Greenfield Banking Co. CEO learned to move on quickly


Greenfield Banking Co. President and CEO John Kennedy.

While their playing days might be over, the lessons Hancock County’s community leaders learned on the sports fields continue to guide them today. In this week-long series, we look back on the positive effect athletics had on their lives.

GREENFIELD — “Next play.”

It’s a common refrain in basketball circles, usually barked out of the mouths of coaches following a turnover or missed shot.

John Kennedy lived that mantra in a basketball game during his high school days at the Latin School of Indianapolis, albeit in an atypical hardwood circumstance.

While playing defense, Kennedy leapt up for a rebound, corralled the ball – and accidentally attempted to put the ball through the wrong basket.

“As I was going up for the shot, my brain caught up with my action. I do remember thinking, ‘Oh, no,’ and pulling the ball back,” Kennedy said, before joking, “Or at least that is my story, and I am sticking to it.”

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