(INDIANAPOLIS) — Indiana Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Kevin Brinegar reflects on the passing of Indianapolis businessman and philanthropist Andre B. Lacy, who was the chairman of his family’s wholesale distribution company LDI Ltd. (an Indiana Chamber member since 1941):
“It’s a very sad day for us. Andre was a personal mentor and a dear friend to the Indiana Chamber. During his long service to our organization (beginning in 1984 as a board member) and especially as board chairman in 2008, he always challenged us to keep improving. He emphasized good governance practices and pushed the Indiana Chamber to elevate its public policy efforts to an even higher level. Andre was also instrumental in growing our political action committee through a matching grant program.
“Andre was one of a kind. His determination, spirit and will to help the business community was on another level – and he showed that same passion in giving back to his community and state.”
The Indiana Chamber partners with 25,000 members and investors – representing over four million Hoosiers – to achieve the mission of “cultivating a world-class environment which provides economic opportunity and prosperity.”