(Indianapolis — October 1) – The International Center welcomes Angela Smith Jones, J.D. to its board of directors.
Smith Jones recently took on a new professional role as Vice President of Diversity and Inclusion at Marion County Health and Hospital Corp. She previously served the City of Indianapolis as Deputy Mayor for Economic Development from 2016 to 2020.
As deputy mayor, Smith Jones directed business attraction, retention and expansion, in addition to supporting job growth and development, specifically focusing on opportunities for talent with diverse backgrounds.
Earlier in her career Angela served as General Counsel and Director of Policy and Legislation with the Indy Chamber. As a lobbyist, she advocated for immigration and non-discriminatory policies and global business advancement.
A native of Indiana, Smith Jones received her undergraduate degree from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, and her J.D. degree from Depaul University of Law in Chicago. She currently serves on several other boards in Indianapolis, supporting local business growth, education and employment.
Martin Baier, president and CEO, expressed The Center’s enthusiasm for Smith Jones’ appointment to the board. “Angela will be an outstanding addition to our board. The experience gained in her previous roles within our community is immensely synergistic with The International Center’s mission and vision. We have no doubt that she will help propel The Center forward in our efforts to create a more global Indiana while expanding our role in Indiana business.”
About The International Center:
For more than 45 years, The International Center has served as a guide to the world’s cultural landscape, and a catalyst for the state’s international growth. Working in collaboration with businesses, organizations, government agencies, educational institutions and individual citizens, The Center expands Indiana’s global interest through a variety of programs and services and by convening diverse interests who share common international goals. The International Center is a member of Global Ties U.S. Additional information is available at www.internationalcenter.org.