Giving BAC

One of our top beliefs at the Indy Chamber is that democracy is not a spectator sport. Meaning, change doesn’t happen without your direct involvement and input. We are proud of the business leaders who contribute their time, talent, and resources to implement Indy Chamber priorities through political involvement.

Serving on the Business Advocacy Committee comes with a number of responsibilities, one of the most fundamental is their monetary contribution. We value those who are willing to contribute to our list of priorities, and we don’t take lightly what those contributions are meant to do, which is why the Indy Chamber has a healthy record of successes, including:

  • The election of 6 out of 7 endorsed candidates for IPS school board races
  • The passing of the Mass Transit referendum in 2016
  • The election of 8 of 11 endorsed candidates for City County Council
  • The election of 40 of 40 endorsed candidates for state legislature in 2016

It is because of the following listed members who serve that we are able to accomplish these and many other goals, and the Indy Chamber likes to recognize these top members and their great contributions.


The 2017 President’s Club
Members of the President’s Club have donated $2,000 or more towards the BAC’s efforts.

Mr. Enrique Conterno of Lilly
Eli Lilly and Company is one of the leading corporations with a portfolio of pharmaceutical products that is designed to help people live longer, be healthier and lead more active lives. The company s products treat depression, schizophrenia, attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, diabetes, osteoporosis and other conditions. Eli Lilly and Company employs thousands of employees in nearly 20 countries. The company s history dates back to the 1870s. Sidney Taurel has been the chief executive officer of Eli Lilly and Company for more than eight years. He has been with the pharmaceutical company for over 35 years. Taurel earned a bachelor s degree from Ecole des Hautes Etudes Commerciales-Paris and a master s from Columbia University. Named as one of the 100 Best Companies to Work for in America by Fortune magazine, Eli Lilly and Company is traded publicly on the New York Stock Exchange and maintains corporate headquarters in Indianapolis.

Mr. Chip Garver of Faegre Baker Daniels
Faegre Baker Daniels has been practicing law in Indianapolis since 1863. Widely recognized as one of the city’s leading firms, Faegre Baker Daniels is a constant and reliable legal resource for businesses in the community and beyond. With more than 150 attorneys, the Indianapolis downtown office has a strong multidisciplinary and full-service skill set. The office represents 13 practice areas with a strong focus in business litigation, insurance, intellectual property, labor and employment, product liability and environmental, and tax advocacy.


The 2017 Cabinet Club
Members of the President’s Club have donated $1,500 or more towards the BAC’s efforts.

Mr. Jeffery Harrison of Citizens Energy Group


Mr. Edward J. Bonach of CNO Financial Group


Mr. Thomas M. O’Neil of OfficeWorks



The 2017 Congressional Club
Members of the President’s Club have donated $1,000 or more towards the BAC’s efforts.

Mr. David Lewis of AT&T

Ms. Anne Hathaway of Hathaway Strategies

Ms. Kristin Mays-Corbitt of Mays Chemical Co., Inc.

Mr. Brian Payne of Central Indiana Community Foundation (CICF)

Mr. Gerry S. Bailey of iLAB

Mrs. Sarah Hempstead of Schmidt Associates

Mr. C. Andrew Mattingly of Forum Credit Union

Mr. Rafael Sanchez of Indianapolis Power & Light

Mr. David O. Barrett of The Gene B. Glick Company

Mr. J Albert Smith Jr. of JP Morgan Chase

Dr. Donald W. Tanselle of Sease, Gerig & Associates

Mr. Gene Zink of Strategic Capital Partners

Mrs. Ann Murtlow of United Way of Central Indiana


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