Dale Orem has an extensive career in politics, civics, sports, and business.
Orem’s public service career began in 1968 with the Jeffersonville city council. He then served as mayor of Jeffersonville, Ind. from 1984 to 1991. Orem also started the Community Foundation of Southern Indiana.
Orem’s impressive sports achievements include captain of the 1957 undefeated University of Louisville baseball team, 1958 quarterback of the U of L Sun Bowl football championship team, and head coach of the Louisville Cardinals baseball team from 1963 to 1973. As a former NFL referee, Orem even had the privilege to be a line judge at Super Bowl XXX. He was inducted into the University of Louisville Athletic Hall of Fame and the Indiana Football Hall of Fame.
Orem and his family have owned and operated the sporting goods store, The Locker Room, for 30 years and donate equipment and services to local teams.
He has received the Indiana University Southeast Chancellor’s Medallion for his work in civics, the school’s highest honor.