25 Local Volunteers Graduate from United Way’s Generation Now

Comprehensive Series Educates Future Community Leaders

Twenty-five local community leaders have graduated from United Way of Central Indiana’s (UWCI) 2012-2013 Generation Now, part of Leadership United, a comprehensive leadership and board development program.

Graduates of the training and their business affiliations are: Megan Bardwell, August Mack Environmental, Inc.; Liz Belcher, Sponsel CPA Group, LLC; Kayla Britton, Faegre Baker Daniels LLP; Julie Bullard, CNO Financial Group; Katie Bunton, Indianapolis Power & Light Company; Andrea Farmer, Borshoff; Michael Garringer, Cripe Architects +  Engineers; Carrie Hagans, Primary Colours; Megan Haymaker, Indiana University Health; John Henne, Katz, Sapper & Miller LLP; Tiffany Hernandez, Katz, Sapper & Miller, LLP; Ashley Herring, Deloitte; Matt Konopka, Messer Construction; Nick Lewis, Roche Diagnostics; Dave Maple, Walker; Jenai Mehra, Barnes & Thornburg LLP; Maureen Miller, Stanley Black and Decker; Dereck Mobley, Walker; Ryan Pettibone, Eli Lilly and Company; Eric Saunders, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Indiana; John Schultz, Wells Fargo Insurance Services; Jessie Smith, United Way of Central Indiana; John Stallings, BMO Harris Bank; Eric Steel, Planned Investment Co., Inc; and Josh Wolfington, Roche Diagnostics Corporation.

The series is for leaders under age 35 who want to learn more about the nonprofit community in Central Indiana. Through classes and practical experiences, participants learn about the community's needs, how to improve the lives of others and the roles and responsibilities of a nonprofit board member. Molly Chavers, executive director of IndyHub, a networking organization for 21-40 somethings in Central Indiana, moderated the series.

The next Generation Now series begins in September. Rafael Sanchez will moderate the Generation Now Series. An attorney, Sanchez primarily concentrates his practice at Bingham Greenebaum Doll LLP on civil and business litigation.