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We're making Indiana a better place.

Ascend's vision is for Indiana to be a place of economic opportunity for all.

About Us

Ascend Indiana, the talent initiative of CICP, connects people to careers through three main offerings.

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The Ascend Network is our innovative job matching platform that connects job seekers with good and promising careers, while helping Indiana employers find and hire qualified candidates.

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Ascend Services provides consulting and capacity building to meet high-demand workforce needs and catalyzes transformative partnerships between employers and talent providers.

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Ascend Insights enables systems-level change by conducting labor market research and sharing best practices to positively impact people throughout the state.

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Our Core Values

Sense of Possibility:

We exist to solve complex problems and pursue transformative solutions that advance the broader good. We remain perpetually optimistic.

Commitment to Quality:

We ground our decision making in data, while valuing the knowledge and experience of others. We deliver exceptional results with purpose.

Generosity of Spirit:

We assume the best of others, seek to understand their perspectives, and see feedback as a gift. We maintain a growth mindset.

Relentless Pursuit of Results:

We accept personal responsibility for measurable outcomes and continuously improve our performance. We persevere through challenges.

One Team:

We value diversity, collaborate to advance our vision, and work hard to help one another succeed. We demonstrate genuine care and concern for each other.

Our Leadership

Jason Kloth

President & CEO

Latoya Botteron

Chief Financial Officer & Chief Operating Officer

Stephanie Bothun

Vice President, Consulting

Kate Broshears

Vice President, Operations & Chief of Staff

Ozan Selcuk

Chief Technology Officer

Caitlin Sheesley-Brown

Vice President, Client Development & Success

Sushil Kumar

Vice President, Product Development