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We’re your business’s biggest cheerleaders.

From your office to the Oval Office, One Southern Indiana wants to promote positive change by serving as the “Champions of Ideas” to achieve economic and business vitality for the region. Additionally, we strive to provide access to policy makers at all levels of government through forums, round-tables and one-on-one meetings. Through our Advocacy Council, we encourage and support legislation that promotes business growth and enhances the competitive edge of Southern Indiana.

Key Activities

  • To provide at least six separate opportunities for members to gain access to their elected officials
  • To distribute a position statement and report card on each idea 1si champions
  • To facilitate and assist in one significant public community of infrastructure project annually
  • To conduct at least one educational event annually
  • To host at least one business round-table event on advocacy positions

2017-2018 Advocacy Council

Ms. Lourdes Baez, Baptist Health

Mr. Jim Baker, Baker Commercial Real Estate

Mr. Kevin Boehnlein, Edward Jones Investments

Mr. Chris Garten, Signature Countertops, Inc.

Ms. Pat Harrison, RE/MAX One

Mr. Michael Killen, Commerce Bank

Mr. Brad Kruer, Southern Indiana Rehabilitation Hospital

Mr. Kent Lanum, Paul Ogle Foundation, Inc.

Mr. Riggs Lewis, Norton Healthcare

Mr. Jason A. Lopp, McNeely Stephenson

Mr. Wesley Martin, Martin Financial Group

Mr. Andrew McCart, Purdue Polytechnic New Albany, Purdue University

Ms. Pepper Mulherin, AT&T Indiana

Mr. Dale Orem, WesBanco Bank, Inc.

Mr. Bob Owings, Owings Patterns Inc.

Mr. Bruce Paul, Stites & Harbison, PLLC

Ms. Barbara Popp, Schuler Bauer Real Estate Services

Mr. Charlie Smith, Building & Development Association of Southern Indiana

Mr. Bryan Wickens, MAC Construction & Excavating, Inc.

Ms. Iris Wilbur, Greater Louisville Inc.

Mr. Doug York, Rodefer Moss & Co, PLLC

Advocacy Agenda