10-month leadership series for emerging leaders

Stanley K. Lacy Executive Leadership Series®

The SKL Series began in 1976 to honor Stanley K. Lacy, who had established himself as a recognized leader in Indianapolis while he was in his mid-twenties before he was killed in an automobile accident in 1973. Three years later, Edna Balz Lacy established The Stanley K. Lacy Executive Leadership Series to honor his memory by encouraging and supporting other young professionals in their community work. Since its inception, more than eleven hundred people have gone through the ten-month program and many of the significant leaders in Indianapolis are graduates of the program or have served as moderators, such as Sam Odle, Judge Sarah Evans Barker, Mark Miles, Brian Payne, Carolene Mays-Medley, John Lechleiter, Steve Walker, Myra Selby, and Rick Fuson.

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The application period for SKL Class XLVIII has closed. The application for SKL Class XLIX will be posted on the Leadership Indianapolis website in spring 2025.

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Past Classes

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Past SKL Classes

Please direct all questions about the SKL Series, application, and selection process to Rebecca Hutton, President & CEO and SKL Program Director at Leadership Indianapolis, at rhutton@leadershipindianapolis.com.

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Announcing SKL Class XLVII

The Stanley K. Lacy Executive Leadership Series (SKL) is thrilled to announce its 47th class. Each class year, 25 individuals are selected 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.


Juan Gonzalez has been named the Moderator for SKL Class XLVII. He serves KeyBank’s Market President for Central Indiana and is a graduate of the program himself, having participated in SKL Class XXXII. As Moderator he will lead the class in exploring a range of issues facing Central Indiana and the role leaders can play in strengthening the community.


“One of the great successes of our community is the work that is done between our private and public sectors. SKL is a unique program that provides its participants the opportunity to learn about this partnership, to hear from experts, and to make sure we think about our future. As a past participant of this program, I know the positive impact that SKL had on me, personally and professionally. It gave me the additional inspiration to get more involved and to be part of the solutions for our community. It is a great honor to be selected to be the Moderator of this class, to be the first Latino Moderator and to be able to share with them my experiences in our community. I am looking forward to being part of this incredible journey,” said Gonzalez.


SKL was created by the Lacy family in 1976. The Lacys continue to be involved and provide funding for the program. Jill Lacy, President of the Lacy Foundation, shared, “Choosing the SKL moderator is one of my favorite things I get the honor of doing every year. Juan will be an excellent addition to the long list of amazing Moderators SKL has had. Juan is passionate about Indianapolis and has vast knowledge and experience in helping to create the culture of our city, both by looking at its history and by the changing landscape that is our future. I know Juan will challenge, enlighten and broaden the horizons of the SKL Class XLVII members.”


SKL Class XLVII will meet monthly from September 2023 through June 2024.

This Year's Class


Juan Gonzalez

Central Indiana, KeyBank

  • Vincent Ash, Jr.
    Vice President of Real Estate Development
    Indiana Economic Development Corporation
  • Maggie Bishop
    Director of Air Service Development
    Indianapolis Airport Authority
  • Angie Boarman
    Blanc Consulting Group
  • Abbey Brands
    Director, Dept of Business and Neighborhood Services
    City of Indianapolis
  • Marcela Cabello
    Managing Director, Research & Policy
    Cabello Associates, Inc.
  • Vivien Carter
    Director of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
    Alzheimer's Association, Greater Indiana Chapter
  • Katie Glick
    Practice Group Director
    Ice Miller LLP
  • LaMar Holliday
    Chief Executive Officer
    The Holliday Collaborative Agency
  • Jarvis Jointer
  • Shadreck W. Kamwendo
    Director, Community Outreach and Engagement
    IU Health
  • Nasreen Khan
    Communications Coordinator
    Unitarian Universalist Ministry for the Earth
  • Eddie Layton
    Associate/Project Manager
    Schmidt Associates
  • Becca Manolov
    Vice President of Customer Experience
  • Kelli Mirgeaux
  • Doneisha L. Posey
    Vice President and General Counsel
    Black Onyx Management Inc.
  • Todd Relue
    Plews Shadley Racher & Braun LLP
  • RaeVen Ridgell
    Regional Public Policy Analyst
    Planned Parenthood Alliance Advocates
  • Nathan Ringham
    Vice President of Research & Insights
  • Nicholas Schellinger
    Business Development
    Garmong Construction
  • Kate Warpool
    J.S. Held
  • Jarod Wilson
    Senior Director of Impact and Programs: Education & Workforce
    Foster Success
  • Amanda R. Wishin
    Managing Attorney
    Indiana Office of Court Services (Office of Judicial Administration)
  • Fabio Yataco
    Community Leadership Officer
    Central Indiana Community Foundation (CICF)
  • Blaine Zimmerman
    President & CEO

SKL gave me the confidence to pursue my unique purpose as a leader. Through my SKL journey, I was given an intellectually challenging and robust understanding of what authentic community leadership looks like across Central Indiana. I participated in conversations and activities that helped shape how I think about leading and empowering change.

Duchess Adjei
Duchess Adjei

Being part of SKL was transformational to more fully understand the interconnectedness of central Indiana and how to better achieve impactful change through the opportunities and relationships I cultivated alongside an incredible group of classmates.

Tom Hanley
Tom Hanley
SKL Class XL and LI Board Member

The Stanley K. Lacy Executive Leadership Series allowed me to connect and learn from an array of areas/industries to break down silos for the betterment of our neighborhoods.

André Zhang Sonera
André Zhang Sonera