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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 »

Alumni Spotlight: Kyra McCormick, DISCOVER Class of 2006

Now celebrating her 10-year anniversary of the DISCOVER program, Kyra McCormick has been a Southern Indiana resident since 1976, and an employee in the banking world for 43 years! After six mergers and 23 years of service to the Clark County State Bank, Kyra them moved to her current position as A.V.P. Financial Center Manager at Your Community Bank, where ... Read More »

DISCOVER Application Deadline is 4/29!

Leadership Southern Indiana’s flagship program, DISCOVER, is now open for Class of 2017 applications. A nine-month program starting with a retreat in August, DISCOVER develops local professionals into intentional leaders in this region. Class days are held once a month from September to May, and offer participants an inside look at Southern Indiana’s history, culture, government, education, health and human ... Read More »

Emerging Leaders Partners with YP Connect for Event with Mayor Fischer

Leadership Southern Indiana’s Emerging Leaders, an under-40 networkshop group, has partnered with local young professional organizations for YP Connect on Monday, April 18th. Held at the historic Pendennis Club in downtown Louisville, LeadershipSI’s Emerging Leaders will join One Southern Indiana’s FLAG )Future Leader Advisory Group), YPAL, Crane House, Louisville Urban League, and the Jewish Federation of Louisville at the inaugural ... Read More »

Alumni Spotlight: John Riley, DISCOVER Class of 2016

  John Riley, an Engineer at Samtec, is part of the motivated, empowered DISCOVER Class of 2017 who is using each program day to absorb and catalyze full capacity for improvement in Southern Indiana. Riley says, “I have always had a heart for our region.  To revisit some places I went to with some of my first elementary school field ... Read More »

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 »