Community Leadership Series

The Hillenbrand Community Leadership Series (HICLS) engages with key leaders from the company and community in strategic discussions focusing on continuing to build our community into an attractive place to live and work. In FY 2020, the group will have the opportunity to listen to a variety of speakers around the central theme “Building Regional Capacity”.

The focus of the class will be expanding thought of how we approach micro-regionalism in rural communities. Over the course of the year, the class will meet four times around a central theme of building regional capacity. Each class will be based around supporting the theme: 1) Why Regionalism Matters 2) Economic Development and Placemaking 3) Asset Mapping 4) Diversity & Inclusion.

Each of our speaker series is partnered with a strategy session where the class will be able to discuss the issues facing our community and begin to develop action items to help strengthen Southeast Indiana.

2019/2020 Class - Community Representatives

Danielle Becker - Safe Place

Kelly Bulmer - United Way of Franklin County

Emil Ekiyor - GEO Foundation

Carla Enzinger - Batesville Tool & Die

Curtis Gillman - Gillman Home Center

Garrett Knollman - Transmark Logistics

Kim Linkel - Coalition for a Drug Free Batesville

Shelly Lunsford - Franklin County Community Foundation

Jonathon Maple - Oldenburg Academy

Margaret Marcy - Tyson Library Association

Bryan Robbins - Economic Development Corp. of Greensburg & Decatur County

Paul Satchwill - Batesville Community School Corporation

John Vadeboncoeur - Community Church of Batesville & Greensburg

2019/2020 Class - Company Representatives

Paige Borgman - Hillenbrand

Jeff Gratz - Batesville

Ken Gole - Hillenbrand

Nithya Kumar - Hillenbrand

Karen Mirick - Hillenbrand

Valerie Talkers - Hillenbrand

Justin Uhlman - Hillenbrand

Brandon Wiedeman - Hillenbrand

2019/2020 Class Schedule (Meeting times TBD):

  • October 4, 2019
  • February 21, 2020
  • May 21, 2020
  • July 30, 2020