Conservation Leadership on the Frontlines: Trials and Triumphs from 2018 Indianapolis Prize Winner Dr. Russ Mittermeier


Sep 27

Conservation Leadership on the Frontlines: Trials and Triumphs from 2018 Indianapolis Prize Winner Dr. Russ Mittermeier

6 - 9 PM

$15

in partnership with Leadership Indianapolis
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Thursday, Sept. 27 from 6-9pm
Frank and Katrina Basile Theater, Indiana Historical Society
450 W Ohio St, Indianapolis, IN 46202

Parking: Free parking is available at the Indiana Historical Society. Nearby street parking is also available.

From the boardroom to the jungle, 2018 Indianapolis Prize Winner Dr. Russ Mittermeier uses the same leadership qualities needed for success in the business world.

This unique conversation, moderated by 
John Ketzenberger, director of government relations at The Nature Conservancy, will
 connect the audience with Mittermeier to hear firsthand how influential leadership skills used on the frontlines of wildlife conservation can shape business, politics, policy and communities on a local and international scale.

Rebecca King, president and CEO of Leadership Indianapolis, will join Mittermeier to discuss his ability to affect change, his dedication to safeguarding rainforest regions and his passion for connecting people to conservation — all things that have shaped a career well-deserving of the Indianapolis Prize.

The Leadership event connects young business professionals and emerging leaders with an individual who has successfully implemented leadership in a unique and challenging environment.

Cocktails and craft beer provided by Metazoa Brewing Company and Hotel Tango.

Previous Praise:

“Dr. Patricia Wright…was inspiring and instructive, and her stories were very relatable to business leadership.” – Nancy S. Ahlrichs, FlashPoint

“The Leadership Breakfast gave me the opportunity to hear the journey of our Indianapolis Prize winner, Patricia Wright, and the non-scientific issues that had been overcome. From building consensus regarding the economic benefit of saving a species to dealing with international politics, her story was both complex and inspiring.” – Elaine E. Bedel, Bedel Financial

“Discuss[ing] leadership with one of the world’s most renown[ed] animal conservationist is truly a once-in-a-lifetime experience.  It gives us all a glimpse into how leadership is used in very unique situations.  No matter what the circumstances or environments, exceptional leadership is foundational to success.” – Greg Fennig, Indianapolis Power & Light Company

“I would highly recommend the Indianapolis Prize [Leadership] Breakfast to business leaders and their young emerging talent, to not only learn about the amazing conservation accomplishments of the Indianapolis Prize winner, but to shine a light on how mission-driven, collaborative leadership can shape businesses, politics, policy and communities on a local and international scale.”
– Susan Williams, Community Representative 

Special thanks to The Heritage Group for supporting Indianapolis Prize outreach events.

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