Celebrating CICP and our initiatives on a transformational 2022 – WATCH

2023-01-17T15:58:14-05:00January 17, 2023|

For CICP and our five talent and industry sector initiatives (AgriNovus Indiana, Ascend Indiana, BioCrossroads, Conexus Indiana and TechPoint), 2022 was a transformational year with many big achievements. Dedication to the region’s prosperity and growth is the mission of CICP and that continued to be evident in the work of the organization and our initiatives as each one helped to drive Indiana’s economy forward. Take a look back at some of the major milestones of the past year. [WATCH]  

Corporate and Community Leader Melina Kennedy named Central Indiana Corporate Partnership CEO

2022-12-08T16:02:56-05:00December 8, 2022|

INDIANAPOLIS (December 8, 2022) – The Central Indiana Corporate Partnership (CICP) today announced that Melina Kennedy, vice president of product compliance and regulatory affairs, Cummins Inc. (NYSE: CMI) has been named the organization’s chief executive officer. In July, David Johnson, current CEO, announced his retirement effective at the end of 2022. Kennedy has more than 25 years of experience in law, government and business, including the past decade at Cummins, first directing executive communications and then held leadership roles in the Engine and Power Systems businesses before becoming a vice president leading the Product Compliance and Regulatory Affairs organization. In addition, she had a successful law career at the former Baker and Daniels LLP; and was deputy mayor, director of economic development for the City of Indianapolis from 2000 to 2005. In 2011, she was a candidate for mayor of [...]

Business Equity for Indy launches Workforce Pilot

2023-01-13T13:05:58-05:00December 7, 2022|

INDIANAPOLIS (December 7, 2022)—Business Equity for Indy (BEI) announced today the launch of an inaugural Workforce Pilot. The Richard M. Fairbanks Foundation awarded a grant to the Indy Chamber Foundation in support of the BEI effort to support small- and medium-sized companies in their efforts to reduce racial disparities and drive equity within businesses. Implementation of these strategies will help these companies build and retain diverse teams—a proven way to spur innovation and increase competitiveness. “Filling job openings—particularly with diverse talent—remains one of the most significant challenges facing our members today,” said Taylor Hughes, vice president of policy and strategy, Indy Chamber. “Through the BEI Workforce Pilot, companies will be equipped with strategies and resources to develop equitable talent pipelines, enhance inclusive hiring practices, and support the health and wellbeing of a diverse workforce. Ultimately, this opportunity is built to [...]

CICP CEO David L. Johnson receives Charles L. Whistler Award, the highest honor given by the Mayor of Indianapolis

2022-12-07T09:28:54-05:00December 6, 2022|

Press Release from the Greater Indianapolis Progress Committee Mayor Joe Hogsett, GIPC leaders presented CICP’s CEO with the 2022 Charles L. Whistler Award at annual breakfast ceremony at Ivy Tech. INDIANAPOLIS – The Greater Indianapolis Progress Committee (GIPC) and Mayor Joe Hogsett presented the 2022 Charles L. Whistler Award to David Johnson, CEO of the Central Indiana Corporate Partnership (CICP), at a breakfast ceremony this morning at Ivy Tech Community College Culinary and Conference Center. 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. “The Charles L. Whistler Award honors an individual committed to going above and beyond to make a lasting positive impact on our city. David Johnson is a shining example of this commitment,” said Indianapolis Mayor Joe Hogsett. “Over the past three decades, [...]

Central Indiana Corporate Partnership hosts new conference focused on young talent and Indiana’s advanced industries

2023-01-20T14:21:43-05:00November 1, 2022|

INDIANAPOLIS (Nov. 1, 2022) – The Central Indiana Corporate Partnership (CICP) and its five talent and industry sector initiatives, in collaboration with the 16 Tech Innovation District, will host the IN ADVANCE Summit on Tuesday, December 13, 2022. This free conference is aimed at young talent and will include discussions on Indiana’s advanced industry sectors (agbiosciences, life sciences, advanced manufacturing and logistics, and technology), represented by CICP’s sector initiatives (AgriNovus Indiana, Ascend Indiana, BioCrossroads, Conexus Indiana and TechPoint). The content-rich day will include industry leaders discussing the types of jobs they see as critical for the future of the advanced industries. CICP initiatives will also have specific break-out sessions to engage early-in-career professionals in their various sectors. Additional discussions will include how young people can engage in their community and their companies. The Summit will feature Derrick Feldmann, researcher and [...]

Indianapolis Recorder: Business Equity for Indy: 2-Year Anniversary Reflections

2022-10-28T10:48:07-04:00October 21, 2022|

During the summer of 2020, at the height of racial tensions coupled with the dire, disproportional impacts of the coronavirus pandemic, the Central Indiana business community united to form Business Equity for Indy (BEI). Through this initiative — a partnership of the Central Indiana Corporate Partnership and Indy Chamber with support from the Indianapolis Urban League, led by 120 growing businesses — we’re working to create collaborative, sustainable solutions to dismantle more than 240 years of systemic racism, injustice and inequity that are preventing our Black and brown Hoosiers from opportunity and advancement. Article by Jeffrey A. Harrison, chair of Business Equity for Indy, and President and CEO of Citizens Energy Group. [READ MORE] (Source: Indianapolis Recorder)

CICP CEO David L. Johnson inducted into the Indiana Academy

2022-10-11T07:32:13-04:00October 11, 2022|

The Independent Colleges of Indiana has inducted four new members into the Indiana Academy including David L. Johnson, CEO of the Central Indiana Corporate Partnership. The honorees were recognized by the Academy for lifetimes of achievement and contribution to the state of Indiana. The Academy annually inducts into its membership individuals who have demonstrated exceptional leadership in philanthropy, business, public service, advancement of the sciences, the arts, literature, culture, and scholarship in connection with Indiana’s independent non-profit colleges and universities. 2022 Honorees D. Wade Clapp, MD, Distinguished Professor and Chair of the Department of Pediatrics, IU School of Medicine David M. Findlay, President and Chief Executive Officer, Lake City Bank David L. Johnson, Chief Executive Officer, Central Indiana Corporate Partnership Niles L. Noblitt, Chairman of the Board (retired) Biomet The Independent Colleges of Indiana is a non-profit association representing Indiana’s 29 [...]

IIB: New 16 Tech CEO Krueger Sees Big Opportunity

2022-09-12T08:15:16-04:00September 12, 2022|

In a recent interview on Inside INdiana Business, 16 Tech President and CEO Emily Krueger talked about the billions of dollars of investment in place or under construction at 16 Tech and how the District is playing a major role in a new health and life sciences corridor. Krueger also talks about the groundbreaking on the new bridge this fall that will connect 16 Tech to the IUPUI campus and why the bridge is a significant connector to the downtown area and much more. WATCH

CICP CEO David L. Johnson to be inducted into the Junior Achievement’s Central Indiana Business Hall of Fame

2022-08-15T11:52:09-04:00August 15, 2022|

INDIANAPOLIS (August 15, 2022) – Today, Junior Achievement of Central Indiana (JACI) announced the four Laureates who will be inducted into the Central Indiana Business Hall of Fame this year. The 2022 Laureates are Sue Ellspermann PhD, President, Ivy Tech Community College; Jeffrey A. Harrison, President & CEO, Citizens Energy Group; David L. Johnson, Chief Executive Officer, Central Indiana Corporate Partnership, Inc.; and Mark D. Miles, President and CEO, Penske Entertainment Corp. The honorees will be inducted at the 34th Annual Central Indiana Business Hall of Fame Gala on Friday, Nov. 4, 2022, at the Indiana Roof Ballroom. Jeff and Heather Smulyan will serve as this year’s event Co-Chairs. Jeff Smulyan was inducted into the Central Indiana Business Hall of Fame in 2000, and is Chairman, CEO and Founder of Emmis Communications. “Junior Achievement’s 2022 Laureates embody resilience, compassion and [...]

Central Indiana Corporate Partnership’s branded initiative Energy Systems Network merges with the Battery Innovation Center

2022-07-28T09:54:29-04:00July 28, 2022|

INDIANAPOLIS (July 28, 2022) –The Central Indiana Corporate Partnership (CICP) today announced that one of its branded industry sector initiatives, Energy Systems Network (ESN), which is focused on advanced energy technology and transportation, is merging with the Battery Innovation Center (BIC) effective August 5, 2022. ESN was formed by CICP in 2009. In 2010, ESN created the BIC as a collaborative commercialization project seeking to advance Indiana’s ability to develop, test, manufacture, and commercialize battery and related energy systems technologies. The BIC was launched as a separate entity in 2012 but has continued to work closely with the organization. While headquartered in Indiana, ESN and the BIC have succeeded in developing industry-led initiatives that are accelerating technology development and commercialization through a broad global network of corporate partners. “ESN has certainly had an impressive track record in their ability to [...]

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