Tanya Bell, ’00 Named CEO of Indiana Black Expo
Indianapolis attorney Tanya Bell, ‘00 has been a member of Indiana Black Expo (IBE)’s board of directors for six years. While on the board, she oversaw the reorganization of the12 statewide chapters into separate 501(c)3 tax-exempt entities in hopes of encouraging more local giving.
Previously, Bell was assistant general counsel for Community Health Network. She has also taught as a legal writing adjunct professor at her alma mater, Indiana University School of Law - Indianapolis.
Bell succeeds Joyce Rogers, ‘96 who served two years as IBE’s chief executive before announcing in October that she was leaving to lead fund-raising efforts at Ivy Tech Community College.
IBE was founded in Indianapolis in 1970 by local African American leaders with the mission to be an effective voice and vehicle for the social and economic advancement of blacks. The event is now an annual event held in Downtown Indianapolis which attracts more than 300,000 people.