Leah (Dietrick) McGrath is a Fishers business and community leader who recently announced plans to return to the private sector in January as Vice President of Public Affairs for Knowledge Services, an Indianapolis-based information technology company.
In 2015 Mayor Scott Fadness named Leah the first Deputy Mayor for the City of Fishers, where she served until 2019. During her tenure, Fishers transformed from a town into a smart, vibrant and entrepreneurial city and was named in 2017 as the #1Best Place to Live in the country by Money Magazine. As Deputy Mayor, Leah led efforts to modernize the city’s internal operations, eliminating antiquated ordinances and updating local codes. She spearheaded a city-wide effort to develop its first long-range comprehensive plan. Leah also helped organize and amplify the city’s many constituencies, including the disability community, arts and culture advocates, age-friendly residents, veterans, and civic volunteers.
Prior to joining the City of Fishers, Leah held positions with the Indiana Association of Cities and Towns (now AIM), Sease Gerig, an Indianapolis-based public relations and communications firm, and she operated her own consulting business, providing services in marketing research and public relations. Leah has been active in the Republican Party for the last two decades, including as a precinct committeewoman and Vice Chair of the Indiana Republican Party.
Leah and her husband, Brian, have resided in Lawrence Township and southeast Fishers for the last 15 years, where they are raising three sons, Patrick, Nate and Ethan. They attend Holy Spirit at Geist Catholic Church and are active in the community. Leah focuses her volunteer time helping youth reach their full potential, serving as President of the Fishers Youth Assistance Program. She also serves on the Board of Directors for Conner Prairie and volunteers at church and with her sons’ schools and activities.
Leah is a native of Pendleton. Her father worked in real estate and appraisal services and her mother taught elementary school at Southeast Madison Community Schools. She attended Purdue University and graduated with a degree in communications and political science.
McGrath has been active in more than two dozen state and local organizations and currently serves on the boards of Conner Prairie, the Fishers Advisory Committee on Disability, and the Fishers Youth Assistance Program.