Since 1985, The International Center has honored individuals who have made outstanding contributions to Indiana and the world in the fields of business, culture, education, government, medicine, media, research, sports or community service.
The Board of Directors of The International Center have selected Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb as the recipient of the 2018 International Citizen of the Year Award, which honors those who have made outstanding contributions to the globalization of Indiana.
Holcomb is the 32nd recipient of the award, which began in 1985 and recognizes Hoosiers who have fostered a world view in Indiana through business, culture, education, government, medicine, research, media, sports and community service.
Governor Holcomb is a veteran of the United States Navy, served as the state’s 51st Lt. Governor and was a trusted advisor to both Governor Mitch Daniels and Senator Dan Coats. He is the 51st Governor of Indiana.
To read more about the 2018 honoree and the event, read the full release here.
The award will be presented to Governor Holcomb at the Annual International Citizen of the Year Award Dinner, Thursday, August 23, 2018 at the Indiana Roof Ballroom. Melissa Proffitt, an International Center Board Member and Partner at Ice Miller, LLP will serve as the event chair.
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