Board of Directors

Executive Committee

Lawrence Taylor, Edward Jones – President

Beth Kroft, CenterPoint Energy – President-Elect

Kelly Cozart, Ivy Tech Community College – Vice President

Jessica Welcher, Deaconess Health System – Secretary

Jerry Graupner, United Companies – Treasurer

Amie Roach, Lochmueller Group – Director At-Large

Alex Schmitt, Schmitt Law Office – Past President


Jeff Duncan, Community Volunteer

Leslie Fella, Evansville Regional Airport

Taylor Gorman, Evansville Rescue Mission

Dempson Haney, Hafer

Hannah Jaramillo, Morton Solar

Karese Johnson, YMCA of Southwestern IN

Chris Metz, University of Southern Indiana

Heather O’Grady, Evansville Vanderburgh Public Library

Keith Rawley, AstraZeneca

Jenna Richardt, Evansville Regional Economic Partnership

Jason Rutledge, Equipment Depot

Jaimie Sheth, JD Sheth Foundation

Noah Stubbs, City of Evansville

Amy Susott, Heritage Federal Credit Union

Deanna Tackett, Toyota Motor Manufacturing of Indiana

Natasha Vanover, CenterPoint Energy

Susan Vaughn, Community Volunteer

Carlie Whitledge, Landmark Realty

Holly Rankin Zaher, St. Paul’s Episcopal Church

Honorary Directors

Ryan Hatfield, Indiana General Assembly

Court Kull, PNC Bank

Mayor Lloyd Winnecke, City of Evansville


Lifetime Member

Darrell Ragland, Community Volunteer



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Last night, the 27th Annual Celebration of Leadership nominees came together on Zoom to get to know one another before the big event! Being virtual did not stop us from having fun and sharing in the spirit of Celebration of Leadership!  Watch the video...

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