EmployIndy has promoted Rodney Francis to chief programs officer. He previously served as senior director of opportunity youth.
Francis came to Indianapolis from St. Louis, Missouri in 2016 where he served eight years as executive director of The Youth and Family Center, a 125-year-old neighborhood settlement house. An ordained clergy in the Baptist tradition, he has served as senior pastor to churches in Boonton, New Jersey and St. Louis, Missouri.
Francis holds a bachelor’s of arts degree from the College of New Rochelle, New York City and a master’s degree from Princeton Theological Seminary. He is also a 2009 graduate of the Ohio State University Executive Leadership and Management Program, a 2012 graduate of Focus Leadership in St. Louis and 2014 graduate of Washington University’s Olin School of Business, Nonprofit Executive Management Program.