Change Leadership Inspired by LFC Graduates 2020/21 Class

Jun 16, 2021 | Chamber News

The Fort Collins Area Chamber of Commerce is proud to announce the graduates of the 2020/2021 Change Leadership Inspired by Leadership Fort Collins (LFC) program.

The traditional LFC program was put on pause for 2020-2021 and the Change Leadership program was offered to LFC and Leadership Northern Colorado alumni and other community leaders.  The program focused on leadership during a time of change.

2021/22 Change Leadership Inspired by LFC Graduates

Angela Kelton, PFS Insurance
Crystal Bidwell, Ditesco
Michelangelo Bustamante, FirstBank
Kelli Casteel, High Country Beverage
Betsy Coldren, Emergency Physicians of the Rockies
Kevin Davie, Campbell Morrison Wealth Management
Laurel Donahue, Colorado State University
Katie Flint, Colorado State University Career Center
Jillian Fresa, City of Fort Collins
Justin Freyermuth, Madwire
Trista Fugate, Platte River Power Authority
Tonja Hadley, Thrive Coaching
Susan Herlihy, The Group, Inc.
Erin Hottenstein, Public Speaking for the Professional
Denise Johnson, Kurt’s Property Management & Investments LTD.
Lt. Jerrod Kinsman, Fort Collins Police Department
Eric Lea, Robert Half
Ashlee Lease, Canvas Credit Union
Lindsay Mason, Off-Campus Life, Colorado State University
Hilary McCart, AssuredPartners
Chris McPhail, Western States Bank
Kim Medina, Fort Collins Area Chamber of Commerce
Dawson Metcalf, Conservation Leadership, Colorado State University
Bob Nedbal, think2perform
Codi Newsom, Vanir Construction Management, Inc
Ken Patrick, Emergency Physicians the Rockies
Tiffany Paulus, Americans for Prosperity
Emily Peddicord, Gleeds USA
Alicia Ready, Bryan Construction Inc.
Jean Runyon, Front Range Community College
Heather Schlegel, Dedicated Towing and Recovery LLC
Sasha Sulkosky, Brinkman Construction
Peter Vlcek, Peter Vlcek Agency – Farmers Insurance
Peter Yoo, Brinkman

Since September 2020, the class came together virtually every second Thursday of the month with an online programming experience that alternated between deep dive experiences centered around: Change Agility and Strengths Finder, a Professional Book Club that featured directed reading, group conversations and copies of Good to Great, So You Want to Talk About Race and Upstream; and CEO Features that provided a chance for intimate conversations with community leaders.

Leadership Fort Collins, a program of the Fort Collins Area Chamber of Commerce, was established in 1981 to inform participants about the history, government, economy, social issues, needs and opportunity in our community.

The program is designed to broaden participant knowledge of the community while enhancing leadership skills, encourage contribution to the betterment of the Fort Collins community, increase the strength and effectiveness of community leaders, equip participants to respond to the current and future challenges of the community and to provide opportunities for direct contact with influential people, businesses and organizations while achieving the goal of educating and motivating leaders who are committed to shaping the future of our community.

The original LFC program is confirmed for a 2021/22 session. Look for details to be released in July.

For more information, contact Ann Hutchison at (970) 482-3746 or [email protected].

About the Fort Collins Area Chamber of Commerce

The Fort Collins Area Chamber of Commerce is the leading membership-based organization in Northern Colorado, dedicated to helping business succeed.  Investment in the Fort Collins Area Chamber of Commerce puts members in contact with more than 1,180 business owners and managers in the market.  For more than 100 years, the Fort Collins Area Chamber has influenced efforts to maintain and grow the business community in Fort Collins.  For more information about the Chamber call (970) 482-3746 or visit