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Volunteers of America of Indiana Selects New President/CEO

Indianapolis, Indiana - February 10, 2016 - John R. von Arx III will begin his role as President/CEO of Volunteers of America ofIndiana, Inc. on February 22, 2016.

John has an extensive record of service in both the public and private sector. His prior public sector experience includes serving as the first head of the state's largest community corrections agency, superintendent of the state's largest juvenile detention center, two-term elected Auditor of Marion County and serving on the staff of Governor Mitch Daniels as the justice/public safety policy director. As a result, John gained valuable leadership experience in solving various human services, fiscal and justice/public safety-related policy challenges throughout Indiana.

In the private sector with national advisory/consulting firms KPMG LLP and Crowe Horwath LLP, John provided expertise in government operations, finance, and strategic planning. He developed and managed a justice/public safety consulting practice focusing on local criminal justice system analytics and process improvement. Recently, von Arx served on the faculty at Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) as a visiting instructor. He continues to teach public management and policy for the School of Public/Environmental Affairs as an adjunct instructor.

"John has the experience we need for leading and setting the direction for a multi-faceted organization," said Lisa Waite, VOA Indiana's board chair. "As the needs of veterans and those transitioning out of corrections has increased, we've experienced significant growth. John's appointment will bring increased visibility to our organization, its mission and our transformative services. The board of directors couldn't be more pleased."

John looks forward to working with staff members to fulfill the mission of Volunteers of America of Indiana. He states "Volunteers of America of Indiana has a long-standing tradition of serving our customers and clients throughout the state with passion and distinction. It is truly an honor to join this VOA team of professionals who are so dedicated to helping those in need rebuild their lives and reach their full potential."

Volunteers of America of Indiana is a 200-employee, $10 million non-profit that provides, rehabilitation, job placement, and residential services throughout the state of Indiana for individuals transitioning from the correctional system, veterans, the elderly, and those dealing with chronic addiction and mental illness.