Betsy McCaw serves as chief operating officer for the Central Indiana Corporate Partnership (CICP) where she oversees a wide range of projects that enhance CICP's effectiveness and advances the organization's overall mission. In this capacity she works closely with industry, academia, philanthropy, and the public sector, using research to inform and align the vision and goals across stakeholders aimed at improving Indiana's economic growth and the prosperity of its citizens.
During her time at CICP, Betsy has been involved in projects that have made a significant impact on the region's and state's economic development efforts. Betsy was the founding president of the 16 Tech innovation district planned for development on ground adjacent to IUPUI across Fall Creek. She also worked closely with the Indiana Economic Development Corporation (IEDC) on the development of a study, "Benchmarking U.S. Regional Cities: A Study and Guide for Transformation," that provided the research basis for Indiana's Regional Cities investment in 2015.
Prior to joining CICP, Betsy's background included corporate growth and turnaround management at Brunswick Corporation and its marine division, and venture capital and private equity investment for Robert W. Baird & Co. She also served as an independent consultant focused on strategy, organizational development, and program scale-up management for both non-profit and for-profit organizations in K-12 education reform.
Betsy is also very involved in the community. She served as co-chair of the Urban Commission for the IU Public Policy Institute's Thriving Communities, Thriving State initiative. She has also served on the Indiana Career Council Sector Strategies Taskforce, led by Indiana's secretary of commerce and currently serves on the Indiana STEM Council, led by Indiana's superintendent of public instruction. She also serves on the boards of Visit Indy's Tourism Tomorrow Indy, St. Vincent Ascension, and the IUPUI Board of Advisors.
Betsy received her B.A. in finance from the University of Notre Dame and an M.B.A. from Duke University.