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Mr. Jamal L. Smith was appointed as Executive Director of the Indiana Civil Rights Commission in July 2010. Prior to this position he served the State of Indiana as the Governor's Senior Advisor for Minority Affairs.
Over the past 10 years, Jamal has been in senior level management which has included procurement, marketing, event management and business development. He has participated on sales teams that have generated an excess of $16 million, developed and implemented organizational marketing plans and led recruitment campaigns resulting in increases of more than 300%. In addition, Jamal has overseen more than twelve international events including the selection and announcement of the 2008 Olympic Synchronized Swimming Team.
Jamal is recognized as a leader both professionally and in the community. He currently sits on a number of commissions, boards and councils including: the Indiana Blood Bank Board of Directors, serving as Chair of the Board for the Coordination of Program Serving Vulnerable Individuals, the Indiana Health Information Technology, Inc. Board of Directors and presiding as Chair of the Governor's Commission on Minority and Women's Business Enterprises. Mr. Smith also spends a great deal of time as a coach and mentor within the city of Indianapolis.
Jamal graduated from Wright State University in 1999 with a bachelor's degree in History; completing his MBA in 2000, also from Wright State University. His undergraduate tenure includes a successful career as an intercollegiate basketball player. As a student-athlete, Jamal received many awards and much recognition for both his performances on the court and in the classroom. Mr. Smith continued his education at Purdue University where he graduated in 2002 with an MS degree in Sports Management and Athletic Administration.