Business Leader Earns Prestigious YMCA Award


Mike Wells, president of REI Investments in Carmel, is not a man who’s averse to hardware. After all, the Indiana Chamber named him as the 2010 Business Leader of the Year (pictured) at last fall’s Annual Awards Dinner (the 2011 production is coming up on November 17 — featuring keynote speaker Terry Bradshaw), and Wells has been selected as a Volunteer of the Year as well for his many contributions. 

But it’s not just his efforts in the Indiana business community that are earning recognition. He was just named as the YMCA of Greater Indianapolis James L. Kittle, Sr. Lifetime Achievement Award winner last week. The YMCA offers:

As President of RE I Investments, Mike enhances the landscape and skyline of Indianapolis. As a volunteer for the Y, he enhances the experience of every Y member through his leadership and vision. Mike is a Past Chair of the Jordan Branch Board of Managers, present member of the YMCA Greater Indianapolis Board of Directors and served as Chair of the Board from 1993-95. He is a YMCA Heritage Club member and serves as Co-chair of the YMCA’s Comprehensive Capital Campaign. Mike has been part of the Y on a global level by participating in the Bicentennial Celebration for the Y in London. Further, as an active early morning exerciser at the Jordan Y, Mike leads by example as we move Indianapolis toward being one of the healthiest communities by 2025.

So congrats to Mr. Wells, truly a champion for progress in the state.