Two IU School of Liberal Arts at IUPUI alums have been named to the Indianapolis Business Journal‘s 2017 Forty Under 40 list.
Tiffany Kyser (MA English) and Tom Hanley (BA General Studies) were honored by the IBJ for their accomplishments and contributions to Indianapolis.
The IBJ annually recognizes the awardees based on “the level of success a nominee has achieved in his or her chosen field, accomplishments in the community, and the likelihood the nominee will stay in Indianapolis and build on those achievements.”
This year, 60 percent of those honored had ties to Indiana University.
Tiffany Kyser is the Associate Director of Engagement & Partnerships at the Midwest and Plains Equity Assistance Center within The Great Lakes Equity Center. Along with coordinating publications and resources, she works with United States Department of Education technical assistance and dissemination network and helps to ensure civil rights laws are followed by schools and education state departments.
Kyser is also active in the Indianapolis community, acting as a block leader for Keep Indianapolis Beautiful and as a Near East Side Area Renewal board member.
Tom Hanley is the CEO and Executive Director of Nine13sports, a non-profit that works with children from the ages of 5 and up to teach them about health and exercise through a cycling program called Kids Riding Bikes. Nine13sports uses technology to monitor the children’s progress while they complete digital courses on stationary bikes that replicate the feel of peddling a real bike. When the children reach an uphill section on the course map, it becomes harder to peddle, and they face less resistance as they head downhill.
Hanley, a multiple USA Cycling National Champion, retired from racing after experiencing a severe injury. Since founding Nine13sports, he’s expanded the program to Portland, Oregon and Minneapolis.