Defender then 26 as a private (ie. theoretically paid by clients) sole practitioner. In 2014 she became a minority partner in locally owned toy company The Button Nose Kidz, LLC, and its Vice-President of Operations as well.
Finding the business of manufacturing and marketing products that focused on positive life skills more enjoyable and satisfying than criminal defense had become and wanting to spend more time with her family, she closed
her practice and retired from that career June 30, 2018.
Eva Marie Marks
Eva Marie Marks was born in Kokomo, Indiana, and retired from Chrysler Transmission in 2007 as a 30-year employee. She later completed the H&R Block Tax School because she enjoys working with numbers, making her
the natural choice to serve as Treasurer for the founding Board of Directors.