Thomas A. King

President and CEO, Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites


Thomas A. King is president and CEO of the Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites. He also is president of Thomas A. King Consulting, a consulting practice he established after retiring from Eli Lilly and Company in March 2005. His areas of work include fundraising, organizational effectiveness, economic development, planning, and board development.

During his 10 years with Lilly, King was manager of contributions and community and guest relations and served as president of the Eli Lilly and Company Foundation. Prior to joining Lilly, he was director of civic affairs and community development at the Indianapolis Chamber of Commerce. He became president of the chamber in 1979, serving the organization in that capacity until 1991, when he became vice president of corporate affairs for IPALCO Enterprises, Inc., the unregulated holding company of the Indianapolis electric utility. He left IPALCO to become president of Walker Research in 1995.

King is past chairman of the board of directors of Goodwill Enterprises of Central Indiana, Inc., and Big Brothers of Greater Indianapolis. An emeritus member of the board of trustees of Butler University, he also served as chairman of the board of the Indiana Sports Corporation and currently serves as chairman of the Center for Leadership Development.