Four Business Leaders to be Inducted in Hall of Fame

Junior Achievement of Central Indiana, Inc. announces the 2012 Laureates for its 24th annual Central Indiana Business Hall of Fame event, presented by Crowe Horwath LLP.

The Laureates are Scott Dorsey, Co-Founder and CEO of ExactTarget, Jim Irsay, Owner and CEO of the Indianapolis Colts, Cathy Langham, President of Langham Logistics, and Jerry Throgmartin, Chairman of the Board of hhgregg. The Chair of the 2012 event will be Stephen A. Stitle, Chairman, Indiana, PNC Financial Services Group.

The Central Indiana Business Hall of Fame was established in 1989 by the Junior Achievement Board of Directors to honor outstanding men and women who epitomize success in the business world, high moral and ethical standards, and dedication to important civic causes, thereby improving the quality of life in our community.

The 2012 Central Indiana Business Hall of Fame Laureates will be honored at a black tie event to be held on February 16, 2012 at the Indiana Roof Ballroom. A VIP reception will kick off the event, followed by a dinner and awards ceremony at 7:00 pm. Junior Achievement students will participate in the evening’s events, which will include introductions of the Laureates and video presentations highlighting their many accomplishments. Each Laureate will provide brief acceptance remarks.

Jennifer Burk, JA’s President and CEO, said, “Our goal is twofold at the Hall of Fame event: to honor those Central Indiana business persons who are champions of free enterprise and are business role models to the youth of the community, and to spotlight the importance of providing financial literacy, work-readiness and entrepreneurship programs to today’s students.”

It is anticipated that approximately 600 business leaders and their guests will be in attendance at this traditionally sold-out event.

Since its inception, the event has inducted 95 laureates into the Central Indiana Business Hall of Fame.

Sponsorship opportunites are currently available; please contact Alyssa Krachon at [email protected] or 252-5900 ext. 108 for more information.

About Junior Achievement® (JA)

JA is the world’s largest organization dedicated to educating students about financial literacy, work-readiness, and entrepreneurship through experiential, hands-on programs. Today, more than 120 offices reach approximately four million students in the United States and JA Worldwide reaches more than nine million students in over 120 countries each year. Junior Achievement of Central Indiana (JACI) is best known for its on-site student learning labs – JA BizTown for 5th graders, and JA Finance Park for 8th graders. Thousands of students visit the Gene B. Glick Junior Achievement Education Center each year for one of these signature programs, culminating several weeks of in-class preparation. JA also offers in-school programs which bring members of the business community into K-12 classrooms to teach JA curriculum. The sequential lessons include hands-on activities that help students understand the business and economics of life. For more information, visit