The SKL Series began in 1976 to honor Stanley K. Lacy, who had established himself as a recognized leader in Indianapolis while he was in his mid-twenties before he was killed in an automobile accident in 1973. Three years later, Edna Lacy established The Stanley K. Lacy Executive Leadership Series to honor his memory by encouraging and supporting other young professionals in their community work.


Since its inception, more than one thousand people have gone through the ten-month program and many of the significant leaders in Indianapolis are graduates of the program or have served as moderators, such as Carolene Mays-Medley, Mark Miles, Brian Payne, Joe Slash, Judge Sarah Evans Barker, and John Lechleiter.


Apply for SKL


The application period for SKL Class XLVI has closed.


The application for SKL Class XLVII will be posted on the Leadership Indianapolis website in May 2023.


If you would like to receive an email when the application process is open, please email Rebecca Hutton, President & CEO and SKL Program Director, at

Eligibility & Fees

For information about eligibility, cost, selection process, and program description download the PDF.

SKL Class Lists

For a list of all SKL classes click here.


This Year’s Class

Class XLV

Myra Selby, Moderator


Ashley Acuff

Chief Operating Officer



Stu Barnes-Israel

Strategy Team Lead

Citadel LLC


Cara Berg Raunick

Director of Clinical Quality & Advancement

Health Care Education & Training


John Brady

Middle Division Head and Director of Communications

St Richard’s Episcopal School


Ceceily Brickley

Director of Resident Success

Gene B. Glick Company


E. ZeNai Brooks, CPA

Finance Manager, Corporate Responsibility and Foundation



Shareyna Chang

Director of School Quality

Indianapolis Public Schools


Joshua L. Christie


Ice Miller LLP


Adam L. Clevenger, CFRE


Loring, Sternberg & Associates


Aletha Dunston

Executive Director

Fort Harrison Reuse Authority (FHRA)


Nick Duvall

President and CEO



Brandon Herget

Chief Financial Officer and Policy Director

Indianapolis CityCounty Council


Rachel Johnson-Yates

Deputy Director and Chief of Staff

Indiana State Division of Mental Health and Addiction


Brett Kramer

Director of Public Relations

Indiana Sports Corp


Laura Merrifield Wilson

Associate Professor of Political Science and

Pre-Law Program Advisor

University of Indianapolis


Elisha Modisett Kemp

State Government and Industry Affairs Leader

Corteva Agriscience


Jacqueline Pimentel-Gannon


Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP


Erika Redmond

Implementation Program Director

Roche Diagnostics Corporation


Eric Richards

President & CEO

Cancer Support Community


Chad Rogers

Senior Manager – Regulatory Affairs & RTO Policy

AES Indiana


Alexandra K. Simonton

Director of Strategy

IU Health Foundation


Brian Sullivan

Chief Operating Officer

Merchants Capital


Frederick Yeakey

Vice President

Providence Cristo Rey High School


Luke Zhang

Senior Data Scientist



André Zhang Sonera

Project Manager for Economic and

Community Development

City of Indianapolis