Junior Achievement of Southwestern Indiana and Dentons Bingham Greenebaum named U.S. Senator Mike Braun ’76 as one of its 2023 JA Dubois County Business Hall of Fame Laureates. He will be officially inducted into the Hall of Fame in April.
“Mike Braun is the kind of role models we need for our young people and for the area’s future business leaders,” said Assistant Vice President and Campus Dean of VUJC Christian Blome in a Dubois County Free Press report. “These laureates live out the promise of a servant leadership that creates opportunity, fosters creativity, and not only creates success but, more importantly, builds a community that flourishes.”
The JA Dubois County Business Hall of Fame honors members of the Dubois Business Community who exhibit strong vision, innovation, and inspiring leadership and who are visionaries within their respective industries. A crystal eagle symbolizing the spirit of free enterprise is presented to each laureate. A monument with a citation and image of each laureate will also be displayed at the
The annual breakfast event raises funds for the Dubois County Junior Achievement program and increases awareness of the program.
Braun’s community service includes Jasper, Dubois County, the State of Indiana and the country. He served on the Greater Jasper Consolidated School Board for 10 years. He was elected State Representative for District 63 from 2014-2018.
He is now serving as a U.S. Senator. Braun serves on Health, Education, Labor & Pensions, Agriculture, Budget, and Appropriations & Aging Committees. He has the honor of being elected the first U.S. Senator from Dubois County and in 2021, had the most bills passed of any U.S. Senator.
Braun graduated from Wabash College in 1976 summa cum laude in economics and is a member of Phi Beta Kappa. He was the first class of entrepreneurship offered at Harvard Business School, where he graduated in 1978 with an MBA.
While at Wabash, Braun was a member of Student Senate, track team, and Phi Delta Theta.