The International Center Announces 2022 Cohort for James T. Morris Global Leadership Series

(Indianapolis – August 1, 2022) – The International Center has selected 20 participants for the third annual James T. Morris Global Leadership Series. 

The 2022 Morris Series cohort is composed of global professionals from across Indiana, hailing from Franklin to Bloomington and everywhere in between. The participants represent a wide range of industries, including technology, media, academia and more. 

The Morris Series is a five-month professional development program for Hoosiers who demonstrate business or civic leadership with a global component. Inspired by Jim Morris’ vast experience as well as The Center’s mission to support global initiatives across public, private and civic sectors, the sessions will discuss global leadership across government, business and humanitarian efforts. The series will begin in August and conclude in December. 

The program is presented by Genesys with support from the Herbert Simon Family Foundation and Indiana Language Roadmap. 

“As we begin our third year of the Morris Series, we are excited for these Hoosier leaders to dive into global leadership in corporate, humanitarian and governmental settings – and see the unique opportunity for these leaders to connect and learn from each other.” 

The 2022 Morris Series cohort includes: 

Morgan Allen, Indiana Economic Development Corporation 

Maria Baca-Vilchez, Project Azul 

Robin Banks, IUB Hamilton Lugar School of Global & International Studies 

Chris Case, DANNAR 

Jennifer Cataldi, Franklin College 

Inna Ekhaus, Genesys 

Fumie Ichikawa, Indianapolis Public Schools 

Kristie Johnson, Martin University 

Brooke Kandel, Butler University 

Nichole McCollum, IU Center for Global Health 

Tony Miranda, Prolific 

Kyle Montrose, Dentons 

Maria Murphy, Carmel Christkindlmarkt 

Vivian Nayiga, Share Mobility 

Claudia Ross, Youth Global Perspectives 

Ghina Sadek, University of Indianapolis 

Dennis Sullivan, IUPUI School of Informatics & Computing 

Taylor Susong, Indiana Civil Rights Commission 

Marlon Webb, Indy Chamber 

Zheng Yang, Hemprise 


About The International Center 

For nearly 50 years, The International Center has served as a guide to the world’s cultural landscape, and a catalyst for the state’s international growth. Working in collaboration with businesses, organizations, government agencies, educational institutions and individual citizens, The Center expands Indiana’s global interest through a variety of programs and services and through convening diverse interests who share common international goals. The International Center is a member of Global Ties U.S. Learn more at 


Rebecca VanVliet | The International Center | 317-283-9276[email protected] 

Have some news you want to share with the Indy Chamber organization?
Login to Submit Your News

Member Stories

Just Pop In! Offering Holiday Discount

Indy Chamber News Archives

Join Our Newsletter

Get updates to your inbox with the latest news and updates from Indy Chamber.