Sherry A. Seiwert

BSPA’96, Management-Policy/Administration

IU Bloomington


Sherry Seiwert is president of Downtown Indy, a company that focuses on developing, managing, and marketing the downtown area of Indianapolis.

Formerly executive director for the Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority for the State of Indiana, Seiwert has spent most of her career in community development. As the leader of the state housing agency, she managed a staff of 90, an annual operating budget of $14 million, and a project budget of more than $500 million. Prior to her state position, she was program director for Local Initiatives Support Corporation for eight years. Earlier, she was an administrator and project manager for the City of Indianapolis’ Department of Metropolitan Development.

Seiwert received a bachelor’s degree in policy/administration and management from Indiana University.