President and CEO, Ascend Indiana
Jason Kloth joined the Central Indiana Corporate Partnership (CICP) in July 2015 and serves as President and CEO of Ascend Indiana. The initiative is a cross-sector, industry-led organization that collaborates with employers, education, and community partners to identify and address challenges within the talent pipeline.
Prior to joining CICP, Kloth led the City of Indianapolis Office of Education Innovation (OEI) as the deputy mayor of education under Mayor Greg Ballard. Before joining the Mayor’s office, Kloth held a variety of senior positions at Teach For America. He most recently served as the organization’s senior vice president of Public Affairs and as the founding executive director of Teach For America-Indianapolis. Kloth began his career teaching 6th grade in the Rio Grande Valley of Texas, where his peers elected him Teacher of the Year.
Kloth serves on the boards of Teach For America-Indianapolis, EmployIndy and the United Negro College Fund.
Kloth holds a B.A. degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.