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8/14/2018 Press Release
One Southern Indiana Celebrates at Annual Meeting

Whirlpool Vice President Speaks on Corporate Responsibility as Organization unveils Strategic Plan

One Southern Indiana (1si) held its annual meeting today at Horseshoe Southern Indiana. More than 375 guests attended the luncheon.

The 2018-2019 1si Board of Directors and officers were voted upon by the membership and newly elected chair Diane Medley spoke briefly about the upcoming year and 1si Strategic Plan – 2020 and Beyond. Awards were also presented with Brian Smith of Callistus Smith Agency, Inc., being named Ambassador of the Year and Stefanie Griffith, part owner of Strandz Salon & Threadz Boutique, named Volunteer of the Year.

Jeff Noel, Vice President of Corporate Communications and Public Affairs for Whirlpool Corporation was the keynote speaker of the event. Noel described Whirlpool’s efforts to engage its employees and community through a variety of projects including volunteerism in local and regional nonprofit organizations and economic development efforts to create quality of place in Benton Harbor, Michigan. Whirlpool led the way in transforming a one-mile strip of vacant riverfront into the Golf Club at Harbor Shores, which hosts the KitchenAid Senior PGA Championship, producing an economic impact of approximately $11 million in its corporate home, Berrien County, and a total of $14 million in Michigan, every two years.

President and CEO of 1si, Wendy Dant Chesser, ended the program with a brief overview of the new strategic plan. The entire plan can be found on the organization’s website, This year, 1si again partnered with the News & Tribune to publish the annual report to the community. The supplement was given to guests and will be available to the public in an edition this week.

2018-2019 Board of Directors 

Ms. Diane Medley
MCM CPAs & Advisors - Louisville
Board Chair

Mr. Jason A. Lopp
McNeely Stephenson
Chair-Elect / Economic Development Council Chair

Ms. Lisa Huber
Duke Energy
Immediate Past Chair / Nominating Chair

Mr. Gary Maloney
Secretary / Governance Chair

Mr. Adrian Brown
German American Bank - Sellersburg
Treasurer / Finance Chair

Mr. Bill Reedy
Indiana-American Water Company
Vice Chair / Investor Relations Chair

Mr. Bryan Wickens
MAC Construction & Excavating, Inc.
Advocacy Council Chair

Mrs. Michelle Huber
Fuzzy Zoeller's Covered Bridge & Champions Pointe Golf Clubs
Business Resources Council Chair

Ms. Cathy Scrivner
Board Development Chair

Mr. Jerry Acy
River Ridge Development Authority

Ms. Tina Bennett
Clarksville Community Schools

Mr.Derek Bland
HJI Supply Chain Solutions

Dr. Dan Eichenberger
Baptist Health Floyd

Mr. Jim Epperson
SoIn Tourism

Ms. Laurie Goetz Kemp
Kightlinger & Gray, LLP

Mr. Norris Hamilton
Horseshoe Southern Indiana

Mr. Miguel Hampton
F5 Enterprises, LLC Creative Marketing and Photography

Mr. Chris Hargett
Heartland - A Global Payment Company

Ms. Pat Harrison
RE/MAX Pat Harrison Enterprises

Ms. Tami Hatfield-Kennedy
Ford Motor Company

Mr. Allen Howie
Idealogy Marketing + Design

Mr. Taylor King
America Place

Mr. Kent Lanum
Paul Ogle Foundation, Inc.

Mr. Chris Loop
WesBanco Bank, Inc.

Mr. Wesley Martin
Martin Financial Group

Dr. Andrew Melin
Greater Clark County Schools

Mr. Jeff Murphy
ECT Services, Inc.

Mrs. Lindsey Neely
Norton Healthcare

Mr. Scott Olinger
Harding, Shymanski & Company, P.S.C.

Mr. Martin Padgett
Clark Memorial Hospital

Mr. Chip Pfau
Geo. Pfau's Sons Company, Inc.

Ms. Kimra Schleicher

Ms. Erica Sharp
AssuredPartners - Erica Sharp

Mr. Charlie Smith
Building & Development Association of Southern Indiana

Mr. Raymond H Smith Jr.
Park Community Credit Union

Dr. Ray Wallace
Indiana University Southeast

Mr. Darren Washausen
Samtec, Inc.

The Annual Meeting sponsors for 2018 included:
Presenting Sponsor: First Harrison Bank
Video Platinum Sponsor: Frost, Brown and Todd
Platinum Sponsors: Centra Credit Union, Extol Magazine and Sounds Unlimited Productions
Gold Sponsors: AT&T Indiana, Belmar Floral Events, George K. Baum and Company, LL&A Interior Design, Luckett & Farley Architects, Engineers and Construction Managers, Inc., Nu-Yale and the River Ridge Development Authority.
Silver Sponsors: Baptist Health, Callistus Smith Agency, Inc., Duke Energy, Harrison County Economic Development Corporation and L&D Mail Masters, Inc.