In addition to his work at IndyHub, Blake is an elected member of the Indianapolis City-County Council where he sits on the Administration and Finance, Rules and Public Policy, Ethics, and Community Affairs Committees. He also chairs the Council's Education Committee and is a member of the Early Intervention Planning Council at MCCOY and Indianapolis Charter School Board. Before joining IndyHub, he was Vice President of Strategy at the national nonprofit Complete College America.

In his spare time, Blake enjoys spending time with his wife Natalie and their two, wildly spoiled dogs, Jack and Jamison.

Blake Johnson

Blake Johnson


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Blake oversees all aspects of the day-to-day management, operation and strategy for IndyHub and the IndyHub Foundation.

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Laura develops our content strategy and handles things like partner promotions + media relations in addition to analyzing our survey data and research. She’s always on the lookout for the next social media trend or a unique No Mean City story.

Laura serves as Secretary on the People for Urban Progress and was a 2018 finalist for United Way's ELEVATE Board Member of the Year award. She lives downtown and spends much of her free time in the community volunteering and attending events.

She loves Indianapolis almost as much as Leslie Knope loves Pawnee and is always in the mood for gifs! When not at work, you’ll catch her enjoying a good gin and tonic, riding her bike, or snapping pics of her extremely photogenic dog, Berkley.

Laura Granieri

Laura Granieri

Director of Communications & Advocacy

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Laura manages IndyHub communications and marketing. She also strategizes around our research and advocacy efforts.

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Ashley also engages with our volunteers, young professional groups and the Indianapolis community through Core Connections.

She stays connected to the community through her committee work including Habitat for Humanity of Greater Indianapolis, Indianapolis Parks Foundation and The Public Safety Foundation. Ashley was a 2018 Indy’s Best & Brightest finalist, and a graduate of The Exchange Fellows at The Indianapolis Urban League and IU Health Foundation’s Inspiring Leaders program.

In her spare time, you can find Ashley spending time with her husband, Alex and their Boston Terrier puppy, Parnelli.

Ashley Miser

Ashley Miser

Director of Strategy

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Ashley’s days at IndyHub HQ include leading strategy, development and coordination of IndyHub’s partnerships and experiences.

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Coming from a large, Italian family, Katelyn loves to bring people together, especially when it involves exploring new places. She spends much of her free time biking or running on the Monon Trail or swinging on her porch with a good book in hand. Prior to joining IndyHub, she was a Campaign Manager at the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.

A proud alumna of Butler University, she enjoys cheering on the Dawgs and volunteering with education-focused organizations, like School on Wheels. She is an avid green tea drinker, frequently sings off-key to Andy Grammer music, and is a new dog-mom to her goldendoodle pup, Oakley.

Katelyn Sussli

Katelyn Sussli

Community & Events Manager

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Katelyn handles all the logistics and planning for our 30+ programs and events per year and manages community engagement for IndyHub.

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In Stephanie’s life, there are no strangers, but just friends she hasn’t met yet! She has a passion for marketing and stays connected to Indianapolis by volunteering in the metropolitan area through various community development programs and visiting some of the city’s favorite coffee shops!

Her favorite thing about what she’s studying is that she has the opportunity to take a dry idea and enliven it with images, examples, and metaphors. When Stephanie looks at the world, she knows that her perspective is unique and distinct. She hopes to bring that perspective into the working world and her professional career as she moves towards graduation this May!

In her spare time Stephanie enjoys singing, reading, and playing her ukulele! She hopes to travel the world someday as she just got back from spending 5 months in Italy.

Stephanie Onyeiwu

Stephanie Onyeiwu

Digital Media Intern

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Stephanie spends her time assisting with digital promotions, including social media and event marketing. She is a senior at Butler University and specializes in communication and engagement.

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IndyHub Board of Directors

Their visionary leadership guides our programs and their cultivation of new relationships makes them invaluable ambassadors.

Desma Belsaas
Board Chair

Katie Babbitt

Josh Christie
Ice Miller

Megan Giannini

Lesley Gordon
Office of the Indiana Attorney General

Matthew Hall
Highland Park Partners

LeRoy Lewis III
Eskenazi Health

Steph Long
Eli Lilly & Company

Josh Malarsky
Katz Sapper & Miller

Alex May
IU Health

Sarah Myer
Indiana Sports Corp

Jacqueline Pimentel-Gannon
Faegre Baker Daniels

Jillian Schmiedt
Corteva Agriscience

Justin Sufan
Indianapolis Power & Light

Corey Wilson
University of Indianapolis

IndyHub Foundation Board of Directors

As directors of our 501(c)3 IndyHub Foundation, their guidance and support play a significant role in the success of IndyHub.

Trevor Belden
Chair, Faegre Baker Daniels

Rishard Allen
Arts Council of Indianapolis

Doug Ding

Sara Fehsenfeld Morris
The Heritage Group

Zsofia Nagy

Ian Nicolini
Indy Chamber

Jeff Robinson
Visit Indy

Taylor Schaffer
City of Indianapolis