The Greater Indianapolis Progress Committee and Indianapolis Mayor Joe Hogsett awarded Bill Shrewsberry the 2019 Charles L. Whistler Award.

The annual award recognizes individuals who, outside the regular duties of their chosen professions, have brought together the public and private sectors for civic improvement in Indianapolis.

Shrewsberry served for 17 years as president and CEO of Shrewsberry & Associates, LLC, an engineering consulting firm he founded in 2001. He has been instrumental in the development of several major projects in Indianapolis, including the new Indianapolis International Airport midfield terminal, Eskenazi Hospital and the Indianapolis/Marion County Community Justice Campus.

Prior to founding Shrewsberry & Associates, Mr. Shrewsberry retired from Ameritech after more than 20 years in engineering and management.

After four terms on the Jeffersonville City Council, he served as a member of Governor Evan Bayh’s senior staff, commissioner of the Indiana Department of Administration, deputy mayor of public policy for Indianapolis Mayor Bart Peterson and executive director of the White River State Park.

Shrewsberry was appointed the first chair of the Mayor’s Charter School Board, a role he held under Mayor Peterson and Mayor Greg Ballard. He has served on the boards of The Mind Trust, IUPUI, IU School of Public and Environmental Affairs, IU Methodist Health Foundation, Indianapolis Monumental Marathon, Indiana Sports Corp and GIPC. He has also served as a Hanover College Trustee, the 2012 Super Bowl Operations Division Chairman and Plan 2020 Work Committee Co-Chair.


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