Seeking Nominations for the Andre B. Lacy Vanguard Award

A philanthropist and business leader, Andre B. Lacy left a large footprint on Indiana. A third-generation leader of his family business, Lacy expanded Lacy Diversified Industries Ltd. (LDI) from a small manufacturing operation to a company with global interests in manufacturing, distribution, and logistics. Known in the community for his adventurous spirit and make-it-happen mentality, Lacy is the namesake of Butler University’s School of Business. In addition to his civic leadership and service on numerous corporate and community boards, Lacy was an early champion of Conexus Indiana. He passed away in November 2017.

To commemorate Lacy’s legacy and celebrate the advanced manufacturing and logistics industries in Indiana, Conexus Indiana presents the Andre B. Lacy Vanguard Award.

Criteria: This award honors a man or woman who has demonstrated Lacy’s legacy as:

  • An advocate for civic leadership and philanthropy;
  • A catalyst for change and pushing the status quo;
  • A champion for the Advanced Manufacturing and Logistics industries

How do I nominate someone? Please fill out this form.

We are only accepting nominations via this form. If you have questions, please contact Jennifer Mann at

What is the deadline? May 4th, 2018

When will the winner be announced? At the June 7th, 2018 breakfast event: Advanced Manufacturing and Logistics: Indiana’s Innovation Economy, Exploring Transportation Megatrends. To register to attend, please click here.