Corey Wilson

Corey Wilson

VP, Community Engagement


Speaker Bio

Corey is the Vice President for Community Engagement with Pacers Sports & Entertainment (PS&E) and Executive Director of the Pacers Foundation where he is responsible for positively impacting the quality of life of Hoosiers by building authentic relationships particularly in communities with lived experiences of poverty and injustice, with a focus on Education, Health & Wellness, Corporate Citizenship and Female Empowerment.

Prior to joining PS&E in 2020, he served in a number of leadership roles at the University of Indianapolis, including Vice President of the Sease Institute and Special Advisor to the President for External Affairs. He also held progressive roles at the Indianapolis Airport Authority from 2005 to 2013. Prior to this his professional career has afforded him to the opportunity to gain experience in a variety of industries including: Sports Marketing; with NIKE, Health Care; with the Marion County Health Department; Government; serving on the staff of Lieutenant Governor of Indiana.

He has a long-standing commitment to civic leadership, more specifically, at the age of 11 he served as a volunteer for the “Shoes for Children Program” which annually provided over 3,000 pairs of shoes to children during the Christmas season. Wilson became chairman of the program at the age of 17. He has also served in a leadership capacity in the Indiana Black Expo Elected & Appointed Officials Reception and the 100 Black Men of Indianapolis Beautillion Militaire Scholarship Program; a 16-week educational and scholarship program aimed at providing high school junior and senior males with the skills necessary to succeed in life. He has served as chair of the Eskenazi Health Center FQHC board of directors and has been on the boards of the 100 Black Men of Indianapolis and Boy Scouts. Currently he serves on the boards of the Greater Indianapolis Progress Committee, Indiana Youth Institute and is a Distinguished Advisor with the Children’s Museum of Indianapolis. He also serves on the advisory boards of Martin University National Center for Race and Equity Institute, Newfields Museum and the Business Equity for Indy and the Diversity in Leadership Program. Corey earned a bachelor’s degree from Indiana State University and a Master of Business Administration from the Krannert School of Management at Purdue University.

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