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We’re fueling Indiana’s talent pipeline.

Every Indiana employer will have access to the skilled workforce necessary to thrive, and every Indiana citizen will have the opportunity to pursue a meaningful career path.

  • Talent + Jobs
  • Employers + Hires
  • Education + Placement

Our Values

  • Sense of Possibility We encourage big ideas.
  • Focus on Results We operate with purpose.
  • One Team We embody a caring meritocracy.
  • Rigor We are solutions-oriented.
  • Broader Good We assume the best in all interactions.

Our Board

Ascend’s board represents Indiana’s industry and academic leaders. The members are essential to Ascend’s success, and they are united in their common commitment to drive Indiana’s social and economic prosperity.

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Mark Hill Portrait Photo

Mark Hill

Board Chair Managing Partner Collina Ventures
Patrick Carr Portrait Photo

Pat Carr

President & CEO UnitedHealthOne
Scott Davison Portrait Photo

Scott Davison

President & CEO OneAmerica
Joyce Irwin Portrait Photo

Joyce Irwin

President & CEO Community Health Network Foundation
David Johnson Portrait Photo

David Johnson

President & CEO Central Indiana Corporate Partnership
Robert Manuel Portrait Photo

Robert Manuel

President University of Indianapolis

Our Partners

Our partners embody what we do and represent employers, education providers, community organizations, and philanthropic entities that are committed to growing a talented workforce and thriving economy.

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Our Team

Latoya Botteron

Chief Financial Officer

Kate Broshears

Vice President, Operations

Stephanie Bothun

Vice President, Consulting

Sally Reasoner

Vice President, Network
Raquel Bahamonde

Raquel Bahamonde

Director, Communications

In the News

“Ascend Indiana aims to tackle talent gaps head-on—and in a more comprehensive, coordinated fashion than this region ever has attempted.” - IBJ Editorial Staff

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