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 presents the Andre B. Lacy Vanguard Award.

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

Conexus Indiana will be seeking nominations for the award in Spring of 2019.