Indy Reads hires new CEO from Denver

October 11, 2016

Literacy tutoring not-for-profit Indy Reads has installed a successor to longtime leader Travis DiNicola, who left this summer after a decade at the helm.

Ryan King, most recently the executive director and CEO of the Denver-based neighborhood advocacy and marketing group LoDo District Inc., is the new CEO of Indy Reads, according to an announcement from the group Tuesday.

“It is an honor to have been selected and I am thrilled at the chance to work for a nonprofit focused on a cause that is so critical to the social and economic success for individuals and families of central Indiana.” King said in a press release. His first day at work was Tuesday.

Earlier this year, King, 38, was named among Denver Business Journal’s “40 Under 40” class of 2016, and was hailed in a profile as “something of a modern-day Renaissance man.”

As DBJ noted, the native of Columbus, Indiana,  has a bachelor’s degree in organizational leadership from Purdue University, previously was an executive staffer at Boy Scouts of America, a regional manager for Citigroup Inc., a manager at Vail’s Ritz-Carlton hotel and associate publisher/COO of Out Front magazine.

“Ryan’s approach to leadership and his nonprofit management expertise make him uniquely qualified to ensure Indy Reads continues to deliver and expand on its literacy programs that serve this community,” said Chris Glitzer, president of the Indy Reads board of directors, in a press release. “The board and staff of Indy Reads are excited to begin this new chapter.”

DiNicola led Indy Reads from 2006 to this summer, when he announced that he and his wife would be moving to Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, to be closer to family.



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