Chamber Announces New Executive

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The Indiana Chamber of Commerce has named Amy Marsh director of college and career readiness initiatives. Part of her duties will include oversight of the organization's Ready Indiana workforce education program and the statewide occupation database, IndianaSkills.com. January 14, 2014

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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. - An education professional who has spent her career exploring successful post-secondary opportunities for students has joined the Indiana Chamber of Commerce in a newly-defined role. Amy Marsh is now the organization's director of college and career readiness initiatives.

Marsh will oversee two Indiana Chamber programs: Ready Indiana (www.readyindiana.org), the workforce education program started in 2006, and IndianaSkills.com (www.indianaskills.com), a searchable statewide occupation database unveiled in late 2012. In addition, she will be a key part of the Indiana Chamber's expanding workforce development efforts.

"Perhaps no issue in the public policy arena is taking on more importance and attention than the future of our workforce. So we are thrilled to have Amy join our team. With her background, we envision - over the coming months - to be able to better coordinate a strategy to address the state's workforce needs," offers Derek Redelman, the Indiana Chamber's vice president of education and workforce development policy.

"The Indiana Chamber has been a steady and visible leader with its programs, advocacy efforts and reports - highlighted by the Indiana Vision 2025 long-range economic development plan that puts a premium focus on the workforce. It is our intent to continue and expand that leadership."

An Indianapolis native, Marsh is a graduate of Butler University with a bachelor's in education and a master's in school counseling.

Previously, she was an independent consultant focusing on career pathways, school counseling, career and technical education, and curriculum development. She has worked for the College Board (the company that administers the SAT) as a senior educational manager in the K-12 division. Prior to that, Marsh worked for the Indiana Department of Education as the state coordinator for advanced placement, international baccalaureate and dual credit, and as the assistant director of college and career readiness.

Marsh has also been a school teacher, school counselor and director of high school counseling - all at Indianapolis schools.

Students, businesses and others interested in more information about the Indiana Chamber's workforce programs can contact Marsh at (317) 264-7548 or at amarsh@indianachamber.com.

The Indiana Chamber of Commerce is the state's largest broad-based business advocacy and information organization, representing nearly 5,000 member companies that employ 800,000 Hoosier workers.

Source: Indiana Chamber of Commerce