Judy O'Bannon

Judy O’Bannon is the former first lady of the state of Indiana. Judy has spent her life as a community activist and volunteer, advocating for such issues as education, the environment, and community development. The former first lady is well known not only for her many volunteer efforts, but also for promoting volunteerism. She and her late husband formed the O'Bannon Book Buddy initiative, which encourages adults to help children read. She has led People-to-People Ambassador delegations to South Africa and Russia, and she has hosted a public television series, Communities Building Community with Judy O'Bannon, for WFYI Television in Indianapolis.

O'Bannon also is a trustee of the National Trust for Historic Preservation and is the secretary of the executive board of the Historic Landmarks Foundation of Indiana and the Indiana Main Street Council.