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Align Southern Indiana Welcomes New Governing Board Member

Tuesday, January 12, 2021
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Align Southern Indiana has named John P. Lawson, Jr. as their newest Governing Board member.  

Mr. Lawson enjoyed a stellar career in the banking industry for over 30 years.   Having graduated from the University of Louisville with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Government, Lawson has spent the majority his career with First Savings Bank.  He retired as Chief Operating Officer in 2019 and currently serves as a Director for both First Savings Bank and its Holding Company, First Savings Financial Group, Inc., as well as the First Savings Bank Foundation.  

Dr. Rita Hudson Shourds, President of Align Southern Indiana said, “We are excited to have John join our Governing Board and the experience he brings having been a volunteer on our Regional Leadership Alignment Team.”

Lawson currently serves on the Board of Kentuckiana Junior Achievement, where he has championed economic empowerment for 12 years and recently became a member of the Leadership Southern Indiana board of directors.

“I have been involved with Align Southern Indiana as an alignment team member and have been so impressed with the diligent process being implemented to create systemic change in the five-county region.  This non-profit is confronting some of our most important issues, from kindergarten readiness to economic development, in an effort to make changes to benefit generations.  I am excited to be a part of moving our region forward” stated Lawson.  

For more information about Align Southern Indiana, contact 502-777-0779 or visit www.alignsi.com.

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