ANDRE B. LACY
VANGUARD AWARD

ABOUT THE AWARD

The Andre B. Lacy Vanguard Award is presented annually to a standout advocate and champion for Indiana’s advanced manufacturing and logistics industries.

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 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 challenging the status quo.

A CHAMPION

for the Advanced Manufacturing and Logistics industries.

NOMINATE SOMEONE

Click below to nominate someone for the Andre B. Lacy Vanguard Award. Conexus Indiana is seeking nominations for the award through April 12, 2020. For more information please contact Jennifer Mann at jmann@conexusindiana.com.

MEET PREVIOUS AWARD RECIPIENTS

2018: F. JOSEPH LOUGHREY

F. Joseph Loughrey is the first recipient of the Andre B. Lacy Vanguard Award, honored for his outsized impact on Indiana’s advanced manufacturing and logistics industries. He served for 35 years as president of Cummins Inc., and became a leading voice for the industry as a founding member of Conexus Indiana and various organizations focused on developing talent for the growing industry sectors.

2019: CATHY LANGHAM

Cathy Langham, Co-Founder and CEO of Langham Logistics, is a tireless advocate for the advanced manufacturing and logistics industries. She is a champion of Indiana’s work to create an environment for business growth and led the development of a statewide transportation infrastructure plan while leading her business, improving her community and serving more than 10 years as a Conexus Indiana board member.

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