Ted McKinney is replacing Gina Sheets, who is leaving after a year on the job.
The National Black Caucus of State Legislators and Eli Lilly hosted a conference Friday to address mental illness among African-Americans.
A former employee is suing Eli Lilly for alleged racial discrimination.
The Indiana based pharmaceutical company is suing the Canadian government over patent disagreements.
Some business leaders say a state constitutional ban on same sex marriage would stymie their efforts to recruit top talent.
Most of Eli Lilly's employees will not be eligible for pay increases until 2015.
Governor Mike Pence appoints three new members to the Indiana University Board of Trustees.
The Supreme Court ruled Thursday that naturally occurring, isolated genes cannot be patented, but those that have been altered can be protected.
Officials say the Indiana Biosciences Research Institute will be the first of its kind in the nation.
Eli Lilly officials say the cuts come as it loses Cymbalta and Evista brands, which made up about 20 percent of Lilly‘s global corporate revenue in 2012.