New Leadership Indianapolis President & CEO Christina Hale

Did you hear the good news? Christina Hale recently joined Leadership Indianapolis as our new President and CEO.

Christina is well known locally and throughout Indiana as a public servant. She served for four years as state representative from Indianapolis, and was a candidate for lieutenant governor in 2016. During her election campaign in 2014, the Indiana Chamber of Commerce called her “one of the most active, thoughtful and determined state legislators.” In selecting Hale as his running mate, gubernatorial candidate John Gregg cited Hale’s “record of reaching across the aisle.”

But government is only one area of Christina’s proven leadership. Before entering the political arena, Christina spent eight years with Kiwanis International, serving as director of executive and board services, lead area director for Europe and Asia Pacific, and chief communications officer.

A Purdue University graduate, Christina began her career as a newspaper reporter in Northern Indiana, then worked in state government for the Indiana Department of Commerce and the governor’s office.

“I always try to be very mindful that I could be part of solutions,” she told the IBJ, which named Christina to its “Women of Influence” in 2015. “That’s what gets me out of bed in the morning.”

An example to all of our Leadership Indianapolis participants, Christina is a much-honored and tireless volunteer. She serves on the boards of Indiana Humanities, the Indiana Commission on Latino Affairs, the Domestic Violence Network, the Indiana Coalition to End Sexual Assault, Heartland Film, and Film Indy.

Please join us in welcoming Christina Hale as our new president and CEO.