Indianapolis Business Journal

DEC. 29, 2023-JAN. 4, 2024

IBJ's year-end issue introduces our 2023 newsmakers and is packaged with The Book, our annual compilation of industry top-25 lists and a look back at the year in news. It should be no surprise that David Ricks, CEO of Indianapolis-based Eli Lilly and Co., is IBJ's newsmaker of the year. As you'll read in reporter John Russell's story below, Lilly this year became the world's most valuable publicly traded drug company. Our other eight newsmakers for 2023 come from higher education, politics, sports and industry, and all made a big impact on central Indiana.

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2023 Newsmaker: Ricks leads Lilly to new heights

David Ricks led Eli Lilly and Co. to milestone after milestone in 2023, with a slew of product launches for diseases from obesity to inflammatory bowel disease. And when Lilly wasn’t scoring wins in the laboratory, it was issuing a series of head-turning announcements,

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