Partners of the Society

Principal Partners & Their Contributions

ArcelorMittal - Sponsors Cash Awards and Plaques for Fellows

Bukva Imaging - Founding Photographer for life-size Fellow & Chanute Banners

Doherty Images - Donates Photography for life-size Fellows & Chanute Banners

Horseshoe Casino - Hosts and sponsors Society's Annual Induction Ceremony

Krieg DeVault - Co-Sponsors the Chanute Prize for Team Innovation and the Annual Cash Award & Plaque for Participants.

NIPSCO - Co-Sponsors The Chanute Prize for Team Innovation and the Annual Cash Award & Plaque for participant sponsors certificates for Team members, and is a sponsor of the Annual Leader Luncheon.

Northwest Indiana Business Quarterly - Sponsors Annual Fall Issue featuring Society of Innovators as Cover Story

SMDG, LLC - Sponsors microsite and youth innovator activities.

The Times Media Company - Sponsors Annual Insert and Promotion for The Society of Innovators, and is a sponsor of Annual Leader Luncheon.

Community Partner

Center of Workforce Innovations - Sponsors K-12 Educator/Administrator Cash Award and plaque if educator or administrator in education rises to the level of a Fellow.

Members of the Board of Governors

Richard Sussman, Ph.D, former General Manager, ArcelorMittal Global Research &Development, East Chicago and Society Chair

Richard Marrell, Founder RLM Tissue Banks Prosthetics & 2005 Society Fellow and Society Vice Chair

O’Merrial Butchee, Director, Gerald I. Lamkin Innovation & Entrepreneurship Center, Ivy Tech Community College Northwest, and Society Secretary/Treasurer

Donald L. Babcock, Director, Economic Development, NIPSCO

Richard Barnes, Ph.D., Co-owner, Hokey Spokes International

Kathy DeGuilio-Fox, Director, Purdue Technology Center of Northwest Indiana

Eric Horon, Advertising Operations Manager, The Times Media Company

Michelle Golden, The Golden Studio & 2008 Member

Larry Galler, Larry Galler & Associates, and 2011 Member

Michael Griffin, Clerk/Treasurer, Town of Highland

Maggi Spartz, President, Unity Foundation of LaPorte County

Janice Tazbir, Nursing Professor, Purdue University Calumet

Mike Worosz, Assistant Vice Chancellor of Academic Affairs, Ivy Tech Northwest

John Davies Managing Director, Society of Innovators of Northwest Indiana, Ivy Tech Community College of Indiana