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Indy Airport Leaders Named as Finalists in the Best and Brightest Awards

Junior Achievement spotlights two rising stars at IND

Megan Carrico (left), Rebecca Fiscus (right)

INDIANAPOLIS (Feb. 5, 2021) – Two of the Indianapolis Airport Authority’s emerging leaders – Megan Carrico and Rebecca Fiscus – have been named as finalists in the soon-to-be-announced 17thannual Indy’s Best and Brightest awards.

Junior Achievement of Central Indiana’s yearly Best and Brightest event recognizes 100 of Central Indiana’s most-outstanding young professionals, age 40 and under, in 10 different categories: accounting; banking and financial services; education and nonprofit; government; health and life sciences; law; manufacturing, retail and services; media, entertainment and sports; real estate, development and construction, and technology. The award winners in each category will be announced on March 11, 2021 via a virtual event.

“Megan and Rebecca each are fine examples of the extremely talented employees who are committed daily to the success of the IAA,” said IAA Executive Director Mario Rodriguez. “They are both deserving of this honor, and each strongly represents the kind of emerging leaders needed in the industry and in the Indianapolis community.”

Carrico is a finalist for the Best and Brightest Awards in the media category. She joined the IAA in 2015, and quickly made her way into a leadership role as the IAA’s manager of communications. She is the architect of numerous initiatives, announcements and events that emphasize the crucial role the IAA plays in the Central Indiana community. Her recent efforts earned the IAA recognition from the Indiana Department of Natural Resources Division of Historic Preservation and Archaeology for the respectful relocation and rededication of Bethel Cemetery, engaging community stakeholders, families and historical groups. Carrico is an alumna of the prestigious Stanley K. Lacy Executive Leadership Series, and holds her bachelor’s degree from Ball State University in journalism. Carrico is a native of New Palestine, Ind.

Fiscus is a Best and Brightest award finalist in the banking and finance category. She joined IAA in 2014 as the treasury manager, where she is recognized internally at the airport authority for her ability to bravely take on complicated challenges, and systematically bring order and context to situations involving decades of changing regulations over time. Fiscus’ recent efforts earned the IAA recognition from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for the financial component of the airport authority’s stormwater and deicing capacity project, one of 30 clean water infrastructure projects honored for excellence and innovation within the Clean Water State Revolving Fund programs. Fiscus holds her bachelor’s degree from Indiana University in accounting and finance, and is a native of Evansville, Ind.

The Best and Brightest event was created by Junior Achievement of Central Indiana to recognize up-and-coming talent and the next generation of leaders in the Indy community. Finalists in each category are judged on professional accomplishments, civic contributions, character, and leadership qualities. For a list of the finalists in each category, visit