Board of Trustees

Thomas E. Reilly Jr. (Tom)

Personal Information

  • Spouse: Bonnie Heather (Atchison) Reilly
  • Children: Nelson and Heather


  • Shortridge High School, 1957
  • B.S., Stanford University, 1961
  • M.B.A., Harvard Business School, 1963

Current Profession

  • Chairman of the Board, Reilly Industries, Inc. (Synthetic Chemical Manufacturer, Coal Tar Refiner and Natural Resource Firm) - Retired

Honors and Awards

  • Sagamore of the Wabash

Past Professional Activities

  • Reilly Industries, Inc., President
  • President & CEO, American Chemistry Council, Washington, D.C.

Current Civic/Professional Activities

  • Indiana University, Trustee
  • Butler University, Board of Trustees Emeritus
  • Herff Jones, Inc., Board of Directors
  • American United Life Insurance Co., Board of Directors
  • Midwest Proton Radiochemistry Institute, Director
  • IURTC, Director

Past Civic/Professional Activities

  • Bank One Corp., Director
  • Lilly Industries, Inc., Director
  • Synthetic Organic Chemical Manufacturers Association, N.Y., Vice President of the Board
  • Indiana State Teachers Retirement Fund, President, Board of Trustees
  • Methodist Hospital, Director
  • Society of Chemical Industry, Board of Directors, Chairman
  • American Chemistry Council, Chairman of Board - Washington, D.C. (Retired), Board of Directors
  • Park Tudor School, President, Board of Directors
  • Butler University Board of Trustees, Vice Chairman
  • Butler University, Chairman, Capital Campaign
  • Zoological Society - Director
  • Indiana State Efficiency Commission, Chairman Subcommittee on Higher Education


  • Golf, spectator sports, history, politics and travel


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