Author Archives: jogles

Chris Garten, ENGAGE Class of 2017

ENGAGE has provided me a platform to help not only hone my soft skills, but has highlighted the importance of personal responsibility when communicating and dealing with people.  No matter what industry you’re in, business and life is about relationships.  The ENGAGE program has solidified the importance of investing not only in people, but the actual relationship.  Once people know ... Read More »

Suzi Tipton, DISCOVER Class of 2017

Suzi Tipton is the Sales Director at Derby Dinner Playhouse in Clarksville, IN, whose interest and knowledge for the region piqued during Economy Day, where the DISCOVER Class of 2017 toured businesses from the maritime industry to technology to small, local business. Suzi’s favorite moments included watching the barge launch at Jeff Boat as well as the presentations held at Samtec. ... Read More »

Sara Rutkowski, NEXGEN Class of 2015

Sara Rutkowski is a 2015 graduate of LeadershipSI’s NEXGEN program, and graduated from Charlestown High School in 2016. Now a freshman at Hanover, Sara’s first year mirrors the success of her high school career. She says, “I’ve started out my first semester on the Dean’s List and offered a place in Alpha lambda Delta Honors Society. One of my essays ... Read More »

Generational Workshop Series Debuts Tomorrow!

  Leadership Southern Indiana’s Alumni Council presents “They Drive Me Crazy!”, a 4-part generational workshop series that was developed to bridge generational gaps to strengthen the community and workplace! Individual sessions are available for $35, while the entire series is $100/person–both rates include lunch! Register here! Jan 24 – Bridging Generational Gaps Kickoff Keynote Millennials (workers under 36) are now ... Read More »

Nikki Jackson to speak at February 9th Breakfast Series!

On Thursday, February 9th, Leadership Southern Indiana will host its second Breakfast Series event of the 2016-2017 year, which will take place at Indiana University Southeast’s Hoosier Room from 7:30-9am. The event includes breakfast and an opportunity to network with local business leaders, LeadershipSI alumni, and current classes, including the full NEXGEN Class of 2017, a group of 44 high ... Read More »

Volunteer for the Homeless, a White Flag Event!

The Homeless Coalition of Southern Indiana is seeking volunteers to assist with staffing during what are called “White Flag” Events. These are nights when the temperature is expected to drop below 35 degrees and stay there for 5 hours. This year the Homeless Coalition is coordinating Southern Indiana’s White Flag event and adequate staffing is needed. The Salvation Army on ... Read More »

“They Drive Me Crazy”: A Generational Workshop Series in January/February

Starting on January 24, Leadership Southern Indiana will kick off its new generational workshop series event, “They Drive Me Crazy,” sponsored by Mountjoy Chilton Medley. This four-part series takes place at Kye’s in Jeffersonville from 11:30am-1:30pm on January 24, January 31, February 7 and February 21st. The experts from Crescendo Strategies, including President & Chief Retention Officer, Cara Silletto, MBA ... Read More »

NEXGEN receives Champion for Children Award!

On Tuesday, November 15, Communities in Schools of Clark County held their Readers to Leaders Breakfast to celebrate their story, award winners and progress. The breakfast recognized NEXGEN, as well as Sydney Fischer and Alexander Nash (NEXGEN Class of 2016) for the Champion for Children award. Each year, Communities in Schools of Clark County recognizes outstanding members of the community ... Read More »

LeadershipSI Welcomes Lori Carmichael-Shields

Leadership Southern Indiana welcomes a new Office Assistant, Lori Carmichael-Shields, to our 4-person team! Lori, a 2004 DISCOVER graduate, will be the part-time Office Assistant while continuing her business, A.S.A.P. Inc., which she has owned for 19 years. At A.S.A.P. Inc., Lori provides administrative services, medical/legal transcription, and graphic design services, all from home with her five dogs! Lori is ... Read More »

Breakfast Series: It’s that time of year again!

On December 1st, Leadership Southern Indiana will host its first of two Breakfast Series for the 2016-2017 year. Each year, the Breakfast Series features local or regional speakers from the business community to share their business and journey with LeadershipSI alumni, current classes, and the greater public. Hosted in the Hoosier Room at Indiana University Southeast from 7:30-9a.m., John Waggoner ... Read More »