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Former Lt. Governor and current Radius Indiana Chief Executive Officer Becky Skillman was presented with the Orr-O’Bannon Lifetime Achievement Award by the Indiana Economic Development Association’s conference held earlier this month at The Alexander in Indianapolis.

The award, created in 2003, is awarded to individuals deemed by the association to have created a positive impact on Indiana’s economic development as a major accomplishment during their professional careers.

Past recipients include Frank O’Bannon, John Mutz, Tom Surgener, Hiromi Hemuki, Senator David Ford, Morton Marcus, Mitch Daniels and Thomas J. Snyder.

Skillman serves as the CEO of Radius Indiana, an eight-county economic development corporation in Southwest Central Indiana. Before joining Radius in February 2013, Skillman served as Lt. Governor of the State of Indiana for eight years.

She began her career in public service in 1977 and served 16 years as an elected official in her native Lawrence County.

In 2004, she was selected by Mitch Daniels to be his running mate in his bid for Governor.

Radius Indiana is a regional partnership representing eight counties in Southwest Central Indiana: Crawford, Daviess, Dubois, Greene, Lawrence, Martin, Orange, and Washington Counties.

Formed in 2009, Radius Indiana also serves as a point of contact in Indiana for Naval Support Activity Crane and leads regional collaboration by leveraging the diverse assets of Southwest Central Indiana to drive attraction, retention and expansion of business, thereby increasing employment and investment opportunities and quality of life within the region.

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