41. Mike Sodrel
Mike Sodrel served as a Member of Congress in the U.S. House of Representatives from 2005 to 2007. He also served on both the Agriculture, Transportation and Infrastructure and the Small Business and Science committees. As a Congressman for Indiana's ninth district, Mike and his late wife, Keta, took a strong stance for Israel and brought a new level of involvement to the Congressional Israel Allies Caucus in Congress. After the Sodrels departed from Washington in 2008, Mike joined the board of the Israel Allies Foundation, where he is currently the Vice-Chairman of the Board of Directors. Mike and Keta dedicated a tremendous amount of their time and energy to the Israel Allies Foundation by supporting a number of initiatives. They frequently traveled to Israel and Washington to attend events and worked tirelessly to grow the name and work of the Israel Allies Foundation on Capitol Hill and beyond.