March 21–Pizza Hut of Fort Wayne president and CEO David Bobilya has been elected chair of the Foellinger Foundation’s board of directors, the foundation announced this month.
Bobilya, a 1975 graduate of IPFW, has been with Pizza Hut of Fort Wayne for more than 30 years, according to his LinkedIn profile. He became the company’s chief financial officer in 1981 and spent 29 years in the role before being named president and CEO in 2010, according to his profile. Bobilya was elected to the Foellinger Foundation’sboard in 2005.
Felts was elected circuit judge in 2002 and has served in the post since 2003. He also was elected to the foundation’s board in 2005.
Former News-Sentinel publisherHelene Foellingerand her mother,Esther Foellinger, created the foundation in 1958.Helene Foellinger, who died in 1987, publishedThe News-Sentinelfrom 1936 until 1980, when the paper was sold toKnight Ridder Newspapers.
According to its website, the foundation provides grants and other assistance to organizations that serveAllen Countychildren and their families, “particularly those children and families with the greatest economic need and the least opportunity.”
Also this month, Do It Best Corp. CEO Robert N. Taylor was elected treasurer of the foundation board. Cheryl Taylor, president and CEO of the foundation, was re-elected board president.