Jacob Brandau named to Indiana Leadership Forum Class of 2023

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – The 28th class of the Indiana Leadership Forum includes 25 Hoosiers, one of which is Options Schools Chief Financial Officer, Jacob Brandau.

Since 1993, the Indiana Leadership Forum, a nonprofit educational program, has increased the involvement of civic, business, and cultural leaders in local, state and federal government.

With over 15 years served at Options Schools, Brandau has served in campus and administrative roles.

The ILF has over 500 graduates statewide who contribute to Indiana through their extraordinary leadership in the public and private sectors, and through dedicated service in a wide array of philanthropic organizations. The Indiana Leadership Forum is proud to announce the selections for the Indiana Leadership Forum Class of 2023.

ILF Class of 2023 Members:

  • Carlton Anker, Lewis & Wilkins LLP, Associate Attorney
  • Stu Barnes-Israel, Hidden River Group, Co-Founder
  • Jonathan Blake, Carmel Clay Parks and Recreation, Administration & Planning Director
  • Jacob Brandau, Options Schools, Inc., Chief Financial Officer
  • Samantha Chenery, Allen County Government-Treasurer’s Office, Chief Deputy Treasurer
  • Dakota Coates, Ice Miller LLP, Associate Attorney
  • Sydnee Cseresznyes, Torchbearer Public Affairs, Director of Government Affairs
  • Tiffanie Ditlevson, Self-Employed, Realtor
  • Gary Everling, Hendricks Regional Health, Senior Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer
  • Lisa Everling, Dollard Evans Whalin LLC, Senior Pralegal/Pre-Law and Recover Now, LLC Substance Abuse Counseling, Owner
  • Hunter Frost, Indiana House of Representatives, Legislative Assistant
  • Roger Howard, Indiana Economic Development Corporation, International Trade Manager
  • Liz Huston, Knowledge Services, StateRAMP Account Associate
  • Elizabeth James, Charter Communications, LLC, Manager of State and Local Government Affairs
  • Jim Johnson, Indiana State Senate, Legislative Assistant
  • Mike Moga, Barnes & Thornburg LLP, Government Services Associate
  • Noah Patten, International Medical Group, Associate Counsel & Compliance Counsel
  • Evan Petty, Hallowell Consulting, LLC, Director of Client Services
  • Luke Rayfield, United States Navy, Commanding Officer
  • Ryan Ritchie, RJL Solutions, Vice President of Government Relations
  • Nick Schellinger, Garmong Construction Services, Business Development Associate
  • Carson Smith, Envoy, Inc., Business Development Associate
  • Nathan Uldricks, Fabius Labs, Senior Product Management
  • Pone Vongphachanh, City of New Haven, Director of Development Services
  • Tyler Warman, Governor’s Office, Director of Intergovernmental Affairs

** About Options Schools **
Founded in 2002, Options Schools are free, public charter schools serving grade 6-12 students in 134 school districts across Indiana. With a high-quality, individualized approach to education, Options Schools specializes in providing students with an inclusive environment, unparalleled support, and a student-to-teacher ratio of 15-to-1. With brick-and-mortar campuses in Noblesville and Westfield, Options also offers additional programs in virtual and in-person formats.