Banquet Celebrates 2012 Leadership Class Graduates, New Applicants Needed

At a recent banquet held at the Hilton Garden Inn in Riverview, the 2012 Leadership Brandon class was recognized.

The 2012 Leadership Brandon class was recognized for its eight months of hard work, dedication, and deep relationship building during a recent banquet held at the Hilton Garden Inn, in Riverview. Leadership Brandon annually affords area business leaders opportunities to develop their potential and nurture their desire to accept civic responsibility and roles of leadership in the community, expose themselves to the challenges and opportunities that currently face the Greater Brandon Area, and familiarize themselves with some of the processes and programs available for individual involvement in the community. 2012 Leadership Brandon Chair Ingrid M. Hooglander is greatly optimistic graduates will continue to exemplify lessons learned during class experiences.

“The sign of a true leader is someone who continues to show up long after the obligation and accolades are gone,” she said. “This class seems to embody this adage. I am making the commitment to not just stand by Leadership Brandon, but to stand by the Class of 2012. I will strive to assist them in this endeavor and to support them as they continue to move forward.”

2012 Leadership Brandon graduates are Candice Alford, Jon Berntsen, Molly Blanton, Jennifer Caskey, Patrick Criss, Traci Cunningham, Carole Fluhart, Jorgie Franks, Susan Hardman, Phil Hart, Lynne Herrick, Connie Huber, Juliann K. Karenko, Lynn Langowski, Rick Lewis, Lauren Lindsey, Steve McIntosh, Greg Menia, Janice Miller, Sandi Milmed, Alex Miranda, Mark Moon, Josh Moore, Teri Nakamura, Theresa Newman, Laurie E. Ohall, Denise Reiter, David Riehle, Albert Selke, John Stewart, Katie Urrutia, Frankie Vayalumkal, Todd Weidley, and Brooke Wheeldon-Reece.
Leadership Brandon is a series of seminars, tours and interactive presentations concentrating on various phases of leadership development and community awareness.

Leadership Brandon aims to open dialogues between emerging and current business and community leaders, and is a community leadership development program of The Greater Brandon Chamber of Commerce.

Nominations for the 2013 Leadership Brandon class are currently being accepted. For more information about Leadership Brandon and to nominate potential class participants, phone Greater Brandon Chamber of Commerce Member Programs Director Crystal Colegrove at 689-1221 or email ccolegrove@brandonchamber.com. Nomination forms must be received on or before July 6, at 5 p.m.