Ryan Marques, Attorney, Lewis & Kappes, P.C., will have the opportunity to advance his community leadership interests as a member of Class XXXIX of the Stanley K. Lacy Executive Leadership Series® (SKL).
Marques is one of 25 young professionals to be accepted into the series, a highly competitive program that seeks to expand the ranks of community leaders by teaching and motivating members to address the needs of central Indiana.
"I am honored to have been chosen to participate in SKL, which has helped many of central Indiana's most prominent leaders become more effective community leaders," Marques said. "It's humbling to have the opportunity to follow in their footsteps and have the opportunity to make a lasting contribution to our region."
Class members are chosen because of their significant community involvement and professional achievement; their demonstrated interest in community issues; a record of participation and achievement in voluntary community activities; and their willingness to expand their leadership role in the community.
Judge Sarah Evans Barker of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana has been named the Moderator for SKL Class XXXIX. To ensure that the series is timely and topical, each class's moderator identifies aspects of broad economic and societal issues that are specific to central Indiana for the class to study.
Class XXXIX will meet monthly from September through June. Participants will interact with local leaders, professional experts and community decision makers to discuss issues such as the region's quality of life, education and economic development.
About the Stanley K. Lacy Executive Leadership Series
Formed in 1976 by the Lacy Family, the SKL Series seeks to expand the ranks of community leadership by providing a broad range of emerging leaders with the knowledge and incentive to confront the needs of our community. Each year 25 central Indiana professionals are selected to participate in the program. For more information, visit www.SKLIndy.com.
About Leadership Indianapolis
Leadership Indianapolis works to educate, inspire and mobilize community leaders to serve and strengthen greater Indianapolis. Leadership Indianapolis offers three community leadership programs, the Stanley K. Lacy Executive Leadership Series, LEAD and Opportunity Indianapolis, and other events and programming to develop community leaders. For more information, visit www.leadershipindianapolis.com.