Indianapolis, Indiana , United States
|| November 20, 1954
|Last Modifed||Don't Tase Me, Bro!|
Dec 26, 2010 06:13pm
Married - Marine Corps -
|Info||Gregory A. Ballard was elected as the 48th Mayor of Indianapolis on November 6, 2007. Since his election, Mayor Greg Ballard has kept his promises to make public safety job one and be a faithful steward of the taxpayers’ money. The Ballard Administration has produced an overall drop in the crime rate and honestly balanced the city’s budget two years in a row. Mayor Ballard also reduced the local option income tax and assembled the team who won the right for Indianapolis to host Super Bowl 46 in 2012 |
Just prior to being elected Mayor, Greg was a self-employed leadership and management consultant, and the author of The Ballard Rules: Small Unit Leadership. He conducted seminars and modular training based on the book, and taught college-level economics, marketing, and management courses at Indiana Business College. Previously, he worked for several years as North American Operations Manager for Bayer in Indianapolis.
Active in the community, Greg served as a tutor and an Advisory Board Member for the Lilly Boys and Girls Club; as a contributing editor to both the Indiana Minority Business Magazine and the Indiana Parenting Magazine, and as founder of the Indianapolis Writers Group.
Greg spent the majority of his career in the United States Marine Corps, retiring as a Lieutenant Colonel after 23 years of service to his country. As a Marine, Greg rose steadily through the ranks and held a variety of leadership and staff positions in logistics, transportation, and acquisition, both at war and in peace.
Medals awarded to Greg in recognition of his leadership and outstanding service include the Legion of Merit, the Meritorious Service Medal, the Kuwait Liberation Medal, the Marine Corps Expeditionary Medal, the Humanitarian Service Medal, and the Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal. Greg is a veteran of the Persian Gulf War and is a Service-disabled veteran.
He is a Distinguished Graduate of the Marine Corps Command and Staff College, and he holds a Master’s Degree in Military Science from Marine Corps University, where he also studied operations analysis.
Prior to joining the Marine Corps, Greg earned his undergraduate degree in Economics from Indiana University.
A native Hoosier, Mayor Ballard was raised on the east side of Indianapolis and graduated from Cathedral High School. Greg and Winnie, his wife of 26 years, reside in Pike Township and are the proud parents of son Greg, Jr. and daughter Erica, both graduates of Indiana University.