2024 Leadership Northern Colorado Class Members Announced

Dec 18, 2023 | Chamber News

FORT COLLINS, COLO. – Thirty-five current and emerging leaders were recently selected to participate in the 2024 Leadership Northern Colorado program.  The group is a diverse mix of professions with representatives from education, large and small business, not for profit and government.

Leadership Northern Colorado, a joint initiative of the Fort Collins, Greeley and Loveland Chambers of Commerce, the Community Foundation of Northern Colorado and the Greeley Community Foundation, is designed to build human capacity and to identify, define and address the issues facing the Northern Colorado region.

“The diversity and quality of applications was outstanding, and we are thrilled to offer this opportunity to 35 exceptional community members,” said Ann Hutchison, President & CEO of the Fort Collins Area Chamber of Commerce.

The 2024 Leadership Northern Colorado Class members are:

  • Jesse Albertson, The Source Property Management LLC
  • Andrea Anderson, Clark & Enersen
  • Isaac Bowen, Benchmark Search Group / Snelling Staffing
  • Michael Bussmann, City of Fort Collins
  • Carmen Cisneros, Kaiser Permanente
  • Brian Classen, fnbo
  • Maj-Lis Delgado, Landmark Homes/ Yoga Pod Fort Collins
  • Cristal Garcia Hernandez, Weld County Employment Services
  • James Hamilton, Community Foundation of Northern Colorado
  • Lisa Hudson, East Colorado, SBDC – UNC
  • Kaan Inceoglu, State Farm
  • Kyle Jackson, Boys & Girls Clubs of Larimer County
  • Taylor Jordan, College Access Navigators and The Windsor Gardener
  • Alexis Kennedy, Colorado State University
  • Nicolas Krause, Ent Credit Union
  • Nikki Lucas, The Place Setting Company
  • Scott Magerfleisch, InfoTech Research Group
  • Carley McAbee, Be Kind FoCo
  • Erika Michalski, Strategically Authentic
  • Amanda Myers, NOCO Humane
  • Bret Naber, City of Greeley
  • Meaghan Overton, City of Fort Collins
  • Larry Pakowski, Aims Community College
  • Amanda Poincelot, Northern Engineering
  • Scott Ready, GH Phipps Construction
  • Marc Robson, NAI Affinity
  • Theresa Rulon, CSU Office of Engagement and Extension
  • Amanda Schroeder, Animal Friends Alliance
  • Greg Soffe, Vantage Point Initiatives
  • Nadine Trujillo-Rogers, Elevations Credit Union
  • Scott Tryggestad, Chevron
  • Cassandra Ungerman, Northern Engineering
  • Meghan Wagner, First Interstate Bank
  • Wendy Woods, Edward Jones
  • Kelly Zeillmann, Greeley Area Chamber of Commerce

The class members will begin their experience at the Leadership Northern Colorado Orientation on January 12 at High Country Beverage in Johnstown followed by a Leadership Northern Colorado Alumni Happy Hour.  Registration will be available after the new year.  The first all day class session for the class participants will be on January 23. The program is a six-month interactive development program that will be focused on regional issues, regionalism and regional leadership skills.  The program is designed to educate and motivate leaders who are committed to shaping the future of our region.

The 2024 Program is sponsored by Elevations Credit Union.


The class is supported by a steering committee of program alumni and the Chamber CEOs:

  • Heather Anderson, Visit Greeley
  • Bill Becker, Loveland Chamber
  • Dave Dixon, Boys & Girls Clubs of Weld County
  • Kim Fisher, Vision Catalyst
  • Katie Flint, Handshake
  • Tonja Hadley, The Group Inc.
  • Jaime Henning, Greeley Area Chamber of Commerce
  • Ann Hutchison, Fort Collins Area Chamber of Commerce
  • Todd Karl, Ent Credit Union
  • Elizabeth Mahoney, Complete Professional Development
  • Cece Majchrowski, Employment Services of Weld County
  • Mindy McCloughan, Loveland Chamber of Commerce
  • Amanda Miller, The Place Setting Company
  • Joy Nyenhuis, Cohere
  • Dawn Paepke, Kaiser Permanente
  • Nancy Patton, Canvas Credit Union
  • Sara Potter, fnbo
  • Ted Ray, First Interstate Bank
  • Jared Reimer, The Craft Broker at Elevations Real Estate
  • Kristy Wygmans, The Place Setting Company

Link to announcement.