Dennis Sponsel

President, RJE Business Interiors

Biography

Dennis "Denny" Sponsel is the President of RJE Business Interiors. He has basically seen it all, but he has not lost one bit of enthusiasm. He is constantly active from the moment he wakes up to the moment his head hits the pillow again. Customer satisfaction is his obsession. Not like a "constantly-wondering-if-he-turned-off-the-oven" obsession, but an "always-striving-to-do-the-best-possible-job" type of obsession. It's a healthy obsession that 9 out of 10 psychologists would see no problem with. And although Denny is extremely busy making sure customers are completely satisfied, he always makes time for his family and community involvement. He believes in giving people a break and fixing things when they are broken.

Denny is very active in the community and serves on the United Way of Central Indiana Board and was the 2007 Campaign Co-Chair and Chair of Resource and Development Committee. He is on the Community Board for the IUPUI Library, IU School of Informatics Advisory Board, the Indianapolis-Marion County Public Library Foundation Board of Directors, the Mother Theodore Catholic Academies Board of Trustees (Chair), Indianapolis Downtown, Inc. Board of Directors (Chair), and the Rotary Club of Indianapolis (2008-09 President), Board and Program and Membership Committees, Board of Trustees for Harrison College (Chair), Methodist Health Foundation Board, Indiana Historical Society Board, Chair of Division 8 2012 Super Bowl Committee, Big Ten Football Championship Committee, and Indiana State University School of Business Dean's Advisory Board. Denny has received the IUPUI Spirit of Philanthropy Award, Rotary Paul Harris Fellow, Indiana University Partners in Philanthropy Keystone Award, Indiana University Foundation President's Award, finalist for Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year, and American Business Ethics Award.