Steve Ferguson ’63, chairman of Bloomington-based Cook Group Inc., has been named Business Leader of the Year by the Indiana Chamber of Commerce. As Chairman of Cook Group, Steve oversees a company that employs 11,000 workers and generates annual sales of approximately $2 billion.

The annual awards dinner was held on November 12.  “Steve Ferguson is a class act and has a thoughtful and calming way about him. He is a perpetual optimist and has a good way of getting people to focus on the right things, the task at hand and getting it done,” offers Indiana Chamber President and CEO Kevin Brinegar. “I think we all should aspire to be like Steve in terms of his approach to business and in particular his approach to interpersonal interactions.”  Click here to read the details of the  award and Steve’s accomplishments.

Congratulations, Steve!

Addendum added November 21:

Steve is the cover story for the Nov/Dec issue of Indiana Chamber of Commerce Bizvoice magazine.  Click here to read the entire story, an interactive magazine on the web site, so you will be able to read the actual magazine pages.



Photo courtesy of Bizvoice.