2019 Inspire Awards Finalists

Congratulations to the 2019 Inspire Award Finalists!

Congratulations to the 2019 finalists for the Inspire Awards! These individuals have changed the lives of many people and are excellent examples of the power of mentoring.

Accounting, Legal & Finance
Erik Long, Ice Miller LLP
John Wortman, Valeo Financial Advisors, LLC
Philip Sicuso, Bingham Greenebaum Doll LLP
Sue Beesley, retired, Bingham Greenebaum Doll LLP
William Wendling, Jr., Cohen, Garelick & Glazier, PC

Business, Retail & Hospitality
Anne Hoblik, IU Health West Hospital
Barney Levengood, Capital Improvement Board
Kyle DeFur, trueU
Michelle Smith, Corteva Agriscience
Ralph Balber, ALO Property Group

Communications, Entertainment, & Athletics
Denny Kladis, Group One Communications
Emil Ekiyor, Indy Youth Sports
Jake Gilbert, Westfield High School
Lee Jackson, Indianapolis Metropolitan High School
Willis Cheaney, Butler Sports Properties – Learfield Sports/IMG College

Construction, Engineering & Technology
Becky Hammons, Ball State University & Ontario Systems LLC
Chau Tu, Eli Lilly and Company
John McDonald, ClearObject
Kirsten Smith, Center for Information and Communication Sciences at Ball State University
Robert Simpson, Indiana State Police

Education, Government & Nonprofit
Cindy Graham, Goodwill of Central Indiana
Dennis Goins, Ben Davis High School
John Lechleiter, Leadership Indianapolis’ Stanley K. Lacy Executive Leadership Series Class XLIII
Melissa Hunt, Vinton Elementary School
Tom Waltz, Salesforce

Health & Science
Amy Carter, Eskenazi Health
Chris Burns, Marian University
Craig Kwiatkowski, Science Fun for Everyone!
Morgan Krohne, IU Health
Shelly Maersch, IU Health

Youth Mentoring
Ieshia Webster-Harris, recognized for mentoring through SHEroes, Inc.
Kizito D. Kalima, recognized for mentoring through Peace Center for Forgiveness and Reconciliation, Inc.
Randy Polston, recognized for mentoring through Grace College and Theological Seminary
Rob Albright, recognized for mentoring through coaching at Bishop Chatard High School 
Thaddeus Starks, recognized for mentoring as a youth counselor in his neighborhood