The International Center Establishes New Award, Begins Accepting Nominations

INDIANAPOLIS (April 17, 2018) – The International Center has created the Global Impression Award, an honor designed to celebrate emerging leaders throughout Indiana whose work is directly impacting the globalization of the state. Nominations are now being accepted through May 31.

The Global Impression Award was created in response to the growing number of young leaders advancing Indiana’s global profile and appeal. The inaugural award winner will be announced at The International Center’s premier event, the International Citizen of the Year honoring Governor Eric. J. Holcomb, on August 23 at the Indiana Roof Ballroom.

“Our community has been blessed with a staggering number of incredible young leaders, many of whom we, unfortunately, don’t hear about on a daily basis,” said Shash Goyal, Director of Database Engineering at Salesforce Marketing Cloud and member of the Global Impression Award committee. “Recognizing the strides they’re making in our state and around the globe is a small but wonderful way to say ‘thank you’ and to give them the encouragement they need to keep going.”

Nominees for the award, whom the committee prefers to be 42 years of age or younger at the date of the ceremony, will be accepted through Thursday, May 31. All nominations must include a completed nomination form found on The International Center’s website (https://www.internationalcenter.org/icy/global-impression-award/) and an updated resume and/or CV and/or public LinkedIn profile. Relevant press clippings and letters of recommendations will also be considered but are not required.

The top three candidates, each of whom will be notified in early July, will be invited to attend the International Citizen of the Year Award as a guest of The International Center.


About The International Center

For more than 40 years, The International Center has served as a guide to the world’s cultural landscape, and a catalyst for the state’s international growth. Working in collaboration with businesses, organizations, government agencies, educational institutions and individual citizens, The Center expands Indiana’s global interest through a variety of programs and services and through convening diverse interests who share common international goals. The International Center is a member of Global Ties U.S

About The Global Impression Award

The Global Impression Award, a new award established in 2018, honors individuals who are demonstrating success in their profession, directly impacting the global community within Indiana, and whose work has a considerable impact on a vision for an Indiana that is a vibrant place to live and work, while valuing all cultures.

About the International Citizen of the Year Award

Since 1985, The International Center has honored individuals who have made outstanding contributions to Indiana and the world in the fields of business, culture, education, government, medicine, media, research, sports or community service.

List of International Citizen of the Year Honorees

2017 Pacers Sports & Entertainment
2016 Dr. Michael A. McRobbie
2015 Dr. John C. Lechleiter
2014 Mayor Greg Ballard and Mrs. Winnie Ballard
2013 Mark Miles
2011 Tim Solso
2010 Gov. Mitchell E. Daniels, Jr.
2008 IU-Kenya Partnership
2007 Dr. Martin C. Jischke
2006 Ambassador Randall L. Tobias
2005 James T. Morris
2004 Christel DeHaan
2003 30th Anniversary Award: The Honorable Richard G. Lugar
2002 Rev. Fr. Boniface Hardin, O.S.B.
2001 Sidney Taurel
2000 Tony George
1999 Jeff Smulyan
1998 Bret Waller
1997 Lawrence H. Einhorn, M.D.
1996 Kai and Tom Binford
1995 KP Singh
1993 Margaret Sheridan
1993 Dr. Geoffrey Bannister
1991 Maestro Raymond Leppard
1990 The Honorable Lee H. Hamilton
1990 Sr. Marie Pierre Buttell
1989 The Honorable William H. Hudnut
1989 George Mikelsons
1987 The Honorable Robert D. Orr
1986 The Honorable Richard G. Lugar
1985 Riad Shaheen


Logan Charlesworth
(317) 283-9276
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