Alumni Spotlight: Connor Caudill ’08

Connor Caudill graduated from the Indiana Academy in 2008. While at the Academy, his involvement included the student body parliament, Model UN, and he started the Academy Debate Club with his roommate.

After the Academy, he attended Indiana University and graduated in 2012 with a BS in Public Affairs (majors in Public Policy and Public Finance) and a minor in political science. At IU, Connor’s involvement included serving as the leader of the IU Student Body Congress, leading IU’s largest student political organization, and he was as an opinion columnist for the IDS – The Indiana Daily Student.

Following graduation from IU, he went to work for former Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels as a Program Director in the Indiana Office of Management & Budget (OMB) where he worked on government efficiency initiatives and supported the Indiana Transparency Portal. In January 2013, Connor was honored by Gov. Daniels with the Indiana Governor’s Distinguished Service Medal for his job performance at OMB.

Following the election of Vice President Mike Pence as Indiana’s 50th Governor, Connor remained with the Pence administration in his same role until July 2013 when left to join the law firm of Faegre Baker Daniels (FaegreBD). At FaegreBD, he served as a leader in the Strategy and Operations group where he supported the firm’s senior executive team in business review preparation, strategic planning, pricing, and special projects. In August 2013, Connor began business school part-time at Purdue University’s Krannert School of Management and graduated with his MBA in marketing and strategy in May 2015.

Following business school, Connor joined IBM where he is now a lead business development executive within IBM Healthcare industry based out of the Chicago office. In 2016, Connor also started a legal services consulting business called The Caudill Group that provides strategic planning and pricing services for small and midsize law firms ( When not traveling to customer sites or at the IBM office, you can find Connor playing intramural dodgeball, volunteering with the IU Alumni Association, and spending time on his boat on Lake Michigan. While he certainly credits the Academy for opening up opportunities he would have never had otherwise, the greatest gift of the Academy was the many close friends he made along the way.