As printed in press release by Stanley K. Lacy Executive Leadership Series. IPS Staff members Andrea Hunley and Kristian Little Stricklen will be apart of this year’s cohort. 

– Twenty-five young professionals will become more effective community
leaders as they learn about the needs and issues facing central Indiana as
members of Class XLII of the Stanley K. Lacy Executive Leadership Series (SKL).


year the SKL Series 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.


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.


their participation in this SKL class, these young professionals are investing
in themselves as a new generation of leaders,” said Rebecca King, Vice
President of Programs & Alumni Relations and SKL Program Director at
Leadership Indianapolis. “They are making a public commitment to playing a key
role in Central Indiana’s future and our community will be strengthened by
their passion, insight, and leadership.”


Mays-Medley has been named the Moderator for SKL Class XLII. Ms. Mays-Medley is
Executive Director of the White River State Park Development Commission. 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.


is a distinct honor for me to serve as moderator of this upcoming SKL class of
emerging leaders,” said Mays-Medley. “SKL is a distinguished, impactful
leadership series. Through it, this impressive group of young professionals is
taking the initiative to grow more effective in community leadership. I
look forward to engaging with them over the next year, as we explore, discuss
and work to understand more fully, major issues impacting our community; and
they deepen their passion to make a difference in strengthening and building
our future society.”

XLII 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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