- Bicentennial Medal (2020)
- Presidents Circle Laurel Pin (2018)
Carol A. Cook is the CEO of Cook Group, Inc. Carl has worked for the Cook Group companies in a variety of roles in 1988 when he started out by setting up computers in the company’s European sales offices. Once he returned to the U.S., Carl worked at Cook MyoSite in Pennsylvania and at Cook Endoscopy in North Carolina before returning to Bloomington. He has worked directly on several Cook products, mainly pacemakers. Prior to his promotion to CEO, Carl served as the president of MyoSite and vice-chair of the board.
Carl has a love for historic restoration and, in 2013, the Tivoli Theater in Spencer, Indiana was fully restored on behalf of all employees of Cook Spencer. Cook Group has also supported an expansion of Ivy Tech’s Connie and Steve Ferguson Academic Building. Carl has also exhibited philanthropic support to the Rose-Human Institute, restored the Lions Club office building in Newport, Indiana, and Indiana Landmarks to name a few organizations.
Carl has served as the board chair for Indiana Landmarks; executive advisory council member for the Sisters of Saint Benedict of Ferdinand, Indiana; and co-chaired Harmony School’s building restoration campaign in 2004.
For Carl’s personal philanthropy, he was presented the Presidents Circle Laurel Pin at the Fellow level in 2018.
In 2020, Carl A. Cook was presented the Bicentennial Medal for his distinguished service to Indiana University.