Tom Hiatt

Tom Hiatt is past Chair of the Advisory Board of Grameen, Indianapolis, the third branch established in the U.S. of the Grameen Bank. Tom is the visionary who brought together individuals and foundations from across central Indiana to create the local branch. Tom is the founding partner of Centerfield Capital Partners, an Indianapolis-based private equity firm he established in 1998. Tom has worked in private equity for more than twenty years, and during that time has served as a director of a number of private and publicly held companies in a number of different industries, including health care, manufacturing, information technology and business services. He also serves as a member of the Board of Directors of Lake City Bank, chairs the Board’s Corporate Risk Committee and serves on the Bank’s Governance and Compensation Committees. In addition to his interest in Grameen Indianapolis, Tom is involved in several other philanthropic organizations. He is Vice Chair and a Member of the Executive Committee of the Board of Governors of the Indianapolis Museum of Art and Chair of the Museum’s Development Committee. He is also a Life Trustee of the Indiana Chapter of The Nature Conservancy, Founder of Friends of Holiday Park and former President of the Indiana Venture Club. Tom lived and studied abroad in Europe and Asia six years. He was an exchange student for a year in high school, and traveled around the world and studied with the International Honors Program during his junior year in college. His book about this experience, The Young Internationalists, was published by the University of Hawaii Press in 1973. Tom also spent three years working for the Ford Foundation in Asia and a year based in Rome working for Eli Lilly & Company in Europe, Asia and Africa. Tom graduated magna cum laude from Wabash College and was a member of Phi Beta Kappa. While earning his M.Sc. from the Sloan School of Management at MIT, he edited the Sloan Management Review. Tom is married to Nora McKinney Hiatt, producer of Sound Medicine, a weekly program broadcast on many public radio stations.