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NEXGEN Applications Due April 15!

   Through April 15th, Leadership Southern Indiana will be taking NEXGEN applications for its third year leadership development program for high school juniors. Current sophomores who live and/or go to school in Southern Indiana are eligible to apply for the program that not only offers curriculum rooted in Financial Education, Communication, Leadership, Diversity, and more, but offers students a competitive ... Read More »

Alumni Spotlight: Diane Murphy, Class of 1983

  In 1967, Diane Murphy began her professional career as a Mortgage Loan Clerk at the First Federal of New Albany, now known as Your Community Bank. From there, she continued her journey as Mortgage Originator/Underwriter, then Banking Center Manager, and is now the President of Your Community Bank Charitable Foundation as well as Senior Vice President of Community Relations. ... Read More »

Alumni Spotlight: Cassidy Padgett, NEXGEN Class of 2015

  With the charter NEXGEN class gearing up for high school graduation and the beginning of a new phase, Cassidy Padgett, a senior at Jeffersonville High School is a NEXGEN graduate excited for her next phase in education. Just last month, Cassidy received the presidential non-residential scholarship from the University of Kentucky; this prestigious scholarship covers the full cost of ... Read More »

Alumni Spotlight: Ron Barnes, DISCOVER Class of 1989

After graduating with a B.S. in Accounting from Indiana University in 1972, Ron Barnes joined McCauley, Nicolas & Company, LLC, became a CPA in 1975, and was admitted as a partner in 1980. After serving as Managing Partner for several years, the company merged with Mountjoy Chilton Medley, and Ron continued as a partner of the merged firm. Along his ... Read More »

Emerging Leaders to Host Night-Out Event at Derby Dinner

  On Thursday, March 10, Emerging Leaders will be hosting a unique opportunity for a night-out at Derby Dinner Playhouse, a Southern Indiana gem. Featuring the Tony-award-winning Into the Woods that became a motion picture in 2014, the Into the Woods event starts at 5:30 with a cocktail sampler sponsored by Brown-Forman, followed by dinner at 6:30 and the show ... Read More »

Alumni Spotlight: Alan Taylor

  Alan Taylor has been employed with New Albany-Floyd County Schools for 28 years, and as the Director of Career & Technical Education, he is responsible for developing and monitoring the high school career and technical education programs throughout CTE District 45. This district includes all public, private, and parochial schools located within Crawford, Clark, Floyd, Harrison, Scott, and Washington ... Read More »

Alumni Spotlight: Melissa Fry, DISCOVER Class of 2014

Melissa Fry, a 2014 Leadership Southern Indiana DISCOVER graduate, is the Director of the Applied Research and Education Center as well as Assistant Professor of Sociology at Indiana University Southeast. As she was someone new to the area, Leadership Southern Indiana gave Melissa the foundation to build relationships to not only learn more about the region, but to build a ... Read More »

Campaign 101 Rescheduled for January 30th!

Campaign 101 has been rescheduled for Saturday, January 30 from 9a.m.-Noon at IU-Southeast’s University Center North, Room 127. Though the event is free, registration is required: please register here by Friday, January 29. For Southern Indiana residents wanting a crash-course to prepare for launching a political campaign, Leadership Southern Indiana has stepped up for the second year to offer Campaign ... Read More »

LeadershipSI Breakfast Series featuring Techshot CEO Mark Deuser

On Thursday, February 18, from 7:30-9a.m., please join Leadership Southern Indiana alumni and the community for breakfast and speaker Mark Deuser, President and CEO of Techshot. An innovator, entrepreneur, and engineer, Deuser’s business endeavors have included developing products with NASA and the Department of Defense. Southern Indiana is proud of be called home to Techshot, located in Greenville, IN. Leadership ... Read More »

Alumni Spotlight: Teresa Couts, Engage Class of 2014

  Teresa Couts embodies the very culture and practice of Leadership Southern Indiana: apply the knowledge and resources to build upon a growing career, then invest the very same traits into community development. The UAW (United Auto Workers) Director of Community Healthcare Initiative for UAW-Ford Motor Company and Executive Co-Director of Kentuckiana Health Collaborative, Couts is an advocate of improved ... Read More »