2019 Leadership Northern Colorado Prepares for Graduation
Public and alumni invited to attend presentation on leadership
The tenth Leadership Northern Colorado (LNC) class will soon complete their six-month program and LNC alumni and the public are invited to celebrate the class accomplishments and to learn more about leadership at a happy hour featuring Zach Mercurio, Ph.D., author of The Invisible Leader
Zach will explore the key, research-backed practices of Purposeful Leadership. With a specific focus on instilling belief in the purpose to compel engagement, unity, and results, leaders will learn research-backed practices to adopt a purposeful leadership approach. Leaders will also leave with clear action steps to guide their own leadership philosophy.
Zach is the bestselling author of “The Invisible Leader: Transform Your Life, Work, and Organization with the Power of Authentic Purpose” and is a purposeful leadership and meaningful work researcher and Adjunct Professor at Colorado State University. He has had the opportunity to work on developing purposeful leaders in organizations such as The Ghirardelli Chocolate Company, Crocs, The Alzheimer’s Association, and The National Park Service, as well as in school districts and universities around the world. His work has been featured internationally with outlets such as Forbes, Inc. Magazine, Psychology Today, The Huffington Post, and Thrive Global.
The event will be from 3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. on June 25 at Windsong Event Center, 2901 Saddler Blvd, outside of Fort Collins. Sponsored by Kaiser Permanente and Canvas Credit Union, the event provides a great way for Alumni and the community to reconnect to the program and will raise funds to provide scholarships to future class participants. Registration is $20 and available at www.FortCollinsChamber.com. Registration includes snacks, drinks and the keynote presentation by Mercurio.
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 Leadership Northern Colorado program will end June 25 with a final class session and graduation by the 37 participants. The class ran from January through June 2019.
The 2019 Leadership Northern Colorado graduates are:
Brooke Alexander, Esq., Alexander & Ewert, LLC
Gysela Blanco, High Country Beverage
Kit Brown, CBRE
Aaron Buckley, Colorado State University, Parking and Transportation Services
David Crowder, McWhinney Real Estate Services, Inc.
Gabriel Dunbar, Saunders Heath Construction
Diane Ellsworth, Project Self-Sufficiency
Chris Fine, McKee Foundation
Kim Fisher, Vision Catalyst
Chris Garcia, City of Greeley
Devin Glass, Larimer County Solid Waste
Misty Gulley, Larimer County Community Corrections – AIM/Wellness Court
Tonja Hadley, Hadley Harmon Consulting
Lea Hanson, Left Lane Communications, LLC
Tina Harkness, Employers Council, Inc.
Jodee Hinton, Martin/Martin, Inc.
Dr. Matthew Hortt, High Plains Library District
Mandi Huston, Coan, Payton & Payne, LLC
Pete Iengo, City of Fort Collins Utilities
Kim Joiner, Aims Community College
Sarah Martin, North Front Range MPO
Ryan C. McLean, Poudre Fire Authority
Zachary C. Minniear, RLH Engineering, Inc.
CeCe Moreno, Employment Services of Weld County
Mistene Nugent, CBRE
Beth Phillips, The Group, Inc. Real Estate
Carolyn ‘CJ’ Renaud, Greeley-Evans School District 6
Shannon Richardson, Merrill Lynch
Michael Ruttenberg MS, LMFT, Larimer County Criminal Justice Services
Shayle Sabo, Larimer County OEM
Jessica Scheopner, Town of Windsor
Courtney Stewart, Platte River Power Authority
Kelly Strohman, Keller Williams Realty – Northern Colorado (The Strohman Group)
Sarah Swanty, Fort Collins Cat Rescue & Spay/Neuter Clinic
Carlie Thomas, Columbine Health Systems
Emily Voshall, Eide Bailly, LLP
Becca Walkinshaw, Gallegos Sanitation, Inc.
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 focuses on regional issues, regionalism and regional leadership skills. For more information, visit www.LeadershipNorthernColorado.com.