The Hamilton County Leadership Academy, established in 1991 to educate and inspire leadership to create a positive impact in our communities, has selected a new class of participants. The following participants will graduate from the program in June 2012:
Heidi Abel – Manager, Emergency Services, St. Vincent Medical Center Northeast
Patrick Appleton – Business Banking Relationship Manager, Key Bank
Shane Barney – Office Sales Manager, Beck’s Superior Hybrids
Séamus Boyce – Associate, Church Church Hittle & Antrim
David Burian – Special Assistant / Systems Administrator, U.S. Congressman Dan Burton
Ben Davis – Owner, BLACK BULL Group
Brenda Delaney – Controller, Central Indiana Community Foundation
Lisa Dick – Technical Services Manager, Carmel Clay Public Library
Robyn Eaton – Regional Manager, NTS Development
Patricia Gamble-Moore – Vice President, Indianapolis Neighborhood Housing Partnership
Chad Garrard – Market Manager / Assistant VP, The Farmers Bank
Marnie Glanner – Executive Director, Franklin University
Krista Grubb – Business Manager, Carmel Dad’s Club
Joanne Hogle – Program Advisor, Community Assistance Program
Kevin Kane – Managing Editor, Current in Carmel
Marcilynn Keys – Community Volunteer, Carmel
Emily Lovison – Individual & Corporate Giving Officer, The Center for the Performing Arts
Beth Meister – Co-owner, BEET Properties, Property Management
Chris Mertens – Director of Information Technology, Hamilton County
Matt Mitchell – Division Chief/Fire Marshal, Noblesville Fire Department
Ryan Mooney – Banking Center Manager, First Merchants Bank
Andrew Murray – Planner, City of Westfield
Mary Noble – Director of Member Services, Noblesville Chamber of Commerce
Jason Shonkwiler – Group Leader, Target Corporation
Kanwal Sidhu, MD – Owner/Partner, Serenity Medical Center
Cory Spaulding – Branch Manager, FORUM Credit Union
Toby Stark – Executive Director, Chaucie’s Place
Kyle Sweet – Financial Advisor, Financial Partners Group
Nick Verhoff – Executive Director of Business & Operations, Westfield Washington Schools
Bill Wendling – Chief Investment Officer, Bedel Financial Consulting, Inc.
A new curriculum dean will also serve the 2011-12 class. Michael Engledow, a 1999 graduate of the academy and former HCLA board president, will serve as the dean.
Engledow is a principal with arcDesign in Indianapolis. The dean is a volunteer position, appointed by the board of directors, who directs the curriculum and facilitates the HCLA learning sessions.
The 10-month program begins with a two-day retreat in September and is followed by monthly educational sessions held in sites throughout the county. The sessions are designed to increase awareness of the existing institutions and leaders in the county and develop personal leadership skills. A graduation ceremony is held in June. Upon graduation, the program participants will be prepared for greater levels of involvement in the community. Alumni are often called upon to serve on boards of county organizations and volunteer their time for community development efforts.
For more information on the Hamilton County Leadership Academy, contact Jill Doyle at 379-1879 or visit www.hcla.net.