Schultz was co-valedictorian of his class and was named Indianapolis Student of the Year by the late Thomas Keating. He played and excelled in football and basketball at Manual and was awarded numerous honors, including being named one of the top eight high school writers in the United States.
Schultz graduated from Butler in 1988 with a bachelor’s degree in history and political science, earning a 4.0 GPA. During his time there he served as a summer intern for several high-ranking government officials.
Following law degrees from Yale and Cambridge, Steve worked as a corporate lawyer with Barnes & Thornburg in Indianapolis and with Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson in London, where he specialized in business startups, mergers and acquisitions.
He was later appointed by then-Gov. Mitch Daniels to serve as chief executive officer of the construction of the two new bridges that were built over the Ohio River near Louisville, Ky.
Schultz, who is married and has four daughters, now serves as Purdue University’s chief legal officer.
He will be honored when Manual’s 50-Year Club hosts its annual celebration at 1 p.m. Friday, May 4, at Primo Banquet & Conference Center.