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."


Stephanie Fertucci, LAMC Program DirectorStephanie Fertucci, Program Director

We are excited to announce that we have hired Stephanie Fertucci as the new incoming Program Director for the Leadership Academy of Madison County. Stephanie brings with her excitement and a passion to positively impact Madison County, and is looking forward to learning from Pam and building the programs for the future. Stephanie, Pam and Carrie will work together for 3 months planning the next year’s programs and then Pam will transition into the Alumni Engagement Coordinator a newly created contracted position. Please join us in welcoming Stephanie! Stephanie can be reached by email at smfertucci@anderson.edu.

Stephanie Fertucci brings the message of being a servant first, leader second in her role as Program Director of Leadership Academy of Madison County. As a graduate of Anderson University in Social Work and Business Administration she chose careers where she could blend her desire to serve others while improving her community at the same time. Her work in disaster relief after Hurricane Katrina and as an advocate for children experiencing abuse and neglect in Madison County provided opportunities to lead teams with humility, vision and integrity. Stephanie enjoys being creative in all things work and home, but especially likes camping with her family and the solitude of working in her flower beds. Don't let that last hobby fool you, Stephanie is an outgoing extrovert with the ability to pull anyone into wild leadership activities!


Pam Shoot, Program DirectorPam Shoot, Alumni Engagement Coordinator (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.