Women of Influence



2018 WOMAN OF INFLUENCE: Brooke Thompson

Indiana Market Executive, Merrill Lynch Wealth Management
When Brooke Thompson arrived in Indiana in 2017 to lead the market, she not only focused on the numbers, but also on company morale and community givebacks.
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2018 WOMAN OF INFLUENCE: Melissa St. John

CEO and Owner, Relocation Strategies
Melissa St. John’s company specializes in corporate moves and has a long list of prominent clients, but the awards she’s received have as much to do with corporate citizenship as with the bottom line.
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2018 WOMAN OF INFLUENCE: Christi Shaw

President, Lilly Bio-Medicines; Senior Vice President, Eli Lilly and Co.
Working at Eli Lilly and Co. right out of college, Christi Shaw went on to other major drug companies before returning to head a division that represents about 40 percent of Lilly's worldwide revenue.
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2018 WOMAN OF INFLUENCE: Jennifer Rumsey

Vice President and Chief Technical Officer, Cummins Inc.
After beginning her Cummins career working on advancing fuel cell technology, Jennifer Rumsey now guides the company's second-largest function, leading a global team that includes 7,000 engineers.
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2018 WOMAN OF INFLUENCE: Courtney Roberts

Director of Global Health Philanthropic Initiatives, Eli Lilly and Co.
Overseeing Eli Lilly and Co.'s philanthropic work in the United States, Kenya and Mexico, Courtney Roberts also leads a pilot program to address barriers to diabetes care in three local neighborhoods.
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2018 WOMAN OF INFLUENCE: Karen Plaut

Glenn W. Sample Dean of Agriculture, Purdue University 
Karen Plaut leads Purdue's highly ranked College of Agriculture, where she oversees more than 300 faculty members, nearly 3,600 students and an extension service that reaches all 92 Indiana counties and more than 60 countries.
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