CFSI is please to announce the induction of the three newest board members who are as follows:
Phillip Beaman, CPA, became an officer, or owner, of Monroe Shine as of January 1, 2009. Phillip currently serves as the Director of Tax and Estate Planning for the Firm. Phillip graduated in accounting from the University of Kentucky in 1999 and has worked for Monroe Shine ever since. Phillip is very active in One Southern Indiana and previously acted as co-chair of their Youth Entrepreneur Success (YES) program for seven years. He and his co-chair have built this program into a successful event that engages youth and their parents and trains them for future careers and business ownership. In 2008, he and his co-chair were awarded One Southern Indiana’s Chairman of the Year Award. Phillip is also active in the Southern Indiana Estate Planning Council and served as their president in 2008. In 2009, Phillip was a recipient of Business First’s, “40 Under 40” award. Phillip, an Eagle Scout, is also very involved with the Boy Scouts of America where he serves as the District Committee Chair for the George Rogers Clark District. Phillip also served as treasurer of the board of directors for Tiny Pieces, a therapeutic riding program in which horses are used as a tool for physical therapy, emotional growth and learning. Phillip is also a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the Kentucky Society of CPAs and CPAmerica International. Phillip also donates much time and energy to his church, and he is a devoted father of four children.
Greg Neely, is a member of Cody and Neely Law Office, formerly Cody and Cody, since 1977, concentrating in wills and estates. Member: Floyd County, Indiana State and America Bar Associations, Sherman Minton Inn of Court Board, Floyd County Public Defender Board, Pro Bono Legal Volunteers Board. Greg is a graduate of the University of Louisville (A.B. 1971); Indiana University (J.D. 1974); Associate Editor, Indiana Law Review, 1973 - 1974 and Indiana Deputy Attorney General, 1974 - l977.
Kyle Ridout, is in his sixteenth year as Manager of the Paul W. Ogle Cultural and Community Center at Indiana University Southeast which presents more than 100 world-class performances each year for the people of Southern Indiana and the Louisville Metro Area. Previous to his current position, Ridout spent five years as the General Director of Nashville Opera and has worked for Kentucky Opera as its Company Manager. A 1998 graduate of Leadership Southern Indiana, Ridout has served on the boards of the Louisville Ballet, Arts Alliance Indiana, Arts Council of Southern Indiana, Mary Anderson Center for the Arts, Kandel Theater, Arts and Cultural Attractions Council of Greater Louisville Inc., Carnegie Center for Art and History, Clarksville Riverfront Foundation and the George Rogers Clark District of the Boy Scouts of America. He has been involved with SI 20/20, serving on its Task Force for Arts and Culture as well at the Cultural Blueprint Committee. He is a member of the Region 12 Regional Advisory Council for the Indiana Arts Commission, Convener of the Indiana Presenters Network and is a member of the International Association of Venue Managers. Ridout is a 1985 graduate of the Indiana University School of Music where he studied voice with Martha Lipton and Vera Scammon. He and his wife Susan make their home in Greenville, Indiana.
Kyle previously served on the Board of the Community Foundation of Southern Indiana and returns for a new term of service in 2013.
The new board members succeed outgoing members Dr. Stephen J. Bodney, Matt Williams and June Huggins.
Officers of the CFSI board are: Dr. Joe Jacobi, Chair; S. Butch Shaw, Immediate Past Chair, Kevin Cecil, Vice-Chair; Tom Hardy, Treasurer; and Julie Larner, Secretary.
Other members of the Community Foundation’s Board of Directors: Gary Banet, Jessica Bergman, Sue Sanders, Leslie Lewis Sheets, Susie Stewart and Andrew Takami.