By Dawn Pearson
His resume is long, impressive and filled with all the business experience anyone needs, and he was recently elected as Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Indiana Chamber of Commerce for 2015.
But Tom Easterday is more proud of his involvement in the Special Olympics.
Easterday and his wife Deb have been coaching for the Special Olympics in Boone County for years and despite his newly elected status, he would rather be coaching than anything.
“My wife and I have coached everything from basketball to softball to track and field for Special Olympics in Boone County,” Easterday said. “It can be challenging but it truly is rewarding.”
The executive vice president, secretary and chief legal officer of Subaru of Indiana Automotive was elected to his chairman position during the Indiana Chamber’s Fall Board of Directors meeting held in Indianapolis Nov. 6.
Easterday has been actively involved with the Indiana Chamber of Commerce for several years, having served as Vice Chairman, as a member of the Executive Committee, as Vice Chairman of the Energy Policy Committee and as a member of the Labor & Employment Policy Committee.
He has been a member of the board of directors since 1999. In addition, he is a member of the board of directors of Indiana Business for Responsive Government, the Indiana Chamber’s political action committee.
“The Chamber believes the top priority for Indiana is to continue a re-evaluation and reinvestment in its people, their knowledge and skills,” he said. “We’ve made great progress toward making Indiana a global leader in economic opportunity and creating a better life for all Hoosiers, but we need to continuously improve especially in the areas of education, workforce development, wellness and energy policy.”