Stanley K. Lacy Executive Leadership Series Announces Members of Class XXXI

July 21, 2006 (PRLEAP.COM) Business News
Twenty-five young executives have been selected to participate in Class XXXI of the Stanley K. Lacy (SKL) Executive Leadership Series. Each year, 25 emerging young leaders are selected from a pool of applicants to participate in this highly-competitive program that aims to expand the ranks of community leadership by providing class members with the knowledge and incentive to confront the needs of central Indiana.

Class members were selected on the basis of significant community involvement and professional achievement, demonstrated interest in community issues, a record of participation and achievement in voluntary community activities, and willingness to expand their leadership within the community.

“We congratulate these 25 young executives on being selected to participate in SKL. This program provides an excellent opportunity for these rising stars to focus their talents for improving our community for many years to come,” said Roland M. Dorson, Greater Indianapolis Chamber of Commerce president and a graduate of SKL Class XIX. “We have come to expect SKL alumni to be highly involved in addressing issues and providing significant community leadership throughout their careers.”

The moderator for Class XXXI will be Mike Smith, former president and CEO of Mayflower; former executive vice president, chief financial officer and president of National Accounts at Anthem, Inc.; current treasurer for the Indianapolis Museum of Art; current chairman of the board of the Central Indiana Community Foundation; and member of many other local civic, business and non-profit boards.

“Mike brings a wealth of community experience and a history of extraordinary community leadership to SKL and we are honored to have him join us as this year’s moderator,” said Michael D. Moriarty, chairman of the SKL Advisory Council, graduate of SKL Class VIII and a partner at Locke Reynolds. “Mike will be an excellent role model for these young executives. With his vast experience, he’ll be able to share with class members his unique insight into the interconnectivity of our community’s needs and issues.”

Class XXXI will begin meeting in September and continue through next June, interacting with local leaders, professional experts and community decision makers to discuss issues ranging from quality of life to education to economic development.

Note: Class member list below.


About the Stanley K. Lacy Executive Leadership Series: Formed in 1976, SKL informs and motivates emerging leaders and raises their awareness of community issues and sense of community trusteeship through seminars, tours, reading and interaction with experts, leaders and decision makers. The Series is named in honor of Stanley K. Lacy, an Indianapolis banker and active participant in civic projects, who died in a tragic automobile accident in 1973 at the age of 27.

About the Greater Indianapolis Chamber of Commerce: Founded in 1890 by Colonel Eli Lilly and a group of Indianapolis business leaders, the Greater Indianapolis Chamber of Commerce is the voice of the central Indiana business community. Today, with a membership of nearly 4,000 businesses, the Indianapolis Chamber is still a voice of progress and improvement, bringing together businesses for a thriving community. For more information on the Chamber, visit

Stanley K. Lacy Executive Leadership Series Class XXXI

Nelson D. Alexander
Managing Partner
Locke Reynolds
Katherine M.B. Allen
VP, HR & Organizational Development
The Children's Museum of Indianapolis

Mark E. Douglas
Health Recovery Program Director
Gennesaret Free Clinic

Jennifer Dzwonar
Vice President
Borshoff Johnson Matthews

Michelle Folz
Operations Manager, U.S. Regulatory Affairs
Eli Lily & Co.

Lisa Christine Gomperts
Project Architect
Schmidt Associates

Bill Harris
VP - Public Funds
Fifth Third Bank

Debbie Hesse
President / CEO
Special Olympics Indiana

Ronald S. Kautsky
Indianapolis Fire Department

Korlon L. Kilpatrick II
Passport Technologies

Kevin M. Kohart
Corporate General Counsel
BMW Constructors, Inc.
Peter L. Lacy
Director of Operations
FinishMaster, Inc.

Lisa Leventhal
Senior Manager
Katz, Sapper & Miller

Crystal G. Livers-Powers
Director, Media Relations
Indianapolis Power & Light Co.

Ana Pinto Maregatti
Maregatti Interiors, LLC
Greg Maurer
Managing Director
Heron Capital

Kathleen M. McDonald
VP, Corporate Development
Personnel Management, Inc

Richard Miles
VP, Audio Services & TV Programming

Kendall Millard
Barnes & Thornburg

Timothy K. O'Brien
RESOURCE Commercial Real Estate

Chad A. Pittman
Governmental Affairs Mgr., Land Development
CP Morgan

John Patrick Ryan
Hall Render Killian Heath & Lyman

Aaron J. Schamp
Senior Manager

Joseph L. Smith Jr.
Baker & Daniels

Suzanne Sweeney
Director of Finance & Administration, Interim Managing Director
Indiana Repertory Theatre