Angela Smith Jones has recently been named the Vice President of Diversity and Inclusion at Health & Hospital Corporation. In her role she oversees the strategic implementation of diversity, equity and inclusion across all entities of Health & Hospital, including Eskenazi Health, IEMS, Marion County Public Health Department – to ensure that all employees, patients, clients and vendors feel welcome and valued.
Prior to coming to Health and Hospital, Angela Smith Jones was sworn in as Indianapolis Mayor Joe Hogsett’s first Deputy Mayor for Economic Development in January 2016. Under her purview, Smith Jones oversaw Develop Indy, the city’s economic development organization; Employ Indy, the city’s workforce improvement board; Office of Minority and Women Business Development; and worked closely with the Office of International and Latino Affairs.
Leading these organizations, Smith Jones directed the strategies of business retention and expansion, attraction of new companies, job growth and development of a strong workforce pipeline for the city of Indianapolis. She also ensured that entrepreneurs of diverse backgrounds received support and given opportunities.