THE DANIELSLEADERSHIP PRIZE

Mark Lubbers

Mr. Lubbers possesses a unique blend of private and public sector experience, chiefly on jobs and projects that were important, innovative or extremely difficult.  He has worked with Mitch Daniels in three previous assignments, first as the most junior member of U.S. Senator Dick Lugar’s staff. 

He worked as a senior aide to Governor Bob Orr where he oversaw the cancellation of the Marble Hill nuclear plant and subsequent successful plan to save then-Public Service Indiana from insolvency.  He was responsible for the business operations of the Hudson Institute under Mitch Daniels term as CEO.  As Senior VP for Corp Affairs at then-Anthem Insurance Co., he built the strategic plan that resulted in WellPoint, the nation’s largest health insurance company.  He ran Senator Richard Lugar’s ill-fated Presidential campaign.  He was recruited by Gary Wendt to help the attempt to rescue financially strapped Conseco.  He was the senior consultant to the Daniels for Governor campaign, inventing the concept of a political reality TV show which defined and altered the 2004 campaign.  He has partnered in two successful business start-ups, and failed in the launch of a nightly news TV program.  Most recently he has led the effort to develop a $2.8 billion coal gasification plant in Spencer County Indiana. 

He is a member of the Board of Directors of City Securities Corporation, and serves and has served on numerous non-profit boards.  His undergraduate degree was conferred by Purdue University; his MBA by the Harvard Business School.