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Dave Ricks: Ogletree Deakins Business Leader of the Year

November 11, 2020

Dave Ricks came to Indiana twice for family–undergraduate studies at Purdue (a tradition onhis father’s side) and graduate work at Indiana University (following his now wife of 24 years).Hestayed the second time, beginning his career at Eli Lilly and Company, which producesmedicines for 40 million people every day. Ricks and Lilly quickly sprang into action at the startof COVID-19, creating testing capacity where none existed, immediatelyworking on antibodytherapies and more. He discusses all that, what needs to take place to “crush” this virus and thelist he keeps and reviews annually to guide his efforts in the workplace and the broadercommunity.

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