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Fady Qaddoura

Chief Innovation Officer, MS, MPA, PhD

Fady Qaddoura is chief innovation officer for Katz, Sapper & Miller. Fady leads the firm’s efforts to expand services and use technology and data to create meaningful client outcomes. He brings an extensive background in data analytics, consulting, and systems enhancement.

Fady joined KSM after a decade in public service, first for the Indiana General Assembly, then the Indiana Department of Workforce Development and Indiana Family and Social Services Administration, before being appointed the controller and CFO for the City of Indianapolis by Mayor Joe Hogsett in 2016. During his tenure with the city, he was credited with playing a significant role in executing many of the Hogsett administration’s major projects and technology initiatives.

Earlier in his career, Fady worked in research and IT roles at the University of Texas and University of New Orleans and oversaw fundraising campaigns for social services and educational not-for-profits.

Fady received both a Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degree in computer science from the University of New Orleans. Additionally, he holds a Master of Public Administration degree in public affairs and nonprofit management as well as Doctor of Philosophy degree in philanthropy and public policy from Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI). Fady teaches courses on philanthropy, civic engagement, executive leadership, and finance as an adjunct faculty member at IUPUI.

Fady is civically active in Indianapolis’ not-for-profit community and has served on numerous boards, most notably the Marion County Criminal Justice Planning Council, the Early Prevention and Intervention Council, City Market, City-County Audit committee, and City-County Investment and IT boards.

In 2018, Fady was named CFO of the Year by the Indianapolis Business Journal (IBJ). He also earned a spot in the IBJ 40 Under 40 Class of 2019 and is a recipient of the Accelerate Indiana Municipalities Award for Excellence in Fiscal Management.

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