The Blog
Pat Lewis


Sales Director, Indiana, Michigan, Kentucky, Verizon Wireless

What neighborhood do you live in?
I live in Wilderness Estates in Avon, Ind. We moved the family to Avon from Putnam County about a year ago.

What is the most inspiring place in Indianapolis? 
The rebirth of the Fountain Square neighborhood because we’re seeing a part of the city come back to life.

Why do you support KIB?
It’s important to contribute to the community where you live and work. Engaging the community is one of our four pillars of sustainability. Like many big companies, we strive to work green and live green, including recycling with repurpose. We’ve kept 560 tons of electronic waste out of landfills. Everyone can do their part by either trading in or donating old and no-longer-used devices. Repurposed phones are also donated to survivors of domestic violence.

What impact do you feel that the work with KIB has on the community?
Raising community awareness. By participating in a tree planting project with students from Ben Davis University High School’s ECO Club, we were able to see an immediate result on campus. Some of our employees are already asking how to get a KIB Club started at their schools.

What else are you involved in within the community? 
Kendra’s Call for Komfort. Kendra is my middle daughter’s best friend who has been battling a rare childhood form of cancer. She started the foundation herself. The foundation raises money and Kendra puts together care packages for other kids battling cancer. She shops for the items and delivers the packages in person when she can. My daughter is on the board.

The other would be St. Susanna School in Plainfield. My youngest two are still attending and we do all sorts of activities there, including working the concession stand at sporting events.

Why would you encourage others to support KIB? 
KIB supports the community we live in and creates positive change. A clean and sustainable city makes everyone feel safer about where they go and what they do.

If you were describing KIB to a friend, what three words would you use?
Smart, engaged and forward.