Indianapolis Business Journal

Indianapolis Business Journal will feature its 2022 Class of Women of Influence in a special supplement on October 28. These women will be recognized at an event on October 27 for their success in the business community while revealing the triumphs and challenges that have shaped their careers.

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From how they’ve given back to their communities to how they’ve moved forward in their careers; their stories will inspire you. Today’s program will unveil IBJ’s 2022 Class of Women of Influence, who have demonstrated professional excellence and leadership in their careers and community service.


Nathan Feltman
Publisher, President & CEO
Indianapolis Business Journal

Kathy Osborn
President & CEO
Gregory & Appel Insurance

8:00 am


8:10 am

Introduction of Keynote Speaker

8:35 am

Keynote Speech

8:40 am

Awards Presentation 

8:50 am

Keynote Speaker

Pamela Whitten

Indiana University

Pamela Whitten is the 19th president of Indiana University and the first woman to lead IU, a world-class public research university with seven campuses throughout Indiana.

Under her leadership, IU has emphasized three core missions: providing broad access to an education for all students from Indiana and beyond; pursuing world-class research, scholarship and creative activity; and making meaningful contributions to improving Hoosier health and the economic, social, civic and cultural development of the state and the world.

During her first year in office, Whitten accelerated the university’s efforts to hire and retain diverse faculty and researchers, strengthened IU’s commitment to sustainability, and renewed its focus on student mental health. She has placed a strong emphasis on prioritizing students across the state, appointing the university’s first Vice President for Student Success.

The state’s flagship university since 1820, IU has a record of leading innovation and advancing research and partnerships throughout the region that has continued during Whitten’s tenure. In 2022, the IU School of Medicine, the largest medical school in the nation, celebrated record-breaking funding from the National Institutes of Health, and IU expanded enrollment and growth of its nursing program to address the state’s nursing shortage.

Before joining IU, Whitten held a variety of leadership roles, including serving as a dean for five years at Michigan State University, senior vice president for Academic Affairs and provost at the University of Georgia, and as president of Kennesaw State University. She is an internationally recognized expert in the field of telemedicine, holding a Ph.D. in communication studies and a Master of Arts in communication.

Julie Armstrong

Executive Director
Indianapolis Bar Association & Foundation

Carlotta A. Berry

Professor and Lawrence J. Giacoletto Endowed Chair In Electrical and Computer Engineering
Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology

Rebecca Bormann

Managing Director of Sales & Services
Bell Techlogix
Leading Light Awards Director

Women & Hi Tech

Tina M. Cloer

President & Chief Executive Officer
Firefly Children & Family Alliance

Deborah J. Curtis, Ph.D.

Indiana State University

Brandi Davis-Handy

Chief Customer Officer
AES United States Utilities

Claire Fiddian-Green

President & Chief Executive Officer
Richard M. Fairbanks Foundation

Sue Finkam

Founder & Chief Executive Officer
FireStarter LLC

Sarah Fisher

Chief Executive Officer
Speedway Indoor Karting, SFH Racing

Monica Foster

Executive Director
Indiana Federal Community Defenders, LLC

Barbara Glass

Indianapolis Airport Authority

Marcela Kirberger

Executive Vice President, General Counsel & Corporate Secretary
Elanco Animal Health

Erin R. Lewis

Senior Vice President, General Counsel & Chief of Staff
Indiana University Health  

Lucia J. Mar, CFA, CPA

Senior Vice President, Market Executive – Indiana
Global Commercial Banking

Bank of America

Lawren K. Mills

Ice Miller, LLP

Melody Park

Vice President/Owner’s Representative
Pacers Sports & Entertainment

Kimberly A. Roop, MD, MBA

Indiana Medicaid, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield

Representative Robin Shackleford

Indiana Black Legislative Caucus 
Ranking Minority Member

House Public Health Committee

Victoria Spartz 

U.S. House of Representatives

Kaye Vitug

Senior Vice President of Finance & Operations, Chief Financial Officer
Roche Diagnostics

Pamela Whitten

Indiana University