The Convo featuring Yecenia Tostado

In this Convo, meet Yecenia Tostado and learn about Project Azul, a non-profit that connects career resources to underrepresented communities.

The Leadership Indianapolis series The Convo provides opportunities to learn more about community leaders, organizations, issues, and opportunities in our city.

In this conversation you will meet Yecenia Tostado, who is a graduate of SKL Class XLIII and Executive Director of Project Azul, a recently formed non-profit that connects career resources to underrepresented communities. Yecenia talks to us about Project Azul’s focus on blue-collar workers.

Resources mentioned during The Convo:
Project Azul: www.projectazul.org

The Convo featuring Denise Herd

In this Convo, meet Denise Herd and learn about Herd Strategies and their new campaign #HerdTheHelp.

The Leadership Indianapolis series The Convo provides opportunities to learn more about community leaders, organizations, issues, and opportunities in our city.

In this conversation you will meet Denise Herd, who is founder and CEO of Herd Strategies, one of the city’s largest minority-owned public relations agencies. Denise is a graduate of SKL Class XXII. Denise shares information about her agency’s campaign, #HerdTheHelp.

Resources mentioned during The Convo:

Herd Strategies

#HerdTheHelp

The Convo featuring Duchess Adjei

In this Convo, meet Duchess Adjei and learn about the American Red Cross and their new campaign #DoingMyPart.

The Leadership Indianapolis series The Convo provides opportunities to learn more about community leaders, organizations, issues, and opportunities in our city.

In this conversation you will meet Duchess Adjei, who is Regional Communications Director for the American Red Cross – Indiana Region and a graduate of SKL Class XLIII. Duchess shares information about the American Red Cross and its new campaign #DoingMyPart .

Resources mentioned during The Convo:

American Red Cross – Indiana Region

#DoingMyPart

Ebony Chappel joins Leadership Indianapolis

We are thrilled to have Ebony Chappel join Leadership Indianapolis as Program & Communications Manager!

Ebony is an award-winning multimedia journalist and certified community health worker. Her work has garnered recognition from the Society of Professional Journalists, Hoosier State Press Association, National Newspaper Publishers Association and the Association for Multicultural Affairs in Transplantation among other honors. 

She previously worked for the Indianapolis Recorder Newspaper and Indiana Minority Business Magazine where she held many roles including, editor in chief. Through her most recent position, with Indiana Donor Network, she led outreach efforts in communities of color, the LGBTQ+ community, Hoosiers living with HIV and various faith groups on the lifesaving gift of organ, tissue and eye donation. 

Staying connected to her journalistic roots, Ebony can be heard on the airwaves each Sunday morning where she hosts Open Lines, a community affairs show that airs at 8AM on both 106.7 WTLC and Hot 96.3 FM. 

She is an alum of two Leadership Indianapolis programs, LEAD and Opportunity Indianapolis, and is thrilled to take her self-described career as a “community servant,” to the next level by joining the LI team as Program & Communications Manager. 

Ebony is a proud product of Haughville, Indiana and a Ball State Cardinal.

Welcome to the LI team, Ebony!