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 comprise the program’s 26th graduating class. The class runs from now through June 2017.
- Heather Brownell, executive director, Heart and Soul Clinic, Inc.
- Janelle Bunnell, mortgage loan officer, Community First Bank of Indiana
- Steve Cooke, deputy mayor, City of Noblesville
- Nicholas Duvall, vice president of development and communication, Little Red Door Cancer Agency
- Erin Escoffery, attorney, Taft, Stettinius & Hollister
- Doug Gebhardt, business development manager, F.A. Wilhelm Construction
- Thomas Gehlhausen, chief deputy, Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office
- Jonathan Haggarty, project manager, Meyer Najem Construction
- Joel Heavner, firefighter/EMT, City of Carmel Fire Department
- Judah Holland, senior director and chief of staff to the president, Navient
- Sarah Jones, associate attorney, Krieg DeVault LLP
- Thomas King, operations administrative specialist, St. Vincent Carmel Hospital
- Alison Krupski, bridge program engineer, Hamilton County Highway Department
- Jess Lawhead, vice president, Mohawk Management
- Courtney Lloyd, vice president, private banker, STAR Financial Bank
- Jeremy Lollar, director of public works, City of Westfield
- Katie Lorton, deputy director, Noblesville, Hamilton East Public Library
- Katelyn Neary, portfolio analyst, Herman & Kittle Properties, Inc.
- Maggie Owens, manager of community outreach, Humane Society for Hamilton County
- Adam Peat, internal account manager, Stratosphere Quality
- Lindsey Phipps, operations manager, Mainstreet
- Bonnie Riley, associate vice president and assistant banking center manager, The National Bank of Indianapolis
- Amanda Rubadue, associate planner, City of Westfield
- Julia Saltsgaver, executive director, Quality Connection of Central Indiana
- Greg Schrage, associate attorney, Church Church Hittle + Antrim
- Norm Tate, lieutenant, Fishers Police Department
- Larissa Warne, RN school nurse, Riverview Health
- Evans Wells, senior business development manager, Messer Construction, Co.
- Brian White, lead pastor, St. Mark’s United Methodist Church
- Wade Wiley, licensing lead, Beck’s Hybrids
- Jacob Woodason, benefits consultant, USI Insurance Services
Corby Thompson, Thompson Land Co, Inc., will serve as the curriculum dean for the 2016-17 class. The dean is a volunteer position, appointed by the board of directors, who directs the curriculum and facilitates the learning sessions for the Hamilton County Leadership Academy.
The 10-month program begins with a two-day retreat in late August and is followed by monthly educational sessions conducted 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. The class culminates with a closing retreat in June. Upon graduation, 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, visit hcla.net.