Organization Salutes 'Best And Brightest'

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Junior Achievement of Central Indiana Inc. has announced winners of the 2014 Indy’s Best and Brightest Awards. Honorees include a former Indianapolis Colts player who started a foundation, the president of AT&T Indiana and the founder of an arts collaborative. October 21, 2014

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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. - Junior Achievement of Central Indiana, Inc. announces the 2014 Indy’s Best and Brightest award winners, presented by KPMG LLP.

At an awards event held Thursday night and attended by approximately 500 guests, 100 of Central Indiana’s most outstanding young professionals, age 40 and under, were recognized as being Indy’s Best and Brightest Honorees. All finalists were honored on stage, and received an award. One individual from each category was then announced as the Indy’s Best and Brightest Winner.

2014 Indy’s Best and Brightest Winners:


Chris Belleville, Tax Partner, Deloitte Tax, LLP

Banking & Financial Services

John D. Perry, Managing Director, Morgan Stanley

Education & Nonprofit

Marlin Jackson, Founder & President, The Fight for Life Foundation


Andrew Miller, Senior Vice President of Operations, Bose Public Affairs Group, LLC

Health & Life Sciences

Donetta Gee-Weiler, Vice President of Women's and Children's Services, Community Health Network


Tracy N. Betz, Partner, Taft Law

Manufacturing, Retail and Services

Phil Daniels, Co-Founder of Healthiest Employer, and Senior Vice President, TrendyMinds

Media, Sports & Entertainment

Jim Walker, Executive Director and Founder, Big Car Collaborative

Real Estate, Development & Construction

Keith Cole, Principal, Mitsch Design.


Bill Soards, President, AT&T Indiana

About Indy’s Best and Brightest

The Best and Brightest initiative was created by Junior Achievement of Central Indiana to recognize up and coming talent and the next generation of leaders in our community. Honorees in each category were judged on professional accomplishments, civic involvement and leadership qualities. Please visit to view the complete list of finalists.

About Junior Achievement of Central Indiana

Junior Achievement of Central Indiana, Inc. (JA), in partnership with the business and education communities, provides learning experiences for central Indiana students with a concentration on life skills, job skills, financial literacy, entrepreneurship, and a fundamental understanding of economics and the free enterprise system. JA serves thousands of students each year in 30 counties in central Indiana, and has a Board of Directors to support this mission and our core values: conviction in the impact of experiential education, belief in partnerships and the potential of all students, commitment to the principles of economics and entrepreneurship, and a passion for what we do. For more information, visit

Source: Junior Achievement of Central Indiana Inc.