“My mother has been an IMPD officer for 32 years and raised three boys herself. My grandmother, at 16, packed her bags in Mississippi and moved to Gary with no high school background and provided for her family, owning several properties. She inspired all of her kids to go to college.”
Former Lt. Gov. Becky Skillman. “Political science courses teach you how government works; politics are a whole other game, and I had the opportunity to learn from the absolute best in the business… . I learned how to handle situations with grace, how to work with big personalities, and the importance of being a good communicator.”
“My mother, for her grit and determination, and my father, for his will power to overcome drug addiction.”
Judge Sarah Evans Barker. “She is unbelievably knowledgeable, kind, witty, and passionate about our community. She has helped me through some important challenges, and I couldn’t be more thrilled to call her my mentor and my friend.”
See more in the print edition of Forty Under 40, delivered with the Feb. 9 issue of IBJ.