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.

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 King, 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


John Lechleiter, Moderator


 Duchess Adjei

Regional Communication Director

American Red Cross


 Tim Brown

General Counsel, Director of Policy and Legislative Affairs

Indy Chamber


 Megan Carrico

Manager of Communications

Indianapolis Airport Authority


 Andrew Cohoat

Business Development



 Tamara Cypress

Director, Corporate Communications & Culture

STANLEY Security


Joseph Delamater


Razumich & Delamater PC


 Meghann Dials

Regional Vice President



Brooke Dunn

Associate, Corporate Group

Faegre Baker Daniels LLP


 Stephen Farris

Patent Agent

Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP


 Angela Freeman

Intellectual Property Associate / Patent Attorney

Barnes & Thornburg LLP


 Jo Lynn Garing

Group Manager, Communications

Roche Diagnostics


Andre Givens

Director of Undergraduate Enterprise and Engagement

University of Indianapolis


 Bryan Hannon

Government Relations Director

American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network


 Olivia Hawbaker

Project Manager

Citizens Energy Group


 Ryan Hunley

Owner/Art Director

Second Street Creative


 Duane Ingram

Director of Real Estate Management

Indianapolis Housing Agency


 Tiffany Kyser

Associate Director of Engagement & Partnerships

Midwest & Plains Equity Assistance Center


 Marie Luken Mackintosh

Chief Operations Officer



Lauren Petersen

Senior Director of Relationship Management



 Brent Pierce

Administrator, Real Estate and Economic Development

City of Indianapolis – Department of Metropolitan Development


 Matthew Piety

Director, Sales and Marketing

Anthem Inc.


 Jamie Ratner Rich

Executive Director

JP Morgan Chase


Blake Roebuck

Foundation & Marketing Manager

Indiana Economic Development Corp.


 J. Sebastian Smelko


Ice Miller LLP


 Yecenia Tostado

Senior Program Director

Indiana Latino Institute