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Moments To Momentum

Feb 17, 2022

Since joining United Way of Central Indiana (UWCI) as its President & CEO in 2013, Ann D. Murtlow has built on United Way’s long-time commitment to education, financial stability, health and basic needs. UWCI has made significant progress in aligning programs, community partnerships, direct service agencies and public policy advocacy to create outcomes for people in need. 

Prior to United Way of Central Indiana, Ann had a 30-year career in the global energy industry. Ann began her career at Bechtel Power Corporation, one of the world’s leading engineering and construction firms. She joined AES Corporation headquarters in Arlington, Virginia in 1987 to lead the environmental permitting activities for new power stations in the U.S. and abroad. In 1997, Ann moved to AES Corporation’s regional office in London, England where she led business development and operations in 22 northern and central European countries. In 2002, she became the President & CEO of IPALCO Enterprises, Inc. and its subsidiary, Indianapolis Power & Light Company. She currently serves on the boards of Evergy, Inc. (NYSE: EVRG) and Wabash National Corporation (NYSE: WNC). She was honored to serve on the board of the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago from 2007 to 2012. She was also recognized as one of Women Inc. Magazine’s 2019 Most Influential Corporate Board Directors and as one of Indiana Commission for Women’s 2020 Torchbearer Award Winners.

Ann received her Bachelor of Science degree in chemical engineering from Lehigh University in 1982. She is a National Association of Corporate Directors Board Leadership Fellow.

In this fun and insightful episode, Ann discusses her official retirement from the United Way of Central Indiana, a recent transformational $25 Million gift from MacKenzie Scott to the organization, the importance of diversifying your assets, prioritizing your health, having a support group, the fallacy of work-life balance …especially for professional women, the difference between mentors and coaches, and a few big moments that have impacted her personal and professional life. 

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