Marshawn Wolley

Marshawn  Wolley

Marshawn Wolley is the Director of Partner Relations for Visit Indy. He is responsible for cultivating public private partnerships with midsize corporations and enhancing relationships with hospitality industry leaders.

He previously worked with the NFL and the 2012 Indianapolis Super Bowl Host Committee to implement and manage the NFL’s Emerging Business program which provided opportunities for minority- and women-owned businesses to participate in the Super Bowl procurement process. He also managed outreach efforts for educational, community and youth initiatives. He’s had the privilege of serving as an appointed city official responsible for crime prevention under the Peterson administration and leading advocacy efforts for minority and women business procurement for the $275 million Indiana Convention Center Phase V expansion.

An Indiana University- Bloomington alum and McNair Scholar, he went on to earn his MPA from the IU School of Public and Environmental Affairs and his MBA at the IU Kelley School of Business. While matriculating at IU as an undergraduate he was a Union Board Director, Chief of Staff of the student body, and most notably President of the Black Student Union (BSU). He was also inducted into the Board of Aeons as well as the Whittenberger Society. He has served on numerous boards and committees in the community focused on improving the quality of life for all citizens including service as Community Coordination Chair for the Greater Indianapolis NAACP, as Parliamentarian for the Concerned Clergy, and currently serves on the executive committee of the Indianapolis Urban League. He currently serves as President of the Indianapolis Urban League Young Professionals group known as The Exchange. He was also a former editorialist for the Indiana Herald, an African American newspaper, where he focused on public policy issues. He is a 2015 City Corp Fellow, and Exchange Leadership Fellow, as well as a member of the Stanley K. Lacy Leadership Series XL Class. Beginning in the Fall of 2015, he will serve as an adjunct faculty member for the School of Public and Environmental Affairs at IUPUI teaching a course on diversity issues in the criminal justice system.