The Wabash Valley Leadership Institute has appointed Stephanie Pence coordinator of the collaborative effort between Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College and the Terre Haute Chamber of Commerce. In June, she joined the chamber as coordinator of Downtown Terre Haute.
Pence is a 2013 graduate of SMWC’s Master of Leadership Development program.
Launched in 2014, the purpose of WVLI is to engage and energize leadership efforts in the Wabash Valley. The program curriculum focuses on leadership skills with the intended effects of personal growth in leadership, organizational behavioral skills, and potential community growth in a leadership capacity. More than 75 professionals in the Wabash Valley have graduated from the weeklong program at SMWC. Fifteen participants are chosen for each cohort twice a year based on their display of upward mobility behaviors such as patience, fortitude, humility and accountability.
Pence is also the owner of Hallie Hound Barkery, a business selling homemade dog treats. Her community involvement includes work with the Terre Haute Young Leaders, Salvation Army, Junior Achievement and Terre Haute Humane Society.