Charter School Board Names Director

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The Indiana Charter School Board has named Nick LeRoy executive director. He most recently served as a global marketing manager at Indianapolis-based Eli Lilly and Co. (NYSE: LLY).

March 20, 2014

News Release

Indianapolis, Ind. -- The Indiana Charter School Board (ICSB) released its first annual report this week, the Board's cumulative public record of its authorizing work from its inception through 2013. The report highlights the ICSB’s five-year strategic plan, innovations accomplished, processes for applicant evaluation and accountability, and school performance.

Leading the ICSB towards its future goals will be newly named executive director Nick LeRoy. LeRoy comes to the ICSB from Eli Lilly and Company, where he previously served as a global marketing manager. He joined Lilly in 2007 and held a number of different roles in the global marketing organization including work on the Cialis brand (both globally and in China) as well as recent work helping to lead the global launch of Amyvid, the first radio pharmaceutical used in the detection of beta amyloid plaque for the diagnosis of Alzheimer's Disease. Prior to his time at Lilly, LeRoy worked in various marketing roles for Roche Diagnostics both in the US and Canada as well as roles in the internet and telecommunications industry.

"Nick will be a tremendous asset to our leadership team," said Maureen Weber, chair of the board for the ICSB. "We look forward to working with him as the ICSB continues to strive toward expanding high-quality educational opportunities for all Hoosier students."

LeRoy received his undergraduate degree from the University of Utah in 1994 and then completed his MBA from the Goizueta School of Business (Emory University) in 2002. He and his wife Lori have two sons, Nate and Alex, and have called Indianapolis home for the past 12 years.

"I am very excited to be joining the ICSB during this period of educational reform and advancement," said LeRoy. "Providing students access to high-performing educational environments that best serve their own learning style and needs is incredibly important and I look forward to the ICSB being a catalyst to achieving that goal."

The ICSB is currently in the middle of its Spring application cycle, and the Board will meet May 1 to vote on the applications. Please visit www.in.gov/icsb to learn more about applicants and the public hearing schedule.

About the ICSB

Established in 2011 by the Indiana General Assembly, the ICSB seeks to grow the supply of high-performing public charter schools throughout the state, so that families have multiple options from which to select when deciding what schools best meet the needs of their children. Our focus is upon expanding quality options, so that students who enroll in charter schools receive a rigorous education that prepares them for college and careers. Each school authorized by the ICSB is subject to a transparent ad outcomes-oriented accountability system. To learn more about upcoming board meetings, application cycles, and charter schools authorized by the ICSB, visit the ICSB website at www.in.gov/icsb

Source: Indiana Charter School Board