Four Prominent Business Leaders Inducted in The Central Indiana Business Hall of Fame

(INDIANAPOLIS) – Junior Achievement of Central Indiana inducted four Laureates on Thursday, November 21st into the Central Indiana Business Hall of Fame presented by Ice Miller LLP, at The Indiana Roof Ballroom. 

The Laureates are: Alpha Blackburn, President, and CEO, Blackburn Architects; Fred Fehsenfeld, Jr., CEO of The Heritage Group; Marianne Glick, Chairman of the Board, Glick Family Foundation; and James P. Hallett, Chairman, and CEO, KAR Global.

From Left to Right:  Fred Fehsenfeld, Jr., Alpha Blackburn, Marianne Glick, Jim Hallett

Sarah Hempstead, Chair of the Junior Achievement Board of Directors and Principal and Partner of Schmidt Associates, served as the Event Chair.

The Central Indiana Business Hall of Fame was established in 1989 by the Junior Achievement Board of Directors to honor outstanding men and women who epitomize professional success, high moral and ethical standards, and dedication to important civic causes, thereby improving the quality of life in our community.

Junior Achievement students participated in the evening’s events, which included introductions of the Laureates and video presentations highlighting their many accomplishments.

Jennifer Burk, Junior Achievement’s President and CEO, said, “Our goal is two-fold at the Hall of Fame event: to honor those central Indiana business persons who are champions of free enterprise and are professional role models to the youth of the community, and to highlight the importance of providing career exploration, financial literacy, employability and life skills, and entrepreneurship programs to today’s students.”

Since its inception. 133 Laureates have been inducted into the Central Indiana Business Hall of Fame.

About Junior Achievement of Central Indiana

Junior Achievement of Central Indiana, Inc. (JACI), in partnership with the business and education communities, empowers young people to own their future success. JA educates and inspires young people in the areas of career exploration, employability/life skills, entrepreneurship, financial literacy and philanthropy through hands-on, experiential learning opportunities for children in preschool through high school. 

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