Four Prominent Indianapolis Leaders to be Inducted into Central Indiana Business Hall of Fame

(INDIANAPOLIS) – Junior Achievement of Central Indiana announces four Laureates to be inducted at the 32nd Annual Central Indiana Business Hall of Fame Awards Gala, presented by Ice Miller, LLP, on Thursday, November 21. 

Hall of Fame Laureates from left to right:
Alpha Blackburn, Fred Fehsenfeld, Jr., Marianne Glick, James P. Hallett

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
  • James P. Hallett, Chairman and CEO, KAR Auction Services, Inc.

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 personal and professional success, high moral and ethical standards, and dedication to important civic causes, thereby improving the quality of life in our community.

Previously held in February or March, the Hall of Fame Gala will be on Thursday, November 21, 2019, at the Indiana Roof Ballroom.  A reception will be held at 6:00 pm, followed by a dinner and awards ceremony at 7:00 pm.  Junior Achievement students will participate in the evening’s events, which will include introductions of the Laureates and video presentations highlighting their many accomplishments. Each Laureate will also share acceptance remarks.

Jennifer Burk, Junior Achievement’s President and CEO, said, “The Hall of Fame Gala is an opportunity to honor those outstanding individuals in central Indiana who are champions of free enterprise and role models to the youth of our community, while also highlighting the importance of providing career exploration, financial literacy, employability/life skills and entrepreneurship programs to today’s students.”

Since its inception in 1989, 129 Laureates have been inducted into the Central Indiana Business Hall of Fame.

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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.