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A regional leadership development program designed to build human capacity and to identify, define and address the issues facing the Northern Colorado region.
 
 

 

 

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Northern Colorado is morphing into an area with regional potential, population and challenges.  Leadership with a regional perspective will be essential for a positive vision of our future. With that in mind, Leadership Northern Colorado launched in 2010 and now has over 300 graduates of the program.

A joint initiative of the Fort Collins, Greeley and Loveland Chambers of Commerce, the Community Foundation of Northern Colorado and the Weld Community Foundation, this six-month interactive development program will focus 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. 

2022 Leadership Northern Colorado Class Members Announced

Thirty-two current and emerging leaders were recently selected to participate in the 2022 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 Greeley Community Foundation, is designed to build human capacity and to identify, define and address the issues facing the Northern Colorado region.

“The diversity and quality of applications was outstanding, and we are thrilled to offer this opportunity to 32 exceptional community members,” said Ann Hutchison, President & CEO of the Fort Collins Area Chamber of Commerce.

The 2022 Leadership Northern Colorado Class members are:

·       Heather Anderson, Greeley Area Chamber/Visit Greeley

·       Debra Antista-Bianchi, Alzheimer's Association

·       Nick Armstrong, WTF Marketing

·       Aaron (AJ) Baer, Canvas Credit Union

·       Reyes Barrios Jr., FNBO

·       Erik Caffee, Waypoint Real Estate

·       Curtis Carlson, Great Western Bank

·       Ryan Cassidy, ANB Bank

·       Debbie Davis, Independent Financial

·       Jessica Dyrdahl, Colorado State University

·       Fawn Floyd-Baltzer, Loveland Downtown District

·       Karen Frawley, Town of Windsor

·       Madisen Golden, United Way of Larimer County

·       Kat Hart, Loveland Business Development Center

·       Angela Kelton, Gallagher Benefit Services

·       Nick Kenny, Greeley Philharmonic Orchestra

·       Neal Kingman, Bank of Colorado

·       Abby Kirkbride, McWhinney Real Estate Services, Inc.

·       Randall Klamser, City of Fort Collins

·       Nate Lamkin, Pathways Hospice

·       Jill Maasch, Larimer County

·       Margarita Marquez, Employment Services of Weld County

·       Michele Marquitz, Food Bank for Larimer County

·       Heather  Miller, Muscular Dystrophy Association 

·       Sergio Ortiz, The Neenan Company

·       Hailey Peters, Loveland Chamber of Commerce

·       Hope Pruett, Loveland Water and Power

·       Shane Redman, High Country Beverage

·       Brecken Schaefer, NAI Affinity

·       Rhonda Solis, Northern Smiles Family Dental

·       Kris Stoppenhagen, RLH Engineering

·       Jessi Yarnell, Kaiser Permanente

The class members will begin their experience at the Leadership Northern Colorado Orientation on December 7 at the Budweiser Event Center in Loveland followed by a Leadership Northern Colorado Alumni Happy Hour.  Registration is open at www.FortCollinsChamber.com.  The first all day class session for the class participants will be on January 25. 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.  Thank you to our 2022 Sponsor:  Elevations Credit Union.

Leadership Northern Colorado Leadership Moment

LNC Leadership Moment from September 13 with Jeannine Truswell, CEO & President, United Way Weld County
https://youtu.be/bZ4SHwcKDJU

Leadership Moment from August 10, 2021 featuring Deirdre Sullivan, United Way Larimer County
https://youtu.be/bESpHr0CcE8

Leadership Moment from July 13, 2021 featuring Jacob Castillo, Larimer County Economic Development
https://youtu.be/7eKVu7-bixk

Leadership Moment from June 8, 2021 featuring Chris Garcia, UNC
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sQLFxJjnh2M

Leadership Moment from May 11, 2021 featuring David Rodriguez, The Comedy Store
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gohjwt_kaQQ

Leadership Moment from April 13, 2021 featuring Brenda Lucio, restaurateur
https://youtu.be/wkzOcYRbSwQ

Leadership Moment from March 30, 2021 featuring retiring PFA Chief Tom DeMint
https://youtu.be/2ZaR9_SLDsE

Leadership Moment from February 11, 2021 featuring Hughes Property Vision
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0w1KG45yyBY&feature=youtu.be 

Leadership Moment from December 8 with KUNC President & CEO Neil Best
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CdK-K2M1m7k

Leadership Moment from November 10 with Food Bank for Larimer County CEO Amy Pezzani
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3TWumPFYp5k 

Leadership Moment from October 13 with Sunrise Community Health CEO Mitzi Moran
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DCSyULPOraY 

Leadership Moment from September 8 with Fort Collins Police Chief Jeff Swoboda:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=875m1Y_9kV4 

Leadership Moment from August 11 with Greeley Area Chamber President & CEO Jaime Henning:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sqK7qtdXd4c

Leadership Moment from July 14 with Greeley Police Chief Jones: 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ChQExystPQo

Leadership Moment from June 9 with The Group CEO Brandon Wells:  
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uClV_omYIYg

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 Weld Community Foundation. 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 will focus on regional issues, regionalism and regional leadership skills.

More Information? Contact the Leadership Northern Colorado hotline at (970) 682-3562 or LeaderNoCo@fcchamber.org.