Rebecca Hutton

Rebecca Hutton 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.


Ebony Chappel

Ebony Chappel serves as the Program & Communications Manager for Leadership Indianapolis.

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 work 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 has worked with many print, television and radio entities as a freelance content creator. 

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 through her role at Leadership Indianapolis. 


Ebony is a proud product of Haughville, Indiana and a Ball State Cardinal.


You can reach Ebony by clicking here, or at 317.860.3677.


Kelly Doucet

Kelly Doucet serves as the Office Manager & Executive Assistant for Leadership Indianapolis. An Indiana native, Kelly’s vast experiences in Marketing, Education, Elder Care and the Hospitality industry have given her a unique perspective on leadership and relationship development. Kelly firmly believes that a good leader must be a great listener, and be someone with a willingness and a heart to serve. Kelly’s experiences have allowed her to develop a passion for community, and the ways in which individuals across the lifespan can both contribute to and be served by innovative initiatives which engage individuals and activate their desire to actively seek to achieve progress on both the personal and community levels.


A proud graduate of Ball State University, Kelly earned a B.S. in Hospitality and Food Management. She currently serves as a member of the Indianapolis Chapter of the Ball State Alumni Association, and as a board member of the Ball State University Black Alumni Constituent Society. In her spare time, Kelly enjoys discovering the hidden wonders of Indianapolis, and exploring foodie havens with her family and friends.


You can reach Kelly by clicking here, or at 317.860.3679.