The League board of directors selected Coleman in October to replace Chris McKenzie who retired this fall after leading the League for the past 17 years.
She joins the League after a decade with the National League of Cities (NLC) in Washington, D.C. as senior executive and director of federal advocacy. While at NLC, Coleman oversaw the organization’s advocacy efforts and worked closely with city leaders and the 49 state municipal leagues throughout the country to advance NLC’s priorities in matters before Congress, the Administration and the courts.
Prior to working with NLC, Coleman served as deputy mayor for the city of Indianapolis where she focused on economic development, infrastructure and community engagement. She previously practiced law and held marketing leadership positions in the private sector. In addition to her professional endeavors, Coleman serves on the board of trustees of the University of Indianapolis, the National Urban Fellows Program board of directors and as a member of the Dean’s School of Business advisory board at the University of Kansas.
Western City magazine will feature an interview with Coleman in the January issue of the magazine.