David Dodd is a lifelong resident of Madison County, and graduate of the Leadership Academy of Madison County class of 2001. We are honored to recognize David Dodd this evening as the 2019 Servant Leader Award Winner.
David and his wife Shelley together have 5 children, 2 grandchildren, 3 dogs, 4 grand dogs and a cat! David is the CEO of Madison County Federal Credit Union since 2003, and prior to that was at Star Financial Bank. David has his bachelors from Ball State University, his MBA from Anderson University and was recently accepted into the Doctoral program for Business at Anderson University.
David's servant leadership spans decades in Madison County. His most rewarding experience is his work with the "Exchange Club Family Resource Center", now a division of the Children’s Bureau. The volunteer work he did worked to help prevent child abuse in Madison County and raise funds for prevention programs. Jama Donovan, former Senior Program Director of the Children's Bureau, says this about David "I have never worked with someone so dedicated to his community and helping to educate the community on ways to keep kids safe. He values partnerships to make our community a better place for all." David served in support of this organization for 20 years, in Madison County and in state roles as well.
David is the current board chair of the Leadership Academy of Madison County, and also serves on the United Way Board of Directors. He was previously on the Anderson Young Ballet Theatre board of directors. David has been a great example of servant leadership to so many in the Leadership Academy program. He has made time to attend most of the sessions throughout the year, to say hi and touch base with the class. David and his wife are setting up a fund to be able to provide sponsorship to youth to participate in the Youth Leadership Program.
Many who describe David stress how he helps others grow and believe in themselves and he has true servant leaders heart. David is a wonderful example of what a servant leader looks like. We are proud and honored to recognize David Dodd as the 2019 Servant Leader Award Winner.