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AWARD OF DISTINCTION

W. James Ittenbach

BS, marketing, 1971

Current Position:
President, Strategic Marketing & Research Inc., Carmel, Indiana

Previous Employment:
President and chief executive officer, SMR, a subsidiary of Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield; director of development,Archdiocese of Indianapolis; vice president, Herron Associates

Affiliations:
• Past president, Miller College Alumni Society Board of Directors
• Past member, Ball State University Alumni Council
• Board member, Indiana Association for Home & Hospice Care
• Board member, St. Vincent Stress Center
• Board member, Miller College Entrepreneurship Advisory Board
• Past president, Central Indiana American Marketing Association
• Past president, Riviera Club
• Indianapolis Cardinal CEO Club

Keys to Success:
“Ball State, along with the brothers at Sigma Chi,taught me the art of critical thinking, the confidence to achieve, the perseverance to endure, and the humility to know that none of what I accomplished was achieved without the support of others.”