Jordan went to DePauw University in Indiana, where he was the only Black in his class and one of five at the college. Distinguishing himself through academics, oratory and athletics, he graduated in 1957 with a bachelor’s degree in political science.
Beyond COVID podcast: Leaders are created in crisis. You can be one of them.
Nancy Koehn—a historian, Harvard Business School professor and author—talked with host Lesley Weidenbener about how business owners and managers can use this pandemic to develop the skills that will lead their organizations out of the COVID crisis and on to better things.Read More
IBJ Podcast: How an Indy group will use $11.6 million to help black students achieve
Host Mason King talks with the Center for Leadership Development’s president, Dennis Bland, about how a Lilly Endowment grant will expand the group’s programs to help minority students achieve in school and in life.Read More
Only quarter of Indy not-for-profits have female leaders
And that’s despite the fact that 73% of all not-for-profit employees are female, according to Philadelphia software developer DonorPerfect.Read More
Mike Pence’s decision to publicly defy Trump was a first for the notoriously deferential vice president and former Indiana governor, who has been unflinchingly loyal to Trump since joining the GOP ticket in 2016.
Indianapolis and Indiana lost numerous notable business, political and civic figures in 2020, including Pete Dye, Christel DeHaan, Tamara Zahn, James Cummings, Joe Kernan, Richard Wood, Hal Yeagy Jr. and James Dimos.
As a society, we assume the most prominent business leaders have it all together—that they are brimming with confidence and are unshakable. We have conditioned ourselves to believe that leaders must be ever confident—that an organization’s CEO must have the answers, whether that’s because he or she is at the top of the organizational chart or because the leader has control.
Coach Nate McMillan has a record of 181-136 in four seasons and needs one more win to break a tie with Rick Carlisle for third in career victories during the franchise’s NBA history.
The John M. Mutz Philanthropic Leadership Institute is designed to build the pipeline of diverse talent in philanthropy so the sector will have strong leaders for years to come.
DeHaan used the fortune she made in business to establish not-for-profit Christel House International in 1998.
Women remained significantly underrepresented as CEOs on the list, heading just 5% percent of S&P 500 companies.
Executive coach Peter Fuller developed an artificial intelligence-driven platform that lets business leaders know how effectively they’re leading their firm and whether their company is headed in the right direction.
Jack Welch had a a major impact on business in Indiana during his tenure, directing GE to sell most of the assets of RCA Corp. to French multinational corporation Thomson SA in 1987. RCA employed thousands of people in Indianapolis and in Bloomington, making televisions, radios and records.
After 30 years, Patrick Early, 62, plans to hand off the role to longtime firm employee Benjamin Kimmerling.
Mark Miles, who has led Hulman & Co. since 2012, said: “We have the opportunity now to try to take it to a whole other level. I’ve had no thought of doing anything else.”
The Indianapolis-based Center for Leadership Development, which promotes personal development and educational attainment for minority youth, said the grant announced Tuesday morning is expected to be “transformational.”
In addition to co-founding and leading national women’s clothing retailer Paul Harris Stores, Gerald Paul was an active philanthropist in local arts, education and Jewish causes.
In three years at the helm, Chatman compiled a 28-74 record, including a 13-21 mark this year—an improvement from the team’s 6-28 record a year ago.
The Business Roundtable, a group that represents the most powerful CEOs in America, has released new principles on the role of a corporation that imply a foundational shift.
Lee Iacocca, the automobile industry executive who helped launch the Mustang at Ford and save Chrysler from bankruptcy, died Tuesday. Amid his successes, Iacocca presided over one of Ford’s greatest fiascoes: the Pinto, which led to a landmark product-liability case in Indiana in 1979.
As recently as last month, it had appeared John Schnatter wasn’t going to release his grip on the company without a fight.
Michael McRobbie has weathered the Great Recession, a higher education affordability crisis, and a nationwide reckoning about the very purpose of college in his 12 years as president.
Jeffrey Mittman served for 21 years in the U.S. Army, including several combat tours. He was blinded in 2005 when the vehicle he was driving in Iraq was hit by an improvised explosive device.