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.
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