Statement of Support:

We, leaders from the business community throughout Indiana, endorse Governor Holcomb’s decision to mandate wearing masks in public places for all Hoosiers, effective July 27, 2020, in response to the continuing challenges of COVID-19.

All organizations and people in the state have a role to play in mitigating the spread of this dangerous and disruptive disease, which shows few signs of abating. The Governor’s announcement reinforces what many of us are already doing in our own organizations — requiring the use of masks in the workplace. We are grateful for the Governor’s careful and caring leadership here. This is a prudent step to take to promote everyone’s safety, especially as our youngest citizens prepare to return to school. Hoosiers should indeed “mask up” and support this wise decision.

Statement participants:

Gail K. Boudreaux
President and Chief Executive Officer
Anthem, Inc.

Aman Brar

Stanley Chen

Justin P. Christian
CEO/ Founder

Ellen Swisher Crabb
Vice Chairperson
United Animal Health

James M. Danko
Butler University

J. Scott Davison
President and CEO
OneAmerica Financial Partners, Inc.

Sue Ellspermann, PhD
Ivy Tech Community College

Steve Ferguson
Chairman of the Board
Cook Group, Incorporated

David M. Findlay
President and CEO
Lake City Bank

Mitch Frazier
President and CEO
AgriNovus Indiana

Rick Fuson
President and COO
Pacers Sports & Entertainment

David S. Graziosi
Director, President, CEO
Allison Transmission, Inc.

Mark Hill
Managing Partner
Collina Ventures

J. Mark Howell
President and CEO
Conexus Indiana

David L. Johnson
President and CEO
Central Indiana Corporate Partnership

Bruce King
Helmer Scientific

Jason Kloth
President and CEO
Ascend Indiana

Mike Langellier
President and CEO

Tom Linebarger
Chairman and CEO
Cummins Inc.

Patty Martin
President and CEO

Kristin L. Mays-Corbitt
Mays Chemical Company

Jamie Merisotis
President and CEO
Lumina Foundation

Bryan Mills
President and CEO
Community Health Network

Paul Mitchell
President and CEO
Energy Systems Network

Dennis Murphy
President and CEO
Indiana University Health, Inc.

Syam Nair
EVP, Technology
Salesforce Marketing Cloud

Jonathan S. Nalli
CEO, Ascension St. Vincent
Ministry Market Executive, Ascension Indiana

James K. Risk III
Kirby Risk Corp

Jim Ryan
Chairman and CEO
Old National Bancorp

Matt Sause
President and CEO
Roche Diagnostics Corporation

Jeffrey Simmons
Elanco Animal Health

Jeff Smulyan
CEO and Chairman
Emmis Communications Corp.

Connie Bond Stuart
Regional President
PNC Bank Central & Southern Indiana

John T. Thompson
Thompson Distribution & First Electric Supply