Leadership Indianapolis

Leadership Indianapolis Staff

Christina Hale
President & CEO

Christina is well known locally and throughout Indiana as a servant leader.

During four years as a state representative from Indianapolis, she earned a reputation for effectiveness and bipartisanship. In 2014, the Indiana Chamber of Commerce called her “one of the most active, thoughtful and determined state legislators.” In selecting her to be his running mate in 2016, gubernatorial candidate John Gregg cited her “record of reaching across the aisle.”
But government is only one area of Christina’s proven leadership. Before entering the political arena, Christina spent eight years with Kiwanis International, serving as director of executive and board services, lead area director for Europe and Asia Pacific, and chief communications officer.
A Purdue University graduate, Christina began her career as a newspaper reporter in Northern Indiana, then worked in state government for the Indiana Department of Commerce and the governor’s office.
Christina is a much-honored and tireless volunteer. She serves on the boards of Indiana Humanities, the Indiana Commission on Latino Affairs, the Domestic Violence Network, the Indiana Coalition to End Sexual Assault, Heartland Film, and Film Indy.
“I always try to be very mindful that I could be part of solutions,” she told the Indianapolis Business Journal, which named Christina to its “Women of Influence” in 2015. “That’s what gets me out of bed in the morning.”

You can contact Christina by clicking here or at 317-860-3675.

Rebecca King
Vice President of Programs & Alumni Relations
SKL Program Director

Rebecca King serves as Vice President of Programs & Alumni Relations as well as the Program Director for the Stanley K. Lacy Executive Leadership Series.  She is responsible for the overall direction and curriculum development of Leadership Indianapolis programs, including opportunities for our alumni. 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 Local Organizing Committee for the 2015 P&G USA Gymnastics Championships, and the planning committee for TEDxIndianapolis.  She was named a Creative Renewal Fellow in 2009 by the Arts Council of Indianapolis, which she used to attend the Venice Biennale and spend time at the Loris Malaguzzi International Centre, an educational research and collaboration space that is steeped in the Reggio Emilia philosophical approach to learning. 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. Rebecca lives in the heart of downtown Indianapolis with her husband Brad King.

You can contact Rebecca by clicking here, or at 317-860-3673.

Jody Dedon, CFRE
Director of Advancement     

Jody L. Dedon serves as the Director of Advancement for Leadership Indianapolis.  She is charged with working with our Corporate and Individual donors to build a continuous pipeline of annual and sustainable giving to advance Leadership Indianapolis well into the future.  Jody's experience working with notable organizations such as Conner Prairie as their Director of Development for 4 1/2 years and Noble of Indiana has given her the breadth of experience to further Leadership Indianapolis' mission to the community towards building transformational change in civic leadership across all levels.    

Jody is a 2013 graduate of the Hamilton County Leadership Academy where she serves as a member of their Board of Directors.  She is currently leading their 25th Anniversary Celebration committee and serves as Philanthropic Coordinator. Jody also serves weekly as a High School leader at St. Luke's United Methodist Church in Indianapolis, as well as volunteering on mission trips and other community outreach with her family.  She is a member of the Indianapolis Great Banquet, IGB #58, at Second Presbyterian Church in Indianapolis.  Jody also volunteers at Grace Food Pantry in Carmel, Indiana.
Jody graduated Summa Cum Laude at Indiana Wesleyan University where she was Class President and received the Outstanding Professional Award.  She is a graduate of Beyond Your Best Leadership Training in 2005 and is actively pursuing her Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) accreditation with plans to receive this designation in 2016. 

Raised by parents who were committed to serving their community,  Jody believes strongly in servant leadership.  She is honored to be a part of Leadership Indianapolis and have the opportunity to make a difference by building leaders across Indianapolis and inspiring them to affect change throughout their community to make Indiana a better place for all who call it their home.  Jody lives in Westfield, Indiana with her husband Craig and their four boys.
You can contact Jody by clicking here or at 317-860-3672.

Greg Stowers
Program Director  

Greg Stowers serves as Program Director for Leadership Indianapolis.

Most recently employed by the City of Indianapolis in the Office of Mayor Joe Hogsett. Greg served as the Special Assistant to the Mayor handling a variety of special projects on behalf of the citizens around Indianapolis. He also worked on the John Gregg for Governor Campaign as Special Assistant, gaining invaluable experience and developing relationships with a wide variety of people around the state of Indiana.

Greg co-founded and is currently Executive Director for Hashtag Lunchbag Indianapolis, an initiative aimed at combating hunger in the less fortunate. This national grassroots idea has spread around Indianapolis with partnerships with major corporations and local community groups. The model of “Pop-Up Philanthropy” works two-fold, as the group is able to help those in need, while empowering volunteers with a sense of engagement and purpose.

Born in Indianapolis, Greg has a vested interest in public service, but also community engagement. From his work as a board member with Minority and Women’s Business Development Board with the City of Indianapolis, to being a facilitator for the Center for Leadership Development, volunteering and civic engagement remain a high priority. He is also a contributor to the e-Magazine Heartland Now, focusing on the culture surrounding young professionals.

Greg is a graduate of Indiana State University with a B.S. in Political Science and Government. While a student his work as member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity Inc. and the Student Government Association bolstered his commitment to public service and community engagement.
You can contact Greg by clicking here or at 317-860-3676.

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