Carolene Mays-Medley launches Women’s Impact Project series

Carolene Mays-Medley, vice chair of the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission, spoke at the launch of the Women’s Impact Project: Conviction in Action Series presented by Manchester University.

She spoke at 6 p.m. Tuesday, May 12, at the Manchester University Fort Wayne campus, 10627 Diebold Road. A networking reception with light hors d'oeuvres and cash bar began at 5:30 p.m. The free event ended about 7 p.m.

For more information, visit or call 260-470-2702.

The quarterly series of lectures focuses on educating, empowering and encouraging women to use their passions and leadership skills to make a difference in northeast Indiana.

“Ms. Mays-Medley has a compelling story, a successful career, and a perspective that is consistent with our theme of Conviction in Action,” said Whitney Caudill, MU vice president for university engagement.

A Democrat, Mays-Medley was appointed to the IURC in 2010 by Republican Gov. Mitch Daniels. In 2014, Republican Gov. Mike Pence elevated her to vice chair. She serves on the National Association of Utility Regulatory Commissioners as chairperson of the Committee on Critical Infrastructure.

Before joining the IURC, she was publisher and president of the Indianapolis Recorder Newspaper and the Indiana Minority Business Magazine, as well as a TV talk show host. Mays-Medley served in the Indiana House of Representatives from 2002 to 2008, where she was listed as a "Rising Star in Indiana Politics,” one of "Indiana's Most Influential Women" and one of “Indy’s Most Powerful.”

Mays-Medley is on the Indianapolis Capital Improvement Board, Indiana Sports Corporation Board and Peyton Manning’s PeyBack Foundation Board. She is a chairperson for the 2016 NCAA Women’s Final Four.  She served as the 2015 NCAA Men’s Final Four Indianapolis Organizing Committee volunteer chair and the 2012 Indianapolis Super Bowl chairperson of administration.

Save the date

Dave JohnsonThe next speaker is Dr. Dave Johnson, who will speak about the “The Art of Mindful Presence.”

A husband, father, and psychotherapist, Johnson weaves stories and anecdotes that reveal the nature of stress in juggling work and family and strategies for maintaining one’s sense of humor and perspective.

He will speak at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 1, at the Manchester University Fort Wayne campus.

Please RSVP by Aug. 26.

Johnson, a professor of nursing at the University of Saint Francis, is a licensed clinical social worker, marriage and family therapist, and clinical nurse specialist. He is currently a regional consultant with expertise in employee assistance, organizational diagnosis and intervention, as well as community and corporate workshops.

For more information about the Women's Impact Project, contact Lisa C. Schall at 260-470-2702 or

May 4, 2015 (Updated May 12, 2015)

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