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Leadership Alumni Bash: August 10!

Alumni and DISCOVER/ENGAGE Classes of 2018 are strongly encouraged to attend LeadershipSI’s 2nd Annual Leadership Alumni Bash! The event will be Thursday, August 10 from 5:30-7pm at The Falls of the Ohio and will feature door prizes, networking, heavy hors d’oeuvres and a free drink ticket! Remember to wear your nametag! Admission is free, but please–no outside guests. All are ... Read More »

Servant Leader Award Nominations Due 7/14!

  Leadership Southern Indiana is taking nominations for the George N. Lane Servant Leader Award. The winner will be recognized at the 2017 Annual Meeting on Wednesday, October 25th! This award recognizes alumni who sacrificially give of their time and talents as a volunteer in the community, display a positive presence on a personal, professional and community level, provide servant ... Read More »

YP Award Nominations Due June 30!

LeadershipSI recognized Beth Keeney as its first YP Award recipient in 2016! This award was developed for a young individual who has demonstrated a commitment to excellence and innovation both professionally and within their community service. The individual lives the mission of LeadershipSI through mobilization to serve and transform the community. Nominees must be under 40, live/work in Southern Indiana, ... Read More »

Welcome Anne Gardner Darku, New Program Manager!

Anne Gardner Darku, a Jeffersonville native, is happy to be back in Southern Indiana serving as Program Manager for Leadership Southern Indiana. Anne relies on strong relationships in her work as a project/account manager, facilitator and fundraiser. She holds a B.A. in Organizational Communications and Theatre from Murray State University. Anne has served in Program Manager and Development roles with ... Read More »

Alumni Council 2017-2018 Plan

Leadership Alumni Bash: scheduled for 8/10/17 at Falls of the Ohio, 5:30-7pm Sponsors: MainSource Bank, need one more Potential drink sponsor—working on it Beverage Service: Sam’s (same as last year) Workshop Debrief from Generational Series: good turn-out, new prospects not typically in pool of applicants; 4-part series hard to attend **2018 Workshop (brainstorming)** (see following page) MCM secured sponsor Community ... Read More »

Alumni Charged to Step in Alignment!

Leadership Southern Indiana Alumni, Our mission is to engage, develop and mobilize regional leaders who will serve and transform our community.  We feel you that have a unique opportunity to participate in an initiative that will strengthen Southern Indiana.  Alignment Southern Indiana is an initiative that will provide you an opportunity to be at the table with community leaders to ... Read More »

ENGAGE Applications Open May 1!

  From May 1st through June 16, 2017, Leadership Southern Indiana will be taking applications for their ENGAGE program, a skills-based leadership program for mid-senior level managers, business owners, or community leaders. Starting its fifth year, the program will offer six program days to build leadership development skills for those to improve the way they lead staff, projects, and other team ... Read More »

DISCOVER Class Raises Funds for Community Kitchen

On March 8th, Leadership Southern Indiana’s DISCOVER Class of 2017 heard from many agencies in the area for Health and Human Services Day. The class served and ate lunch at Community Kitchen in Jeffersonville, where they heard from Board Members and Director Rick Kopple. Community Kitchen leadership talked about serving 5 meals per week, with an average cost of about ... Read More »

Meet the Board: Mike Stewart

Mike Stewart is a DISCOVER Class of 2014 graduate, grew up in Sellersburg, and currently lives in New Albany. He is the President/CEO of Voluforms, and has served on the Leadership Southern Indiana Board of Directors since 2015! Please describe your professional journey—where you started to where you are now. I took a job in printing over the summers while ... Read More »

YP Board Members Needed!

The American Heart Association is looking for young professionals to fill their Emerging Leaders Board. See Job Description linked below. For questions, contact Mary Witsiepe, Heart Walk Director, at or 502-371-6041. ELB Member Description 2017 Read More »