The Arts Council of Indianapolis has appointed Julie Goodman president and chief executive officer. She most recently served as senior vice president of marketing communications for the Indianapolis-based national nonprofit Strada Education Network. Goodman brings more than two decades of nonprofit, arts management, philanthropic, and corporate leadership experience to ACI.
Prior to moving to Indianapolis to assume responsibilities with Strada Education Network, she spent more than 25 years advocating for the arts through staff and board leadership roles with numerous Cincinnati organizations including Cincinnati Opera, ArtWorks (responsible for the city’s public art program), MUSE Women’s Choir, Madcap Puppets, the Chamber Music Society, and Linton Music Series. Goodman also served as an arts organization liaison and representative for the region’s arts agency, ArtsWave.
She began her career consulting for nonprofit and national consumer brand clients with a large, regional public relations firm. Goodman led marketing for Downtown Cincinnati Inc. (similar to Downtown Indy, Inc.), and managed corporate communications for Luxottica North America where she was promoted to lead global communications and fundraising for its OneSight foundation. Goodman moved back to Indianapolis in 2017 to build the communications strategy and shared services team for Strada Education Network, a national social impact organization headquartered downtown.
She earned a bachelor’s degree from Miami University with a major in communications and a minor in music (voice and piano).