Keira Amstutz was named President and CEO of Indiana Humanities the spring of 2008. A lawyer with extensive experience in public policy and cultural development, Amstutz is passionate about developing creative humanities programming that encourages Hoosiers to think, read, talk and connect. Prior to joining the council, Amstutz served as chief counsel and director of policy for the City of Indianapolis where she led the city’s successful Cultural Development Initiative, a public-private collaboration.
Amstutz serves, or has served, on a variety of community boards including: Visit Indy, Indy Hub, Stanley K. Lacy Leadership Series Advisory Committee, Herron School of Art and Design Dean’s Advisory Council, Indiana University School of Physical Education and Tourism Management, Center for Agricultural Science and Heritage at Indiana State Fair, and Indiana Downtown. She has served on strategic committees for many community organizations and events including the 2012 Indianapolis Super Bowl Host Committee, Ivy Tech, Indianapolis Museum of Art, the Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art, and the NCAA Men’s and Women’s Final Four. She also chaired the 2011 National Humanities Conference Planning Committee in St. Petersburg, FL.
In 2006, the Indianapolis Business Journal named Amstutz one of Indianapolis’ “40 under 40” and in 2012, named her a “woman of influence.” Amstutz is married to Shawn Mulholland and has two daughters, Chase and Elise.