International Marketplace Coalition Board Members
In 2005, Mary G. Clark founded the International Marketplace Coalition (IMC), formerly known as the Lafayette Square Area Coalition, a local business organization that was working to re-brand the Lafayette Square Area (LSA) into Indy’s International Marketplace (IM). Mary was elected president the same year. In December 2013, MClark became the second Executive Director of the IMC.
Recognizing the west side of Indy’s rapidly changing demographics, Mary started developing relationships and partnerships with state and local elected officials, ethic community leaders, and residents to help formulate the vision of the IMC. By nurturing those relationships, the IMC area will showcase new branding for the area, featuring three new gateway structures, bus shelters, and signage by Spring 2014.
Clark’s involvement with LSAC has also raised her civic commitment to the City of Indianapolis; Indianapolis Zoning Board, Haitians Association Advisory Board, Fire Dept. Efficiency Commission, Healthy Family Advisory Council, Great Indy Neighborhoods, and the Simon Youth Foundation Steering Committee.
Mary’s long lasting love of this community began in the late 1970s when she decided to raise her two children in the Pike Township area. The majority of her working career was also in the area. Mary is a servant to her God, community, and family.
Dr. King’s leadership skills and knowledge of Latino affairs benefit several organization throughout the Sate of Indiana. She was recently appointed to the Board of Directors for LSAC. She also serves on Congressman Andre Carson Latino Advisory Council, Board of Directors on the Indiana Lation Coalition Against Domestic Violence and Sexual Assualt, Chair of the Oversight Committee for Ventanilla de Salud (Window of Health) in conjunction with the Mexican Consulate’s Office, Committee Member for the Immigrant Welcome Center – Natural Helpers, appointed to the Inst. Review Board (IRB-04) for IUPUI, and serves as a faculty member on Salt of the Earth Church Education Team.
Pastor Henzy Green Jr. is the Founding and Senior Pastor of Emmaus Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). Pastor Green is an anointed man of God who shares a powerful message of total abundant living through personal relationship with Jesus Christ and practical application of God’s Word. Pastor Green’s penetrating, uncomplicated, straight-forward style seems to touch each person as if he was speaking directly to them. Green was born in Indianapolis to Doris and Henzy Green, Sr. and attended Indiana University where he received degrees in Business Management and Marketing. After college, Green received special training at the Entrepreneurs’ Institute. He soon turned his talents to entrepreneurial ventures where he specialized in resurrecting underachieving businesses. He possesses great marketing skills and has a natural knack for finding management and promotion angles that transformed these businesses into thriving entities. Pastor Green has also worked with a wide variety of gospel recording artists.
Shola Ajiboye was formally educated in Africa and Europe in Journalism and Social Sciences respectively. He attained his Master’s degree in Community Psychology with special interest in Culture and International Relations in
Ajiboye started his career as a financial analyst, then a Management Development columnist for the Business Times and the managing editor of the African Motorist Magazine with the opportunity to cover the Indy 500 Race for three years. He also produced weekly television programs “Images of Africa” for Comcast and Time Warner Cables’ local program segments for two years. He was a recipient of 2003/2004 Creative Renewal Arts Fellowship with the Arts Council of Indianapolis. Ajiboye worked for the African Concern for Refugees as the director of research; served at Laure Carter Memorial Hospital as Psychologist intern and five years; and worked as transitional coordinator for Offender Aid and Restoration of Marion County.
Currently, Ajiboye is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the African Community International (The African Center) in Indiana and the National President of United States Coalition of African Organizations in Washington, DC.
Fatima Johnson is an attorney at Griffith Law Group, LLC. in Indianapolis, IN. She focuses her practice on immigration law. She attributes her interest in the area to being exposed to diversity in her native city of Brooklyn, New York and being born to a Panamanian mother. Fatima received her J.D. from Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law. Prior to and during law school, Fatima was employed as a Board of Immigration Appeals Representative at the Neighborhood Christian Legal Clinic. It was there that she further developed her love and passion for “all things immigration.” Fatima believes in serving the community and using your gifts to serve others. She currently serves on the boards of the International Marketplace Coalition, the Global Orphan Foundation, and the Neighborhood Christian Legal Clinic. She also serves on the Indiana State Bar Association’s Diversity Committee. Fatima currently resides in Indianapolis, IN. She can be contacted via email at email@example.com.
Maggie A. Lewis is the City-County Councilor for District 7 and the newly-elected President of the Council. She serves on Administration and Finance, Law Enforcement Study Committee, and Municipal Corporations Committee.
Maggie is committed and passionate about serving her community. As the Event Chair for the Lafayette Square Area Coalition, she chaired the first ever multicultural parade in the Lafayette Square Area. Maggie is a member of the Eagledale-Lafayette Square Area Weed and Seed Steering Committee. She is an active member of Greater Mount Paran Church where she serves as a ministry leader. She is also member of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority. Lewis can be contacted via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ken Holyoak has had a long career in growing businesses in both the manufacturing and service industries. In the late 1960s, he grew Century Chemical (Detroit) from $300,000 in sales to $1.6m in two years and successfully negotiated the sale of the company to allow owner to cash out. After starting another business in Detroit and selling it to a regional Chicago company, he grew the Chicago company from $1m to $4.3m in three years, making it into a national supplier to major companies. He was also a founding member of the Portable Sanitation Association which recently had its 40th Anniversary growing to over 400 companies on every continent except Antarctica.
In the 80s, Ken moved into the service industry and was in charge of acquiring businesses for a waste management company; he evaluated more than 50 companies for possible purchase. Later he established a modular building and leasing company. He sold his company in 1999 to a nation wide company.
Since high school, Ken has had a love of theater and worked for the stage hand union in Cleveland during college. He currently works as a consultant helping businesses and non-profit organizations. He is Chairman of the Trustees at East 10th Street United Methodist Church, a member of the E10th Street Children’s and Youth Board, and has served on the NESCO (Near East Side Community Organization) board for the last seven years.