BATESVILLE, Indiana, May 25, 2018 – Each year, the Hillenbrand Community Leadership Series (HICLS) selects 20 individuals within the Batesville Community to engage with other leaders from the community in strategic discussions focusing on continuing to build Batesville into an attractive place to live and work.
Class members are selected based on their significant community involvement and professional achievement; their demonstrated interest in community issues; willingness to expand their leadership role in the community; and the year’s class theme.
This year’s class will focus on a central theme of “Seeing More.” Each session will be based on the following sub-themes: 1) A Tale of Two Cities, 2) Diversity & Inclusion, 3) Placemaking, 4) Arts & Culture. Each workshop is partnered with a strategy session during which the class is able to discuss issues facing the community and begin developing action items to help strengthen the city of Batesville.
“Since its inception in 2016, the HICLS has played an important role in creating conversation and strategy around our community’s development,” said Tory Flynn, Director of Communications & Public Affairs for Hillenbrand. “As a company, we understand that strong communities play a vital role in building our workforce. The group is a catalyst for innovation and action, and we are fortunate to have these leaders willing to share their talents with our community.”
Introducing the HICLS Class III:
• Steven Harmeyer, City of Batesville
• Tim Dietz, Hill-Rom
• Cheryll Obendorf, Genesis
• Bruce Rippe, Rom Weber
• Melody Belcher, Safe Passage
• Kevin McGuire, ETC
• Molly Freeland, Batesville Main Street, B Inspired Yoga Studio
• Lori Rennekamp, Bird in a Tree Boutique
• Bertie Schmidt, Schmidt’s Bakery
• Roberta Cook, Amack’s Well
• Tim Mulligan, Hillenbrand
• Nancy Liang, Hillenbrand
• Jason Westrick, Hillenbrand
• Erin Sweitzer, Hillenbrand
• Kristy Burton Elliott, Batesville Casket
• Cody Fedderman, Batesville Casket
• Jeff Lewis, Batesville Casket
• Chad Beetz, Batesville Casket
• Olivia Welch, Batesville Casket
• Darci Powers, Rotex
The 2018 HICLS will meet from June through January.
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Hillenbrand (www.Hillenbrand.com) is a global diversified industrial company with multiple market-leading brands that serve a wide variety of industries across the globe. We pursue profitable growth and robust cash generation driving increased value for our shareholders. Hillenbrand’s portfolio is composed of two business segments: the Process Equipment Group and Batesville. The Process Equipment Group businesses design, develop, manufacture and service highly engineered industrial equipment around the world. Batesville is a recognized leader in the North American death care industry. Hillenbrand is publicly traded on the NYSE under “HI.”
Corporate Communications for Hillenbrand
Tory Flynn, Director, Corporate Communications & Public Affairs