On October 17, we welcomed Mitch Daniels, President of Purdue University and former Governor of Indiana, to High Alpha for a fireside chat with Managing Partner Scott Dorsey.

Prior to becoming governor, Daniels served as chief of staff to Senator Richard Lugar, senior advisor to President Ronald Reagan and Director of the Office of Management and Budget under President George W. Bush. He also was the CEO of the Hudson Institute, a major contract research organization. During an 11-year career at Eli Lilly and Company, he held a number of top executive posts including president of Eli Lilly’s North American pharmaceutical operations.

President Daniels discussed the intersection of entrepreneurship and education, the startup ecosystem at Purdue, and leadership lessons from his successful career.