Senior Vice President, Indianapolis, IN
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Francesca brings extensive experience in journalism, education policy and nonprofit communications to her role as Vice President at VOX Global. As a member of VOX’s Indianapolis team, Francesca focuses on developing and executing media and communications strategies for key clients, with a focus on thought leadership.
Prior to joining VOX, Francesca served as Vice President of Policy and Communications for The Mind Trust, a nationally recognized nonprofit focused on transforming K-12 education in Indianapolis. In that role, Francesca oversaw the organization’s work to advance policy initiatives and developed and executed its external communications strategy.
Francesca began her career as a reporter for the Indianapolis Star where she covered public safety and Indianapolis city government and earned a first-place award for criminal justice reporting from the Society of Professional Journalists, Indiana chapter.
Her five-year tenure in journalism also includes covering state and local government, banking and finance for the Indianapolis Business Journal. In her time at those publications, Francesca delivered a weekly TV business report on Indianapolis’ FOX affiliate, appeared on “On the Record” with Greta Van Susteren, and was featured in two Investigation Discovery TV series.
Francesca graduated cum laude from Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism. She is an advisory board member of the The Policy Circle, an organization designed to grow the number of women engaged in public policy, a mentor with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Indiana, and an alumnus of the Stanley K. Lacy Executive Leadership Series.
In her spare time, Francesca enjoys running and practicing and teaching yoga. She lives with her husband, Ryan, in Indianapolis.