THE INTERNATIONAL CENTER ANNOUNCES THREE AWARD FINALISTS

(Indianapolis – December 3) – The International Center has announced the three finalists for its third annual Global Impression Award (GIA). Finalists include: Andrew Crecelius, Andrea Richter-Garry, and Nick Reich. These individuals were selected from a competitive group of global leaders in Indiana.

The International Center created the Global Impression Award in 2018 with the intention to recognize the next generation of Indiana’s global leaders and celebrate their work. These individuals each contribute to creating a more global Indiana that values all cultures. George Srour, the 2019 GIA recipient, is a strong leader whose work has global impacts. He is the co-founder and chief dreamer of Building Tomorrow, where he has made educational impacts in Uganda.

Crecelius is the director for strategy and global initiatives at Indy Chamber. He oversees the Global Indy Council and has been a key player in foreign direct investment and trade initiatives.

Richter- Garry is vice president for international engagement at the Indiana Economic Development Corporation. She works with Governor Holcomb and Secretary of Commerce Jim Schellinger to connect Indiana to the world and attract new global business to Indiana.

And Reich is the executive director for Timmy Global Health, a global nonprofit organization that connects people worldwide to vital community-oriented primary health care. Learn more about each of the finalists at https://www.internationalcenter.org/icy/global-impression-award/.

Shash Goyal, board member and Global Impression Award committee chair, notes the impact of all the GIA nominees. “Selecting finalists has become increasingly difficult, as all the nominees exhibit such remarkable accomplishments. We are so excited to witness a growing global impact in Indiana as exhibited by our pool of nominees.”

Martin Baier, president and CEO of The International Center, recognizes the accomplishments of the finalists, as well. He underscores the importance of this award as it recognizes and celebrates emerging leaders. “It is important to have people to look to during challenging times, like this past year. These leaders have continued to do outstanding work and make a global impact.”

The winner of the GIA award will be announced on May 4th at the 2021 International Citizen of the Year (ICY) event honoring Dan Coats. For more information about the ICY event, including sponsorship and ticketing details, please contact Glennda McGann at gmcgann@internationalcenter.org.