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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

2016-2017 Advocacy Council

Ms. Lourdes Baez, Baptist Health

Jim Baker, Baker Commercial Real Estate

Kevin Boehnlein, Edward Jones Investments

Wendy Dant Chesser, One Southern Indiana

Jenny Eggenspiller, Ivy Tech Community College of Indiana

Bill Green, Hilliard Lyons

Pat Harrison, RE/MAX One

Michael Killen, Commerce Bank

Kent Lanum, Paul Ogle Foundation

Riggs Lewis, Norton Healthcare

Jason Lopp, McNeely Stephenson

Wesley Martin, Martin Financial Group

Andrew McCart, Purdue Polytechnic New Albany, Purdue University

Pepper Mulherin, AT&T Indiana

Dale Orem, Wesbanco Bank, Inc.

Bob Owings, Owings Patterns Inc.

Bruce Paul, Stites & Harbison, PLLC

Barbara Popp, Schuler Bauer Real Estate Services

Charlie Smith, Building & Development Association of Southern Indiana

Bryan Wickens, MAC Construction & Excavating, Inc.

Doug York, Rodefer Moss & Co., PLLC

Advocacy Agenda