Kateri Whitley (she/her/hers)
Senior Director of Communications
As Senior Director of Communications, Kateri Whitley leads The Mind Trust’s internal and external communications efforts across the organization to support its work of attracting and training world-class talent, launching and supporting high-quality schools, and engaging the Indianapolis community.
Previously, Whitley spent eight years with Providence Cristo Rey High School, most recently as Director of Marketing & Alumni Outreach. There, she enhanced the school’s strategic communications plan to meet fundraising, community partnership, and enrollment goals and established the framework for its alumni outreach initiatives. In 2018, she was selected as the school’s Staff Member of the Year.
Whitley serves on the Marketing Committee of the Indianapolis Cultural Trail’s Young Professionals Board and was a member of Class VII of IndyHub’s civic leadership program, the 1828 Project. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Public Relations from Xavier University. Kateri and her husband, Michael, live with their two cats, Merlot and Scarlett, in the Little Flower neighborhood on the east side of Indianapolis.