INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Rainmakers, Indianapolis’ fastest growing business association, announced Nikki Lewallen has been promoted to Vice President of Development. The newly created position provides primary support for expansion hubs and strategic partners.
Lewallen’s main responsibility will continue to be connecting members to each other and representing Rainmakers at community events. In addition she will be responsible for development of strategies to retain existing members and recruit new members. Supporting area Vice Presidents, she will manage community outreach and strategic partnerships with other regional business associations.
“Nikki has been an integral part of Rainmaker’s explosive growth since she joined the team almost two years ago,” said Tony Scelzo of Rainmakers. “This new role will allow the organization to leverage the things she does best; connecting members and being an ambassador for Rainmakers to the community at large.”
Before her promotion Lewallen was the Director of Membership Development for Rainmakers. During her tenure, the organization has doubled in membership size and tripled the number of events hosted each month.
About Nikki Lewallen:
Nikki has been focused on developing her speaking skills over the past year and a half and has had a number of opportunities to share her belief “Networking is the BEST way to grow yourself and your business. It is all about the people you meet, the relationships you build and the opportunities that then come your way, all because of people.”
Prior to Rainmakers Nikki worked with a local Employee Assistance Program (EAP), Supportive Systems in a business development role. She also provided workplace development training, counseling and coaching services to employees.
Nikki Lewallen is a native of the Indianapolis area born and raised in Brownsburg. She completed her undergraduate and graduate degree at Indiana University School of Social Work, graduating with honors. Nikki has been actively involved in a variety of local not-for-profit organizations including most recently focusing on Northview Christian Church. She currently resides in Fishers with her husband Bruce.
Founded in 2002, Rainmakers is a business-to-business professional networking organization which is committed to helping individuals, meet, learn and grow. Today, Rainmakers has more than 1,500 members and is the fastest growing organization of its kind in the state. For more information go to: www.gorainmakers.com.