Leadership Fort Collins Graduates 38th Class

The 2019-2020 Leadership Fort Collins class will receive their diplomas on June 17 at the Holiday Twin Drive In.  Leadership Fort Collins, a program of the Fort Collins Area Chamber of Commerce, is designed to educate and motivate leaders who are committed to shaping the future of our community while encouraging inspired and active involvement that contributes to the betterment of the community.

Thirty-three current and emerging leaders from throughout the Fort Collins area were selected to participate in the 2019-2020 program, which began in September 2019 and will conclude on June 17.  Participants came together on the second Thursday of the month for a day-long session to learn more about Team Building, Government and Transportation, Economy and the Environment, Education and our Community, Social Capital, State Government, Health and Emergency Service Providers and Social Infrastructure.  The graduating class is a diverse mix of professions with representative from education, large and small business, not for profit and government.

The Leadership Fort Collins graduation will include recognition of individual class members with the graduation event being sponsored by Austin’s American Grill, BluSKY Restoration Contractors and Vern’s Liquor.

Graduating members of the class include:

  • Thomas Ahrens, Eide Bailly
  • Jenna Beairsto, Ditesco
  • Karina Brum, Colorado State University
  • William (Billy) Cooksey, City of Fort Collins Parks
  • Josh Evans, SouthRidge Golf Course
  • Julie Grawe, Write on Red, LLC
  • Michelle Gregov, Flood and Peterson
  • Amy Hoback, The Group Real Estate
  • Mike Katz, Colorado State University
  • Ashlee Lease, Blue Federal Credit Union
  • Dave Maddocks, Brinkman Construction
  • Hilary McCart, AssuredPartners
  • Corina Miller, SummitStone Health Partners
  • Stephanie “Mo” Moreira, Colorado State
  • Liz Morgan, UCHealth
  • Danny Nelson, City of Fort Collins
  • Celeste Ortiz, EnviroPest
  • Julianna Potts, City of Fort Collins – Connexion
  • Jason Radman, Colorado State University – College of Business
  • Jamie Rasmussen, United Way of Larimer County
  • Heather Roth, UCHealth – PVH
  • Nathan Savig, Poudre High School
  • Lauren Shimp, Columbine Health Systems
  • Nathan Shugrue, Brillity Digital
  • Dana Spanjer, Spanjer Homes
  • Julie Sutter, The Music District
  • Kyle Uhlenhopp, The Compass Wealth Group
  • Jennifer Umland, Fort Collins Area Chamber of Commerce
  • Colin Veldman, Flood and Peterson
  • John Verderame, Larimer County Small Business Development Center
  • Kristy Volesky, Fort Collins Police Services
  • Phil Walter, The Clark Enersen Partners
  • Kaitlin Zobel, UCHealth

The program was produced by the Fort Collins Area Chamber with assistance from a steering committee:

  • Stephanie Ashley, Brinkman
  • Emily Birdsall, Jolly Events
  • Heather Buoniconti, Food Bank for Larimer County
  • Jen Cooper, SummitStone Health Partners
  • Mark Culloton, UCHealt
  • Lauren Dewey, City of Fort Collins
  • Jess Dyrdahl, Colorado State University
  • Maryann  Fillingim, UCHealth
  • Jerick  Flores, CSU Alumni Association
  • Jill Foster, Realities For Children
  • Gretchen Gramling, Visual Health Solutions
  • Charles Grant, First National Bank
  • Huston Hoffman, RPT Realty
  • Ann Hutchison, Fort Collins Area Chamber of Commerce
  • Natalia Infante Caylor, Infante Consulting and Research
  • Mara  Johnson, Habitat for Humanity
  • Tracy Katz, First National Bank
  • Carley McAbee, Indigo Grantsmithing
  • Jennifer McLain, Alpha Center
  • Katie Nixon, UCHealth
  • Tiffany  Paulus, FoCo Fourteener
  • Emily Peddicord, Gleeds
  • Ali Raza, CSU
  • Colan Scheidenhelm, Schure Consulting
  • Teresa Sedlak, Office of the Alternative Defense Counsel
  • Lauren Smiley, BluSky Restoration
  • Nick Smiley, City of Fort Collins
  • Gretchen Stanford, City of Fort Collins
  • Zachary  Sumner, BW Integrated Systems
  • Abe Theiss
  • Brad Ward, City of Fort Collins
  • Meghan Willis, UCHealth

Anyone interested in learning more about the program should contact Ann Hutchison at (970) 482-3746 or ahutchison@fcchamber.org.

About the Fort Collins Area Chamber

The Fort Collins Area Chamber of Commerce is the leading business association in Northern Colorado, dedicated to helping business succeed. Investing in the Fort Collins Area Chamber of Commerce puts members in contact with more than 1,250 business owners and managers in the market. For more than 100 years, the Fort Collins Area Chamber has helped shape the Fort Collins region into one of the most livable places in America. For more information about the Chamber, call (970) 482-3746 or visit www.FortCollinsChamber.com.

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