2019 Women of Influence: Denise Herd

President Herd Strategies For Denise Herd, the path to business ownership wound its way through the theater, McDonald’s and Indiana Black Expo’s Summer Celebration. And her journey blazed a trail for other black public relations professionals in Indianapolis. “I have been so blessed throughout my whole career,” said Herd, president of consulting firm Herd Strategies. […]

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‘Roll out the RED CARPET for employees’:

Doing better than the industry standard just wasn’t enough for Lauth Property Group CEO Bob Lauth-not when it came to keeping talented people on the payroll. To his way of thinking, a 35 percent annual turnover rate was unacceptable, even if that’s what his competitors were averaging. “It just seemed abysmal to me,” Lauth said. So he set out to establish a new standard, investing in employees-called associates at Lauth-and making the development firm a so-called “employer of choice” in…

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Better days on the way for museum:

Things are improving for Ellen Rosenthal. For more than two years, she kept Conner Prairie on track while a battle raged over control of the Hamilton County living history museum. Now she’s leading the institution’s rebirth. For the first time since 2000, Conner Prairie finished its fiscal year in the black. Attendance and memberships are up, and fund-raising is recovering after bottoming out at less than $100,000 in 2004. The museum’s two newly appointed boards-one to oversee museum operations and…

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