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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 »

Alumni Spotlight: Courtney Hover, ENGAGE Class of 2016

Courtney Hover has a special story with ENGAGE, and we are so proud to share it. Congratulations, Courtney! I was hesitant to enter into the ENGAGE program due to having to pay for it out of pocket along with the unfamiliar structure of the overall program. That’s when Garrett Smith called me and said, “Courtney, I know it is a ... Read More »

Leadership Celebrates Program Graduates of 2016

NEXGEN: On Monday, May 16, LeadershipSI celebrated 42 NEXGEN graduates in its sophomore program, where students went through four classes to cover topics such as communication, diversity, philanthropy, financial literacy, and more to improve their skill sets as future leaders. Ivy Tech Chancellor Rita Shourds spoke to 42 NEXGEN graduates about her “Top 10 List” of characteristics that are non-negotiable ... Read More »

Alumni Spotlight: Jeremy Sprecher, ENGAGE Class of 2014

  A lifetime native of New Albany, Jeremy Sprecher is a born-and-raised Hoosier who has worked in Norton Healthcare for the last fifteen years. Starting in the payroll department, he is now the Director of Finance and Operations at Norton Women’s & Kosair Children’s Hospital. Jeremy is a 2014 graduate of Leadership Southern Indiana’s ENGAGE program, and says, “ENGAGE was ... Read More »

ENGAGE to feature Executive Coaching and Community Impact Projects!

Leadership Southern Indiana’s ENGAGE program opened its fourth year of registration on Monday, May 2nd. Taking up to 15 participants, ENGAGE will feature new additions that include Executive Coaching by The Oliver Group and Community Impact Projects, where three small groups will partner with local nonprofit organizations to help improve interior functions to maximize impact. Executive Director Mark Eddy says, ... Read More »