Rebecca King

Rebecca King serves as President & CEO as well as the Program Director for the Stanley K. Lacy Executive Leadership Series at Leadership Indianapolis. 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.

You can contact Rebecca by clicking here, or at 317-860-3673.



John Shertzer

John Shertzer serves as Program Director for Leadership Indianapolis, working on special projects to advance the mission of the organization. In this role he also serves as Executive Director of the Mayor’s Youth Leadership Council (MYLC), a partnership between Leadership Indianapolis, the Marion County Commission on Youth, and the City of Indianapolis. Prior to joining Leadership Indianapolis, 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 has recently served 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.

You can contact John by clicking here, or at 317-396-7464.