Rebecca King

Rebecca King serves as CEO as well as the Program Director for the Stanley K. Lacy Executive Leadership Series. Prior to her involvement with Leadership Indianapolis, she served as the CEO of Theater of Inclusion, a company that develops and implements community engagement projects using the arts. Throughout her career, Rebecca’s work has focused on developing programs that engage people on the issues of creative place-making, leadership, and legacy.

Rebecca’s community leadership has included serving on the Love Indy committee as a part of Plan 2020: The Bicentennial Plan for Indianapolis, the board of the Indiana Repertory Theater, and the planning committee for TEDxIndianapolis. She was named an Indianapolis Foundation Fellow in 2016 and an Arts Council of Indianapolis Creative Renewal Fellow in 2009. She has also been honored with the Indiana Governor’s Award for Tomorrow’s Leaders and was named to the Indianapolis Business Journal’s Forty Under 40 in 2005.Rebecca graduated Magna Cum Laude with a B.A. in Dance from Point Park College in Pittsburgh and upon graduation danced with The Repertory Project in Cleveland before returning to Indianapolis. She is also a proud graduate of SKL Class XXXVII.

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Greg Stowers

Greg Stowers serves as Program Director for Leadership Indianapolis.

Most recently employed by the City of Indianapolis in the Office of Mayor Joe Hogsett. Greg served as the Special Assistant to the Mayor handling a variety of special projects on behalf of the citizens around Indianapolis. He also worked on the John Gregg for Governor Campaign as Special Assistant, gaining invaluable experience and developing relationships with a wide variety of people around the state of Indiana.

Lunchbag Indianapolis, an initiative aimed at combating hunger in the less fortunate. This national grassroots idea has spread around Indianapolis with partnerships with major corporations and local community groups. The model of “Pop-Up Philanthropy” works two-fold, as the group is able to help those in need while empowering volunteers with a sense of engagement and purpose.

Born in Indianapolis, Greg has a vested interest in public service, but also community engagement. From his work as a board member with Minority and Women’s Business Development Board with the City of Indianapolis, to being a facilitator for the Center for Leadership Development, volunteering and civic engagement remain a high priority. He is also a contributor to the e-Magazine Heartland, focusing on the culture surrounding young professionals.

Greg is a graduate of Indiana State University with a B.S. in Political Science and Government. While a student his work as a member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity Inc. and the Student Government Association bolstered his commitment to public service and community engagement.

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John Shertzer

John Shertzer serves as a Program Director for Leadership Indianapolis, working on special projects to advance the mission of the organization. Prior to his current position, John was the Chief Programs Officer for Kiwanis International and led the development and growth of their leadership education programs throughout the world. John’s career has been focused on the leadership and character development of others, especially young emerging leaders. He has a great deal of experience in designing and delivering educational programs to a wide variety of individuals and organizations. His career has allowed him to reach audiences in almost every state and 12 different nations.

John is a proud Stanley K. Lacy Executive Leadership Series graduate. He currently serves as the Board Chair for ACE Preparatory Academy Charter School, as the fundraising chair for his community Little League board, and runs the programs and scholarships for the Kiwanis Club of Northwest Indianapolis. John is also the proud advisor to the K-Kids service learning club at Snacks Crossing Elementary School in Pike Township. John enjoyed extensive involvement with the Indiana Leadership Association, including serving as the organization’s President for 2 years.

John is a graduate of Miami University in Oxford, Ohio and earned his Masters Degree from Iowa State University. He lives with his wife Ellen and their 3 children, Jack, Luke, and Ben.

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