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Angie Hicks '95 Participating in White House Forum Today

January 14, 2010

Angie Hicks IS2009a.jpgJanuary 14, 2010, Greencastle, Ind. — Angie Hicks, co-founder of Angie's List and 1995 graduate of DePauw University, is at the White House today at the White House today participating in a forum on modernizing government. Hicks is one of more than 50 top American executives who were invited to the session, which is "focusing on ways to transform customer service," reports Inside Indiana Business, and is "part of an effort to change how business is carried out in Washington."

CEOs attending today's sessions include Steve Ballmer of Microsoft, PepsiCo's Indra Nooyi, and Scott Davis of UPS.

An announcement notes, "After President Obama opens the event, senior federal officials will lead a series of panel discussions focusing on streamlining government operations, enhancing customer service and managing the return on technology investments. The goal is to help close the gap between the private sector and government information technology."

Read more at Inside Indiana Business.com or the White House's Web site.Brian Casey & Angie Hicks 2009.jpg

Angie Hicks -- who was an economics major, Management Fellow and Rector Scholar at DePauw -- founded Angie's List shortly after she received her degree. The company creates, maintains and provides to its members a list of home service providers (such as electricians and plumbers) with a track record of satisfying customers.

On October 27, 2009, Hicks was honored with the University's Robert C. McDermond Medal for Excellence in Entrepreneurship (above: DePauw President Brian W. Casey congratulates Hicks). Details can be found in this article.

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