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Leadership Northern Colorado New Class Celebration

December 30, 2022 @ 12:00 am

Leadership Northern Colorado Welcomes Class of 2023
Alumni invited to join in celebration

Thirty-one current and emerging leaders were recently selected to participate in the 2023 Leadership Northern Colorado program.  The group is a diverse mix of professions with representative 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 30 exceptional community members,” said Ann Hutchison, President & CEO of the Fort Collins Area Chamber of Commerce.

The 2023 Leadership Northern Colorado Class members are:


·      Aaron Barrett, Bank of Colorado
·      Curt Bear, LoCo Thank Tank
·      Niroj Bhattarai, Colorado State University
·      Kristie Briles, Respite Care Inc.
·      Grant Buchanan, High Country Beverage
·      Shawn Charpentier, Double S Group at Keller Williiams Realty
·      Tim Coons, Weld Community Foundation
·      Dave Dixon, Bike Fort Collins
·      Keahi Ewa, Sunrise Ranch
·      Kamirae Feldman, BitOSunshine Mortgage
·      Katie Flint, Handshake
·      Hope Hartman, Larimer SBDC – Front Range Community College
·      Doug Hay, United Way of Larimer County
·      Shannon Hein, City of Fort Collins
·      Danaly Howe, Centennial Consulting Group, LLC
·      Kelly Jackson, Aims Community College Foundation
·      Tim Johnson, GH Phipps Construction Companies
·      Taylor Kidd, Larimer County Department of Human Services
·      Alex Kloehn, Lutheran Family Services Rocky Mountains
·      Lauren Larsen, NAI Affinity
·      Deana Lemos-Garcia, Hensel Phelps/BMS Foundation
·      Mariah McCulley, Animal Friend Alliance
·      Kim Meyer, Town of Johnstown
·      Jesse Patton, Wells Fargo
·      Jessica Plummer, Larimer County·      Adam Postovit, Nutrien
·      Jerome Rouser, North Front Range Metropolitan Planning Organization
·      Sarah Rupert, Fransen Pittman General Contractors
·      Jon Schwartzbauer, Federation of Chiropractic Licensing Boards
·      Kerry Westlund, Ent Credit Union
·      Andy Yost, Employment Services of Weld County


The class members will begin their experience at the Leadership Northern Colorado Orientation on January 6 at High Country Beverage in Johnstown followed by a Leadership Northern Colorado Alumni Happy Hour.  Registration is open at www.FortCollinsChamber.com.  The first all day class session for the class participants will be on January 24. 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 2023 Program is sponsored by Elevations Credit Union.

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

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


December 30, 2022
12:00 am