Author Archives: jogles

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 »

Leadership Southern Indiana Offers Campaign 101

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 101 with partners Indiana University Southeast and Harrison County Chamber of Commerce. A free event, Campaign 101 will offer basic preparation concerning important dates and finances, having a plan, working the media, and ... Read More »

DISCOVER Discusses Collaboration on Government Day

On December 9, Leadership Southern Indiana’s DISCOVER Class of 2016 gleaned further knowledge about Southern Indiana’s government systems on Collaboration Day, which featured interaction with the Floyd County jail, Jeffersonville police force and local government officials. State Representatives Terry Goodin,  Steve Stemler, and Ed Clere joined Senator Ron Grooms, Jeffersonville Mayor Mike Moore, and Clarksville Town Council President Bob Polston ... Read More »

LSI to Host Bob Carr at December Breakfast Series

  On Thursday, December 3, join alumni, NEXGEN students and the community for LSI’s Breakfast Series in the Hoosier Room at Indiana University Southeast. Starting with breakfast at 7:30, participants will have the opportunity to network, followed by guest speaker Bob Carr, Chairman and CEO of Heartland Payment Systems. Carr, a propeller of business and furthering education, will speak about ... Read More »

LSI Honors Two DISCOVER Grads at 2015 Annual Meeting

Yesterday, Leadership Southern Indiana held it’s 3rd Annual Meeting at The Grand in New Albany, hosting over 330 guests to celebrate the organization’s 34th year. Luncheon sponsors included the Ogle Foundation and DMLO, paired with Media Sponsors Promedia and Sounds Unlimited Productions, as well as Print Sponsor L&D Mailmasters.    Roger Fisher, left, received the Lifetime Achievement Award, and Jack ... Read More »

LSI to FOCUS November 4th

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 »

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 »