Greg Ballard

Former Mayor, City of Indianapolis

After a twenty-three year career in the US Marine Corps and retiring as a Lieutenant Colonel, Greg Ballard returned home to Indianapolis in 2001. In 2007, he ran a successful campaign to become the 48th Mayor of Indianapolis, subsequently serving two terms.

While Mayor, he became a Trustee for the US Conference of Mayors and was known for his boldness and innovation by his fellow mayors. He is a graduate of Indiana University, holds a Masters in Military Science, and was awarded an Honorary Doctorate from both Butler University and Marian University. He also was a Visiting Fellow at the University of Indianapolis for four years. While Mayor, he doubled the number of sister cities for Indianapolis and visited all the sister cities during his time in office. 

Greg and his wife, Winnie, have been married for 37 years and have two children.