Top Story: New Cummins CEO

Jennifer Rumsey, Incoming President & CEO, Cummins Inc.

For the first time in Cummins’ more than 100-year history, a woman will lead the company…Columbus native Jennifer Rumsey selected to succeed Tom Linebarger as president and CEO. More on her vision for one of Indiana’s most important and visible companies.

Highlighting Diverse Hoosier Businesses

Karrah Herring, Chief Equity, Inclusion & Opportunity Officer, State of Indiana

Indiana’s new plan to showcase Hoosier entrepreneurs from all walks of life. We’ll have more on a new statewide initiative to highlight diverse businesses through the Hoosier Business in Action initiative.

In the Spotlight: Christopher Day

Christopher Day, CEO, Elevate Ventures

A change in leadership at the Indianapolis-based venture capital organization that has helped boost hundreds of Indiana entrepreneurs’ dreams into reality. We’ll talk with tech entrepreneur Christopher Day, the new CEO at Elevate Ventures.

Around INdiana: The Cheesecake Lady Indy

Mary-Rachel Redman, Inside INdiana Business

A simple scroll on Facebook… and a post about banana pudding cheesecake turned into big business for an Indianapolis woman. The Cheesecake Lady shares her story in this week’s Around INdiana.

(i)on Education: The Darden Group ACE Mentor Program

Akilah W. Darden, Founder & President, The Darden Group

Akilah Darden…an animated character in her company’s marketing ads, but the real deal when it comes to creating jobs and hope for the underserved in central Indiana.

Inside INdiana Sports: “Carl Erskine: The Best We’ve Got” Documentary

Ted Green, President, Ted Green Films

Anderson’s Carl Erskine made a name for himself in Major League Baseball…but it was what he did off the field that has sealed his legacy as one of the greats.  Details on a new documentary coming out highlighting the life of Carl Erskine.

Inside This Week’s IBJ

Lesley Weidenbener, Editor, IBJ

IBJ Media has named its inaugural Indiana 250, a list of the state’s most influential and impactful business and community leaders, representing public and private companies, law firms, universities, not-for-profits, government and community organizations. Editor Lesley Weidenbener has more on the list.

The INsiders

  • Mary Beth Oakes, CEO, Business Furniture & Choreo
  • Abdul-Hakim Shabazz, Publisher, IndyPolitics.org
  • Mike Marker, Managing Director, VOX Global

Our INsiders panel weighs in on some of the week’s big stories, including a historic leadership change at Cummins and SkyWater Technology choosing Purdue for $1.8B semiconductor fabrication facility and more.

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