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The Tipton County Chamber is excited to announce the graduation of its first leadership class. This program was made possible through the support of the Tipton County Foundation and is expected to be an annual offering to begin building leadership capacity within the community. “The goal with this program was to help establish a pipeline of leaders that could begin to make greater impacts on the businesses they work for and the communities they serve,” said Tipton County Chamber Executive Director Kegan Schmicker. “It is our opinion as a Chamber of Commerce that a foundational piece to building a prosperous community is to nurture the next generation of leadership and we are proud to be serving this role for our community.”

Graduates from the Tipton County Leadership Program include: 

Carly Tilley (Re/Max Anew Realty)

Ryan Glaze (Tipton Community School Corporation)

Nicholas Huff (Tipton Municipal Utilities)

Nichole Adair (Omni Electric)

Amanda Blair (Trinity Wesleyan)

Elliott Cage (Tipton Municipal Utilities)

Jeana Cheek (Total Seed Production)

Zack Conner (Logan, Graham, and Conner Accountants)

Meranda Cooper (Purdue Extension)

Todd Dell (Tipton Municipal Utilities)

Laura Beth Dunn (Hulen Dentistry)

Patricia Kastenholz (Omni Electric)

Cara Kellerman (Encore Lifestyle and Enrichment Center)

Holly McGuire (Star Financial Bank)

Zach Salters (Tipton Municipal Utilities)

Brandon Shroyer (Trinity Wesleyan)

Kegan Schmicker (Tipton County Chamber)

Laura Terry (Hamilton County Parks & Recreation)

Konner Tilley (Tipton Municipal Utilities)

Cory Luczywo (Trinity Wesleyan)

Kindra Tragesser (Urban Homestead)

We want to thank the graduates for their participation and congratulate them on their success. In addition, we’d like to thank the businesses and organizations for supporting their team members by sending them to the Tipton County Leadership Program. 

Lastly, the Tipton County Chamber will be hosting an All Aboard training on November 4 from 5:30pm – 8:30pm located at the Tipton County Foundation. This FREE training will educate community members on the importance and responsibilities of a board of directors with the expectation to help connect participants with organizations they possess a passion for. Please RSVP to the Tipton County Chamber if you would like to attend: (765)-675-7533 or

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