ON-Lion Letter
The Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation in Milwaukee has announced that one of four 2013 Bradley Prizes will be awarded to Mitchell E. Daniels, Jr., the former governor of Indiana and current president of Purdue University.

The award will be presented to Daniels during the 10th annual Bradley Prizes ceremony to be held at The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday, June 12.  Each award carries a stipend of $250,000.

As Indiana's 49th governor, Daniels established himself as an economic reformer, guiding the state through and out of the recession with a resulting surplus and firm foundation for economic growth.  He created the Indiana Economic Development Corporation to attract jobs to the state, and he submitted Indiana's first balanced budget in eight years without a tax increase.

Daniels has also served as president of both Eli Lilly and Company's North American Pharmaceuticals Operations and the Hudson Institute, and he directed the White House Office of Management and Budget under President George W. Bush.

"Gov. Daniels has had an extraordinarily successful career in business, government service, and education," according to Bradley Foundation president and chief executive officer Michael W. Grebe.  "He is an effective leader who finds solutions to the challenges faced by our country."

The selection was based on nominations solicited from more than 200 prominent individuals across the country and chosen by the Bradley Prizes Selection Committee.

"Through the Bradley Prizes, we recognize individuals like Gov. Daniels whose accomplishments strengthen American institutions, in hopes that others will strive for excellence in their respective fields," Grebe said.
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