As Senior Director of Finance and Operations, Corrie Conner manages The Mind Trust’s operations and finances. Conner is responsible for budget development, financial management, and reporting and manages the organization’s daily operations, including human resources functions, financial reporting to funders and contributors, and reviewing and implementing policies and procedures for The Mind Trust. Conner began her work with The Mind Trust in 2006 when David Harris launched the organization. From 2009 to 2017, she worked as a consultant for The Mind Trust and returned to the staff full time in August 2017.
From 2003 to 2006, she served as the Indianapolis Charter Schools Assistant Director for Indianapolis Mayor Bart Peterson. As the Assistant Director, Corrie worked with David Harris, the Indianapolis Charter Schools Director, to implement the accountability system, develop oversight policies, and build the infrastructure of the Mayor’s charter schools initiative.
A graduate of DePauw University, Conner worked with the Chicago Charter School Foundation from 2000 to 2002. Serving as Co-Executive Director from 2001-2002, Corrie oversaw many aspects of the organization, including finance and accounting, school facility acquisition and development, and compliance with the authorizer and the Illinois State Board of Education.