AndyMark president Andy Baker to speak on entrepreneurship

 Leadership Kokomo sets first luncheon in ‘CEO: Lessons Learned’ series

KOKOMO, Ind. — Leadership Kokomo is kicking off “CEO: Lessons Learned,” a new series of luncheon lectures, with a program featuring Andy Baker, president and co-founder of Kokomo-based AndyMark Inc., on Thursday, Sept. 7.

The luncheon is set for 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Kokomo Country Club. Reservations, at $15 per person, are required and should be made by Aug. 31. To reserve tickets, call Carrie Giannakos, director of Leadership Kokomo, at 765-252-5498 or email her at cgiannakos@ivytech.edu .

Over lunch, Baker will discuss how he moved from being an engineer at Delphi Electronics to becoming president/owner of AndyMark, Inc., a company that develops, manufactures and distributes parts for the competitive robotics market and now has a staff of more than 35 people. He will share how his work with local robotics clubs, start-up as a home-based business, and eventual move into Inventrek Technology Park led him to where he is today. Topics to be discussed include the challenges of entrepreneurship, the global marketplace, employee management, and doing business in 2017.

Leadership Kokomo is a cooperative effort of Ivy Tech Community College and the City of Kokomo. It aims to bring together a diverse group of existing and emerging community leaders to empower them to become resourceful stewards of the community. For more information about LK, visit www.leadershipkokomo.org or contact Giannakos at 765-252-5498, or cgiannakos@ivytech.edu .

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About Ivy Tech Kokomo Region

Ivy Tech Community College Kokomo Region serves Cass, Fulton, Howard, Miami, and Tipton counties and includes campuses or instructional sites in the communities of Kokomo, Logansport, Peru, and Rochester. Ivy Tech serves as the state's engine of workforce development, offering affordable degree programs and training that are aligned with the needs of its community along with courses and programs that transfer to other colleges and universities in Indiana. It is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association. For more information, visit www.ivytech.edu.
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