Women of Influence

2011 WOMAN OF INFLUENCE: Ann Lathrop

November 3, 2011
Tawn Parent
The first woman head of the Capital Improvement Board took over at a critical juncture. Nearly two years into the job, she has succeeded in avoiding a potential $47 million deficit and signing a three-year deal with the Pacers to remain at Conseco Fieldhouse. Next up: Super Bowl XLVI.
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2011 WOMAN OF INFLUENCE: Lauren K. Robel

November 3, 2011
Tawn Parent
The first female dean in the 169-year history of the Indiana University Maurer School of Law has raised tens of millions of dollars, improved the caliber of students and moved the school into the top 25 in the nation.
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2011 WOMAN OF INFLUENCE: JoEllen Florio Rossebo

November 3, 2011
Tawn Parent
This outspoken advocate for arts education has expanded programs in spite of the recession and built an organization that now brings music, dance, visual arts and theater to nearly 200,000 Indiana children each year.
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2011 WOMAN OF INFLUENCE: Marsha Stone

November 3, 2011
Tawn Parent
As CFO of the Indianapolis Airport Authority, she led the financing for the new terminal and is shaping local economic development by attempting to increase nonstop flights into Indianapolis.
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2011 WOMAN OF INFLUENCE: Diane Thomas

November 3, 2011
Tawn Parent
As president and CEO of the International Center, she has been a driving force in making Indiana more global.
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2011 WOMAN OF INFLUENCE: Patricia A. Wachtel

November 3, 2011
Tawn Parent
She put three decades of corporate experience to work at Girls Inc., which has quintupled the number of girls it serves at a fraction of the cost.
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2010 Women of Influence

November 4, 2010
 IBJ Staff
IBJ’s Women of Influence program recognizes central Indiana women who exemplify the traits required to be outstanding leaders in their chosen fields.
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2010 WOMAN OF INFLUENCE: Jennifer Pope Baker

November 4, 2010
Sam Stall
As executive director of the Women’s Fund of Central Indiana (a special interest fund of the Central Indiana Community Foundation), Baker has awarded grants to dozens of innovative central Indiana programs supporting women and girls.
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2010 WOMAN OF INFLUENCE: Susan Baughman

November 4, 2010
Sam Stall
As senior vice president of event management for the Indiana Sports Corp., Baughman is regularly called upon to put Indianapolis’ best foot forward in extravaganzas ranging from the 2004 FINA World Swimming Championships to the 2010 NCAA Men’s Final Four.
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2010 WOMAN OF INFLUENCE: Kathy G. Cabello

November 4, 2010
Sam Stall
The founder and president of the full-service marketing consultancy that bears her name spends a great deal of time giving back to the community.
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2010 WOMAN OF INFLUENCE: Moira Carlstedt

November 4, 2010
Sam Stall
As president of the Indianapolis Neighborhood Housing Partnership, Carlstedt is charged with finding ways not just to place low- and moderate-income families in their own homes, but also to keep them there.
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2010 WOMAN OF INFLUENCE: Annette W. Cyr

November 4, 2010
Sam Stall
Since joining the global communications technology firm in 2003, Brightpoint’s senior vice president, global human resources, has established a world-spanning HR team and rationalized the company’s practices across timelines, continents and cultures.
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2010 WOMAN OF INFLUENCE: Traci Dolan

November 4, 2010
Sam Stall
Dolan transformed ExactTarget’s financial operations, oversaw its 2007 IPO filing—later withdrawn—and spearheaded two of 2009’s biggest, most successful venture capital procurements, all in the midst of a precipitous economic downturn.
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2010 WOMAN OF INFLUENCE: Dr. Lauren Dungy-Poythress

November 4, 2010
Sam Stall
As one of the nation’s leading perinatologists (caring for both the mother and fetus during pregnancies with a higher-than-normal risk of complications), Dungy-Poythress has “put Community on the map” as a leader in this highly specialized but critical field.
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2010 WOMAN OF INFLUENCE: Dr. Lisa E. Harris

November 4, 2010
Sam Stall
Harris oversees the sprawling Wishard system, which includes more than 1,000 physicians and provides health care to almost two-thirds of Marion County’s uninsured.
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2010 WOMAN OF INFLUENCE: Barbara Holder

November 4, 2010
Sam Stall
In her role as diversity manager for Smoot Construction, Holder has monitored the participation levels of minority-, women- and veteran-owned businesses in some of the state’s biggest development efforts.
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2010 WOMAN OF INFLUENCE: Dr. Robin H. Ledyard

November 4, 2010
Sam Stall
The president of Community Hospital East brings a lifelong interest in helping the needy to her duties as administrator. During her career she’s done everything from oversee the opening of the Jane Pauley Community Health Center to working as a staff physician in a Michigan homeless shelter.
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2010 WOMAN OF INFLUENCE: Dijuana Lewis

November 4, 2010
Sam Stall
Lewis has been responsible for health insurance giant WellPoint’s provider relations, care and disease management, information management, personal health guidance companies, and its pharmacy solutions group.
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2010 WOMAN OF INFLUENCE: Judge Jane Magnus-Stinson

November 4, 2010
Sam Stall
Magnus-Stinson is only the fourth female federal district judge in Indiana history (or third, depending on where one places her in relation to Tanya Walton Pratt, who was appointed to a similar position at the same time).
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2010 WOMAN OF INFLUENCE: Sue Mahony

November 4, 2010
Sam Stall
As senior vice president of human resources for Eli Lilly and Co., Mahony is the company’s senior-most leader responsible for the firm’s efforts to expand diversity.
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2010 WOMAN OF INFLUENCE: Lori Miser

November 4, 2010
Sam Stall
The executive director of the Indianapolis Metropolitan Planning Organization has literally changed the face of Marion County. Miser had a hand in developing such projects as the Monon Trail, the Indianapolis Cultural Trail, and most recently IndyConnect: Central Indiana’s Transportation Initiative Process.
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2010 WOMAN OF INFLUENCE: Jackie Nytes

November 4, 2010
Sam Stall
As executive director of the Mapleton-Fall Creek Development Corp., Nytes has taken the MFCDC from near-bankruptcy to a multimillion-dollar not-for-profit that’s changing the face of the formerly neglected neighborhood whose name it bears.
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2010 WOMAN OF INFLUENCE: Myrta Pulliam

November 4, 2010
Sam Stall
The daughter of former Indianapolis Star publisher Eugene S. Pulliam keeps busy with a broad slate of local and international philanthropic efforts focused on everything from conservation to investigative reporting.
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2010 WOMAN OF INFLUENCE: Maria M. Quintana

November 4, 2010
Sam Stall
Quintana is one of the principal architects of JPMorgan Chase’s national model for serving government, not-for-profit and health care entities. She manages approximately $3 billion in deposits and has provided more than $1 billion in financing.
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2010 WOMAN OF INFLUENCE: Ena Shelley

November 4, 2010
Sam Stall
As dean of Butler University’s College of Education, Shelley is in a unique position not just to shape future teachers but to shape teaching itself.
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