Hamilton County Leadership Academy Graduates The Class Of 2023

Earlier this month, the Hamilton County Leadership Academy (HCLA) added 34 community leaders to their alumni ranks. With this graduating class, HCLA’s 30+ year legacy grew to over 850 alumni who have and continue to make their mark in Hamilton County.

HCLA is thrilled to officially announce the graduates of the HCLA Class of 2023:

  • Ramona Adams | The Center for the Performing Arts
  • Ali Alvey | Beaver Gravel
  • Stephanie Amick | Agape Therapeutic Riding
  • Ed Bukovac | Citizens Energy Group
  • Jamar Cobb-Dennard | Indiana Business Advisors
  • Todd Crosby | Eli Lilly and Company
  • Christi Crosser | Nova 29, LLC
  • John DeLucia | Citizens State Bank
  • Dustin Dixon | Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office
  • Laurie Dyer | T&T Sales and Promotions, Inc.
  • Brad Fruth | Becks Hybrids
  • Roz Harris | Fit Chicks
  • John Helling | Hamilton East Public Library
  • Taylor Hollenbeck | Indiana Office of Technology
  • Sam Hughes | Church Church Hittle + Antrim
  • Dave Hyatt | Riverview Health
  • Travis Lovett | Krieg DeVault LLP
  • John Mann | Noblesville Police Department
  • Harley McCorkle | Duke Energy
  • Kathryn McLaughlin | Community Health Network
  • Brian Millis | ADVISA
  • Jennifer Neher Sommers | Conner Prairie
  • Kathy Pelletier | The Children’s TherAplay Foundation, Inc.
  • Jennifer Penix | Carmel Education Foundation
  • Stephanie Perry | City of Fishers
  • Julie Pettypool | Browning
  • Anita Rogers | Hamilton County Community Foundation
  • Steven Rushforth | Hamilton County Government
  • Jack Russell | OneZone Chamber of Commerce
  • Jen Sacheck | Dentons Bingham Greenbaum LLP
  • Sarah Shields | Hamilton Superior Court
  • Bailey Spitznagle | City of Westfield
  • Dr. Jennifer Wheat Townsend | Noblesville Schools
  • Leah York | Talbott Talent

HCLA Class of 2023 Dean, Karen Radcliff, shared, “I have been inspired by this experience and by every member of this class. I am thankful for the time and devotion people spent participating in such a positive way. I am delighted by the connections I’ve made with new friends and colleagues. And I am proud of my part in building something that felt bigger and more meaningful together than it would have been experienced as individuals.”

The HCLA program is made possible by the support of community partners with a special thank you to Duke Energy and The Hamilton County Community Foundation who served as the Program Sponsors for the Class of 2023.

HCLA’s legacy will continue to grow as preparation for the HCLA Class of 2024 is in motion. A formal announcement of the next cohort will be made in July.


HCLA is a 10-month program for professional and community leaders who live or work in Hamilton County. Class sessions cover a wide variety of topics that affect the operations of the county. Participants receive learning in the areas of government, education, criminal justice, arts, culture, business, industry, and much more. Graduates of the program have a deeper knowledge and understanding of Hamilton County, create meaningful, life-long connections with their peers, HCLA alumni, and community leaders, and gain clarity around how to lead and make an impact in their backyard.


Media Contact:

Diana Coyle

HCLA Executive Director dcoyle@hcla.net