Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels has honored Interactive Intelligence
Group Inc. (Nasdaq: ININ) founder and CEO, Dr. Donald Brown (News - Alert), with the
2012 Sagamore of the Wabash award.
The honorary award, which pays tribute each year to someone who has made
a significant contribution to life in the Hoosier state, was given to
Dr. Brown based on his job creation efforts.
"Indiana needs more Don Browns," Gov. Daniels said. "He develops
companies that become wildly successful and then comes up with more
ideas using Indiana as his base of operations. We couldn't be more proud
of Dr. Brown's accomplishments."
Dr. Brown founded his current company, Interactive Intelligence (News - Alert), in
1994, and has since grown it from a dozen-person start-up, to a publicly
traded global company generating more than $230 million in annual
revenues and employing more than 1,400 people.
Interactive Intelligence, a provider of unified IP business
communications software and services, has added more than 600 employees
over the past 24 months. Today, its northwest-side headquarters occupies
four buildings totaling more than 250,000 square-feet.
Interactive Intelligence is Dr. Brown's third software company. In March
1988 he co-founded Indianapolis-based Software Artistry, a developer of
customer support software that went public in March 1995 and was
subsequently acquired by IBM (News - Alert) in early 1998. Dr. Brown's first software
company, also based in Indiana, was acquied by Electronic Data Systems
Dr. Brown graduated from the Indiana University (News - Alert) School of Medicine in
1985. He has two additional degrees from Indiana University, a master's
degree in computer science and a bachelor's degree in physics (Phi Beta
Gov. Daniels honored Dr. Brown with the Sagamore of the Wabash award at
a special economic development event in December. The governor and the
Indiana Economic Development Corporation have worked with Interactive
Intelligence on several projects over the past eight years.
The Sagamore of the Wabash award was created during the term of Governor
Ralph Gates, who served from 1945 to 1949. The award is the highest
honor the Governor of Indiana can bestow. It's a personal tribute given
to those who have rendered a distinguished service to the state or to
The term "sagamore" was used by the American Indian tribes of the
northeastern United States to describe a lesser chief or a great man
among the tribe to whom the true chief would look for wisdom and advice.
The Wabash is the state river of Indiana and a major tributary to the
About Interactive Intelligence
Interactive Intelligence Group Inc. (Nasdaq: ININ) is a global provider
of contact center automation, unified communications, and business
process automation software and services. The company's unified IP
business communications solutions, which can be deployed on-premises or
via the cloud, are ideal for industries such as financial services,
insurance, outsourcers, collections, and utilities. Interactive
Intelligence was founded in 1994 and has more than 5,000 customers
worldwide. The company is among Forbes Magazine's 2011 Best Small
Companies in America and Software Magazine's 2012 Top 500 Global
Software and Service Providers. It employs more than 1,400 people and is
headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana. The company has offices
throughout North America, Latin America, Europe, Middle East, Africa and
Asia Pacific. Interactive Intelligence can be reached at +1 317.872.3000
or firstname.lastname@example.org; on the Net: www.inin.com.
This release may contain certain forward-looking statements that involve
a number of risks and uncertainties. Factors that could cause actual
results to differ materially are described in the company's SEC (News - Alert) filings.
Interactive Intelligence is the owner of the marks INTERACTIVE
INTELLIGENCE, its associated LOGO and numerous other marks. All other
trademarks mentioned in this document are the property of their
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