(INDIANAPOLIS, Ind) Fishers native Casey Cawthon will join the Indy Chamber as Vice President of Marketing and Communications, the Chamber announced today. Cawthon makes the leap to the region’s largest business advocacy and economic development organization from her position as Director of Public Relations at Well Done Marketing, a full-service agency in Indianapolis.
In her new role, Cawthon will lead strategic communications for the Chamber’s portfolio of programs, including local and regional economic development, small business and entrepreneurial services, government advocacy and civic partnerships, as well as membership marketing and engagement.
“We’re excited to welcome Casey to our team,” said Indy Chamber President & CEO Michael Huber. “Her experience and enthusiasm for Indianapolis is a perfect match, along with her agency background – her ‘clients’ now include thousands of employers and partners across the region who are the Indy Chamber.”
Prior to her tenure at Well Done, Cawthon helped lead public relations efforts for the City of Fishers.
“In my professional life, I’ve been honored to share the successes of my hometown and work with a number of clients who contribute to our regional success by creating new jobs and making new investments in our economy,” Cawthon said. “The Indy Chamber has offered me the chance to bring these experiences together and be a champion for everything I love about Indianapolis.”
Cawthon has taught courses in the Department of Communication Studies at IUPUI for nearly a decade after earning both her undergraduate degree and Master’s in Applied Communications at the Indianapolis campus.
Her early career included marketing and promotions roles with Emmis Communications and the Indiana Pacers, and began a commitment to community service that continues today: Casey currently serves on the advisory board for the Indiana Fashion Foundation, is the 2021 PRSA Hoosier Chapter’s Pinnacle Awards Chair, a mentor for Pass the Torch for Women, and a frequent volunteer for Dress for Success Indianapolis.
“Indianapolis has given me so much, and that’s part of the appeal of working with the Indy Chamber,” Cawthon continued. “The Chamber helps its members connect and compete for business opportunities, but also works to make Indianapolis an inclusive community where opportunities for employment, entrepreneurship, education and upward mobility are more accessible for all.”
The Vice President of Marketing and Communications oversees all external and membership marketing while managing relationships with the media and other public communications and outreach. The Chamber’s former Director of Marketing, Joe Pellman, recently stepped into a new position with the organization as Executive Director of Regional Image Marketing, leading the newly-launched ‘Life in Indy’ initiative.
“Casey is taking on an expanded role at an exciting time for the Indy Chamber,” Huber finished. “After a year focused on rescue and resilience through the economic turmoil of COVID, we’re ready for recovery – and we’ll have plenty of great stories to tell.”
When not working, Cawthon enjoys exploring outdoor murals, reading, hanging out with her 15-year-old son, or walking her rescue dog, Einstein. She begins her new responsibilities on April 8th.
About Indy Chamber
The Indy Chamber empowers business to assure all have the opportunity to succeed in the Indianapolis region by connecting, convening, and taking action to move our region forward. Through membership, economic development, entrepreneur services, and advocacy, the Indy Chamber and its nearly 2,000 businesses strive for inclusive economic growth and mobility. For more information, please visit IndyChamber.com.
Courtney Smallwood, Indy Chamber – 317.464.2246, firstname.lastname@example.org