Senior Vice President, Indianapolis, IN
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Francesca works with organizations to design and execute communications campaigns that change behavior and elicit action, often around important social issues or causes. She collaborates with VOX’s behavioral science and data analytics teams to develop strategic recommendations that achieve targeted outcomes.
Francesca brings extensive experience in journalism, education policy and nonprofit communications to her role at VOX. As co-chair of the firm’s education and nonprofit practice group, Francesca collaborates extensively with foundations and nonprofit clients that view communications as a tool for driving change in the public interest.
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 and appeared on several national television shows.
Francesca graduated cum laude from Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism. She serves as a mentor with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Indiana and a member of the Indy Chamber’s Local Government and Fiscal Policy Committee, and is an alumnus of the Stanley K. Lacy Executive Leadership Series.
In her spare time, Francesca enjoys running and practicing yoga. She lives with her husband, Ryan, and son, Jack, in Indianapolis.