Hoosier PerspectiveIndianapolis, Indiana in the heart of the Midwest is a National model for Economic Development.Indianapolis has positioned a future as a World Class City with continuing investment capitalexceeding $5.6 billion since 1990.I am downtown Indianapolis.Fmr. Director of Operations for the Office of the Indiana Secretary of State. The Indiana Statehouse sits on the west border of the original ‘square mile’ downtown.Under the leadership of Indiana Executives impossibilities have been championed.Three Automotive Giants including Toyota and Honda broke ground on new facilities generating thedemand of nearly 100,000 ‘high-pay’ manufacturing positions.The Clarion Health Network leads the Nation in cancer research, including treatment of 7 time Tour DeFrance winner Lance Armstrong.Indianapolis leads the Life Sciences Initiative, with growth outpacing rivals such as San Diego.“Riley Hospital saved my life” – Lance ArmstrongAcross the canal lined with runners to strollers; Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis I amhonored with education as a student and faculty instructor.Helping neighborhoods is the central theme of Inspire Indiana Inc.’s creation. Helping Hoosiers beatthe heat or by providing free phone cards to troops overseas, community connection is our purpose ofexistence.Since 2006 I call home in the Historic Herron-Morton Neighborhood. Community based efforts by theHerron Morton Home Owner Association have lead to a ‘domino effect’ of revitalization and economicgrowth in residential market from dorm rooms to work-live lofts.Emerging Leader by exceeding Expectations
2007 Indianapolis Business Journal; Class of Forty under 40, at the age of 24 (youngest to date)Youngest Executive Management/Cabinet member for the Indiana Secretary of State, IndianaConstitutionally designated second successor to the Governor.Transparent objective data reflects; record low expenses, record high productivity, and improvedemployee morale while I held the head of the Operations Division. The Operations Division managesall staffing/HR functions and policy for 83 positions on 4 location, as well as managing the activity ofappropriations, federal grants, E-Based Fees, and Filing Fees designated by Indiana StatutePioneered bridges between the Kelley School of Business and the Business Services Division to helpprepare business graduates for a competitive global market.Community Service and underdog efforts at every turn.Unique Research Methods to reach new and expanding demographic groups.Results are noticedFmr. Indiana University President Dr. Adam Herbert recognized the student culture I inspired at one ofthe Nation’s first urban campus (1969) once known as a ‘commuter college’.Youth Mentor for the Indiana University Alumni Association, and asked as the need demands to assistwith mock interviews, resume preparation, and life planning.PerspectiveConnecting stakeholders from Government, Political, Academia, and the man on the street; carried thetorch of Corporate Sponsorship Chair for the IU Foundation Riley Hospital for Children ‘DanceMarathon’. Fundraising efforts doubled from one year prior.