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Center names first full-time HR director

5/12/2022 12AM

Experienced professional will guide workplace culture initiatives


CARMEL, Ind. – A nationally certified professional with experience in diversity, equity and inclusion issues is the first full-time Director of Human Resources for the Center for the Performing Arts and the affiliated Great American Songbook Foundation.


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Jill Clark

Jill Clark has served in similar posts for Integrity Staffing Solutions, the Board of Certified Safety Professionals and Fishers-based Memory Ventures. An Indianapolis native and North Central High School graduate, she holds a bachelor’s degree in HR management from Franklin University and is pursuing a master’s degree in communication from Purdue University.


Clark’s certifications include the Senior Certified Professional designation from the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), Senior Professional in Human Resources from the Human Resource Certification Institute, and Certified Diversity Professional from the Society for Diversity & Inclusion. She also is an evaluator and facilitator with the Society of Diversity & Inclusion and has served on the IndySHRM Board of Directors as the Director of Diversity & Inclusion.


In her new post, Clark will oversee the development, management and evaluation of the Center’s HR initiatives, policies, strategies and core values.


“Jill has the ideal experience and skill set to guide our efforts in maintaining and enhancing a welcoming, supportive workplace that represents the Central Indiana community we serve,” said Jeff Steeg, Vice President of Operations for the Center and the Songbook Foundation.


About the Center for the Performing Arts

The mission of the nonprofit Center for the Performing Arts is to engage and inspire the Central Indiana community through enriching arts experiences. Its campus in Carmel, Indiana, includes the 1,600-seat Palladium concert hall, the 500-seat Tarkington proscenium theater and the black-box Studio Theater. The Center presents and hosts hundreds of events each year, including the Center Presents performance series, featuring the best in classical, jazz, pop, rock, country, comedy and other genres. Educational and experiential programming for all ages includes children’s concerts and camps, book clubs, lectures, and classes in music and dance. The Center is home to the affiliated Great American Songbook Foundation and provides space and support services for six resident arts companies. More information is available at