Leadership Transition

Questions about expenses have dogged Marsh beforeRestricted Content

April 13, 2009
Greg Andrews
Don Marsh lashed back last month after the owner of Marsh Supermarkets Inc. filed a lawsuit accusing him of billing the company for millions of dollars in personal expenses.
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New Community CEO weighs in on system's future, universal careRestricted Content

April 6, 2009
J.K. Wall

IBJ reporter J.K. Wall asked Bryan A. Mills about his new job as Community Health Networks next CEO.

 

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Few private firms survive to third generationRestricted Content

March 30, 2009
Cory Schouten
The Gene B. Glick Co. has managed to accomplish what few privately held family enterprises can—keeping the company alive for a third generation.
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Lilly relying on technology to spot management talentRestricted Content

March 2, 2009
Scott Olson
An electronic succession-planning system created by Eli Lilly & Co. about seven years ago is sniffing out top talent.
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Lyon takes Finish Line helm as shoppers cut spendingRestricted Content

February 2, 2009
Cory Schouten
Glenn S. Lyon, the new head at The Finish Line Inc., has plenty to tackle. Traffic is down at Finish Line stores, sales have slowed and competitors are slashing prices.
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Activist shakes up Steak n Shake after taking controlRestricted Content

December 29, 2008
Cory Schouten
After months of agitating for changes at The Steak n Shake Co., investor Sardar Biglari finally got a shot at putting his theories into action.
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Tourism chief hired from SeattleRestricted Content

December 29, 2008
Anthony Schoettle
Though few knew what to think when Don Welsh announced in June he was leaving Seattle to become Indianapolis Convention & Visitors Association CEO, he's shown he didn't come here to simply wind down his career.
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Chicago's Jones Lang LaSalle attracts talented local brokers to establish Indy branchRestricted Content

December 8, 2008
Chip Cutter
Some of the city's most prominent commercial real estate brokers have resigned from locally owned Meridian Real Estate to launch an Indianapolis affiliate of Chicago-based Jones Lang LaSalle.
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Humane Society woos animal-right welfare communityRestricted Content

November 17, 2008
Kathleen McLaughlin
John Aleshire, the executive director of the Humane Society of Indianapolis, is rolling out policies that please animal advocates.
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ICVA embarking on new direction with new CEO WelshRestricted Content

November 17, 2008
Anthony Schoettle
Don Welsh is quickly making a name for himself as a change agent. Though few knew what to think when Welsh announced he was leaving Seattle to become Indianapolis Convention & Visitors Association CEO, he's shown he didn't come here to simply wind down his career.
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Glass will help IU athletics if he's allowed to do the jobRestricted Content

November 3, 2008
Bill Benner
New Indiana University athletic director Fred Glass must return integrity to IU athletics, while being a cheerleader who believes in accessibility, focus and consistency.
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Rooney's death spawns uncertainty for struggling insurance company, not-for-profitRestricted Content

October 6, 2008
J.K. Wall

After the unexpected death of insurance magnate J. Patrick Rooney, two organizations he led until the day he died are scrambling to figure out who will lead them into the future.


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Local Sallie Mae executive leaving

December 27, 2007
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Taurel helped Lilly weather Prozac defeat, but he also stumbledRestricted Content

December 24, 2007
J.K. Wall
When Eli Lilly and Co. CEO Sidney Taurel announced his retirement Dec. 18, he said he was leaving the company in good shape. And he can cite plenty of evidence to support him. But when Taurel steps down as CEO March 31, he also will leave a legacy of a languishing stock price and some costly mistakes that some think could have been avoided. "The facts are the facts; I guess you can't ignore it. The stock price has been...
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New Lilly CEO called analytical, 'incredibly warm'Restricted Content

December 24, 2007
J.K. Wall
John C. Lechleiter, whom Eli Lilly and Co.'s board voted to replace Sidney Taurel as CEO, is known for getting things done and yet also for being good at analysis and relating to people under him. Taurel will step down at the end of March but remain chairman until the end of 2008.
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WellPoint adjusts to executive exodusRestricted Content

October 22, 2007
J.K. Wall
Fifteen senior executives have left WellPoint Inc. since November 2004, when the giant health insurer formed through Indianapolis-based Anthem Inc.'s $16.5 billion acquisition of California-based WellPoint Health Networks Inc. The merger made many of them rich, work at WellPoint was grueling, and personal commitments called. So they moved on.
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Snyder crams for job as Ivy Tech presidentRestricted Content

July 9, 2007
Tracy Donhardt
In the three months since being named president of Ivy Tech Community College, Tom Snyder has read up on the school's history and held meetings with 4,000 faculty, students and others to gain insight into the school. He's also made decisions about hiring, cost-cutting and student services.
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Charities face more empty leadership chairsRestricted Content

July 9, 2007
Chris O'Malley
Only 29 percent of executives have discussed a transition plan with their boards, according to a study by San Francisco-based CompassPoint Nonprofit Services. Converging with this lack of preparedness is an approaching deficit of leaders.
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Companies must prepare for CEO turnoverRestricted Content

June 18, 2007
J.K. Wall
A methodical process is the right way to change CEOs, according to succession-planning experts. And Indiana needs more of its major corporations to do so. A wave of aging executives is at or near normal retirement age--in Indiana and nationwide. How well those companies' CEOs pass the baton will have a big impact on their companies' futures.
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D'Amico responds through lawyer to being snubbedRestricted Content

May 28, 2007
Chris O'Malley
Carol D'Amico has been publicly silent since the board passed over her for president of Ivy Tech Community College in March. But a letter her attorney dashed off a day after the vote says she deemed neither of the finalists for the job qualified and the selection process ripe for a lawsuit.
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Museum seeks leader to stem attendance slideRestricted Content

May 7, 2007
Jennifer Whitson
The new Indiana State Museum building--a 230,000-square-foot study in glass, steel and limestone--opened in 2002 to blockbuster attendance, with nearly 260,000 of its 614,000 total visitors checking out the exhibits. Fast forward to its five-year anniversary and the news isn't so rosy.
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WellPoint's new CEO likely to encounter more obstacles than her predecessorRestricted Content

March 5, 2007
J.K. Wall
There are no longer any for-profit Blue Cross Blue Shield insurance plans for WellPoint Inc. to acquire as a means of growth. State governments have effectively stopped those plans from converting to for-profits. That means new CEO Angela F. Braly can't keep WellPoint growing by gobbling up competitors.
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IU ready to pick insider for president's jobRestricted Content

February 26, 2007
Tracy Donhardt
Indiana University appears poised to choose an internal candidate as president for the first time in 35 years . The decision could be announced within days. Two IU trustees confirmed that finalists include Michael McRobbie and Ora Pescovitz, well-known IU administrators.
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IUPUI chancellor making his mark on urban campus

August 30, 2004
Andrea Muirragui Davis
A little more than a year into Charles Bantz's term as chancellor of IUPUI, observers say he has done an admirable job getting to know the campus and the community, and he’s using that knowledge to make sure their paths remain intertwined.
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