Malina Simone Jeffers
A Ball State grad, Mali Jeffers was once described as “The Unsegregator” by the Indianapolis Star, and started her career organizing a series of performance-based public events for underserved communities. Mali previously worked as the artist services manager at the Arts Council of Indianapolis and the director of marketing and programs at Madame Walker Theatre Center. She also uses her hometown passion in her role as Love Indy project manager for Plan 2020, Indianapolis’ bicentennial planning agenda. Mali sits on the Board of Directors for Indiana Humanities, Big Car, The Exchange at the Indianapolis Urban League, and the Indiana Avenue Cultural League. She has received great recognition for her work in the cultural community, including a role as a 2013 Indianapolis delegate for the city’s Chamber of Commerce Leadership Exchange in Cologne, Germany and leadership awards from 100 Black Men and the Center for Leadership Development.