The IndyHub Board of Directors has announced Blake Johnson as the new IndyHub president. Johnson joins the organization after serving as vice president of strategy for advocacy and communications at the national nonprofit Complete College America and brings more than a decade of nonprofit and government experience to the organization. He is also an elected member of the Indianapolis City-County Council, representing District 12 on the city’s Eastside.
“For more than a decade, Molly has been a driving force in shaping our city and catalyzing Indy’s 20- and 30-somethings to get connected, get involved, and make this city their own,” Johnson said. “I’m humbled by the opportunity to build upon the extraordinary success IndyHub has enjoyed under Molly’s leadership and eager to get to work in ensuring our city’s young leaders continue to make an impact in the Indianapolis we enjoy today as well as the Indianapolis we strive for tomorrow.”
Outgoing executive director, Chavers, is optimistic for the future of the organization, “Blake is a proven and thoughtful leader who brings a wealth of professional and personal experience to IndyHub. His passion for Indy and commitment to civic service is inspiring. I’m thrilled to see what the next chapter of IndyHub will bring with Blake leading the team.”
Chavers will provide support to Johnson during the transition and through the end of the year.
IndyHub and IndyHub Foundation board members cited Johnson’s fundraising and relationship-building experience, and dedication to diversity and inclusion as qualities that stood out during the selection process. IndyHub Foundation board chair, Trevor Belden states, “This is an incredibly exciting time for IndyHub. We are thrilled to welcome Blake as our President. He has a vision and energy for infusing IndyHub’s mission and work more deeply into the Indianapolis community.”
Johnson will formally transition to the organization in mid-December.
IndyHub is an advocate and a resource for Indy’s 20- and 30-somethings, connecting them to Indianapolis socially, professionally, and philanthropically. IndyHub was established in June, 2005, by the City of Indianapolis and BioCrossroads. Originally an effort to attract and retain talent, IndyHub has grown to support the economic development efforts of Indianapolis by serving as a catalyst for young leaders to become civically engaged in the city.
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