2013 Leadership Northern Colorado Class Graduates

The fourth Leadership Northern Colorado class completed their six month program on Tuesday, June 25 at Austin’s Homestead in Windsor. Thirty participants completed the 2013 program and were recognized at a graduation event sponsored by Public Service Credit Union and Austin’s Homestead. Leadership Northern Colorado has now graduated 115 participants

Leadership Northern Colorado, a joint initiative of the Fort Collins, Greeley and Loveland chambers of commerce, the Community Foundation of Northern Colorado and the Community Foundation Serving Greeley and Weld County, is designed to build human capacity and to identify, define and address the issues facing the Northern Colorado region. The program was sponsored in 2013 by Colorado Health Medical Group.

The 2013 Leadership Northern Colorado graduates are:

  • Molly Armbrister, Northern Colorado Business Report
  • Mary Atchison, Kaiser Permanente
  • Tana Atwood, Bohemian Foundation
  • Bruce Beardsley, Aims Community College
  • Kendra Bigsby, Colorado State University
  • Sarah Boyd, City of Greeley
  • Michal Connors, Windsor Chamber of Commerce
  • Helen Davis, Colorado Nonprofit Development Center
  • Beth Edens, RE/MAX Advanced, Inc.
  • Maggie Flanagan, Rocky Mountain Innosphere
  • Betsy Gammon, Emergency Physicians of the Rockies
  • Leslie Gann-Exner, Banner Health/NCMC
  • Erica Herman, Wells Fargo Bank
  • Daman Holland, Ripley Design, Inc.
  • John Hutson, Aims Community College
  • Allison King, Pfizer
  • Steven Lukowski, City of Fort Collins
  • Tracy Mead, Education & Life Training Center
  • Constance O’Brien,KIRA, Inc.
  • Abby Powell, The Ranch Events Complex
  • Michelle Provaznik, Gardens on Spring Creek
  • Christy Ricks
  • Jeremy Rose, Rose Law, PC
  • Conrad Schaefer, GOAL Academy
  • Derek Spinuzzi, RLH Engineering, Inc.
  • Gretchen Stanford, City of Loveland Water and Power
  • Patricia Tessari, Allnutt Funeral Service
  • Matt Thompson, The Group Real Estate
  • Kimberly Vecchio, Poudre Valley Hospital/Medical Center of the Rockies
  • Bruce Walthers, Front Range Community College

The program was produced by the Fort Collins Area Chamber, the Loveland Chamber, the Greeley Chamber, the Community Foundation of Northern Colorado and the Community Foundation Serving Greeley and Weld County with assistance from a steering committee that included: Kristi Benningsdorf, First Western Trust Bank; William Becker, Security Savings Federal Credit Union; Catherine Doering, First National Bank; Roxanne Fry, Community Foundation of Northern Colorado; Ann Hutchison, Fort Collins Area Chamber of Commerce; Judy Knapp, Community Foundation Serving Greeley and Weld County; Sarah MacQuiddy, Greeley Chamber of Commerce; David May, Fort Collins Area Chamber of Commerce; Laura McFaddin, Security Savings Federal Credit Union; Mindy McCloughan, Loveland Chamber; Amanda Miller, The Place Setting Company; Dawn Paepke, McKee Medical Center Foundation; Nancy Patton, Public Service Credit Union; Jared Reimer, Reimer Real Estate and LeeAnn Sterling, Greeley Chamber of Commerce

Applications for the 2014 Leadership Northern Colorado program will be available in the fall. Anyone interested in learning more about the program or applying should contact Ann Hutchison at (970) 482-3746 or ahutchison@fcchamber.org.

About Leadership Northern Colorado

Leadership Northern Colorado is a program developed and designed through collaboration of the Fort Collins Area Chamber of Commerce, Loveland Chamber of Commerce, Greeley Chamber of Commerce, Community Foundation of Northern Colorado and the Community Foundation Serving Greeley and Weld County. The regional development program is designed to build human capacity and to identify, define and address the issues facing the Northern Colorado region. The six-month interactive program for 30 select leaders from across the region will focus on regional issues, regionalism and regional leadership skills. For more information, visit www.LeadershipNorthernColorado.com.

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