Grinding Pan Am Plaza

Andrew Wood, 1989.
Grinding a planter in Pan Am Plaza, downtown Indianapolis.

Andrew Wood

By Chad Norman

Chad is a marketing and branding strategist, proven leader, speaker, founder, and author. As COO of Catch Talent, he leads day-to-day operations including finance, human resources, marketing, and communications, as well as directs all employer brand client deliverables. Prior to Catch, Chad was VP of Marketing & Communication at SPARC, he served on the senior leadership team and lead marketing and communication strategy across all products and services. At Blackbaud, the leading provider of nonprofit technology solutions, Chad managed digital marketing and online training teams. In 2016, Chad founded DisruptHR Charleston, a bi-annual gathering of HR professionals for a night of networking and Ignite talks. His book, 101 Social Media Tactics for Nonprofits: A Field Guide, was published by Wiley in February 2012. Chad has presented at dozens of industry events including SXSW, SHRM, DisruptHR, IHRIM, NTC, DMA, AFP, and BBCON and has lectured at Wake Forest University, Indiana University, University of Michigan, College of Charleston, and The Citadel.

7 comments

  1. I’m pretty sure this photo is from Columbus, IN; that’s the back entrance to Irwin Union bank on 4th St with the Cummins corporate office building in the background.

  2. Are you sure steven? I wasn’t 100% sure it was Pan Am Plaza, but it’s on the same roll with a downtown session (including pics of the circle monument). I thought that glass building behind him was the ice-skating rink. I’ll give it another look.

    Thanks for the comments guys!

  3. Actually, no I’m not sure. After I posted that, something was bothering me about the placement of the buildings – the Cummins building is on the opposite side of the street in relation to the back of the bank.
    However to confound things even more, wasn’t Andrew regular-footed? If so, the image is reversed and maybe it really is Columbus. I have to drive right past there tomorrow for a meeting, if I think about it I’ll take a picture and send it to you.

    Awesome photo regardless though!

  4. Damn, you’re right…Andrew is regular! That must have something to do with the contact sheet. That image is enlarged off of a contact sheet (1 x 1.5 inch image), so not only is the quality low, the image is backwards. I should at least flip it for accuracy.

  5. Where the hell is Wood these days?He was a true “Burly”.I would hate to be walking on His knees at this point.

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