Contributing editor

Harton joined IBJ in 1984, fresh out of Indiana University’s School of Journalism. He covered banking, real estate and the business of sports before becoming associate editor in 1988. He became managing editor the following year and editor in 1990, serving in that position until 2013. Over the years, Harton’s short stories about Indianapolis real estate have been published in The New York Times and he has won statewide and national awards for his IBJ editorials and columns. Harton is also a freelance writer and is active in several community organizations.


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2020 CFO of the Year: Steve Mark

Before anyone had heard of COVID-19, Steve Mark had worked with others on the Byrider executive team to update finance and accounting policies and procedures and equipped his entire team to work remotely.

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2020 CFO of the Year: Matt Hawkins

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2020 Women of Influence: Kathy Martin Harrison

Kathy Martin Harrison’s company, Ed Martin Automotive Group, was the largest woman-owned business in Indianapolis last year, according to IBJ research. It owns nine car dealerships representing 12 manufacturers in Indianapolis, Carmel, Fishers, Noblesville and Anderson.

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