Monday, September 17, 2007
Carson Lands Job With Architectural/Engineering Firm
Just days after taking his appointed seat on the City-County Council, Andre Carson has landed a job as a "marketing specialist" for Cripe Architects + Engineers, Inc. according to the Indianapolis Business Journal. The firm does extensive government contracting work and boasts as major clients firms with close ties to Mayor Bart Peterson and Ice Miller’s Lacy Johnson, such as Browning Investments. The IBJ writes today:
Andre Carson, who last month took over the City-County Council seat of Patrice Abdullah, has been hired by Cripe Architects + Engineers Inc. as a marketing specialist.
"We hired him because we needed a marketing specialist, not be because we needed a city councilor," Cripe Senior Vice President Dennis Southerland said. "He’s a hard worker, a great young man."
Abdullah, a Democrat, resigned his seat last month after the blog Advance Indiana reported that he was living at an address outside his district.
Much of Cripe’s work centers on designing kindergarten-through-12th-grade schools as well as commercial projects by Browning Investments, Lauth Property Group and Duke Realty, and Clarian Health Partners.
The article claims