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.
10-month leadership series for emerging leaders
Stanley K. Lacy Executive Leadership Series®
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 through June.
SKL Class XLVII
Central Indiana, KeyBank
- Vincent Ash, Jr.Vice President of Real Estate DevelopmentIndiana Economic Development Corporation
- Maggie BishopDirector of Air Service DevelopmentIndianapolis Airport Authority
- Angie BoarmanPresident/COOBlanc Consulting Group/Prana Sober Living
- Abbey BrandsDirector, Dept of Business and Neighborhood ServicesCity of Indianapolis
- Marcela CabelloManaging Director, Research & PolicyCabello Associates, Inc.
- Vivien CarterDirector of Diversity, Equity & InclusionAlzheimer's Association, Greater Indiana Chapter
- Katie GlickPractice Group DirectorIce Miller LLP
- LaMar HollidayChief Executive OfficerThe Holliday Collaborative Agency
- Jarvis JointerPresidentJQOL INC/JQOL Global LLC
- Shadreck W. KamwendoDirector, Community Outreach and EngagementIU Health
- Nasreen KhanCommunications CoordinatorUnitarian Universalist Ministry for the Earth
- Eddie LaytonAssociate/Project ManagerSchmidt Associates
- Becca ManolovVice President of Customer ExperienceBuckingham
- Kelli MirgeauxPresidentSEND
- Doneisha L. PoseyVice President and General CounselBlack Onyx Management Inc.
- Todd ReluePartnerPlews Shadley Racher & Braun LLP
- RaeVen RidgellRegional Public Policy AnalystPlanned Parenthood Alliance Advocates
- Nathan RinghamVice President of Research & InsightsCICP
- Nicholas SchellingerBusiness DevelopmentGarmong Construction
- Kate WarpoolDirectorJ.S. Held
- Jarod WilsonSenior Director of Impact and Programs: Education & WorkforceFoster Success
- Amanda R. WishinManaging AttorneyIndiana Office of Court Services (Office of Judicial Administration)
- Fabio YatacoCommunity Leadership OfficerCentral Indiana Community Foundation (CICF)
- Blaine ZimmermanPresident & CEOINvets
What you should know
The application for SKL Class XLVII has closed. The application for SKL Class XLVIII will be posted on the Leadership Indianapolis website in late spring 2024. If you would like to receive an email when the application process is open, click here to sign up for updates about SKL.
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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.
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.
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.