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FOCUS Registration Now Open

With five programs aimed to mobilize leaders in all stages, LSI offers dynamic opportunities to develop leadership skills and dive into the Southern Indiana community. On Wednesday, November 4, from 8am-5pm, “FOCUS will immerse you into the community while rubbing elbows with community leaders.  You will also be introduced to the Leadership Southern Indiana’s family of programs,” says Executive Director ... Read More »

LSI Announces ENGAGE Class of 2016

Now in its third year, Leadership Southern Indiana’s ENGAGE program offers participants an opportunity to drive excellence in high-level leadership to not only build their professional life, but to offer a greater community impact. “It’s our hope that ENGAGE will enable leaders within the community to grow and develop their leadership skills in an avenue that encourages them to become deeper ... Read More »

LSI Welcomes NEXGEN Class of 2016

Forty-four high school juniors from fourteen area schools began their journey on September 1st as leaders-in-development for Leadership Southern Indiana’s NEXGEN program. Geared to develop, hone, and prepare leadership skills for the journey ahead, NEXGEN collaborates with local community partners to speak about diversity, government, economical issues, and more to enlighten and engage students in community activism. NEXGEN Committee Chair ... Read More »

LSI Hosts 2015 Mayoral Debates

  As an organization that actively engages leaders and develops ethical leadership to impact the region, Leadership Southern Indiana will be hosting two mayoral debates in New Albany and Jeffersonville to kick off election season this fall. LSI and event sponsor Duke Energy hope to bring together an informed community by hearing viewpoints from each mayoral candidate in both Jeffersonville ... Read More »

LSI Announces DISCOVER Class of 2016

Gearing up for a nine-month comprehensive program, 2016 Discover participants kicked off their Leadership Southern Indiana program with a retreat at Wooded Glen Retreat and Conference Center to meet sponsors, hear from local leaders, and dive into their program year with team building activities ranging from creating team crests to climbing a 13-foot wall. Program Coordinator Lisa Bottorff says, “You ... Read More »

Mix, Mingle and Learn with Harvest Homecoming

Mix up your morning routine and join LSI at Cricket’s Café to Mingle with Harvest Homecoming representatives and meet the new DISCOVER and ENGAGE participants. Learn the history behind Harvest Homecoming, what it takes to run the 3rd largest annual festival in the state, and how our community benefits from the proceeds. This event takes places Thursday, September 24 from ... Read More »

Emerging Leaders Host Health Awareness Event at Four Barrel CrossFit

   Emerging Leaders, a program of Leadership Southern Indiana, will partner with New Albany’s own Four Barrel CrossFit, where owner/head coach Case Belcher will offer insights on business, strength, and the importance of community on Thursday, September 17th.    Belcher says, “Our company mission is to build strong minds, strong bodies, and strong communities – In order to do so, we want ... Read More »


Sellersburg, IN, August 19, 2015– Leadership Southern Indiana’s Discover program is a nine-month comprehensive program that offers participants the opportunity to enhance and develop their leadership skills, learn about impacting the area, and meet successful leaders from the private and public sectors.   Program Coordinator Lisa Bottorff says, “During this nine month leadership program you really discover more about yourself, ... Read More »


Leadership Southern Indiana Executive Director Mark Eddy was elected Vice President to the Indiana Leadership Association (ILA) Board of Directors for 2015-2016. Involved since 2010 and a board member since 2013, Eddy is honored to serve an organization whose mission is “to facilitate best practices of leadership in and for the good of Indiana communities and Indiana people.” Founded in ... Read More »


   Leadership Southern Indiana is proud to welcome new Executive Assistant Jamie Ogles to the dynamic organization dedicated to engaging leaders and developing ethical, impactful leaders in the region.    Ogles, a Southern Kentucky native, holds her BA in Literature from Western Kentucky University and is currently pursuing a Master’s of Public Administration in Nonprofit Management from the University of ... Read More »