Jim Wallace to Announce He Will Run for Governor
February 2, 2011 7 Comments
We cannot say we are surprised but several in the media are reporting on Twitter that Jim Wallace will announce he is running for Governor. We are not surprised because there have been a few letters to the editor sent in saying he should run.
These letters seemed to be the type a candidate gets people to send in to raise their name into speculation. There is also a Facebook page called Families for Wallace. The Facebook page has the below biography information.
Jim Wallace has made a career of leading people and getting things done. As son, father, employer, and friend, he has led by example, setting the bar high and helping everyone who knows him to aim higher and achieve more.
Jim’s experiences make him a perfect, family-oriented candidate to create jobs and improve the quality of life for all Hoosiers.
Kankakee Valley High School, Wheatfield IN
Graduate, 1979. National Merit Scholar, Top Ten Distinguished Graduate.
All conference, four-year letterman, football and track athlete; senior class president.
U.S. Military Academy, West Point NY
Bachelor of Science degree, 1983; National Merit Scholar and Dean’s List honors.
Football and track athlete.
Harvard University, Graduate School of Business, Cambridge MA
MBA degree, 1989; academic scholar, wrote thesis on successful economic growth strategies.
Elected president of student body.
U.S. Army, Fort Hood TX
Captain, Combat Helicopter Pilot; deployed to Europe and Army Desert Training Center.
Received Army Achievement, Army Commendation, and Meritorious Service Medals.
Airborne and Air Assault qualified.
Strategy consultant, Mitt Romney, CEO; Bain & Company, Boston MA
Director of Management Services, Mayor Steven Goldsmith; Indianapolis IN
Service, Efficiency, and Limited Taxation for Indianapolis Committee; Mitch Daniels, Chairman
Head of Strategy, Anthem Blue Cross & Blue Shield; Indianapolis IN
Developed and implemented Acordia Insurance IPO growth plan; created three new Indiana companies comprising $200 million in first-year revenues; negotiated and coordinated multiple Blue Cross-Blue Shield acquisitions resulting in nation’s largest health insurer (Wellpoint).
Chief Operating Officer, SpecialMed Inc; Indianapolis IN
Developed specialist physician company comprising over 500 physicians and 5,000 practice personnel; led day-to-day operations.
Chief of Staff, Conseco Health; Carmel IN
Directed marketing, strategy, and finance functions for $1.2 billion Health Division; coordinated oversight of all operations serving 1.4 million policyholders.
Founder, President, and CEO, TWG Capital Inc; Indianapolis IN
Created merchant bank providing financial services to insurance professionals nationwide. Direct origination and business development leading to growth of over 60% annually to $350 million in assets, $25 million annual revenue, and $21 million annual cashflow.