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Eli Lilly appoints former mayor to executive post


INDIANAPOLIS The former mayor of Indianapolis will soon become an executive at one of the country’s largest drug makers.

Eli Lilly & Co., based in Indianapolis, announced Friday the appointment of Bart Peterson as SVP corporate affairs and communications. Peterson, who served as mayor of the city from 1999 to 2007, will report directly to chairman, president and CEO John Lechleiter.

“Bart is a proven leader with a strong list of achievements,” Lechleiter said in a statement. “His strategic approach, intellect and political acumen will make him a valuable addition to Lilly’s leadership team.”

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