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.


2020 Women of Influence: Michelle A. Janney

Janney oversees the operations of IU Health, the state’s largest health care system, with 16 hospitals, and its second-largest private employer, with more than 34,000 team members and more than 2,500 physicians. And this year, she took on an unexpected but important role: incident commander of the COVID-19 emergency response team for IU Health.

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2020 Women of Influence: Donna Kelsey

Donna Kelsey, a 26-year veteran of the U.S. Navy and U.S. Naval Reserve, took over at American Senior Communities amid a crisis at the company. She reorganized the company, prioritizing the care of the residents and adding controls to guard against the fraud that had felled her predecessor.

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2020 Women of Influence: Sarena Lin

Sarena Lin, who joined Elanco Animal Health three years ago, leads the company’s ongoing separation from former parent Eli Lilly and Co. and is simultaneously leading the integration into the company of Bayer Animal Health, which Elanco acquired this year for $7.6 billion.

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2020 CTO of the Year: Tom Braden

More than a year before the pandemic struck, Braden led the development of best-in-class remote connectivity infrastructure that allowed his team to easily shift to working from home.

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2020 CTO of the Year: Warren Lenard

Lenard’s team has focused on improving dealership reporting, which is key to a dealership’s day-to-day functionality, by creating dashboards that replace unreliable legacy systems with easily accessible and timely data and analytics.

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2020 CTO of the Year: Jared Adams

Adams, the senior vice president of product engineering at Jobvite, has led the company’s recent advancements on the artificial intelligence front with machine learning and sentiment analysis, as well as analytics.

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2020 CTO of the Year: Tom Fisher

Fisher has been instrumental in migrating KAR Global’s core technology platforms to the cloud, including providing real-time live-stream auctions, a capability that took on added importance with the onset of COVID-19.

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