Congratulations to the impressive leaders selected to participate in SKL Class XLIV

Steve Walker
Moderator of SKL Class XLIV

Each year the Stanley K. Lacy Executive Leadership Series (SKL), now in its 44th year, selects 25 individuals to participate in this highly competitive program, which seeks to expand the ranks of community leaders by teaching and motivating members to address the needs of Central Indiana.

Class members are chosen because of their significant community involvement and professional achievement; their demonstrated interest in community issues; a record of participation and achievement in voluntary community activities; and their willingness to expand their leadership role in the community.

“Indianapolis has a long, rich history of community leaders providing vision, effort, and resources,” said Rebecca Hutton, President & CEO and SKL Program Director at Leadership Indianapolis. “We are proud to support this diverse group of emerging leaders and their key role in Central Indiana’s future. Our community will be strengthened through their civil discourse, shared learning, and collaborative leadership.”

Steve Walker has been named the Moderator for SKL Class XLIV. Mr. Walker is the Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Walker. To ensure that the series is timely and topical, each class’s moderator identifies aspects of broad economic and societal issues that are specific to Central Indiana for the class to study.

“Exactly 30 years ago, I was selected to be a member of SKL Class XIV. Little did I know what a profoundly positive impact this experience would have on my life, my business and my family. SKL took my love for my hometown to a new and higher place, providing the gateway to be involved with and contribute to the growth and progress of Greater Indy. Along the way I made great friends, had incredible experiences and learned many valuable lessons. I have always been grateful to SKL and promised myself long ago that if I ever got the opportunity to be moderator, I would jump at the chance. I am so grateful they called. Now I get to “go back” to SKL and experience it again, this time with twenty-five emerging leaders. It’s going be a great year and I can’t wait to get started,” said Walker. “My dad, Frank Walker, was Moderator of SKL Class XIII. This makes us the first father-son moderators in the now 44-year history of SKL. And that is pretty darn cool too.”

SKL Class XLIV will meet monthly from September through June. Participants will interact with local leaders, professional experts, and community decision makers to discuss a range of community issues.

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Class XLIV Roster
Steve Walker, Moderator

Alicia Wilson Baker
Director of Neighborhood Engagement
John Boner Neighborhood Centers
Adam Basch
Senior Vice President of Portfolio Management
Kite Realty Group Trust
Kimberly Bostic
Director, Tocqueville Society
United Way of Central Indiana
Jay Chaudhary
Managing Attorney/ Director of Medical Legal Partnerships
Indiana Legal Services
Akilah Darden
Operations Executive
Smoot Construction
Sheila Dollaske
Director of School Development & Innovation
Goodwill Education Initiatives
Danielle Dove
Director of Marketing & Sales
Indiana Repertory Theatre
Matthew Ehinger
Ice Miller LLP
Lourenzo Giple
Architectural Designer/Project Manager
Rottmann Collier Architects
Logan Harrison
Senior Director of Public Affairs
Anthem, Inc.
Oni N. Harton
Barnes & Thornburg LLP
Kashif Khan
Executive Vice President
Infrastructure Engineering, Inc.
Amber LaRue
Senior Vice President, Healthcare Relationship Manager
Fifth Third Bank
Travis Meek
Senior Counsel
Cummins Inc.
Eric Neuburger
Stadium Director
Capital Improvement Board of Managers of Marion
Sean Northup
Deputy Director
Indianapolis Metropolitan Planning Organization
Amar Patel
Executive Director
Teach for America
Taylor Schaffer
Deputy Chief of Staff
City of Indianapolis
David Shaw
Director of Concessions & Air Service
Indianapolis Airport Authority
Brittany Smith
Midwest Regional Director of Community and Marketing
Jason Spilbeler
Executive Director, Investment Specialist
J.P. Morgan Private Bank
Tekiah Tunstall
Senior Business Analyst/Technical Project Manager
Bosma Enterprises
Greg VanSlambrook
Brebeuf Jesuit Prepatory School
Kristen Fuhs Wells
Vice President
Indiana Humanities
Bob Wood
Chief, Appellate Division
United States Attorney’s Office, Southern District of Indiana