Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP is pleased to announce that Russell C. Menyhart has been chosen as a member of Class XL of the Stanley K. Lacy Executive Leadership Series® (SKL). Menyhart is one of 25 young professionals accepted into the series, a highly competitive program that seeks to expand the ranks of community leaders by teaching and motivating members to address the needs of central Indiana.
“I have heard great things about SKL from past participants and look forward to learning more about how to make a contribution as a community leader in central Indiana,” said Menyhart.
Class members are chosen because of their significant community involvement and professional achievement, their demonstrated interest in community issues, a record of participation and achievement in voluntary community activities and their willingness to expand their leadership role in the community.
Class XL will meet monthly from September through June. Participants will interact with local leaders, professional experts and community decision makers to discuss issues such as the region’s quality of life, education and economic development.
Menyhart is a former diplomat with extensive international experience, most recently serving as political unit chief at the U.S. Consulate in Shanghai from 2011-2014. A member of Taft’s Litigation group, he assists both U.S. and foreign clients in navigating international legal issues, with a substantial portion of his practice focused on compliance with anti-corruption laws and export controls. Fluent in Mandarin, he also assists Chinese and other foreign companies and individuals with the legal aspects of investing in the United States, immigration matters and other complex legal issues. Menyhart serves on the board of directors for The International Center and the American-China Society of Indiana.
About the Stanley K. Lacy Executive Leadership Series
Formed in 1976 by the Lacy Family, the SKL Series seeks to expand the ranks of community leadership by providing a broad range of emerging leaders with the knowledge and incentive to confront the needs of our community. Each year 25 central Indiana professionals are selected to participate in the program. For more information, visit www.SKLIndy.com.
About Leadership Indianapolis
Leadership Indianapolis works to educate, inspire and mobilize community leaders to serve and strengthen greater Indianapolis. Leadership Indianapolis offers three community leadership programs, the Stanley K. Lacy Executive Leadership Series, LEAD and Opportunity Indianapolis, and other events and programming to develop community leaders. For more information, visit www.leadershipindianapolis.com.