Jodi never backs down from a challenge. This was perhaps most evident when reviewing her illustrious leadership career rounded out by her front-line experience with major nonprofit organizations related to violence reduction and child safety. But, we’ve come to find that she’s far more than an impressive resume. With an education degree from Murray State, she has a natural talent for program development and evaluation and she’s not afraid to ask the tough questions. At Hedges, we count on her to challenge the way we think as a company and to help us turn our visions into reality.
“I don’t think it’s necessarily about where you stand on certain issues that makes you right or smart, but instead that you are willing to see someone else’s perspective, establish common ground, and work together.”
Since joining Hedges in 2014, she has worked with some of Central Indiana’s leading nonprofits while also serving as a member of both the American and Indiana Evaluation Associations and as a volunteer for Uplands PEAK in Salem, Indiana. “My parents instilled the core value of serving others in me as a young child,” she explains. “I’ve carried that with me through life and when I realized I could do that every single day in my career, I never looked back.” Prior to her current role, she was Chief Operating Officer at Domestic Violence Network, Director of Development and Marketing at Coburn Place, and Assistant Director of Fatherhood Programs at Children’s Bureau, Inc.
Whether it’s staying in for a game night or taking in local sights, Jodi enjoys recharging with her family and friends.