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Mrs. John R. Hodowal

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Employment History


  • Indiana University
  • bachelor's degree , engineering
    Purdue University
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Park Tudor School News - Extraordinary Opportunities for our students, 29 Oct 2010 [cached]
History lesson: Middle School students heard the history of the Congressional Medal of Honor and the Indianapolis memorial that honors its recipients from John Hodowal, who led the 1999 effort to construct the monument as chairman and CEO of IPALCO Enterprises Inc. Hodowal, who is the grandfather of PT students Abby (9), Paul (6) and John (3) Miller, spoke with students at their assembly on Wednesday, October 20 to prepare them for their field trip to the memorial on Tuesday, November 2. Hodowal, who is the grandfather of PT students Abby (9), Paul (6) and John (3) Miller, spoke with students at their assembly on Wednesday, October 20 to prepare them for their field trip to the memorial on Tuesday, November 2.
Hodowal showed video clips of the memorial's construction as well as interviews with medal recipients, whom Hodowal referred to as the "bravest of the brave."
2009, 1 July 2009 [cached]
Eight hundred miles away, John Hodowal, chairman of the Indianapolis-based energy company IPALCO Enterprises, and his wife, Caroline, read the article.
We are indebted to everyone at ..., 14 June 2008 [cached]
We are indebted to everyone at Stage Tech who was involved," said John Hodowal, chairman of the board and president of IPALCO Enterprises.
John Hodowal - Indianapolis Star Library, 25 April 2001 [cached]
John HodowalJohn Hodowal - Indianapolis Star Library
John R. Hodowal
CEO of IPALCO Enterprises
Born : Feb.16 , 1945 , in Dayton , Ohio.Family : Wife , Caroline ; two daughtersTitles : Chairman of the board and president of IPALCO Enterprises ; chief executive officer of Indianapolis Power & Light CoSalary : Total 1999 compensation : $ 5.35 millionEducation : Bachelor of science degree in industrial engineering from Purdue University ; doctor of jurisprudence degree from Indiana University School of LawHobbies : Harley-Davidson motorcycles
16 , 1945 , John Raymond Hodowal grew up in Richmond , Ind. His grandfather's encouragement , an aptitude for science and a desire to build things led him to Purdue University , where he graduated in 1966 with a bachelor's degree in engineering.
He started law school at Indiana University the next year but left in 1967 to take an insurance job in Indianapolis.Nine months later , about to become a first-time father , Hodowal joined Indianapolis Power & Light as a junior engineer.He continued law school part-time and graduated in 1970 , a year before his second daughter was born.
After stints in the utility's engineering and legal departments , Hodowal was set to move to Virginia and open a law practice with a friend.In 1976 , he went to then-IPL Chairman Zane Todd to submit his resignation.
Hodowal decided to stay , spending the next 13 years in utility finance.
Hodowal also helped set up IPALCO Enterprises , the holding company that became IPL's parent , as well as Mid-America Capital Resources Inc. , another subsidiary overseeing non-utility businesses.It was as president of Mid-America in 1984 that Hodowal first caught the attention of Indiana's business community.The company bought , and sold within two years , Indianapolis Cablevision Inc. , a cable television provider.The deal earned IPALCO a $ 48 million profit and Hodowal a $ 300 , 000 bonus.
In 1989 , Hodowal was named chairman and chief executive of IPALCO.
As chairman , Hodowal initiated the failed 1993 effort to buy Public Service Indiana.The hostile takeover attempt ran for five months , turned bitter and ultimately failed when IPALCO couldn't muster the votes to elect a slate of candidates to PSI's board of directors.The cost to IPALCO was estimated at $ 34 million.
In 1999 Hodowal led a campaign to construct a memorial to Medal of Honor winners.The $ 2.5 million memorial was dedicated in May 1999.
Selected stories on John Hodowal :
IPALCO chief has reputation as a big thinker , daring leader.
Y2K [IPALCO Enterprises, Inc.], 21 Nov 2001 [cached]
Our power plants think it's already 2000 -- A letter from IPL CEO John R. HodowalY2K [IPALCO Enterprises, Inc.]
Our Power Plants Think It's Already 2000 A letter from IPL CEO John R. Hodowal
John HodowalIPALCO Chairman
Dear IPL Customers:We've all heard a number of interesting stories about the Year 2000 issue, better known as the Y2K bug.You've probably read some of these stories in the newspaper or heard them on your favorite news program.
John R. Hodowal, Chief Executive OfficerIndianapolis Power & Light Company
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