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IBJ Media CEO Nate Feltman interviews the men and women on the Indiana 250, a list of the most influential business and community leaders in the state.

Indiana 250 Off the Record IBJ Media

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IBJ Media CEO Nate Feltman interviews the men and women on the Indiana 250, a list of the most influential business and community leaders in the state.

    Off the Record with Toph Day

    Off the Record with Toph Day

    In this episode of Indiana 250 Off the Record, host Nate Feltman talks with Christopher 'Toph' Day, CEO of Elevate Ventures. Toph shares his journey from growing up on a farm outside Lafayette, Indiana to becoming a serial entrepreneur, co-founding a number of successful businesses across multiple sectors while establishing himself as a leader in the venture capital space. Toph takes a deep dive into his entrepreneurial experiences, the pivotal role of partnerships, and what drew him to Elevate Ventures, one of the most active venture capital firms in the country.  The discussion also touches on Rally, a three-day global innovation conference, highlighting its $5 million pitch competition.  Toph also shares insights on the current entrepreneurial climate, ideas for driving the state forward, and why he refers to Indiana as the innovation capital of the world.

    • 37 min
    Off the Record with Jim Ryan

    Off the Record with Jim Ryan

    In this episode of Indiana 250 Off the Record, host Nate Feltman talks with Jim Ryan, Chairman and CEO of Old National Bank, the largest bank headquartered in Indiana.  Jim discusses his leadership style and Old National Bank’s acquisition strategy which has propelled them to one of the largest banks in America under Jim’s leadership.  Jim shares insights into his journey from an intern to CEO, emphasizing the importance of communication and relationship building, company culture and values. The conversation also touches on Jim’s leadership in the Evansville region, including significant economic development initiatives such a riverfront development and his view of how Indiana can continue to grow and thrive.  And you’ll learn about Jim’s dream of completing the 6,000-mile Great Loop!

    • 40 min
    Off the Record with Claire Fiddian-Green

    Off the Record with Claire Fiddian-Green

    In this episode of Indiana 250 Off the Record, host Nate Feltman talks with Claire Fiddian-Green, President and CEO of the Richard M. Fairbanks Foundation. Claire highlights the Foundation’s history and mission and takes a deep dive into specific current initiatives such as establishing a youth apprenticeship program, CEMETS iLab, and College Matters, all designed to improve education and workforce outcomes amid challenging trends.  Their discussion also touches on the Foundation’s focus on Hoosiers’ health, the opioid crisis, and the development of programs around treatment and prevention.  Claire also shares her journey from South Africa to Indiana, her diverse career including stints in the corporate, non-profit, and government sectors, as well as her extensive engagement in the community and philosophy on leadership, service, and work life balance.

    • 28 min
    Off the Record with Scott Davison

    Off the Record with Scott Davison

    In this episode of Indiana 250 Off the Record, host Nate Feltman talks with Scott Davison, President and CEO of OneAmerica. Scott shares his passion and decades of experience with swimming, ultimately leading to his current role as co-chair of the 2024 US Olympic Swimming Team Trials taking place in Indianapolis this month.  Scott takes a deep dive into the preparations in and around Lucas Oil Stadium, as well as all the activities happening downtown in connection with the Swimming Trials, expecting to bring in a quarter of a million people and $100 million of economic impact. Scott discusses the long history of Indiana’s swimming culture and the Legacy Project taking place in conjunction with the Swimming Trials, having a multigenerational impact on Hoosiers for years to come.  The discussion also delves into Scott’s extensive experience in the insurance industry, his leadership at OneAmerica, and his philanthropic efforts such as the Personalized Learning Center at Marion University.
     

    • 25 min
    Off the Record with Melina Kennedy

    Off the Record with Melina Kennedy

    In this episode of Indiana 250 Off the Record, host Nate Feltman talks with Melina Kennedy, CEO of Central Indiana Corporate Partnership (CICP). Melina discusses her extensive work in business, government, politics, and nonprofit over the last 25 years as well as her current role and its focus on growing key sectors of Indiana’s economy. Having grown up in Chicago, Melina reflects on her upbringing, what brought her to Indiana, as well as what led her to make Indiana her permanent home.  Melina takes a deep dive into the importance of attracting and retaining young talent in Indiana, the opportunities unique to the state, and CICP’s efforts through its public awareness campaign, See Yourself IN.   Melina also shares important lessons learned through her experiences growing up and throughout her career, her extensive international travel, and individuals having a lasting impact on her career development.

    • 24 min
    Off the Record with Bob Vitoux

    Off the Record with Bob Vitoux

    In this episode of Indiana 250 Off the Record, host Nate Feltman talks with Bob Vitoux, CEO of OrthoWorx, an organization aimed at maintaining Warsaw, Indiana's status as the Orthopedic Capital of the World. They delve into Bob's extensive background in the orthopedics industry, his journey from public accounting to leading OrthoWorx, and the history and significance of the orthopedic sector in Warsaw. They discuss the origins of the industry in the late 1800s, the impact of key figures like Dane Miller, and the role of OrthoWorx in fostering innovation and talent retention within the industry.

    • 38 min

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