International Center Names Citizen of The Year

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Indianapolis-based Eli Lilly and Co. (NYSE: LLY) Chief Executive Officer John Lechleiter has been named the International Center's International Citizen of the Year. The award will be presented at a tribute dinner and program in October.

April 13, 2015

News Release

John C. Lechleiter, Ph.D., who serves as Chairman, President, and Chief Executive Officer of Indianapolis-based global pharmaceutical giant Eli Lilly and Company, has been selected by the Board of Directors of The International Center as recipient of the 2015 International Citizen of the Year Award. The award will be presented at a tribute dinner and program October 6, 2015 at the Indiana Roof Ballroom.

Honorary Co-Chairs for the event represent a corporate and civic Who’s Who of previous award recipients, former Eli Lilly and Company top executives, global corporate community peer CEOs, and top civic leaders. Honorary Co-Chairs include:

Mitchell E. Daniels, Jr., President, Purdue University

Tim Hassinger, President and CEO, Dow AgroSciences

Tom Linebarger, Chairman and CEO, Cummins

Anne Nobles, Senior Vice President, Eli Lilly and Company (retired)

Jack Phillips, President and CEO, Roche Diagnostics

Sidney Taurel, Chairman Emeritus, Eli Lilly and Company

Ambassador Randall L. Tobias, Chairman Emeritus, Eli Lilly and Company

Dr. Margaret Watanabe, Clinical Assistant Professor Emerita for the IU School of Medicine

Marsha Stone, Senior Director of Enterprise Development for the Indianapolis International Airport and James T. Morris, Vice Chairman of Pacers Sports & Entertainment, both members of The International Center’s Board of Directors, will serve as Event Co-Chairs.

The International Citizen of the Year Award was established in 1985 to honor individuals who have made an outstanding contribution to the globalization of Indiana in business, culture, education, government, medicine, research, media, sports or community service.

Source: The International Center

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