Leadership Southern Indiana
A West Virginia native, Mark Eddy has journeyed through Tennessee, Canada, Indiana and Kentucky, developing many professional and leadership accomplishments in nonprofit organizations. After serving as Director of Special Initiatives with the YMCA of Greater Louisville, Mark moved to a new position at Leadership Southern Indiana in August 2010 as their first full-time Executive Director. In March 2019 his role changed to President/CEO to align with the community engagement and growth of the organization. In his nine years at Leadership Southern Indiana, Mark has transformed the organization from a one-stop program shop to an organization serving all generations of professionals-in-development and diversifying funds to accommodate the growing organization. The organization has added two new programs in addition to its signature program DISCOVER and three additional employees while increasing funding by 300%. Mark is also dedicated to community service, as he serves on the boards of Floyd Memorial Foundation, Centra Credit Union Supervisory Committee, Align SI Operating Board, Metro United Way and serves on 1SI Advocacy Committee and SI Mentoring Partnership Committee. He has served as chair of the Southern Indiana Advisory Council of MUW (2018-19) and served as Board President on the Indiana Leadership Association (2017-18). Mark and his wife, Jan, have four adult sons and one grandson. He is active in his church and also spends his time mentoring youth in sports and values time with family.
Favorite local restaurant: Parlour PizzaThree things we wouldn’t know by looking at you: I lived in Canada, I coached 3 CCSA High School Championship teams and I designed my wife’s bouquet for our wedding.First job: delivered flowers for Vienna Florist in West VirginiaDream job: Athletic Director of a Division 1 College Favorite leadership quote: “To each there comes in their lifetime a special moment when they are figuratively tapped on the shoulder and offered the chance to do a very special thing, unique to them and fitted to their talents. What a tragedy if that moment finds them unprepared or unqualified for that which could have been their finest hour.” ― Sir Winston ChurchillFavorite TV show: Andy GriffithFavorite sports team: West Virginia University (Football and Basketball) Farthest you’ve been from home: Dominican Republic on a mission tripWhat could you give a 40-minute presentation on with absolutely no preparation? Sports in general and how it develops your character
DIRECTOR OF PROGRAMS
Favorite local restaurant: El Gran Taco on Court Ave.Three things we wouldn’t know by looking at you: I just went to my 48th and 49th state over Memorial Day 2019. I had two call backs for the lead role in Hairspray on Broadway. I have moved 16 times between 5 states since I was 18.First job: babysitting, then telemarketing and coat check at Actor’s Theatre of LouisvilleDream job: Leadership and Mindfulness trainings around the world Favorite leadership quote: People are like stained-glass windows. They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in, their true beauty is revealed only if there is a light from within. Elizabeth Kübler-RossFavorite TV show: LostFavorite sports team: Murray State basketballFarthest you’ve been from home: AustraliaWhat could you give a 40-minute presentation on with absolutely no preparation? Yoga Anne brings enthusiasm and ideas to everything she does at Leadership Southern Indiana. She is driven by the community members she works with who are committed to learning, bettering themselves and improving our region. Prior to joining LeadershipSI in 2017, Anne helped to form a non-profit, Mama to Mama, and served there in a communications and development role as well as teaching with Commonwealth Theatre Center. She’s previously held positions at United Way of Metropolitan Chicago, Second City and the World Affairs Council of Philadelphia. Anne is a proud graduate of Murray State University. Anne is a certified yoga instructor, E-RYT® 200, RYT® 500, YACEP® and has been teaching for 9 years. She currently teaches yoga at the Downtown YMCA, serves on the Board at the Clark County YMCA and also teaches mindfulness, yoga and inclusion to teacher trainees and companies. As an active volunteer with Greater Clark County Schools, she serves on the Maple Elementary PTO, and was on the Technical Review Committee and Design Build Team for a new school as well as on the Multicultural Committee for the Academies of Greater Clark. Anne is humbled to be the mother of two bright daughters, Sonnie and Evie, and partner to Kofi.
Lauren Taylor was born & raised in Chicago and has enjoyed the Kentuckiana area for the past 20 years. After graduating with degrees in Communication & Pan African Studies from the University of Louisville 6 years ago, Lauren moved to New Albany to plant roots with her 3 children- Shon, Jeremiah & Kelise whom all are proud New Albany Bulldogs. Prior to joining Leadership SI, Lauren served as a marketing strategist to key advertisers within the Kentuckiana Market. Lauren currently serves as a Board Member of the New Albany Housing authority, in which she strives to employ servant leadership skills.Favorite local restaurant: Dragon Kings Daughter, Downtown New AlbanyThree Things we wouldn’t know by looking at you: Loves to camp, Youth Tennis Champ & Favorite Leadership Quote: ‘Where there is a will, there is a way”First Job: Kroger Cashier @ Tennessee State University Dream Job: Travel Critic, Developer Favorite Sports team: Louisville CardinalsFarthest you’ve been from home: Hawaii . What could you give a 40 minute presentation on with absolutely no preparation: Marketing?
Events & Engagement Coordinator
Beth Reedy was born and raised, an only child, in northeast Ohio. She graduated with degrees in English from Ohio Dominican University and the University of Akron, getting her Master's degree as a full time student with a young family. Beth previously worked as the Coordinator of Communications for Sacred Heart & St. Augustine Catholic Churches in Jeffersonville.BReedy@leadershipsi.org
We are located in Sellersburg, Indiana, just off Exit 9 on I-65. Our office is in Ivy Tech Community College, straight ahead from door #2! We welcome visitors, and we are happy to answer any questions about our organization and what our programs can do for you or your business!