Leadership Academy of Madison County Staff
Beth Erskine, Executive Director (LAMC '96)
A Madison County resident since 1994, Beth is a Muncie, Indiana, native and graduate of Ball State University. After obtaining degrees in Human Resource Management and Secondary Education, Beth began her career in human resources with STAR Financial Group. After 24 years in finance and Human Resources, including work with Hopewell Center, she first joined LAMC as a Board Member in 2010 and then was appointed Executive Director in June 2014.
"LAMC is such a part of the fabric of our family that this is more than a job to me -- it's a passion. I believe not only in the mission of LAMC, but also the people and community that it serves. Together we can do great things for Madison County."
With an empty nest now (except for two dogs), Beth and her husband Gary live in Pendleton.
Pam 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, 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.
Bobbette 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.