The Global Impression Award, established in 2018, honors emerging leaders who are demonstrating success in their profession, directly impacting the global community within Indiana, and whose work has a considerable impact on a vision for an Indiana that is a vibrant place to live and work while valuing all cultures.

Established in 2018, the Global Impression Award celebrates up-and-coming leaders throughout the Hoosier state who are demonstrating success in their profession, directly impacting the global community within Indiana, and whose work has a considerable impact on a vision for an Indiana that is a vibrant place to live and work while valuing all cultures.

Our committee and board will select and announce finalists for the Global Impression Award later this summer.

The Center will recognize the finalists at the International Citizen of the Year event, The Center’s premier annual stakeholder event. In 2022, The International Center will honor Tamika Catchings on October 18, 2022 at the Indiana Roof Ballroom in Downtown Indianapolis.

The Global Impression Award winner, selected from the finalists, will be announced during the event program.

The Global Impression Award was created in order to honor and uplift up-and-coming global leaders in Indiana and celebrate those leaders with an audience at The International Center’s signature event. Nominees should be emerging leaders who have already made a significant contribution to a global Indiana and demonstrate the potential for continued global leadership.

Candidates should be involved in work that impacts the international community in Indiana. Nominees will be considered from all regions in Indiana and from all sectors of the community.

Selection Criteria:

  • The nominee should be in the early stage of their career, as defined by the nominator.
  • The nominee must not have previously received the Global Impression Award.
  • The nominee must have made a significant contribution to the global community within the state of Indiana, through their profession or other involvement.
  • The nominee must show promise for continuing service and leadership. Specific examples of their continuing activities must be provided.

Please complete the online form on The International Center’s website.

Required nomination materials:

  • The completed nomination form, including three short responses to questions about the nominee’s experience and impact.
  • The nominee’s resume or CV and/or public LinkedIn profile.

Optional nomination materials:

  • Letters of recommendation in support of the nominee.
  • News articles, press clippings or published works about the nominee and their work.

The 2022 nomination will be available May 25 through June 30.

2021 recipient Andrea Richter-Garry, pictured with committee chair Sarah Iglehart and CEO Martin Baier.

2021 RECIPIENT AND FINALISTS

Andrea Richter-Garry, Vice President of International Engagement, Indiana Economic Development Corporation

Andrew Crecelius, Foreign Service Officer, U.S. Department of State

Nick Reich, President, Rotary Club of Indianapolis

2019 RECIPIENT AND FINALISTS

George Srour, Co-Founder and Chief Dreamer, Building Tomorrow

Dr. Sherri Bucher, Associate Research Professor of Pediatrics, Indiana University School of Medicine

Andrea Richter-Garry, Vice President of International Engagement, Indiana Economic Development Corporation

2019 recipient George Srour, pictured with committee member Maggie Bishop and International Center president and CEO Martin Baier.

2018 recipient Dr. Rachel Vreeman, pictured with board member Shash Goyal.

2018 RECIPIENT AND FINALISTS

Dr. Rachel Vreeman, Director of Research for the IU Center for Global Health and Indiana-led AMPATH Consortium

Dr. Brooke Kandel-Cisco, Associate Professor of Education and Director for the METL and International Baccalaureate Programs at Butler University

Jennifer Pearl, Director of International Programs at the Indy Chamber

Learn more about the Global Impression Award

Contact Rebecca VanVliet, Marketing & Communications Director
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Nominees will be considered from all regions within Indiana and from all sectors of the community.

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