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Indiana’s Inaugural Top 250 Most Influential People for 2022

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Indiana Business Journal has named its inaugural Indiana 250, a list of the state’s most influential and impactful business and community leaders. Those on the list represent public and private companies, law firms, universities, not-for-profits, government and community organizations. Elected officials were not eligible.

After a months long process that included reviewing nominations, researching Indiana organizations and interviewing community leaders across the state, the Indianapolis Business Journal compiled the list.

IBJ Media CEO Nate Feltman said, “The leaders included on the Indiana 250 have made significant contributions in their communities, across their regions and to the state and nation.”

Who Is On The List?

Some on the lineup include Gail Boudreaux, CEO of Elevance Health (formerly Anthem Inc.); David Ricks, CEO of Eli Lilly and Co.; Tom Salmon, CEO of Berry Global; Dan Starr, CEO of Do it Best; and Tom Linebarger, the outgoing CEO of Cummins Inc., as well as Jennifer Rumsey, the incoming CEO of the company.

Indiana icon John Mellencamp made the catalog.

Also on the list of influencers are Mali Jeffers, co-founder of cultural startup GangGang; Darrianne Christian, chair of the Newfields board; Loretta Rush, chief justice of the state of Indiana; Brad Chambers, the Indiana commerce secretary; and philanthropist Marianne Glick. The Indiana 250 features honorees from across the state, including Cook Group President Pete Yonkman of Bloomington; entrepreneur Chuck Surack of Fort Wayne; Kem Krest CEO Amish Shah of Elkhart; and Old National Bancorp CEO Jim Ryan of Evansville.

Another Hoosier influencer on the index was WIBC’s Tony Katz.

Tony Katz is the award-winning host of Tony Katz and the Morning News on 93.1FM WIBC in Indianapolis, IN. He also hosts the Midwest syndicated Tony Katz Today radio program.

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Tony is a regular presence on FOX News, appearing on FOX and Friends, The Daily Briefing with Dana Perino, and Tucker Carlson Tonight. He has also done work on CNN and MSNBC, and his articles have appeared on TownHall, The Christian Post, and The Daily Caller.

To view the complete list, click here.

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