History - 2011 SpeakerGerry A. Dick
Inside INdiana Business Creator and Host
In June 2000, broadcast news veteran Gerry A. Dick and technology entrepreneur Scott A. Jones formed Grow Indiana Media Ventures, LLC, a media company created to deliver Indiana business news and information through multiple media sources. Mr. Dick is president and managing editor of Grow Indiana and Mr. Jones serves as chairman.
Grow Indiana Media Ventures’ properties include Inside INdiana Business with Gerry Dick, Indiana’s most watched local business television program; InsideIndianaBusiness.com; Inside INdiana Business Radio, The INside Edge Morning Briefing and Midday e-newsletters and a variety of interactive media products.
Mr. Dick is a frequent keynote speaker and moderator on issues related to the Indiana economy and serves as a business analyst for WISH-TV 8 (CBS, Indianapolis) and 93.1 WIBC (Indianapolis).
Citing his vision to create a multi-media company dedicated to helping grow the Indiana economy through quality journalism and awareness, Indiana Governor Joe Kernan issued the state’s top honor, the prestigious Sagamore of the Wabash, to Mr. Dick in February 2004. Later that year, he was recognized for his entrepreneurial spirit when he received the prestigious Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year award. Mr. Dick has received four Emmy nominations for Inside INdiana Business with Gerry Dick and has also been recognized as Journalist of the Year by the Small Business Administration.
Mr. Dick's broadcast news background includes 14 years as a principal reporter and field anchor at WRTV (ABC) in Indianapolis. While at WRTV, Mr. Dick covered business and economic development-related stories and reported on issues facing communities throughout Indiana and neighboring states. His work received recognition from numerous organizations, including an Emmy nomination for a 1993 series on Indiana companies doing business along the U.S.-Mexico border. He has also held reporter and anchor positions at television stations in Fort Wayne and Terre Haute.
Prior to the creation of Grow Indiana Media Ventures, Mr. Dick also served as senior vice president of the Indianapolis Economic Development Corporation, where he was responsible for a broad range of managerial and operational initiatives, including marketing, communications, advertising and media relations. While at IEDC, Mr. Dick led the creation and implementation of a new economic development brand image for the Indianapolis region.
Mr. Dick is a native Hoosier, born and raised in the Vermillion County community of Clinton. He is a graduate of Indiana State University, which has recognized his professional accomplishments with its Distinguished Alumni Award. He is a member of the board of directors of the Indiana Chamber of Commerce and Junior Achievement of Central Indiana. Gerry also serves on the Board of Advisors at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis and the Dean’s Executive Council at the Scott College of Business at Indiana State University. He also sits on the ITRAC Advisory Board of the Indiana University Simon Cancer Center and is a founding member of the Dean’s Advisory Council at the Indiana University School of Informatics. Gerry also contributes his time and talents to the advisory boards of the DePauw University Pulliam Center for Contemporary Media, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology (Indianapolis Advisory Board) and serves as chairman of the Scholarship Selection Committee for Vectren Corporation.
Mr. Dick is an active volunteer in a variety of community events. He is married to the former Roz Redman of Dana, Indiana. Roz and Gerry are residents of Lawrence Township in Indianapolis and have three children.