City of Indianapolis, IN
On November 6, 2007 Gregory A. Ballard was elected as the 48th Mayor of Indianapolis.
A native Hoosier, Mayor Ballard was raised on the east side of Indianapolis and a proud graduate of Cathedral High School.
After earning his undergraduate degree in Economics from Indiana University, Mayor Ballard entered the United States Marine Corps. During his time in the Marines, he served in the Persian Gulf War and upon his retirement, was awarded the Legion of Merit. He retired as a Lieutenant Colonel after 23 years service.
After leaving the Marine Corps, Mayor Ballard successfully transitioned to the corporate world. He worked for several years as North American Operations Manager for Bayer in Indianapolis. He also is the author of The Ballard Rules: Small Unit Leadership.
Mayor Ballard has been active in the community, serving as a tutor and an Advisory Board Member for the Lilly Boys and Girls Club, as a contributing editor to both the Indiana Minority Business Magazine and the Indiana Parenting Magazine, and as founder of the Indianapolis Writers Group.
Mayor Ballard resides in Pike Township with Winnie, his wife of 27 years. Their son, Greg, Jr. and daughter, Erica, are both graduates from Indiana University. Mayor Ballard is proud that despite the many places they lived throughout their military childhoods, his family still considers Indianapolis their hometown.