Technology, business and finance reporter and author of the #IBJtech newsletter

Orr joined IBJ in 2016. She’s been a reporter since 1995 and has worked at four newspapers in three states. Before moving to Indianapolis, she wrote for the Courier & Press in Evansville. When she’s not working, she enjoys cooking, travel and spending way too much time on Twitter.

Quick facts:

Go-to coffee order: Basic coffee with cream

Best book: “An American Tragedy” by Hoosier author Theodore Dreiser is a favorite. “I’d argue it’s THE Great American Novel,” she said.

Most used tech gadget: iPhone


Evermore music event organizer says festival insolvent

The organizer for the Evermore Music Festival is telling vendors and bands that his business is insolvent and does not have enough money to fully pay them for their work on the inaugural event, which fell far short of attendance projections.

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Turnverein: Sculpture could cost $100,000 to fix

Built in 1900, the former Southside Turnverein building made the Indiana Landmarks’ Ten Most Endangered list largely because of a bas-relief sculpture on the west gable of the building at 306 E. Prospect St., just east of Madison Avenue and just south of Interstate 70 adjacent to an Indianapolis Park Ranger station.

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The Interview Issue: Reginald McGregor

At Rolls-Royce, Reginald McGregor is tasked with finding kids who have a fascination with how things work, then molding them into future engineers who will help the company grow.

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The Interview Issue: Sue Ellspermann

Sue Ellspermann has been a lot of things in her life: industrial engineer, business consultant, university teacher, state legislator and—from 2013 until earlier this year—Indiana’s lieutenant governor. Now, the southwestern Indiana native has a new gig: president of Ivy Tech Community College of Indiana, which she started July 1.

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The Interview Issue: Betty Cockrum

Betty Cockrum’s job is not one for the faint of heart. As president and CEO of Planned Parenthood of Indiana and Kentucky, she is often in the spotlight, fighting to maintain reproductive and abortion services across the state. But despite the high-profile role, Cockrum says she’s actually an introvert.

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