2014 Leadership Northern Colorado Class Members Announced

Thirty-one current and emerging leaders were recently selected to participate in the 2014 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 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 selection committee had a tremendous task when they were asked to select our fifth class. We had fantastic applications for the program and as a result, have an outstanding class,” said David May, president & CEO of the Fort Collins Area Chamber of Commerce.

The 2014 Leadership Northern Colorado Class members are:

Eric Aakko, Weld County Public Health and Environment
Richard Alper, Alper-Davis Mediation Services
Matt Beck, Colorado Business Bank
Mara Brosy-Wiwchar, Congressman Jared Polis
Jordan Butts, BBVA Compass Bank
Chris Crutcher, Wells Fargo Bank
Todd Dangerfield, Fort Collins Downtown Development Authority
Patti Garcia, Town of Windsor
Guner Gardenhire, RBC Wealth Management
Jennifer Gehrman, PointsWest Community Bank
Bob Hinderaker, Upstate Colorado
Howard Hissrich, Morgan Stanley
Jeff Kirtley, RLH Engineering, Inc.
Paul Matthews, Banner Health
Eric McCrery, Cobalt Mortgage
Heather McNeill, Columbine Medical Equipment
Greg Metzo, US Bank
Deanne Mulvihill, Berthoud Area Chamber of Commerce
Tamara O’Dell, PR and Marketing Communications
Jenna Oliver, Aims Community College
Jessica Rawley, CSU – College of Business
Sarita Reddy, GCI, Inc.
Rochelle Reynolds, Ehrlich Vehicles, Inc.
Sara Seely, First National Bank
Michael Short, Downtown Fort Collins Business Association
Erica Siemers, PVH and MCR Foundation
Melissa St. Clair, Heart of the Rockies Christian Church
Robyn Steele, Loveland Chamber of Commerce
Shashi Unnithan, Front Range Community College
Paul Watkins, Wells Fargo Business Banking
Reza Zadeh, Timberline Church

The class members will begin their experience at the Leadership Northern Colorado Kick Off Event on December 4 at the Embassy Suites. The Kick Off Event is open to the public and will feature keynote speaker Bill Flannigan, Executive Vice President of the Alleghany Conference on Community Development. Registration is available at www.FortCollinsChamber.com. The first all day class session for the class participants will be on January 28. 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.

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