2022 Applications will open this December
Questions? Email Emily Price



The purpose of the Latino Leadership Circle is to identify and mentor emerging Latino leaders by connecting them with respected, influential community professionals and strategic empowerment opportunities.

The Leadership Circle is a two-year commitment that incorporates a multi-pronged approach to bring Latino professionals front and center, both within the Latino community as well as the Indiana community as a whole.



Over the past few years, conversations among high-profile Latino community leaders became focused on finding ways to nurture younger generations of leaders, and in 2017, many established Latino leaders from different sectors came together to formally lay the groundwork for this initiative.  These early collaborations have now flourished into a comprehensive effort to collectively empower and prepare young Latino leaders through a new and unique avenue of leadership cultivation.

As a trusted voice of the Indiana Latino community, ILI is especially qualified to help bring this community vision to reality.  Our collective goal is to bring about a focused, strong, and united multi-generational Latino voice, working collaboratively to raise the community here in Indiana.  Nurturing, preparing, and connecting the best and brightest are essential components in achieving this goal.



The Leadership Circle is committed to identifying, mentoring, and connecting young, emerging Latino leaders, ideally aged 40 and under, to ensure that the growing community has ready and willing leaders who are prepared for the challenges that lie ahead.

Each year, a small group of exemplary, emerging Indiana Latino professionals will participate in this bold initiative.  Those selected will be invited into this exclusive leadership development series and will make a 2-year long commitment to fulfilling all requirements of this coveted personal and professional development opportunity through the following paths:

     1. High Profile Mentorship

     2. Empowerment Opportunities

     3. Focused Leadership Training

     4. Civic Engagement

     5. Strategic Networking

     6. Think Tank Breakout Sessions

     7. Community Service Opportunities



Steve Alonso,Former Group Regional President, Fifth Third Bank

Enrique Conterno, President, Lilly Diabetes & Lilly USA

Marlene Dotson, President & CEO, Indiana Latino Institute

Charlie Garcia, President & Owner, C Garcia Associates

Rosemily Geyer, President & CEO, Geyer Fire

Juan Gonzalez, President, Key Bank

Seth Morales, President & COO, Morales Group

Mario Rodriguez, Executive Director, Indianapolis Airport Authority

Rafael Sanchez, President, Private Banking, Old National Bank



Meet the participants of the 2020 Latino Leadership Circle.



Meet the participants of the 2019 Latino Leadership Circle.