IndyHub and The IndyHub Foundation announced today that Al Carroll has been appointed as President and CEO for the organization. An established business and civic leader with experience in talent attraction, development and retention, Carroll will succeed Blake Johnson and assume responsibilities in July.
“It was crucial that the IndyHub Board find a leader who can not only connect with our city’s 20- and 30-somethings but can also advance our organization as we strive to make Indy as inclusive and accessible as possible” said Board Chair, Sarah Myer. “We are thrilled that Al will be our next leader as we move forward in our next chapter.”
Carroll currently serves as senior account executive at Codelicious, a software platform providing a full-year, customizable computer curriculum for K-12 educational institutions. During his time at the company, Carroll has developed and maintained relationships with district administrators in the southeast United States and managed the full-cycle sales process.
Additionally, Carroll has served in a variety of civic roles throughout the community, including with the Central Indiana Corporate Partnership (CICP) and TechPoint, providing in-depth knowledge to public private partnerships and demonstrating the unique ways cross-sector entities in Indianapolis are willing to work together to move the community forward.
Carroll has collaborated with universities throughout the state to recruit college students to live and work in Indianapolis. Most notable, he delivered the virtual S.O.S. Challenge for over 500 participants during the COVID-19 pandemic, an effort recognized by Technology Councils of North America as The Best Workforce and Pipeline Development program in 2021.
“I’m energized by the opportunity to serve my peers in this community I love,” Carroll said. “I’m passionate about the mission of this organization and look forward to expanding on the incredible foundation Blake and the team have set for us.”
Al received a Bachelor’s degree in marketing from Butler University in 2013 and a Masters in Management and Leadership from Western Governors University in 2020. Al has also served as a Trustee for the Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership Foundation (HOBY) since 2017, overseeing the financial health of the organization and providing a field perspective to strategic planning nationwide.
IndyHub works to grow, engage and empower a community of 20- and 30-somethings who are meaningfully connected to Indy and invested in its future. We channel our growing network of young and talented residents to each other, volunteer opportunities, affinity groups, social experiences and leadership roles. From those who are brand new to the city to those who have been here their entire lives, we work to ensure this key demographic is plugged in and committed to Indy long-term.