Board of Trustees

Thomas A. King (Tom)

Personal Information

  • Spouse: Verletta
  • Children: Brian, Scott and Greg
  • Captain in the U.S. Air Force, 1966-70


  • Arsenal Technical High School
  • B.A., Butler University, 1966
  • Ball State University, coursework for master's in journalism

Current Profession

  • Thomas A. King Consulting, President

Past Professional Activities

  • Manager, Corporate Affairs, Eli Lilly & Company (Retired)
  • President, Eli Lilly and Company Foundation (Retired)
  • IPALCO Enterprises, Inc., Vice President, Corporate Affairs
  • Indianapolis Chamber of Commerce
    • President
    • Executive Vice President
    • Senior Vice President - Program Development
    • General Manager of Area Development
    • Director of Civic Affairs and Community Development
  • Indianapolis Newspapers, Inc., Reporter and Public Relations Department

Honors and Awards

  • Hansen H. Anderson Service Award for alumni of Arsenal Technical High School
  • Butler University Distinguished Alumni Award
  • Certified Chamber Executive Designation Award, 1981
  • Michael Carroll Community Service Award
  • Indianapolis Public Schools Hall of Fame

Present Civic Activities

  • Butler University, Board of Trustees, Emeritus
  • Center for Leadership Development, Board Member
  • Goodwill Industries of Central Indiana, Board Member
  • IUPUI Board of Advisers, Board Member
  • The Indy Partnership, Board Member
  • Indiana Sports Corporation, Board Member and Chairman
  • Arthur Jordan Foundation, Board Member
  • President Harrison Home, Board Member and Chairman


  • Golf, snow skiing, fly fishing and Butler basketball


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