Congratulations, Pacers Sports & Entertainment!

The Board of Directors of The International Center honored Pacers Sports & Entertainment as recipient of the 2017 International Citizen of the Year Award, which honors those who have made outstanding contributions to the globalization of Indiana, on Wednesday, September 13, 2017.

Pacers Sports & Entertainment, which encompasses the Indiana Pacers, Indiana Fever, the Fort Wayne Mad Ants, management of Bankers Life Fieldhouse, and the Pacers Foundation, received the award from The International Center at a special dinner and program at the Indiana Roof Ballroom in downtown Indianapolis. International Center Board members Julie Griffith, vice president for public affairs at Purdue University, and Brian Gildea, economic development manager for Vectren Corporation, will serve as co-chairs for the event.

Since its establishment in 1973, The International Center has worked to promote public, private and civic global objectives in Indiana and build greater community awareness of international issues and opportunities. The International Citizen of the Year event, begun in 1985, is The Center’s signature event as the way to recognize Hoosiers who have fostered a world view in Indiana through business, culture, education, government, medicine, research, media, sports and community service.


Photo (left to right):
Brian Gildea, Economic Development Manager, Vectren Corporation (IC Board Development Committee Co-Chair)
Ted Boehm, 
Former Indiana Supreme Court Justice; First chairman of Indiana Sports Corporation
James T. Morris, Vice Chairman, Pacers Sports & Entertainment
Martin Baier, President and CEO, The International Center
Marsha Stone, Senior Director of Commercial Enterprise, Indianapolis Airport Authority (IC Board Chair)
Julie K. GriffithVP, Public Affairs, Purdue University (IC Board Governance Committee Chair and Development Committee Co-Chair)
Gerry A. Dick, President, Grow INdiana Media Ventures