Tom Bell | Chairman and CEO – Rolls-Royce North America / President, Defense
September 21, 2018 For a company with a history that began on the ground, Rolls-Royce quickly took to the skies, forming the foundation of one of today’s leaders in the aerospace industry. For more than 100 years, Rolls-Royce and its predecessor companies have been engineering, designing and manufacturing advanced technology in Indianapolis. The company has a dozen facilities in Indiana and employs more than 4,000 people with most of the work in the aerospace and defense industries. Tom Bell was appointed Chairman and CEO of Rolls-Royce North America in March 2018, and also maintains his previous position of president of the company’s global defense business. Hear from the leader of a company that plays a key role in ensuring Indianapolis continues to be a major player in the manufacturing and aviation industry.
Deborah Berke | Dean – Yale School of Architecture, Founder – Deborah Berke Partners and architect of the Cummins Indy Distribution Headquarters
Tom Linebarger | Chairman & CEO – Cummins
October 2, 2018 Cummins’ commitment to modern design dates back to its former Chairman & CEO, J. Irwin Miller, who was one of the greatest patrons of 20th century architecture. Based in Columbus, Indiana, Cummins is the largest independent maker of diesel engines in the world. The company’s foundation is credited for bringing top architects to Columbus and turning it into an architectural mecca. This time Indianapolis was the recipient of Cummins’s newest architectural icon, which serves as the global distribution headquarters for the nearly century old Fortune 500 company. Built on the footprint of the former Market Square Arena, the sculpted tower represents a boost to the east side of downtown and adds a striking new landmark to the circle city’s skyline. Chairman & CEO of Cummins Inc., Tom Linebarger sits down with building architect Deborah Berke to discuss the impact architecture can have on businesses and communities.
Dennis Murphy | President & CEO- Indiana University Health
November 6, 2018 By the end of 2018, IU Health is expected to unveil plans to combine most operations of its Methodist and University hospitals into a new consolidated hospital to be built at the massive Methodist campus at 16th Street and Capitol Avenue. IU Health officials are considering whether to save any of the century-old sections of the state’s largest hospital as they prepare for the planned $1 billion consolidation project. Leading this major initiative is IU Health President & CEO, Dennis Murphy. An experienced healthcare executive, Murphy came to IU Health from Northwestern Memorial HealthCare in Chicago, where he served as COO and executive vice president. Murphy joined the IU Health system in 2013 as Chief Operating Officer, overseeing the operation of IU Health entities throughout the system. Reserve your seat to hear insight on the vision of IU Health’s most far-reaching development plan in over a century.
Education Today: Panel Discussion
Moderated by Teresa Lubbers | Commissioner – Indiana Commission for Higher Education
Sue Ellspermann | President – Ivy Tech Community College
Gregory Hess | President – Wabash College
Thomas Minar | President – Franklin College
December 10, 2018
Indiana is fortunate to be home to some of the nation’s leading higher education institutions, both public and private. Join us for a round-table discussion about the ever-changing landscape of higher education. Moderated by Commissioner Teresa Lubbers, hear from the leaders of three different institutions: Franklin College – a private liberal arts and sciences college, Ivy Tech Community College – a statewide community college network, and Wabash College – a private liberal arts men’s college. Together they share insight on how higher ed is evolving to prepare graduates to meet the demands of the 21st century economy.
Bob Stutz | CEO Marketing Cloud and Chief Analytics Officer – Salesforce
January 24, 2019 “The Cloud.” Pioneered by Salesforce, it has been one of the hottest words in technology for nearly two decades and has transformed the way business is done. The Economic Club of Indiana welcomes Bob Stutz, a trailblazer in technology and head of Salesforce’s industry-leading Marketing Cloud product. Bob Stutz is recognized globally as one of the foremost experts on CRM (customer relationship management) and brings more than 20 years of business applications development experience to Salesforce. As CEO of Marketing Cloud and Chief Analytics Officer for Salesforce, Stutz is responsible for driving all aspects of the company’s Marketing Cloud and Analytics Cloud business, including product strategy, management, marketing, engineering, and distribution. Stutz joined Salesforce in 2016, leaving his corporate vice president position with Microsoft Dynamics. Before that, he held executive positions at Hewlett-Packard, SAP, Siebel Systems and Sybase. Prior to his enterprise software career, Stutz had a 22-year distinguished career in the United States Army and holds degrees from the University of Maryland and Chapman University.
Mario Rodriguez, Executive Director – Indianapolis Airport Authority
Michael Huber | President & CEO – Indy Chamber
February 8, 2019 It’s hard to believe that the “new” terminal at the Indianapolis International Airport (IND) is now a decade old, yet the accolades keep rolling in. IND has been named the best airport in North America by the Airports Council International seven times and for the fourth year in a row Conde Nest readers awarded it the best airport in the country. The Indianapolis Airport Authority (IAA) owns and operates IND and is continuously focused on long-term stability and sustainability. Mario Rodriguez, an aviation expert with over 29 years of experience in the private and public sectors, has been the executive director of the IAA since 2014. Rodriguez sits down with Michael Huber, Indy Chamber President and CEO, for an enlightening conversation regarding several recent major initiatives including the recent addition of IND’s first transatlantic, non-stop flight to Paris, welcoming INFOSYS to its new home where the former terminal was once located, significant expansion to the FedEx Facility, as well as other successes that underscore IAA’s importance to the economy of Indianapolis, as well as Central Indiana.
Roger W. Ferguson, Jr. | President and CEO – TIAA, Economist
March 11, 2019 Since its creation in 1918 in New York for the purpose of providing retirement income for college professors, TIAA has been committed to making a difference for its clients. Today, five million people — most of them in the academic, research, medical, and cultural fields — entrust their money to TIAA, which has maintained a stellar reputation for managing its clients’ assets for a century. Roger W. Ferguson, Jr., has been President and Chief Executive Officer of TIAA since 2008. Ferguson is the former Vice Chairman of the Board of Governors of the U.S. Federal Reserve System, and he serves on the boards of Alphabet, the parent company of Google, and General Mills. Ferguson is a firm believer in the importance of lifelong learning and financial literacy. Don’t miss the opportunity to hear this Fortune 100 CEO’s thoughts on these and other timely topics.
Richard Reeves | Senior Fellow – Brookings Institution, Co-Director – Center on Children and Families
April 16, 2019 When British born Richard V. Reeves moved to the United States, he was stunned at the realization that his new homeland had a more rigid class structure than the one he left behind, and especially at the very top. Reeves is a senior fellow in Economic Studies, Director of the Future of the Middle Class Initiative and co-director of the Center on Children and Families at the Brookings Institution. His research focuses on the middle class, inequality, social mobility, and family change and the important role education plays in both equalizing and preventing upward mobility in America. Reeves most recent publication for Brookings is his latest book Dream Hoarders: How the American Upper Middle Class Is Leaving Everyone Else in the Dust, Why That Is a Problem, and What to Do about It. Don’t miss the opportunity to hear from one of Politico magazine’s top 50 thinkers in the U.S.
Maurice A. Jones | President & CEO – LISC
May 8, 2019 The Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) was created in 1979 to connect residents and local institutions with the capital, strategy and know-how to help revive their communities. Today, LISC is one of the largest organizations supporting projects that revitalize communities and bring greater economic opportunity to residents. LISC has offices in over 30 cities, including one here in Indianapolis, where it works to transform distressed communities and neighborhoods into healthy ones. Maurice Jones took the helm as LISC’s fourth President & CEO in 2016. Jones is the former commerce secretary in Virginia and a former HUD official. Jones brings to the leadership role a career’s worth of business, management and policy experience and a lifelong commitment to improving communities and the lives of low-income Americans.