Leadership Hendricks County names Leaders of the Year

(Press Release) Attendees of the Leadership Hendricks County Annual Meeting, held January 13 at Five Star Catering at Primo, participated in honoring a local high school student and two well-respected members of our community.

Donnis Mizelle, last year’s Leader of the Year, presented this year’s award to Dr. John Sparzo, Vice President of Medical Affairs for Hendricks Regional Health. Mizelle shared that Sparzo has “the capacity to translate vision into reality” – a quote from Warren Bennis. He further stated that Sparzo volunteers his time to Hendricks County Parks, HCCVB, Sheltering Wings, Avon Education Foundation and many other organizations. Sparzo thanked the group for the award, and stated, “Leadership Hendricks County helped me realize the wonderful sense of community in Hendricks County”.

Kent McPhail, Plainfield Chamber of Commerce Executive Director, was presented with the Distinguished Service Award for his many contributions to Hendricks County. Bart Beal, Director, Community Relations & Economic Development for Duke Energy, presented the award to McPhail, and stated that he is a man of integrity with an incredible work ethic who took a struggling chamber organization many years ago and turned it into an efficiently-run chamber, serving the needs of its many members. McPhail shared his love of Plainfield and the community, and thanked his wife Donna for her support.

The Youth Leader of the Year Award was presented by Natalie Rose, LHC Program Coordinator, to Kristen Anderson, who participated in Youth Leadership Hendricks County and is currently involved in Youth Encouraging Philanthropy and the youth board of advisors for the Mental Health Association.

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