The 2018 Leader of the Year award was presented to Shane Sommers, Executive Director of Professional Services at Hendricks Regional Health, by Tim Whicker, the 2017 LHC Leader of the Year. The Leader of the Year is selected by a committee consisting of prior winners of the prestigious award and the selection criteria is designed to recognize those who lead by example; lead from behind; bring out the best in others; and enable success by being a collaborator, a facilitator, a peace maker, and a visionary.
Shane Sommers is a graduate of the Leadership Hendricks County class of 2009 and has been a member of the LHC board of directors for nine years, serving as board president in 2013 and 2014. He has also served as president of the Avon Education Foundation and as an advisory board member of the Hendricks County Community Foundation and the Hendricks Regional Health YMCA. Sommers has contributed significant leadership to the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer event at the Hendricks Regional Health YMCA and was recently elected to the Washington Township Board. Shane lives in Avon with his wife Jayda and their two children.
Pictured are Tim Whicker, Shane Sommers, and LHC Executive Director Kerry Tuttle