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Board of Directors

In 2002, an advisory board of directors was created to help provide guidance and strategic value to our vision and corporate planning.

Although unusual in private, family owned companies, The Schneider Corporation’s board included three outside members that provide independent and diverse insight.  Over the next decade, this board has continued to evolve to meet new challenges faced by our company, and continues to provide direction and guidance to our organization.
Our current members have a wealth of experience and wisdom that they share with The Schneider Corporation to make our company stronger and more effective each year.
J. Barry Schneider, P.E.
J. Barry Schneider, P.E. joined The Schneider Corporation in 1990 as a project manager for the government and utility markets and is currently a third generation owner. This has allowed him to be extremely involved in the day-to-day operations of the company, as well as an advocate for The Schneider Corporation’s clients. As an owner and company chairman, Schneider helps to carry on the company’s corporate culture. It is extremely important to him and the rest of the Schneider family that the company’s first-rate reputation be upheld by continuing to provide excellent service to its customers and by also providing a family-oriented work environment for its employees. As a project manager, Schneider led the team that developed one of the early highly accurate utility GIS systems which has been recognized with several state and national awards. Passionate about Servant Leadership, Schneider has served on the planning committees for the 2008 and 2012 Greenleaf Center’s Annual International Servant Leadership Conferences. He has spoken about Servant Leadership domestically as well as in Iceland and the Netherlands.
Schneider received his B.S. in Civil Engineering from the University of Notre Dame.  He is Chair of the Scecina Memorial High School Board of Directors where he currently serves (or has previously served) on the Executive, Strategic Planning, Facilities (Chair) and Financial Modeling committees. Schneider also serves on the Board of Hamilton Southeastern Utilities, Inc., Sanitary Management & Engineering, Inc., and Hoosier Environmental Solutions, LLC.
Victoria Schneider Temple
Victoria Schneider Temple serves as the C.E.O. of The Schneider Corporation. She is a third generation owner of The Schneider Corporation. Temple is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame where she earned her B.A. in government and international relations and concentrated in the Hesburgh Program in public service. She also is a graduate of Ohio Northern University School of Law where she earned her J.D. She is admitted to practice law in the State of Indiana and is a member of the Indiana State Bar Association. Currently, Temple serves as an executive board member on the Indianapolis Parks Foundation Board of Trustees. She also serves on the Cathedral High School Board of Directors and the Our Lady of Mount Carmel School Council.  Temple previously served on the Saint Theodore Guerin High School Executive Council and was a member of the Junior League of Indianapolis. She is a 2011 graduate of the Richard G. Lugar Excellence in public services series.
Michael Kerr
Michael Kerr joined the board in 2006. Kerr graduated from Purdue University with a B.S. in civil engineering and is the retired president and chief operating officer of Hunt Construction Group. He enjoys learning about the developing fields of GPS, engineering, and surveying. Kerr enjoys serving on The Schneider Corporation board because the company performs many services for major building and site projects and design. His background provides a link between The Schneider Corporation’s services and the building and development community.
Raul Zavaleta
Raul Zavaleta joined the board in 2002. He received his B.S. in chemical engineering from University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA). Zavaleta spent most of his career working on the convergence of Information of technology and life sciences then became an entrepreneur and helped start several companies. Zavaleta is currently the C.E.O. of Indigo BioSystems. He appreciates that J. Barry Schneider and Victoria Schneider Temple sought for advisors to help them navigate the challenges of growing a company. Zavaleta is excited about the growth of new emerging technologies and tools that are improving The Schneider Corporation’s business model. He enjoys coaching and playing soccer, and any extra time playing golf.

Chris Carson 
Chris Carson joined the board in 2017 after serving as the corporation's CFO from 2014-2017. He received his B.S. in accounting from Butler University. Carson has spent most of his career working with closely-held businesses engaged in providing a variety of professional services. Carson is currently an owner/operator of Network Property Services. Before pursuing his personal entrepreneurial interests, he was pleased that his ethics and values were well-aligned with those of J. Barry Schneider, Victoria Schneider Temple, and so many of their dedicated employees. For that reason, he was honored to accept an invitation to join this board and continue to play a part in the corporation's constant pursuit of finding effective ways to leverage technology and human expertise to deliver excellent services to its clients and customers. When he is not pursuing his entrepreneurial interests, he enjoys serving others, spending time with his family, and trying to be the best husband, son, brother, and friend to the wonderful people who bless his life.