Economic & Community Development Liaison, MIBOR REALTORS® Association (Indianapolis)
Lunch with strangers will change your city
You know what you’re working on. Your friends know what you’re working on. But what about everyone else? What if you had the opportunity to share how you’re making your city your own? And hear how others are forging the stories of their places? Rock, Paper, Fork is an initiative to bring people together over lunch. We build community by helping people build new relationships leading to accidentally great ideas. Entrepreneurs Mali Jeffers and Denver Hutt discuss how lunch with strangersstrategic cross-pollinations—is energizing new initiatives, creating stronger bonds and generating loyalty to place.
A Southern Californian by birth but Hoosier at heart, Denver Hutt attended Indiana University – Bloomington where she earned degrees in political science and criminal justice. Following her graduation in 2009, Hutt moved to Indianapolis where she has held roles focused on community development and engagement in both the for-profit and non-profit sectors.
In 2012, Hutt was named Executive Director of Central Indiana’s first collaborative work space, The Speak Easy. Under her leadership, The Speak Easy adopted a vision to “cultivate an entrepreneurial community in which its members create, collaborate and learn.” Hutt’s work at The Speak Easy demonstrated her passion to connect community partners across Indianapolis in order to cultivate strategic relationships and advance economic opportunity.
Expanding on this vision, in 2015, Hutt became the Economic and Community Development Liaison for the MIBOR REALTORS® Association. In this role, Hutt is responsible for overseeing quality of life initiatives increasing vitality and livability of neighborhoods across the mid-Indiana region.
Hutt is a recent graduate of the Stanley K. Lacey Executive Leadership Series (class XXXIX). She also has been recognized as an Indianapolis Business Journal Forty Under 40 honoree, an Indianapolis Star Woman to Know, an Indianapolis Best and Brightest finalist and a Plan2020 CityCorps Fellow.
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