The Greater Indianapolis Progress Committee has named Emily Koschnick its next executive director. In her new role, Koschnick will serve as a cabinet member in Indianapolis Mayor Joe Hogsett’s administration, in which she previously served as deputy communications director.
“Emily Koschnick is a longtime Indianapolis resident and a proven community leader who has served in numerous volunteer and leadership roles, including in Mayor Hogsett’s administration,” said Mary Chandler, GIPC board chair. “She is the perfect person to lead GIPC in this next stage of its journey.”
The organization says Koschnick has a background in communications and public relations and most recently served as director of public relations for Indianapolis-based Porch Light Public Relations.
“The Greater Indianapolis Progress Committee has been an integral fiber of our city for more than a half century, convening top leaders in the corporate, nonprofit, tourism, and arts and cultural sectors and putting the best minds in our community together to move Indianapolis forward,” Koschnick said. “I am humbled to lead this organization through its next chapter, knowing our city is at its finest through its public and private partnerships.”
Koschnick’s background includes numerous board appointments, including vice-president of the Indianapolis/Marion County Building Authority board, Indianapolis/Marion County Telecom and Video Services board, and People for Urban Progress board of directors.