Asher executive awarded Sagamore
An Asher Agency executive was honored today with one of the highest honors given by Indiana’s governor.
Larry Wardlaw, senior vice president of account service at Asher, was given the Sagamore of the Wabash. Fort Wayne Mayor Tom Henry presented the surprise award at Henry’s Restaurant, according to a news release.
The Sagamore of the Wabash is one of the highest distinctions in Indiana, given by the governor to those who’ve shown exceptional service to their communities and the state and contributed to Hoosier heritage.
Known as the unofficial mayor of West Central, Wardlaw has worked at Asher for 31 years. He graduated from Concordia High School and IPFW and was named The Journal Gazette Citizen of the Year in 2011.
Wardlaw has taught public relations at IPFW and volunteered for the YWCA of Northeast Indiana, Fort Wayne Youtheatre, Fort Wayne Civic Theatre, Fort Wayne Museum of Art, American Cancer Society and Metropolitan Human Relations Commission.