2015 Leadership Northern Colorado Class Members Announced

Thirty current and emerging leaders were recently selected to participate in the 2015 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 2015 Leadership Northern Colorado Class members are:

Kim Akeley-Charron, Thompson Education Foundation

Stacey Aurzada, City of Greeley

Clay Bartlett, Coan, Payton & Payne, LLC

Beth Bishop, The Group, Inc.

Katie Bowers, University of Colorado Health

Jennifer Bray, Cornerstone Home Lending, Inc.

Gina DiGiallonardo, Columbine Health Systems

Chris Donegon, City of Fort Collins

Ryan Donovan, Lawrence Jones Custer Grasmick LLP

Cash Freeman, Edward Jones

Laura Hoover, Roots Real Estate

Stacy Johnson, Town of Windsor

Leah Johnson, JD Consulting

Todd Karl, US Bank

Dan Klith, Liberty Mutual Insurance

Amy Kolczak, University of Colorado Health

Christine Lotz, Public Service Credit Union

Gregory Miedema, Home Builders Association of Northern Colorado

Rand E. Morgan, The Community Foundation Serving Greeley & Weld County

Michael Nagl, Warren Federal Credit Union

Joy Nyenhuis, Junior Achievement – Rocky Mountain, Inc.

Heidi Phelps, City of Fort Collins

Carol Salter, Banner Health

Leah Schaer, Aims Community College

Kirk Silos, Pelican Lakes Country Club

Kerry Slater, Banner Health

Shawn Sullivan, The Neenan Company

Pamela Sunderman, Kaiser Permanente

Ashley Velenzuela-Ruesgen, Aims Community College

Marcy Yoder, United Way of Larimer County

The class members will begin their experience at the Leadership Northern Colorado Kick Off Event on December 3 at the Embassy Suites. The Kick Off Event is open to the public and will feature keynote speaker Dr. Sue Schell, Director of the Career Management Center at CSU and comments by Greeley City Manager, Roy Otto. Registration is available at www.FortCollinsChamber.com. The first all day class session for the class participants will be on January 27. 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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