BLOOMINGTON— Ivy Tech Community College Bloomington will welcome Mark D. Miles, President and Chief Executive Officer of Penske Entertainment Corp., as the keynote speaker for the 13th Annual Cook Center for Entrepreneurship Luncheon Wednesday, March 27 at 11:30 a.m. The keynote conversation will be moderated by Steve Ferguson, Chairman of the Board, Cook Group and President, French Lick Resort.

Mark Miles will share his valuable insights on the long history of innovation and entrepreneurship from the leadership at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway and the lasting impact Penske Entertainment Corp. has on the Hoosier economy."

– Steve Bryant, Executive Director, Ivy Tech Cook Center for Entrepreneurship

Penske Entertainment Corp. is comprised of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway (IMS), INDYCAR and IMS Productions (IMSP). Penske Entertainment Corp. is a subsidiary of Penske Corporation, a global transportation, automotive, and motorsports leader employing more than 71,000 people worldwide.

Prior to joining the world of motorsports, Miles was President and CEO of Central Indiana Corporate Partnership, Inc., a non-profit regional alliance of corporate CEOs and university presidents focused on long-term growth and economic development throughout the Central Indiana region, including entrepreneurship and innovation among other strategic priorities.

The Cook Center for Entrepreneurship Luncheon was launched in 2010 to bring students and the community together in a forum to hear from entrepreneurial leaders about the value of supporting innovation and free enterprise. Event funds support entrepreneurship education at Ivy Tech with scholarships for students and programing to serve clients at the Ivy Tech Cook Center for Entrepreneurship.

To purchase sponsorship tables or individual tickets, contact Emma Ferguson at 812-330-6235 or For more information about the Cook Center Luncheon and a list of previous speakers, visit

About Ivy Tech Community College

Ivy Tech Community College is Indiana's largest public postsecondary institution and the nation's largest singly accredited statewide community college system, accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. Ivy Tech has campuses throughout Indiana and also serves thousands of students annually online. It serves as the state's engine of workforce development, offering associate degrees, long- and short-term certificate programs, industry certifications, and training that aligns with the needs of the community. The College provides a seamless transfer to other colleges and universities in Indiana, as well as out of state, for a more affordable route to a bachelor's degree.