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Indy Chamber Announces Key Hires and Leadership Promotions

By meerna Jul11,2024
Indy Chamber Announces Key Hires and Leadership Promotions

The Indy Chamber of Commerce announced Tuesday that ZeNai Savage will be its new chief financial and administrative officer, Taylor Hughes will be promoted to chief strategy officer and Jenna Bentley will be the new vice president of government relations.

In her new role as CFO, Savage will oversee the Indy Chamber’s financial and administrative operations, strategic planning and operational efficiency. In addition, Savage will also manage growth programs such as the Business Ownership Initiative, which provides microloans to small businesses and clients who may be underserved by traditional lenders.

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ZeNai Savage. (Photo/Indy Chamber)

Prior to assuming this position, Savage leveraged her years of experience in finance, advocacy, and leadership as vice president of finance and operations at Martin University.

“I am thrilled to have found a home at the Indy Chamber of Commerce, where I can leverage my experience in finance, government and community engagement,” Savage said in a press release. “As a native Indianapolis resident, I am especially excited to play an integral role in shaping the future of the Indy region.”

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Taylor Hughes. (Photo/Indy Chamber)

As the new chief strategy officer and chief of staff, Hughes will continue to lead policy development and government affairs and will expand his responsibilities to include strategic planning and project management.

Prior to his appointment, Hughes served in the Chamber for six years. His involvement included championing the Inner Loop Project, a $3 billion investment plan to redesign downtown infrastructure. Additionally, Hughes helped launch the Business Equity for Indy initiative and other public policy initiatives.

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Jenna Bentley. (Photo/Indy Chamber)

Bentley will be the new vice president of government affairs and will lead the chamber’s legislative affairs, political operations and grassroots advocacy efforts. Prior to her appointment, Bentley served as director of government affairs for Accelerate Indiana Municipalities.

Indy Chamber President and CEO Matt Mindrum expressed his enthusiasm for the new appointments in a press release.

“We are incredibly fortunate to have ZeNai, Taylor and Jenna on our leadership team. They each bring tremendous experience and a shared commitment to making Indy the fastest-growing, most attractive and most inclusive region in the Midwest,” Mindrum said.

These appointments reflect the Indy Chamber of Commerce’s commitment to strengthening its team and expanding its ability to support businesses and communities throughout the state of Indy.

For more information about the Indy Chamber of Commerce, visit

Contact our reporter Hanna Rauworth at 317-762-7854 or follow her on Instagram: @hanna.rauworth.

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