Michele Jackson splits her week between her Harden Jackson Law LLC firm, where she handles domestic adoptions and reproductive law cases, and MLJ Adoptions, where she specializes in the sometimes exhilarating, sometimes heartbreaking world of international adoption.
Andrew Held had an impressive law career going—as an Indiana University-Bloomington law student, he clerked for federal Judge Sarah Evans Barker and Indiana Court of Appeals Judge Margret Robb before joining Hackman Hulett & Cracraft LLP and then Bose McKinney & Evans LLP in its Real Estate Group.
Chris Gahl is passionate about his hometown. As vice president of marketing and communication for Visit Indy, he turns his enthusiasm loose on meeting planners and travel professionals, showing them the best Indianapolis has to offer, which was on display for millions in 2012 during Super Bowl XLVI.
For five years, Scott Fadness has focused on what’s best for Fishers. Three years from now, what’s best for the town of 80,000 will include the end of his job, as the town becomes a city that will have a mayor to handle the work Fadness now does as town manager.
Strengthening relationships is key to Elizabeth Childers’ success. A marketing leader for PricewaterhouseCoopers, one of the “big four” accounting firms, Childers nurtures the company’s ties to its communities, clients and alumni in Indiana, Kentucky and Ohio with frequent travel among four offices in the three states.
In the three years since Timothy Carter became Butler University’s first director of its Center for Urban Ecology, he’s been busy defining the center’s vision, setting goals and building relationships within the campus as well as the Indianapolis community.
As a North Central High School senior, Kendale Adams went through a 100 Black Men mentoring program that paired him with a police officer. By his senior year at Ball State University, he’d already begun the process of joining the Indianapolis Police Department.