Indianapolis-based Starfish Initiative has appointed Jennifer McCloud vice president of development and marketing. Starfish is a nonprofit organization that focuses on increasing Marion County high school graduation success and college persistence rates among low-income students through its acclaimed mentorship model. 

She brings experience in developing advancement initiatives, restructuring communications and marketing channels and enhancing collaborative relationships. Most recently, McCloud served as director of university relations and communications for Martin University. In that role she was instrumental in shaping the organization’s advancement efforts. In addition, she provides extensive project management experience and the ability to create collaborative work environments that inspire others to excel. McCloud is a graduate of Indiana State University.

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