Nothing new regarding The Bayh's relationship with corporate boards. On December 15, 2007 the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette published the following about the article the JG's then Washington Bureau Chief Sylvia wrote for the December 16, 2007 edition:
Susan Bayh was Indiana’s first lady from January 1989 until January 1997.
Since then she has raked in millions of dollars in cash, stock and options as a professional board member for pharmaceutical, communications, insurance and other companies.
With husband Evan Bayh now representing Indiana in the U.S. Senate, critics of this boardroom-Capitol Hill couple see an inevitable conflict of interest – that Susan Bayh’s business interests will affect her husband’s actions in Washington. The senator insists that is not the case.