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Michael (Mickey) Mickey Maurer, a distinguished attorney, entrepreneur and business leader, currently serves as Chairman of the Board of the IBJ Corporation and National Bank of Indianapolis. His career spans numerous industries including cable television, film production, radio broadcasting, newspaper publishing, real estate, and banking. A popular Harvard case study, Indianapolis Business Journal (IBJ) Corp and MyStar Communications explores his challenges is growing the business and keeping key executives motivated.
In 2005, Maurer was named President of the Indiana Economic Development Corporation and in 2006 Mickey was named Indiana Secretary of Commerce by Governor Mitch Daniels. Maurer is credited with pioneering the development of cable television throughout Indiana and Michigan. His film, “Diving In”, was aired nationally on HBO and Cinemax. He hosts an Emmy award winning program, “Mickey’s Corner”, which airs on Fox 59 and highlights Indiana luminaries. He is the founder of Mickey’s Camp, a three day summer camp for adults that designed for learning, exploration, play and camaraderie which also raises money for philanthropic projects. Mickey exemplifies community leadership through active participation as a director of numerous businesses, civic, educational and philanthropic organizations.
Maurer earned his Bachelor of Science degree in accounting from the University of Colorado and later returned home to earn his Doctor of Jurisprudence from the Indiana University School of Law. It has since been re-named the Indiana University Maurer School of Law in honor of his service and generosity. Outside of business and community efforts, Maurer is a published contributor to the New York Times crossword puzzle. His hobbies include skiing, biking, mountain climbing, woodworking (winning a blue ribbon at the state fair) and underwater photography (winning numerous awards and honorable displays). He successfully summited Mt. Kilimanjaro, the highest peak in Africa, and Machu Picchu, which was built in the 1400s and is known as the Lost City of the Incas.
Maurer is the author of “The 10 Essential Principles of Entrepreneurship You Didn’t Learn in School”. He talks with ENTREPRENEURradio about how he discovered them, and how they shape his entrepreneurial mind-set.