Former Marion County Clerk Beth White will serve as executive director of the Greater Indianapolis Progress Committee starting Monday.
White, a Democrat, also served several positions including director of constituent services and deputy corporation counsel in former Mayor Bart Peterson’s administration. She ran unsuccessfully in 2014 for state secretary of state.
“The GIPC executive committee is so pleased that Beth White is coming on board to lead our organization,” said Jeff Gaither, a member of the not-for-profit organization’s board, in a statement. “Her breadth and depth of experience in government and the community make her uniquely qualified to guide our important initiatives.”
The Greater Indianapolis Progress Committee was formed in 1965 to convene residents from different sectors of the city to “address the most significant issues of concern and areas for opportunity,” according to the group’s website.
GIPC has worked on projects including the development of Eagle Creek Park, the creation of Unigov and the construction of Interstate 465. Recently, it worked to build consensus on building the new Eskanazi Health Hospital.
“I am thrilled to take the helm of this critical community asset,” White said in a statement. “GIPC has a proud history of making real and lasting positive change in Indianapolis, and I’m humbled to continue that tradition.”
The GIPC board recently named Gaither, Bill Shrewsberry, Michael Gargano, Ellen K. Annala, Mel Raines, and Yvonne Shaheen as officers of the board.