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Jim Wallace (politician)

Jim Wallace
Former candidate, Governor of Indiana
Hamilton County Council, Hamilton County, Indiana
In office
2002–2004
Fishers Town Council, Fishers, Indiana
In office
1999–2002
Director of Management Services, Indianapolis, Indiana
In office
1992–1993
Personal details
Born (1961-02-08) February 8, 1961
Twentynine Palms, California
Political party Republican
Residence Fishers, Indiana
Alma mater U.S. Military Academy
Harvard Business School
Profession Business executive

Jim Wallace (born February 8, 1961 in Twentynine Palms, California)[1] is an American businessman and politician. He is a former Fishers Town Council and Hamilton County Council member in the state of Indiana. He previously served as the Director of Management Services under Indianapolis mayor Stephen Goldsmith and liaison to the Service, Efficiency, and Limited Taxation Committee chaired by Indiana governor Mitch Daniels.[2]

Wallace served as a captain in the U.S. Army, flying combat helicopters until leaving the service in 1987.[3] Wallace also worked at Bain & Company, Boston, Massachusetts, from 1988 to 1990.[4]

He is formerly a candidate for the Republican nomination in the Indiana gubernatorial election, 2012.[5][6][7][8][9] On March 1, 2012 his official campaign website stated: “It is with disappointment that I announce I am suspending my campaign for the Republican nomination for Governor."[10]

Wallace is noted for founding TWG Capital, the first company to provide capital to the insurance industry based on the actuarial value of insurance premiums and commissions.[11] Wallace is also noted as the head of strategy at Anthem Blue Cross & Blue Shield, a key architect in the Acordia IPO, merger/acquisition, and demutualization strategies that resulted in the establishment of Anthem/Wellpoint, the largest health insurer in the United States.[12]

His hometown is DeMotte, Indiana.

Education

References

  1. ^ "Jim Wallace".  
  2. ^ "Families For Wallace".  
  3. ^ http://www.courierpress.com/news/2010/dec/29/no-headline---29a0xletter/?print=1
  4. ^ http://www.xing.com/profile/Jim_WallaceIndiana
  5. ^ Berman, Eric (February 2, 2011). "Former County Councilman to Seek Governorship".  
  6. ^ "First Candidate Officially Enters Governor's Race".  
  7. ^ Schneider, Mary Beth (February 2, 2011). "Businessman Exploring Run For GOP Gubernatorial Nomination". The Indianapolis Star. 
  8. ^ Geraghty, Jim (February 2, 2011). "The Campaign Spot".  
  9. ^ "GOP Businessman Explores Run For Indiana Governor".  
  10. ^ "STATEMENT FROM THE CAMPAIGN".  
  11. ^ "The TWG Capital Story". TWG Capital Inc. Retrieved February 5, 2011. 
  12. ^ "Health Insurance - Top 5 Firms". DirectoryM.com. Retrieved February 5, 2011. 
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