About Us

Our Mission

1si is committed to establishing a vibrant and prosperous economy through its award-winning economic development program.

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Our Vision

That our Southern Indiana region will be economically strong, and all businesses will flourish; providing viable jobs, prosperity, and quality of place.

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DE&I - Diversity,
Equity, and Inclusion

Creating a culture of inclusiveness throughout Southern Indiana

At One Southern Indiana, we believe diversity and inclusion drive innovation, business growth and profitability. Much more work is needed to embrace and advance diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging. We are investing in this now to move our organization and region forward. We need to ensure that 1si has employees, members, board directors and volunteers of every race, gender, age, orientation, and life experience so that we can gain new perspectives and better serve all businesses and this community. Join us in embracing and supporting every business working to succeed in Southern Indiana.

1si strives to create a culture of inclusiveness throughout Southern Indiana. To this end, we have created our Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee, which is chaired by a member of the Executive Committee of our Board of Directors. The purpose of the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee is to collaborate with other 1si committees and ensure 1si’s purpose of growing all businesses and developing all talent to maximize the potential for economic growth and prosperity. Through honest conversation, thoughtful evaluation, and deliberative action, 1si will embrace all aspects of this work, including educating, establishing and promoting equity activities, in order to support every business working to succeed in Southern Indiana.

Lance Allison

President & CEO

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John Launius

Vice President, Director of Economic Development

Rachael Armstrong

Rachael Armstrong

Small Business Navigator

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Susan Alexander

Controller and HR Coordinator


Vanessa Braswell

Operations Coordinator

Kana Brown

Membership Coordinator

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Becky Ellenburg

Communications and Database Manager

Matt Hall

Economic Development Specialist

Jack Harrison

Economic Development Specialist

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Anne Keller

Senior Director Business Development


Gail Prather

Accounting Assistant

Brittany Schmidt

Manager of Programs, Events & Groups

Melissa Sprigler

Director of Investor Relations

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Matt Zicher

Director of Membership

Introducing the 2023/2024 Executive Committee

Bryan Wickens, MAC Construction & Excavating, Inc.

Cathy Scrivner, Louisville Water Co.
Chair-Elect / Economic Development Chair

Brad Blackburn, Samtec, Inc.
Secretary / Governance Chair

Tommy Wallace, Old National Bank
Treasurer / Finance Chair

Laurie Goetz-Kemp, Momentum Title Agency, LLC
Past Chair

Jessica Carroll, First Harrison Bank
Business Resources Council Chair

Ann Carruthers, Clark/Floyd System of CARE & Prevent Child Abuse
Board Development Chair

Jim Epperson, SoIn Tourism
Advocacy Chair

Raymond Smith, Jr., Park Community Credit Union
Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Council Chair

Afton Yaeger, Mariner Wealth Advisors
Investor Relations Chair

2023-2024 Board of Directors

Jerry Acy, CEcD
River Ridge Development Authority

Morgan Bauer Brown
Schuler Bauer Real Estate Services

Dr. Tina Bennett
Clarksville Community Schools

Willie Billingslea, III
Budget Services & Supplies, LLC

Derek Bland
HJI Supply Chain Solutions

Jason Clemmons
Clark County REMC

John Conrad, III
WesBanco Bank, Inc.

Dr. Deborah Ford
Indiana University Southeast

Dr. Travis Haire
Ivy Tech Community College

Kimberly Halbauer
Fifth Third Bank

James Hartman
Northwest Ordinance Distilling – Sazerac

Wm. Eric Howard
First Savings Bank

Lisa Huber
Duke Energy

Dr. Charlotte Ipsan
Norton Women’s & Children’s Hospital

Chris Jackson
Dan Cristiani Excavating Co., Inc.

Jeanean Jacobs
Family Ark

Dr. Josh Kornberg
Caesars Foundation of Floyd County

Michael Leland
PNC Bank

Lyn Longmeyer
America Place

Renee Nadeau

Caesars Southern Indiana

Matt Neely
Cherry Bekaert

Keith Pulliam
Applegate Fifer Pulliam LLC

Mike Schroyer
Baptist Health Floyd

Joseph Scott
Joash Construction

Jeremy Sprecher
City of New Albany

Andrea Strange
Harding, Shymanski & Company, P.S.C.

Carl Williams, Sr.
20/twenty Strategic Consultants

Jeff Windell
Heartland, A Global Payments Company

Susan Woods
Talis Group, Inc.

Jesika Young
Cimtech, Inc.

Beau Zoeller
Frost Brown Todd, LLC

To be determined
Clark Memorial Health