IUPUI Board of Advisors member Lacy Johnson is a respected partner at Ice Miller, LLP a full-service law firm in downtown Indianapolis. A lifelong Hoosier, Johnson received his Bachelor of Arts degree in political science and industrial management from Purdue University and is a 1981 graduate of the Robert H. McKinney School of Law at IUPUI. At Ice Miller, he focuses his practice on public affairs and lobbying, sports and entertainment among other areas.
Outside of the office, Johnson is a well-known ambassador for the city of Indianapolis. As past president of the Indianapolis Airport Authority, he was instrumental in the development of the new $1.3 billion Indianapolis International Airport. He serves on the board of directors for the Madam Walker Legacy Center and the American Pianists Association, and is a former board member of Downtown Indy, Inc.
As an active civil and community servant, Johnson contributes his time and talent to a lengthy list of organizations, including the Robert H. McKinney School of Law Board of Visitors, the Indiana University Foundation, Eskenazi Health, the Congressional Black Caucus Political Education and Leadership Institute, and the American Red Cross National Diversity Advisory Council to name just a few. In all of this, Johnson exemplifies a spirit of service that far surpasses everyday expectations, especially in its breadth, depth and reach.
"It's my way of putting back some of what I've been given. I'm living the American dream. I've been touched by some fantastic people. What you can do with that is pass it on," Johnson said.