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Katie Culp Named to IBJ Media’s Indiana 250
for Second Consecutive Year

Jul 20, 2023 KSMLA Tags: , , , , , , ,
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INDIANAPOLIS – Katie Culp has been named to IBJ Media’s Indiana 250, a list of the most influential business leaders across the state of Indiana in multiple industries, for the second consecutive year.

Culp was chosen for her many accomplishments in the economic development and real estate field. She currently serves as CEO of KSM Location Advisors, Katz, Sapper & Miller’s national site selection and incentive consulting practice. Previously, Culp led Cassidy Turley’s (now Cushman & Wakefield) location advisory and incentives practice, assisting corporate clients in making informed location decisions and maximizing state and local incentives packages. She has also headed economic development efforts in central Indiana for organizations such as The Indy Partnership/Indy Chamber, Boone County Economic Development Corporation, and the city of Indianapolis.

Over the course of her 25-plus year career in economic development, Culp has negotiated more than $1 billion in economic incentives and has worked with clients ranging from Fortune 500 companies to small, privately owned firms. At KSM Location Advisors, she leads a team of incentives professionals who work to provide domestic and international clients specialized expertise in  incentives consulting, incentives compliance, and location advisory services.

“We are incredibly proud of Katie’s well-deserved recognition as one of Indiana’s 250 most influential business leaders for the second consecutive year,” said Tim Cook, CEO and president of KSM. “Her influence is widespread and reflects her enduring commitment to positively impacting the businesses and communities of Indiana. It’s and honor to work alongside her.”

Culp has garnered several other awards throughout her career. She was named to the IBJ Media’s inaugural Indiana 250 in 2022; recognized as a 2016 Woman of Influence by the Indianapolis Business Journal; received Junior Achievement of Central Indiana’s 2017 Best and Brightest Award in the Real Estate, Development & Construction category; and was named to the Indianapolis Business Journal’s Forty Under 40 class of 2013. Additionally, Culp has been recognized by Real Estate Forum as a Woman to Watch in its Women of Influence category.

IBJ Media editors and staff made final selections for Indiana 250, with nominations provided by fellow Hoosiers. The full Indiana 250 list can be viewed on

Read Culp’s Indiana 250 profile here.


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