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IndyPL CEO Search 2022

The Indianapolis Public Library's Board of Trustees is conducting a national search to find the next CEO.

IndyPL CEO Search 2022
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About the Search

The Indianapolis Public Library Board of Trustees is excited to find the next leader of its library system, which serves approximately 900,000 patrons in Marion County and a staff of over 570 employees. A diverse CEO Search Committee, detailed below, is working with the Board's Diversity, Policy & HR Committee to bring 2-3 top candidates to the full library board for consideration.

A national search began with the posting and advertising of the position on May 16 by contracted search firm, Bradbury Miller Associates. After the initial posting yielded insufficient qualified applicants, the position was reposted on July 5. The CEO Search Committee will review applicants, select semifinalists, and conduct semifinal interviews once there are sufficient applicants.

Finalists will be invited to Indianapolis for final interviews, a hospitality tour, and public presentations (taking place at Central Library in the Clowes Auditorium) after the semifinal interviews. The Library Board will then determine to which candidate to make an offer, and the process of formally hiring the CEO will ensue.

More details will be added to this page as the search progresses.

About the Position

IndyPL seeks a transformational leader to guide the organization on its journey to be the center of knowledge, community life, and innovation.

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CEO Search Committee

In April of 2022, the IndyPL Board of Trustees' Diversity, Policy & HR Committee formed a CEO Search Committee to assist in determining top candidates to bring forward to the full Board of Trustees. This committee is working with contracted search firm Bradbury Miller Associates to screen, vet, and conduct initial interviews with candidates. The committee consists of the following members:

Board Diversity, Policy & HR Committee Members:

  • Hope Tribble (Chairperson)
  • Curtis Bigsbee
  • Pat Payne

Library Staff Members:

  • Keesha Hughes - Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Officer
  • Alexandria Moore - Staff Association President and Circulation Supervisor, Martindale-Brightwood Branch Library
  • Michael Torres - AFSCME Local 3395 Union President and Public Services Associate II, Central Library

Community Patron Members:

  • Dr. Dwight Burlingame - Professor Emeritus of Philanthropic Studies, IUPUI Lilly Family School of Philanthropy
  • Christia Hicks - IndyPL Foundation Board Member and Chief Human Resources Officer, Eskenazi Health
  • Monroe Gray - City-County Councilor, Municipal Corporations Committee Chair
  • Matt Nowlin - Community Analysis Manager, The Polis Center
  • Dr. Lisa Riolo
  • J. Kevin Ryan - Retired CEO, Financial Center First Credit Union
  • Dr. Samuel Snideman - Director of Policy, Indiana Department of Workforce Development
  • Gail Thomas Strong - VP Community Engagement, WFYI Public Media

Additional Staff and Contracted Support (non-voting):

  • Tisha Galarce - Interim Human Resources Director, IndyPL
  • Joe Backe - Communications Director, IndyPL
  • Garrett Mason - Strategic Planning & Assessment Officer, IndyPL
  • Russell Brown - Legal Counsel, Clark, Quinn, Moses, Scott & Grahn, LLP
  • Robert Scott - Legal Counsel, Clark, Quinn, Moses, Scott & Grahn, LLP
  • Karen Miller - Search Firm, Bradbury Miller Associates
  • Brian Hare - Search Firm, Bradbury Miller Associates