What Our Alumni Say About LJC

What Our Alumni Say About LJC

Stephanie Wagner Leadership Johnson County
Stephanie Wagner

Vice President | Indianapolis South Retail Market Leader 
First Merchants Bank
Class of 2010

“I volunteer for Leadership Johnson County because I believe in the program and the outcomes. LJC is a group of people who care deeply about making the communities we live, work, and play in better, and through collaboration, we are doing just that. I grew personally and professionally, gained lifelong friends, and made valuable connections with people through LJC. I volunteer because I want other people to have a positive experience the way I did.

"At its core, First Merchants Bank wants the communities we are located in to know and understand that we are invested in them and their people. First Merchants Bank is committed to being involved in the community, not only by having multiple locations in Johnson County, but also in time, talent, and treasure. Leadership Johnson County provides First Merchants Bank the opportunity to support an organization that is also investing in people and communities by training and educating leaders that will help shape the future. We are proud to support LJC and are confident that ‘product’ of LJC will continue to make a positive lasting impact on Johnson County.”

Don Kinsey Leadership Johnson County
Don Kinsey

Facility Manager
Caterpillar Reman Franklin
LJC Graduate 2016

"My experience in the LJC Signature Program has continued to provide leadership opportunities not only for myself but for my organization. We recently had the privilege of sponsoring the Power of Innovation summit where I had 6 employees attend and have implemented learned tools into their daily work at Cat. Additionally, I have 4 young leaders attending the Communication & Connections Workshop. These are just a few examples of the many opportunities that LJC has provided me and my co-workers since graduating from the Signature Program in 2016. During my year in the program I was brought closer to Johnson County thorough education, speakers and experiences and have since had the pleasure of bringing our leaders at Cat closer through the above mentioned opportunities.”

Joy McClain

Executive Director
Bloom Ministries
LJC Graduate 2016

"So grateful for LJC - the personal experience, growth, life application and relationships that wove perfectly into the endeavor I was about to embark on in creating and establishing a new non-profit in Johnson County. Much of what I gleaned from that year and the continued opportunities are utilized daily in areas I didn't previously realize were gaps. Certainly, the foundation of this organization is stronger because of LJC!”

Brandyn Ferguson

Vice President of Human Resources
Endress+Hauser, Inc
LJC Graduate 2011

“At Endress+Hauser our experience is that half of what a person is doing, didn't exist within their role five years ago. This plays out continuously. Thus, to be successful here a person must embrace such things as ever-expanding their comfort zone, being self-aware, learning from others and learning how to use their network. These are just some of the critical leadership attributes that are developed and reinforced through LJC.”

Lisa Lintner
Johnson County Public Library
LJC Graduate 2017

“LJC’s Power of Innovation is a day library staff look forward to attending and becoming energized about learning new skills. Librarians are required to earn continuing education points each year and this day of learning provides us with a great way to learn locally. LJC’s program is top-notch with excellent speakers and outstanding programming.”

Amanda Martin
Health Services Coordinator
Franklin Community School Corporation
LJC Graduate 2017

“My Leadership Johnson County experience has been a wonderful opportunity to get to know my fellow neighbors and gain more insight into our county. There is so much more to Johnson County that most people, including myself, never realized. LJC has taught me that we are a community that believes in investing in leaders. We (leaders) share the same goal to make decisions that will impact the future of Johnson County for the better.”

Sara Fisk
Marketing Communications Manager
Endress+Hauser, Inc.
LJC Graduate 2015

“My first experience with LJC was through the Signature Program - and what a life changing experience that was! The Signature Program taught me so much about our community and how I can make a difference in it. Since then, I continue to be inspired by LJC through the many learning opportunities offered and the connections I've made with other leaders in the community. I am very proud to be a part the growing network of people connected through LJC.”