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Sally Reasoner

BA, Political Science, DePauw University

Vice President of Talent Identification, Ascend Indiana, Indianapolis, IN

Sally Reasoner leads Ascend's talent attraction and recruitment efforts. Reasoner started her career as a member of the Orr Fellowship where she worked at FinishMaster and served as the Fellowship’s Chief of Staff.  Reasoner then joined the Central Indiana Corporate Partnership to build TechPoint’s workforce development strategy. At TechPoint, Reasoner served as the Director of Talent Initiatives and lead the successful launch of four college-to-career programs which recruited over 350 students and new-grads to nearly 60 companies. Reasoner holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from DePauw University.


Mallory Puckett

BS, Industrial Engineering, Purdue University

Manager of Talent Identification, Ascend Indiana, Indianapolis, IN

Mallory Puckett leads Ascend’s talent identification efforts at Purdue University. She made her way to the Ascend team by way of the Orr Fellowship where she was selected for the class of 2017. Previously, Puckett interned at Trane in sales engineering and at NextEra Energy on the NEXTeam, a temporary team dedicated to updating the company’s asset management software. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering from Purdue University with minors in Management and Statistics. At Purdue, Puckett participated in undergraduate research with Purdue INSPIRE Institute for K-12 Engineering Research and Learning.