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The Interview Issue: Peter Wilt

September 27, 2014
Anthony Schoettle
Before he helped launch professional soccer in Indianapolis, Peter Wilt earned six championship rings and record business growth for professional soccer teams in four American soccer leagues.
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The Interview Issue: Doug Boles

September 27, 2014
Anthony Schoettle
Boles, president of Indianapolis Motor Speedway, says working for Mark Miles is similar to an earlier boss, former Mayor Steve Goldsmith.
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The Interview Issue: Tony Bennett

September 27, 2014
J.K. Wall
Former Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Bennett helped push through monumental changes in Indiana education policies. But teachers revolted against Bennett, leading to his stunning re-election loss in 2012.
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The Interview Issue: Maria Quintana

September 27, 2014
Jared Council
Maria Quintana grew up in impoverished neighborhoods near downtown Indianapolis, but today she’s part of the leadership team that runs the largest bank in the state—JPMorgan Chase Indiana.
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The Interview Issue: Mitch Daniels

September 27, 2014
J.K. Wall
Mitch Daniels wants to grow Purdue University's enrollment, a reversal of the mindset he had when he stepped into the presidency in 2013.
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The Interview Issue: Stanley Kahn

September 27, 2014
Scott Olson
For more than 20 years, throughout the 1980s and 1990s, Stanley Kahn was synonymous with lawyer advertising, whether on television, radio or the back cover of the phone book.
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The Interview Issue: Joseph Kernan

September 27, 2014
Mickey Maurer
The former governor and South Bend mayor experienced harrowing years in prisoner of war camps in North Vietnam.
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The Interview Issue: Sarah Taylor

September 27, 2014
Kathleen McLaughlin
One job of the Hoosier Lottery executive director is to make government friendly.
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The Interview Issue: Scott Newman

September 27, 2014
Dennis Barbosa
Scott Newman is an attorney and former Marion County prosecutor whose second act included founding Strand Analytical Laboratories and Rock Steady Boxing. He’s married with three stepsons.
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The Interview Issue: Amp Harris

September 27, 2014
Cory Schouten
Amp Harris is as well-known for the company he keeps as he is for his work over the years as a DJ, radio host and promoter of community events, including the “Saving Our Youth” Celebrity Basketball Game. Among his confidants are comedian Mike Epps and professional athletes Reggie Wayne, George Hill and Edgerrin James.
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The Interview Issue: Mike Cunningham

September 27, 2014
Lou Harry
Mike Cunningham's Cunningham Group is a dominant force in Mass Ave, with Mesh, Bru Burger and, most recently, Union 50 added to the portfolio.
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The Interview Issue: Michael Feinstein

September 27, 2014
Lou Harry
Michael Feinstein, the multi-platinum-selling and perpetual PBS-special star, was a surprisingly high-profile choice for artistic director of the Center for the Performing Arts in Carmel.
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The Interview Issue: Matt Tully

September 27, 2014
Cory Schouten
Indianapolis Star political columnist Matt Tully has a desk at the newspaper’s downtown headquarters. But his office might as well be the handful of north-side coffee shops and cafés where he meets with politicians, civic leaders and business bigwigs who help inspire and shape his columns.
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The Interview Issue: Mark Emmert

September 27, 2014
Mark Emmert, the president of the NCAA, is dealing with a full plate of controversies and lawsuits these days.
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The Interview Issue: Scott Pelath

September 27, 2014
Kathleen McLaughlin
Democrat Scott Pelath, the minority leader in the House of Representatives, said he has an important role to play despite the dominance of the GOP.
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The Interview Issue: Jim Hallett

September 27, 2014
Norm Heikens
Hallett rocketed from a modest childhood to lead one of Indiana's largest companies.
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The Interview Issue: Denver Hutt

September 27, 2014
Andrea Muirragui Davis
The executive director of a co-working space for entrepreneurs is particularly motivated to leave an impact.
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Conversations with a spectrum of big thinkers

September 27, 2014
Welcome to IBJ's inaugural Interview Issue, featuring dozens of Indy bigwigs and up-and-comers. Which top banker escaped a tough neighborhood? How does a Democrat exist in an ecosystem of conservative talk radio? Who launched a soccer team and invented Schlabst? Check it out.
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Not your typical corporate retreat spots

September 27, 2014
Norm Heikens
You know the drill—find a place where a contingent from your organization can fall back and talk about something important. (Or unimportant.)
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Few flights resume after Chicago fire throws air traffic for loop

September 26, 2014
Associated Press
A contract employee suspected of setting a fire at a suburban Chicago air traffic control center brought two of the nation's busiest airports to a halt for hours Friday, sending delays and cancellations rippling through the air-travel network from coast to coast.
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Local Kmart closings part of Sears' ongoing woes

September 26, 2014
Jeff Newman
The planned closings of two Kmart stores in Indianapolis are part of a wave of national closures prompted by the ongoing struggles of parent company Sears Holdings Corp.
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IU Health CFO: 3 years to go in difficult transition

September 26, 2014
J.K. Wall
Kitchell Watch videoIn the past two years, IU Health has laid off 935 people, halted construction of a major bed tower, sold off health clinics and decided to close its proton-therapy center. But there are three more years of changes to come, said CFO Ryan Kitchell.
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Ambrose plans $90M distribution development in Plainfield

September 26, 2014
Jeff Newman
Ambrose Property Group has acquired 85 acres near the Indianapolis International Airport where it plans to spend $80 million to $90 million to develop two distribution centers as large as 1 million square feet each.
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Indiana's goal: Use data to reimagine education

September 26, 2014
Shaina Cavazos, Chalkbeat Indiana
IT entrepreneur Steve Braun, the new director of the Department of Workforce Development, is leading the effort to harness data to figure out what skills kids will need to succeed in the workplaces of the future.
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Access counselor doubts city's need for secrecy on RFP

September 26, 2014
Kathleen McLaughlin
Indiana Public Access Counselor Luke Britt told the city of Indianapolis that he wasn't swayed by its reasons for withholding its request for proposals for a new $500 million criminal justice complex.
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