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Advocacy

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 Advisory Board, we encourage and support legislation that promotes business growth and enhances the competitive edge of Southern Indiana.

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The role of 1si in promoting a fiscally-stable, business-friendly environment is deeply impacted by local, regional, state and national issues. Through our advocacy initiatives, we promote positive change by serving as the “Champions of Ideas” to achieve economic and business vitality for the region. Additionally, we strive to provide for our investors and members access to policy makers at all levels of government through forums, roundtables and one-on-one meetings.

The 2021 Advocacy Agenda provides the basis for 1si’s supported positions over the next 12 months. Our Governing Principles, constituting those matters generally deemed most important to Southern Indiana businesses, serve as the broader foundation for these positions and provide the framework from which specific priorities are developed and supported. In turn, our stated Priorities for 2021, which follow our Governing Principles, serve as our hot button legislative and policy issues upon which we expect to focus in the coming year. We will continue to monitor these and any other issues that may arise while new 1si Advocacy policies and processes are implemented during the next several months. The goal of both our Governing Principles and Priorities for 2021 is to further establish 1si as the voice for Southern Indiana businesses.

2020-2021 Advocacy Advisory Board

  • Ms. Lourdes Baez, Baptist Health
  • Mr. Jim Baker, Baker Commercial Real Estate
  • Mr. Kevin Boehnlein, Edward Jones Investments
  • Mr. Mark Eddy, Leadership Southern Indiana
  • Mr. Jim Epperson, SoIn Tourism
  • Mr. Chris Garten, Signature Countertops, Inc.
  • Ms. Pat Harrison, RE/MAX One
  • Mr. Michael Killen, Commerce Bank
  • Mr. Brad Kruer, Southern Indiana Rehab Hospital
  • Mr. Kent Lanum, Paul Ogle Foundation, Inc.
  • Mr. Riggs Lewis, Norton Healthcare
  • Ms. Lyn Longmeyer, America Place
  • Mr. Jason A. Lopp, Church Langdon Lopp & Banet LLC
  • Mr. Wesley Martin, Martin Financial Group
  • Mr. Andrew McCart, University of Louisville – College of Business
  • Ms. Pepper Mulherin, AT&T Indiana
  • Mr. Dale Orem, WesBanco Bank, Inc.
  • Mr. Bob Owings, Owings Patterns Inc.
  • Ms. Barbara Popp, Schuler Bauer Real Estate Services
  • Mr. Mike Schroyer, Baptist Health Floyd
  • Mr. Charlie Smith, Town of Sellersburg
  • Mr. Bryan Wickens, MAC Construction & Excavating, Inc.
  • Ms. Iris Wilbur Glick, Greater Louisville Inc.
  • Mr. Doug York, DMLO
  • Mr. Beau F. Zoeller, Frost Brown Todd, LLC