Indianapolis Mayor Joe Hogsett has appointed four people to senior leadership roles in his administration. The new appointments include a director for the Department of Metropolitan Development and a new vice president of Indianapolis economic development.

Scarlett Andrews Martin has been named director of the Department of Metropolitan Development. She most recently served as director of community and economic development for Hogsett’s office, leading the negotiations and financing of projects such as the recently-announced expansion of the Indiana Convention Center.

Hogsett has appointed Portia Bailey-Bernard vice president of Indianapolis economic development for Develop Indy. She most recently serves as an attorney at Kroger, Gardis & Regas LLP in Indy.

Jordan Rodriguez will serve as manager of talent acquisition for the city of Indianapolis. He has served as director of international and Latino affairs for the last four years. The city says, in his new role, Rodriguez will “work to attract and retain a diverse talent pool for relevant City-County agencies and departments.”

Hogsett’s office says Ruth Morales will succeed Rodriguez as director of international and Latino affairs. She most recently served as a systems analyst in the Indianapolis Office of Public Health and Safety.

“We want to lead by example by appointing leaders who reflect the diversity of our neighborhoods—and have the skills to empower communities across Marion County. These talented individuals have shown a desire to build upon our city’s successes while developing new strategies for inclusivity,” said Mayor Hogsett.

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