Michael G. Browning
Mr. Browning, is the Chairman of the Board of Browning Investments, Inc., an Indianapolis based real estate development company. Browning Investments currently has joint ventures with ProLogis (PLD; NYSE) at AirTech Park, an industrial distribution park in Plainfield, Indiana with over 7,000,000 square feet in place or under development and whose customers include Hartz, Medco, J.C. Penney, Electrolux, Belkin, Purdue Research Foundation, DOW AgroSciences, Elanco, BioConvergence, LLC, Enerdel, Pepsico and Ozburn Hessey Logistics (OHL), and a joint venture with Duke Realty (DRE; NYSE) for a new distribution park of 1,100 acres in Plainfield, Indiana and 660 acres in Whitestown, Indiana and whose customers include Wal-Mart, Medco, ASI Limited and CEVA Logistics. Other developments include Mayflower Park; a 600,000 square foot distribution center for Adidas; and a 500,000 square foot distribution facility for Subaru. Browning is the largest developer of modern bulk industrial distribution facilities in Central Indiana and AirTech Park, AllPoints Midwest and AllPoints are the largest most dynamic, flexible, Parks available. Other developments include several downtown office buildings totaling over 2,000,000 square feet, including Capital Center, 300 North Meridian, Gateway Plaza, Landmark Center and Pan Am Plaza. He pioneered the development of the North Meridian Corridor with projects totaling over 5,000,000 square feet of office space including Fidelity Plaza, Thomson Consumer Electronics Headquarters', Meridian Mark Plaza, Penn Mark Plaza, the Meridian Technology Center, and the Conseco Headquarters' Complex. development and construction of the 450,000 sq.ft. Headquarters and Hall of Champions for the National Collegiate Athletics Association (NCAA); Office Works; Siemens Building Technologies, Inc., Hologic, Bluefish Wireless, Inc. and MacMillan Computer Publishing, Inc. The Company has also developed Plum Creek, a 500 acre home and golf course development in Carmel, IN along with several thousand acres of residential lot development in the central Indiana region.
Mr. Browning is very involved in community activities and has played an active role in the Indianapolis "public-private" partnership. He is the Chairman of the Indianapolis Convention and Visitors Association, serves on the Advisory Board of St. Vincent Hospital and Health Care Center, serves on the Board of the Educational Choice Charitable Trust, and the Indiana Museum of Art. Additionally, he serves on the Graduate School Advisory Council of the University of Notre Dame.
Michael has been honored as the Entrepreneur of the Year by Ernst and Young and Inc. Magazine, Notre Dame Man of the Year and recipient of the Sagamore of the Wabash from Governors Bayh and Kernan. He has an Honorary Doctorate Degree from Marian University and Martin University. Michael recently was honored with the Charles S. Whistler Award in 2010, and inducted into the Junior Achievement Hall of Fame as well as The Indiana Academy in 2011.
Mr. Browning has been actively involved in the emergence of Indianapolis as the Amateur Sports capitol of the world. He is a member of the Board of Directors and the Executive Committee of the Indiana Sports Corporation. He was an organizing member of the 1982 National Sports Festival, a member of the executive committee of the Pan American Games Organizing Committee, served as Chairman of the Board of Directors at the Indiana Sports Corporation from 1989 until February 1993, and is Chairman of the organizing committee for Youthlinks of Indiana. In addition to his involvement in amateur sports, Mr. Browning was the General Chairman of the 1991 PGA National Championships which was held at Crooked Stick Golf Club where he also served as President for three years. He led the negotiations which resulted in the relocation of the NCAA Headquarters to Indianapolis. Additionally, he was chairman of the Indiana Sport Corporation's Solheim Cup Venture and led the negotiations for the 2012 BMW Championship as part of the PGA Tour's Fed Ex Cup.
Mr. Browning was a pioneer in the shared tenant telecommunication business. In 1984, he formed Office Networks, Inc. which quickly became the third largest telephone company in the State.
He also serves as a board member of Duke Energy Corp. (DUK; NYSE) and the Indianapolis Indians. Previously, he served on the Board of Directors of Conseco, Inc., Emmis Broadcasting, Inc., the Seattle Mariners Baseball Club, MC Equities, Inc., NBD Indiana, Inc., Standard Management Corp., and the Indiana National Bank. He also was the Chairman of the Board and President of the Fidelity Bank of Indiana.
He is a licensed Indiana real estate broker and holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Notre Dame. Mr. Browning served two years in the United States Army in Washington, D.C., and the Republic of South Viet Nam.