Angela Smith Jones serves as 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, Indianapolis Emergency Medical Services, and Marion County Public Health Department, ensuring that all employees, patients, clients, and vendors feel welcome and valued.
Prior to joining Health & Hospital, Smithv Jonesvwas sworn in as Indianapolis Mayor Joe Hogsett’s first deputy mayor for economic development in January 2016. During her tenure, Smith Jones oversaw Develop Indy, the city’s economic development organization; Employ Indy, the city’s workforce improvement board; and the Office of Minority and Women Business Development. She also worked closely with the Office of International and Latino Affairs. Leading these organizations, Smith Jones developed strategies to retain and expand businesses, attract new companies, grow jobs, and build a strong workforce pipeline for the city of Indianapolis. She also ensured that entrepreneurs of diverse backgrounds received support and were given opportunities.