Indianapolis native Darryl Lockett has been chosen to be the next executive director of the non-profit Kennedy King Memorial Initiative following a nationwide search. Lockett is responsible for planning and monitoring day-to-day activities and forming long-term strategies to raise awareness and inspire action for the Indianapolis-based organization. He most recently served as advisor to the president of the AARP Foundation in Washington D.C., where he worked on senior poverty solutions and implemented the foundation’s growth plan. Lockett also served as a research and policy fellow at the Washington Development Industry Council, and as project coordinator for the National Diversity Council. Lockett holds degrees from Howard University and Johns Hopkins University’s Carey Business School and Krieger School of Arts and Sciences.