A philanthropist and business leader, Andre B. Lacy left a large footprint on Indiana. A third-generation leader of his family business, Lacy expanded Lacy Diversified Industries Ltd. (LDI) from a small manufacturing operation to a company with global interests in manufacturing, distribution, and logistics. Known in the community for his adventurous spirit and make-it-happen mentality, Lacy is the namesake of Butler University’s School of Business. In addition to his civic leadership and service on numerous corporate and community boards, Lacy was an early champion of Conexus Indiana. He passed away in November 2017.

To commemorate Lacy’s legacy and celebrate the advanced manufacturing and logistics industries in Indiana, Conexus Indiana launched the Andre B. Lacy Vanguard Award in 2018. The first recipient of the award was F. Joseph Loughrey, chairman of Hillenbrand Inc. and the Lumina Foundation and longtime advanced manufacturing and logistics champion.

Criteria: This award honors a man or woman who has demonstrated Lacy’s legacy as:

  • An advocate for civic leadership and philanthropy;
  • A catalyst for change and pushing the status quo;
  • A champion for the Advanced Manufacturing and Logistics industries

To nominate someone, please fill out this formConexus Indiana will be seeking nominations for the award through April 12, 2019.  

If you have questions, please reach out to Jennifer Mann at jmann@conexusindiana.com.