Leadership Academy of Madison County Staff

Carrie Bale, Executive DirectorCarrie Bale, Executive Director

Carrie Bale joined LAMC as the new executive director on August 20, 2018. Carrie brings a wealth of education & nonprofit leadership experience to us. An Anderson resident, Carrie holds a Bachelor's degree from Purdue University in Child Development and Family Studies, an MBA from Anderson University, and is an adjunct professor at Ball State University teaching nonprofit administration.

Upon accepting the position, Carrie shared the following comments,

"I am excited and honored to be joining an organization with such strong roots and history in helping to shape leaders in Madison County! This opportunity will enable me to fulfill my passion for both people and leadership. There is a variety of existing, emerging and uncovered talent in Madison County and I am looking forward to the opportunity to Grow, Serve and Lead with and for community members throughout Madison County."


Pam Shoot, Program DirectorPam Shoot, Program Director (LAMC '97)

Pam has been with the Leadership Academy since her graduation from the program in 1997. She was the first director of the Youth Leadership Academy (YLA) and remains in that position today. In 2008, Pam also assumed the role of Program Director for the adult LAMC program and has enjoyed the opportunity to work with some of Madison County's finest leaders.

Pam is an Anderson University graduate with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and Social Work. After working many years for the Division of Children's Services as well as serving as a Juvenile Probation Officer, it was time for a change and the Leadership Academy beckoned. 

Pam and her family have been Anderson residents since 1978.  



Marcie Wandel, LAMC Curriculum DirectorMarcie Wandel, Curriculum Development Director

A 2011 graduate of Leadership Academy of Madison County, Marcie joined the staff of LAMC in August of 2017 as the Curriculum Development Director. With more than 15 years’ experience in the training and development field, Marcie is adept in creating, planning and implementing programs for both adult and youth leadership development.

Marcie is a graduate of Indiana University and holds a certificate in Human Resources from Ivy Tech Community College. She and her husband, Anthony, have two children and reside in Pendleton.



LAMC Executive Director Emeritus Bobbette SnyderBobbette Snyder, Executive Director Emeritus (LAMC)

Bobbette retired from the position of Executive Director of Leadership Academy of Madison County in June 2014. She had held the position for over 22 years and continues to work with and support LAMC as Executive Director Emeritus. It was under Bobbette's leadership that LAMC transformed from a leadership lecture series into an experiential learning program focused on building the skills of visioning, collaboration, and consensus building.

"Leadership Academy is singular - there is no other organization like it in the region. So many notable leaders have gone through the program and effected positive change in the community. Seeing the changes that LAMC has been able to realize, not only in the participants, but also throughout the county, has been gratifying, and I'm excited to see how it continues to evolve and grow."

Upon Bobbette's retirement in 2014, a Leadership Fund was established at the Madison County Community Foundation for those wishing to make a gift through the Foundation. Click to learn more

Bobbette is the Owner of VISION NOW innovative consulting.

Bobbette and her husband Tom live in Anderson.