Discovery Park Distinguished Lecture Series

Discovery Park Distinguished Lecturer: Jim McClelland

September 12, 2017
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Burton D. Morgan Center, Room 121


Jim McClelland

Executive Director for Drug Prevention, Treatment, and Enforcement for the State of Indiana

Toward Better Lives and Stronger Communities—Bringing the Pieces Together

Sharing experiences in opioid and substance abuse mitigation.

In January 2017, Governor Eric Holcomb appointed Jim McClelland to the newly-created position of Executive Director for Drug Prevention, Treatment, and Enforcement for the State of Indiana. He reports to the Governor and also chairs the Indiana Commission to Combat Drug Abuse.

McClelland is charged with coordinating, aligning, and focusing the relevant work of a wide array of state agencies that in various ways touch substance abuse issues directly or are indirectly related to those issues. In addition, he seeks to leverage the state’s resources with those of entities in other sectors to respond as effectively as possible to the current opioid crisis and to substantially reduce the likelihood of a similar crisis arising from the abuse of addictive substances in the future.

In 2015 McClelland concluded a 45-year career with Goodwill Industries, the last 41 of those years as President and CEO of Goodwill Industries of Central Indiana, based in Indianapolis. He has served on the boards of numerous not-for-profit organizations at local, national, and international levels and chaired several of them. He currently serves on the Dean’s Council of the Indiana University Kelley School of Business – Indianapolis, the Advisory Board of the School of Industrial and Systems Engineering at Georgia Tech, and the Board of Directors of Building Tomorrow.

A native of Florida, McClelland earned a Bachelor of Industrial Engineering degree from Georgia Tech and an MBA from the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University.


Reception at 2:30 p.m., Mann Hall, First Floor Atrium

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