Mayor Joe Hogsett is the 49th mayor of the City of Indianapolis. During his time in office, Mayor Hogsett has lifted the city’s 35-year moratorium on new streetlights, launched a comprehensive criminal justice reform effort, and invested millions in grassroots violence-reduction efforts. With the unanimous support of the City-County Council, Mayor Hogsett has laid out an infrastructure plan that will spend more than 400 million dollars on roads, streets, and sidewalks over the next four years, making much-needed investments in Indianapolis’ neighborhoods.
Mayor Hogsett is committed to creating a city where prosperity and opportunity are attainable for all. In 2016 he launched Project Indy, a program that has positively impacted over 6,000 young adults in Marion County by engaging them in the workforce. In 2018 Mayor Hogsett and city leaders created Indy Achieves, an education program aimed at increasing the number of Marion County residents qualified for the jobs of the 21st century. In this keynote address, Mayor Hogsett will speak about the city’s commitment to supplier diversity and opportunities for small minority and women-owned businesses.
Director, Office of Minority and Women Business Development
As the Director of the Office of Minority & Women Business Development, Camille Blunt guides the office’s mission to promote a culture of inclusiveness in business opportunities and economic growth and further the sustainability of business enterprises owned by minorities, women, veterans, and people living with disabilities. Camille previously served as legislative director for the City of Indianapolis. Camille will introduce Mayor Hogsett to begin the address.
ANGELA SMITH JONES
Deputy Mayor for Economic Development, Indianapolis
Angela Smith Jones was sworn in as Deputy Mayor for Economic Development in 2016. Under her purview, she oversees Develop Indy, the city’s economic development organization, and Employ Indy, the city’s workforce improvement board. Prior to assuming the role of Deputy Mayor, Angela served as General Counsel and Director of Policy and Legislative Affairs with the Indy Chamber. Angela will be our moderator for this session.
Executive Director, Indianapolis Airport Authority
Mario Rodriguez is a nationally recognized leader in aviation and the Executive Director of the Indianapolis Airport Authority, representing the award-winning Indianapolis International Airport (IND). Under his leadership, the airport has experienced record-breaking passenger traffic, announced major economic development projects, and has been recognized as the Best Airport in North America and the United States, year after year from prestigious organizations such as J.D. Power, Condé Nast Traveler, and Travel + Leisure.
VP & Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer, Indiana University Health
Lisa Gutierrez serves as chief diversity and inclusion officer for Indiana University Health. In this role, she provides strategic direction for the system’s ongoing diversity and inclusion efforts. Lisa has a passion for leveraging diversity to help drive business results and serves as a strategic thought partner to all IU Health team members regarding the intersection of diversity, inclusion, innovation, and IU Health’s promise of “The Best care, designed for you.”
Executive Vice President, OneAmerica
Karin Sarratt serves as executive vice president, leading Community Affairs, Enterprise Marketing and Communications, Human Resources, and Enterprise Strategy. She is a member of the OneAmerica® Executive Council. Karin joined OneAmerica in fall 2016. Previously vice president of human resources at Anthem, Karin has experience with large, complex and highly regulated companies, and has worked with multi-site executive teams to help them respond to the challenges of connecting with associates’ needs.
Vice President, Retail at Delta Faucet
Pam Hoppel joined Delta Faucet Company as Vice President of Retail in January of 2020. As Vice President, Retail, Pam is responsible for leading and managing the DFC Retail P&L. She joined DFC from UTC Climate, Controls & Security, where she served as President and General Manager for Kidde, one of America’s largest manufacturers of smoke alarms and fire safety products. She was responsible for leading profitable growth by setting their global product and business strategy.