The Convo featuring Corey Wilson

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 Corey Wilson, Vice President of Community Engagement at Pacers Sports & Entertainment and graduate of SKL Class XXXVII. Corey talks to us about his personal experience of transitioning jobs in the midst of a pandemic, the keys to successful mentorship and how to stay connected despite physical distance.

Resources mentioned during The Convo:

Pacers Sports & Entertainment

Pacers Foundation

The Convo featuring Sherron Rogers

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 Sherron Rogers, Vice President of Business Development, Strategy and Operational Excellence at Eskenazi Health. Sherron talks to us about the work being done at Eskenazi Health to continue serving the community in a time of crisis and the importance of building strong relationships. She is also a graduate of SKL Class XXXVII and a past Leadership Indianapolis Board Member.

Resources mentioned during The Convo:

Eskenazi Health

StitchWorks Indy

The Convo featuring Dr. David Hampton

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 Dr. David Hampton, a former pastor and current Deputy Mayor of Neighborhood Engagement for the City of Indianapolis. Dr. Hampton, a longtime friend of Leadership Indianapolis, talks to us about bridging intersections of identity as a leader and new public safety initiatives.

Resources mentioned during The Convo:

City of Indianapolis

Mayor’s Youth Leadership Council

The Convo featuring Chris Gahl

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 Chris Gahl, Senior Vice President of Marketing and Communications at Visit Indy. Chris, a longtime friend of Leadership Indianapolis, talks to us about the future of tourism in Indianapolis post-pandemic.

Resources mentioned during The Convo:

Share the #LoveIndy

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!

The Convo featuring Julie Goodman

In this Convo, meet Julie Goodman and learn how the Arts Council of Indianapolis is supporting the arts community during COVID-19.

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

We believe that social distance doesn’t mean civic disengagement so we are adapting The Convo format to be recorded conversations.

In this conversation you will meet Julie Goodman, who is the President & CEO of the Arts Council of Indianapolis and has been a speaker at our Opportunity Indianapolis program. Julie shares how the Arts Council is supporting the arts community through the Indy Arts & Culture COVID-19 Emergency Relief Fund.

Resources mentioned during The Convo:

Arts Council of Indianapolis website

#IndyKeepsCreating

Visit Indy website

Visit Indy shirts supporting the Arts Council of Indianapolis and United Way of Central Indiana

The Convo featuring Tom Hanley

In this Convo, meet Tom Hanley and learn about how Nine13sports is adapting to serve Indy during COVID-19

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

We believe that social distance doesn’t mean civic disengagement so we are adapting The Convo format to be recorded conversations.

In this conversation you will meet Tom Hanley, Leadership Indianapolis board member and graduate of SKL Class XL. Tom is CEO of Nine13sports, a youth-serving organization that has reinvented itself to serve the community in a new way during COVID-19.

Resources mentioned during The Convo:

Nine13sports website

Tom’s email