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FOCUS to Offer Two Program Day Options!

 On Thursday, September 22nd, Leadership Southern Indiana will host its first FOCUS day of the fiscal year from 8am-5pm. FOCUS is a one-day immersion program of Southern Indiana that is specifically designed to provide a preview of the nine-month Leadership Southern Indiana DISCOVER program. Participants hear from local experts on a variety of topics, engage with local leaders and peers ... Read More »

Meet the NEXGEN Class of 2017!

  After an orientation kick-off on Tuesday, August 9th, the NEXGEN Class of 2017 will begin its program in September with 45 high school juniors from 14 area high schools in Southern Indiana. NEXGEN is now in its third year with a program that continues to evolve. With strong volunteer committee to help Program Coordinator Lisa Bottorff, NEXGEN now has ... Read More »

Mark Eddy Elected 2016-2017 ILA Board President

  On August 2nd, Leadership Southern Indiana’s Executive Director, Mark Eddy, was elected Board President of Indiana Leadership Association’s Board of Directors. In 2015-2016, Mark served as the ILA Board Vice President, and has served as a board member since 2013, and has been involved since 2010. ILA’s mission is “to facilitate best practices of leadership in and for the ... Read More »

Meet the ENGAGE Class of 2017!

With a new twist in curriculum and execution, the ENGAGE program has a full class of 15 participants that will go through an intense leadership program that features Executive Coaching from the Oliver Group, Community Impact Projects with local nonprofits, and lunch networking with key leaders in the area. Starting on August 25th, the ENGAGE Class of 2016 will have ... Read More »

Bekki Jo Schneider, ILA Distinguished Leader Award Recipient

On Tuesday, August 2nd, the Indiana Leadership Association held their Annual Meeting & Awards Luncheon at Indiana University-Southeast, holding morning and afternoon workshops featuring Wendy Dant Chesser of One Southern Indiana, Aaron Miller of Leadership Louisville Center, and Scott Kiefer of The Oliver Group. This year, Bekki Jo Schneider, co-owner/producer of Derby Dinner Playhouse and the most recent Executive Board Chair of ... Read More »

Meet the DISCOVER Class of 2017

With a class of 43 participants, Leadership Southern Indiana’s DISCOVER program is booming with Program Coordinator Lisa Bottorff. The flagship program of Leadership Southern Indiana is celebrating its 35th anniversary as it continues LeadershipSI’s mission to engage, develop and mobilize regional leaders who will serve and transform our community. This 9-month immersion program offers local professionals an inside look at ... Read More »

LeadershipSI Welcomes Kelly Hoffmann!

Kelly Hoffmann began her new position as Office Assistant on July 25, 2016. Hoffmann, a native of Louisville, started her career in Southern Indiana five years ago in the Office of Redevelopment and Economic Development for the City of Jeffersonville. Kelly received her Bachelor’s in Finance and Economics from Spring Hill College, and her Masters in Urban Planning from the ... Read More »

Job Announcement: New Director of Program Development & Marketing

Leadership Southern Indiana’s Jamie Ogles will begin her new position as Director of Program Development & Marketing at the start of the organization’s 2016-2017 fiscal year. Ogles, a native of Southern Kentucky, started her career in Southern Indiana three years ago as an AmeriCorps volunteer at New Albany/Floyd County Habitat for Humanity. With experience in the US Peace Corps as ... Read More »

LeadershipSI transforms ENGAGE program with new support

                                                 On June 7th, 2016, the Duke Energy Foundation presented Leadership Southern Indiana with a $15,000 grant to support the 2016-2017 ENGAGE program, which will fund the newly-implemented Community Impact Projects and Executive Coaching. ENGAGE, now in its fourth year, is a 6-session, intense leadership and professional development ... Read More »

Alumni Spotlight: Teresa Knear-Bell, DISCOVER Class of 2012

  Born and raised in Southern Indiana, Teresa Knear-Bell grew up in New Albany, graduated from Indiana University Southeast, and moved to Jeffersonville in 1989. Since 1979, Teresa has worked at Northwestern Mutual in various roles, but now works as a Financial Advisor. In the Wealth Management field, Teresa has received the National Quality Award, National Sales Award, and Million ... Read More »