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TWO NEW MEMBERS JOIN THE INTERNATIONAL CENTER’S BOARD OF DIRECTORS

(INDIANAPOLIS – February 25, 2021) – The International Center welcomes two new members to its board of directors: Ruth Morales and Daniela Vidal.  Ruth Morales is the current director of International & Cultural Affairs at the City of Indianapolis. Ruth has worked for the City of Indianapolis for more than four years, previously serving as the Geographic Systems Analyst and Mayor’s Neighborhood Advocate.  Daniela Vidal currently serves as the chancellor for Ivy Tech Community College in Evansville, Indiana. Previously, she has worked as Vice President of Operations at Vidal Plastics and as the Director of Opportunity Development at The University of Southern Indiana.   Martin Baier, President and
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THE INTERNATIONAL CENTER RECEIVES $500,000 GRANT FROM LILLY ENDOWMENT INC.

(Indianapolis – January 1) – The International Center has been awarded a $500,000 grant from Lilly Endowment Inc. to support The Center’s programming and general operations in 2021. The Lilly Endowment grant is given in two phases: a single installment of $300,000 followed by a challenge grant of $200,000. The challenge grant is designed to inspire other donors to support The International Center and will match qualified contributions from businesses, organizations, foundations and individuals. Founded in 1973, The International Center remains committed to its mission of serving as a catalyst to inform, convene and connect public, private and civic
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THE INTERNATIONAL CENTER ANNOUNCES THREE AWARD FINALISTS

Meet the 2020 Global Impression Award finalists!

THE INTERNATIONAL CENTER WELCOMES NEW BOARD MEMBER; ANNOUNCES 2021 OFFICERS

(INDIANAPOLIS – December 1, 2020) – The International Center’s Board of Directors has elected John Gaidoo as its newest member. Gaidoo serves as Vice President and Deputy General Counsel, Global Employment and Labor Relations, at Cummins, where he has worked since 2011. His term as an ex-officio member of The Center’s Board of Directors will begin in January 2021. Additionally, The Center’s Board elected new officers for the 2021 year as follows: Board Chair, Priscila Vansetti, Corteva Agriscience Immediate Past Chair, Julie K. Griffith, Indiana Innovation Institute Secretary and Governance Chair, Ryan Marques, Lewis Kappes Treasurer and Finance Chair, Jill
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ANGELA SMITH JONES JOINS THE INTERNATIONAL CENTER BOARD OF DIRECTORS

(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
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 THE INTERNATIONAL CENTER ANNOUNCES INAUGURAL COHORT FOR JAMES T. MORRIS GLOBAL LEADERSHIP SERIES 

Meet the 24 global leaders participating in the first-ever Morris Series!

LESLIE GRISHIN NAMED NEWEST BOARD MEMBER OF INDIANA COUNCIL ON WORLD AFFAIRS

(INDIANAPOLIS – July 16, 2020) – Leslie Grishin, International Visitors Program Manager at The International Center, has been selected as the new board member for Indiana Council on World Affairs. She will replace Ashley Eason, VP of Programs and Services at The Center, who previously served in this role.   “I am excited to have the opportunity to join the board and continue to strengthen the relationship between both The International Center and Indiana Council on World Affairs. The Indiana Council on World Affairs provides meaningful opportunities to educate more Hoosiers on important international events and their relevance to U.S.
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