A transformational civic and nonprofit leader with over 20 years of experience leading and lifting mission-driven organizations in Indianapolis, Linda Broadfoot has served as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Second Helpings since October 2021. Linda is a born connector, is driven to serve, and loves all things Indianapolis, and she is thrilled to work in service of Second Helpings’ mission to address hunger today and build self-sufficiency to prevent hunger tomorrow.
Prior to Second Helpings, Linda served as Director of Indy Parks. As a part of Mayor Joe Hogsett’s cabinet, Linda successfully secured a crucial increase in the Parks operating budget of 23% and unprecedented levels of capital investment. Prior to Indy Parks, Linda worked in the world of advertising at Well Done Marketing, where she was the Director of Marketing and Business Development. Linda has spent most of her early career raising awareness and funds for nonprofits; she served as executive director of the Indianapolis Public Schools Education Foundation, and as vice president for development and public relations for Keep Indianapolis Beautiful, where she worked 12 years as a proud and passionate advocate.
Community involvement is very important to Linda.
She currently serves on the boards of Indianapolis Neighborhood Housing Partnership (INHP), Indianapolis Indians Charities, and Indy Hunger Network. She has been a member of the Indiana Recycling Coalition board of directors, chair of Near East Area Renewal, and a member of the White River State Park Development Commission. She was twice named an Indy’s “Best and Brightest” finalist and is a recipient of the Outstanding Director of Volunteer Services award by Central Indiana Association of Volunteer Administrators. Linda was honored to be one of the Indianapolis Business Journal’s 2013 “40 Under 40” and a member of Class XXXIII of the Stanley K. Lacy Executive Leadership Series.
She has a degree in marketing and French from Butler University and a master’s in public affairs from the School of Public and Environmental Affairs at IUPUI. In her spare time, Linda soaks in arts and cultural events, dines at local restaurants, rides her bike around town, hikes in as many parks as she can, and cheers on the Butler Bulldogs. Linda and her husband are proud residents of Irvington Terrace on Indy’s east side and are doting “parents” to their adopted adult shelter dog, Lincoln.