Meet the Leadership Team

  • BRANDON LAFFERMAN / PRESIDENT

    blafferman@grandparkfh.com

    (317) 763-1501

    Brandon Lafferman is a graduate of Butler University, where he earned his bachelor’s degree in Education. He has a passion for helping young athletes develop their strengths—physically, mentally, and emotionally—through memorable sports experiences and worked to co-found Indiana Primetime Sports, Inc. in 2007. In addition to his roles as President of Grand Park Fieldhouse and coach/trainer for Primetime Basketball teams, Brandon is also entering his fourth season as Head Boys Basketball Coach at University High School in Carmel. Brandon enjoys traveling, golf, watching football, and spending time with his wife Dani, son Crew and daughter Lennox.

  • EVAN SUTTNER / VICE PRESIDENT

    esuttner@grandparkfh.com

    (317) 763-1502

    Evan Suttner is a graduate of Indiana University, where he earned his master’s degree in Sport Management and bachelor’s degree in Communication and Culture. While at IU, Evan worked for five seasons with the Indiana Women’s Basketball team as a manager and graduate assistant. He also spent three seasons as an advance scout for the WNBA’s New York Liberty and two summers traveling the country as an instructor for PGC (Point Guard College) Basketball. Evan joined Primetime in 2012 and enjoys applying his coaching skills at Grand Park Fieldhouse today. He and his wife Lauren reside in Carmel, IN with their daughter Sydney.

  • VINCE BLACK / DIRECTOR OF IT AND FACILITIES

    vblack@grandparkfh.com

    (317) 763-1504

    Vince Black is a graduate of IUPUI and came to Jonathan Byrd’s Fieldhouse with 20+ years of experience in the IT field. He diligently attends to the technology needs of this state-of-the-art facility. In addition to his IT duties, Vince also helps manage the facility side of Grand Park Fieldhouse operations. Vince has been happily married to his wife Laura for over 20 years and has 3 children.

  • MARTI HANKINS / EXECUTIVE SECRETARY TO CEO

    mhankins@grandparkfh.com

    (317) 440-9197

    Marti Hankins is the executive secretary to Jonathan Byrd’s Fieldhouse at Grand Park CEO Andy Card and is responsible for accounting and payroll at the Grand Park Fieldhouse. She also manages the day-to-day operations of the Five Star Sportswear shop. As the head of the retail store, Marti works hard to make sure all of the latest gear is in stock for families and athletes.

  • JUSTIN BATES / HEAD OF SCHEDULING

    jbates@grandparkfh.com

    (765) 278-6620

    Justin Bates is a graduate of Anderson University, where he earned his bachelor’s degree in Mass Communications/Journalism. Having been involved in athletics for the past 20+ years, Justin is a long-time athlete and also a licensed IHSAA football and basketball official. He served as the Sports Information Director at Anderson University from 2001-2014 and was an assistant coach for the Anderson University softball team from 2006-2015. Justin is also the Sports Editor and a Sports Writer at The Herald Bulletin. Originally from Vero Beach, FL, Justin and his wife Heather now reside in Anderson, IN with their daughter Holly.

  • DAVID CLARK / REFEREE COORDINATOR

    dclark@grandparkfh.com

    (765) 602-1328

    David Clark is a proud Hoosier who has loved the game of basketball his whole life—starting as a player, then a coach, a sports writer, and now as an official. He has been a referee assigner since 2008 and enjoys working at the varsity high school level as a licensed official. When he’s not at Grand Park Fieldhouse, David is also a private painting contractor. He is married with five children and four grandchildren.