The Stanley K. Lacy Executive Leadership Series® is the 10-month Leadership Indianapolis flagship program that brings together 25 emerging leaders to learn about the issues that drive Indiana.

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, and Judge Sarah Evans Barker, and John Lechleiter.

Apply for SKL

The application for SKL Class XLV will be posted in early March 2020. If you would like to receive an email when we open the application process, please email Rebecca Hutton, President & CEO and SKL Program Director.

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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 XLIV

Steve Walker, Moderator


 Alicia Wilson Baker

Director of Neighborhood Engagement

John Boner Neighborhood Centers


 Adam Basch

Senior Vice President of Portfolio Management

Kite Realty Group Trust


 Kimberly Bostic

Director, Tocqueville Society

United Way of Central Indiana


 Jay Chaudhary

Managing Attorney/ Director of Medical Legal Partnerships

Indiana Legal Services


 Akilah Darden

Operations Executive

Smoot Construction


Sheila Dollaske

Director of School Development & Innovation

Goodwill Education Initiatives


 Danielle Dove

Director of Marketing & Sales

Indiana Repertory Theatre


Matthew Ehinger


Ice Miller LLP


 Lourenzo Giple

Architectural Designer/Project Manager

Rottmann Collier Architects


 Logan Harrison

Senior Director of Public Affairs

Anthem, Inc.


 Oni N. Harton


Barnes & Thornburg LLP


Kashif Khan

Executive Vice President

Infrastructure Engineering, Inc.


 Amber LaRue

Senior Vice President, Healthcare Relationship Manager

Fifth Third Bank


 Travis Meek

Senior Counsel

Cummins Inc.


 Eric Neuburger

Stadium Director

Capital Improvement Board of Managers of Marion County


Sean Northup

Deputy Director

Indianapolis Metropolitan Planning Organization


 Amar Patel

Executive Director

Teach for America


 Taylor Schaffer

Deputy Chief of Staff

City of Indianapolis


David Shaw

Director of Concessions & Air Service

Indianapolis Airport Authority


 Brittany Smith

Midwest Regional Director of Community and Marketing



 Jason Spilbeler

Executive Director, Investment Specialist

J.P. Morgan Private Bank


 Tekiah Tunstall

Senior Business Analyst/Technical Project Manager

Bosma Enterprises


Greg VanSlambrook


Brebeuf Jesuit Prepatory School


 Kristen Fuhs Wells

Vice President

Indiana Humanities


 Bob Wood

Chief, Appellate Division

United States Attorney’s Office, Southern District of Indiana