HCLA Announces Hiring of New Executive Director

The Hamilton County Leadership Academy (HCLA) is excited to announce the hiring of its new executive director, Diana Coyle. Coyle will begin her role as executive director effective January 3, 2022.

Coyle holds a BA in Communication from North Carolina State University and a Master’s of Education with a concentration in Higher Education and Student Affairs from the University of South Carolina. Most recently, she served as the Director of Education & Programs for the Association of Fraternity/Sorority Advisors in Indianapolis. She has also held leadership positions at Chi Omega Executive Headquarters in Memphis and Wingate University in North Carolina.

“We are thrilled to welcome Diana to the HCLA team,” says Alaina Shonkwiler, HCLA board president. “Her passion for building networks and connecting people with resources will help our program thrive and make her a true asset to our organization. She will undoubtedly hit the ground running on January 3rd,” says Shonkwiler.

Outside of work, Coyle is a member of the Junior League of Indianapolis and enjoys exploring restaurants, hidden gems for shopping, and cultural and community events in Hamilton County and across Indiana. She resides in Indianapolis with her dachshund mix, Coal.