New Beginnings

posted by: Beth Erskine
Last Updated: 16 July 2018
Created: 16 July 2018


July 16, 2018


David Dodd, board chair of Leadership Academy of Madison County (LAMC), a non-profit organization providing community leadership training to adults and youth throughout Madison County, has announced that Carrie Bale will assume the role of executive director of LAMC on August 20, 2018.

Prior to accepting the executive director position at LAMC, Carrie served as the first executive director of the Delaware County BY5 Early Childhood Initiative, an economic development initiative formed to harness the future community capacity by focusing on its youngest citizens. Prior to that position, Carrie held the position of executive director of the Huffer Memorial Children’s Center and Resource and Referral.

Carrie holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Purdue University in Child Development & Family Studies. In 2014, she received her MBA from Anderson University. Carrie also holds a certificate in Fund Raising Management from the IU School of Philanthropy and is a former fellow for Ball Brothers Foundation. She currently co- chairs a work group as a member of the Early Learning Advisory Council for the State of Indiana.

Carrie is an adjunct professor for Ball State University teaching about nonprofit administration and recently started her own consulting company. She resides in Anderson, Indiana with her husband and 3 children.

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."

Earlier this spring, Beth Erskine, the current executive director of LAMC, announced her plans to retire this fall. She and Carrie look forward to working together for a short period of time to facilitate the transition of leadership. Mr. Dodd shared his support during this time of transition, stating that "Change is a crucial part of leadership in growing and sustaining great organizations.  We are grateful for Beth's caring and dedicated leadership during her successful service as executive director.  We wish her well in her retirement and look forward to taking advantage of her continued contribution to our community and to the Leadership Academy of Madison County.”


 Grow. Serve. Lead.

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