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Leadership Northern Colorado Applications for 2022 Class Now Being Accepted 

Leadership Northern Colorado is now accepting applications for the 2022 Leadership Northern Colorado (LNC) class.

A joint initiative of the Fort Collins, Greeley and Loveland Chambers of Commerce, the Community Foundation of Northern Colorado and the Weld Community Foundation, Leadership Northern Colorado was established to build human capacity and to identify, define and address the issues facing the Northern Colorado region.  The 2022 Program is being sponsored by Canvas Credit Union.

The program is designed to educate and motivate leaders who are committed to shaping the future of our region.

Graduates of local leadership programs and individuals in leadership positions in their organizations desiring to make a long-term impact on the region are encouraged to apply. Thirty current and emerging leaders from throughout the region will be selected to participate in the 2022 program, which will begin in January and conclude in June.  Participants will come together on the fourth Tuesday of the month for a day-long session to learn about public governance, land use and infrastructure, education and workforce, economic development and regional leadership.

The tuition for the six-month program is $850 and includes all meals, session materials and graduation recognition.  Applications are available here or online at www.LeadershipNorthernColorado.com. The application deadline is Tuesday, November 2, 2021 at 5 p.m.  Applications can be sent by email to LeaderNoCo@fcchamber.org or completed online at www.LeadershipNorthernColorado.com.

To apply for the 2022 Leadership Northern Colorado class or to receive more information about Leadership Northern Colorado, contact the Leadership Hotline at (970) 682-3562 or LeaderNoCo@fcchamber.org

What does the 2022 program look like? 

•Six-month program – January 2022 to June 2022
•Fourth Tuesday of each month, 7:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. 
•Classroom and tour-based instruction The tuition for the six-month program is $850 and includes all meals, session materials and graduation recognition.

What topics will be addressed? 
•Public Governance •Land Use and Infrastructure •Education and Workforce •Economic Development •Regional Leadership

Who Should Apply? As Leadership Northern Colorado functions as an extension of local Leadership programs, graduates of Leadership Fort Collins, Leadership Loveland and Leadership Weld County are encouraged to apply. In addition, individuals who are leaders within their own organizations, and who desire to make a long-term impact on the region, should also apply. Only 30 individuals will be selected to participate.

Are Scholarships Available?  Yes. You can download a scholarship application here.

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

Leadership Northern Colorado Prepares for Graduation
Public and alumni invited to attend presentation on organizational change

The eleventh Leadership Northern Colorado (LNC) class will soon complete their pandemic expanded program and LNC alumni and the public are invited to celebrate the class accomplishments and to learn more about leadership at a breakfast event featuring Josh Packard, executive director of Springtide Research Institute and former sociology professor at the University of Northern Colorado. A talented speaker and writer, Packard will share insight on organizational change and strategy.

Packard has spent twenty years studying institutional participation in the United States with a focus on work and voluntary associations.  He’s a social scientist who is committed to making sure that research can actually be useful to people in the real world.  As one of his clients recently said, “You’re a researcher, but you speak human!”  Dr. Packard has been an invited speaker for numerous events and organizations to share his unique, counterintuitive insights that will change the way you think about a world you already know. 

The event will be from 7:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. on November 16 at Windsong Event Center, 2901 Saddler Blvd, outside of Fort Collins. Sponsored by Canvas Credit Union, the event provides a great way for Alumni and the community to reconnect to the program.  Registration is $10 and available at www.FortCollinsChamber.com.  Registration includes breakfast and the keynote presentation by Packard.

Leadership Northern Colorado, a joint initiative of the Fort Collins, Greeley and Loveland chambers of commerce, the Community Foundation of Northern Colorado and the Weld Foundation, 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 November 16 with a final class session and graduation by the 33 participants. The class had an extended experience due to pandemic and ran from January, 2020 through November, 2021.

The 2020-2021 Leadership Northern Colorado graduates are:

Karina Amaya, Employment Services of Weld County
Stephanie Ashley, Brinkman & Brinkman Construction
Mandana Ashouripashaki, CSU Ventures
Crystal Bidwell, Ditesco
Claire Bouchard, Larimer County
Beau Bump, Cline Williams Wright Johnson & Oldfather, LLP
AnnaRose Cunningham, NFR MPO
Megan Ferguson, Impact Development Fund
Shauna Gray, Chipper's Lanes
BrightHeart Headrick, Parent-Child Interaction Center
Noah Hutchison, Mighty Hand Construction
Anne Marie Jacobson, Front Range Community College
Logan Jones, WorkLife Partnership
Charles Jordan, RLH Engineering, Inc.
Nathan Kinney, Banner Health
Alex Koenigsberg, Arula
Elizabeth Mahoney, Complete Professional Development
Debbie Mayer, Colorado State University
Beth McDaniel, Centennial Lending, LLC
Liz McMillan, Canvas Credit Union
Chris McPhail, Independent Financial
Jenny Maeda, Neighbor to Neighbor
Timothy  Merlino, Pinyon Environmental
Corinne Millington
Shannon Mosness, UCHealth Northern Colorado Foundation
Sara Potter, FNBO
Ted Ray, Great Western Bank
Donna Reiser, Colorado State University Alumni Association
Carrie Rossman, YMCA of the Rockies
Jana Sanchez, LaunchNo.CO
Allison Seabeck, Warehouse Business Accelerator
Benjamin Snow, City of Greeley
Megan Streetman, Animal Friends Alliance
Kristy Wygmans, Pour Brothers Community Tavern
Jill Zamzow, UCHealth

Leadership Northern Colorado Class of 2020 Announced

Thirty-seven current and emerging leaders were recently selected to participate in the 2020 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 selection committee had a tremendous task when they were asked to select our eleventh class.  We had fantastic applications for the program and as a result, have an outstanding class,” said Ann Hutchison, executive vice president of the Fort Collins Area Chamber of Commerce.

The 2020 Leadership Northern Colorado Class members are:

  • Karina Amaya, Employment Services of Weld County
  • Stephanie Ashley, Brinkman & Brinkman Construction
  • Mandana Ashouripashaki, CSU Ventures
  • Crystal Bidwell, Ditesco
  • Claire Bouchard, United Way of Larimer County
  • Beau Bump, Cline Williams Wright Johnson & Oldfather, LLP
  • AnnaRose Cunningham, North Front Range MPO
  • Megan Ferguson, Impact Develompent Fund
  • Shauna Gray, Chipper's Lanes
  • BrightHeart Headrick, Parent-Child Interaction Center
  • Noah Hutchison, Mighty Hand Construction
  • Anne Marie Jacobson, Front Range Community College
  • Logan Jones, WorkLife Partnership
  • Charles Jordan, RLH Engineering, Inc.
  • Nathan Kinney, Banner Health
  • Alex Koenigsberg, Arula
  • Elizabeth Mahoney, Complete Professional Development
  • Debbie Mayer, Colorado State University
  • Beth McDaniel, Centennial Lending, LLC
  • Liz McMillan, Canvas Credit Union
  • Chris McPhail, Western States Bank
  • Jenny Meaeda, Neighbor to Neighbor
  • Timothy Merlino, Pinyon Environmental
  • Corinne Millington, Town of Windsor
  • Shannon Mosness, UCHealth Northern Colorado Foundation
  • Sara Muth, First National Bank of Omaha
  • Reanna Philpot, Loveland Chamber of Commerce
  • Ted Ray, Great Western Bank
  • Donna Reiser, Colorado State University Alumni Association
  • Carrie Rossman, YMCA of the Rockies
  • Jana Sanchez, LaunchNo.CO
  • Jon Schwartzbauer, Federation of Chiropractic Licensing Boards
  • Allison Seabeck, Warehouse Business Accelerator
  • Benjamin Snow, City of Greeley
  • Megan Streetman, Animal Friends Alliance
  • Kristy Wygmans, Pour Brothers Community Tavern
  • Jill Zamzow, UCHealth

The class members will begin their experience at the Leadership Northern Colorado Orientation on December 3 at the Budweiser Event Center in Loveland followed by a Leadership Northern Colorado Alumni Happy Hour at The Ranch.  Registration is open at www.FortCollinsChamber.com.  The first all day class session for the class participants will be on January 28.  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 and is sponsored by Kaiser Permanente.

The class is supported by a steering committee of program alumni and the Chamber CEOs:

• Kim Akeley-Charron, Thompson Education Foundation
• Bill Becker, Loveland Chamber
• Erik Berlin, Bryan Constructions
• Dixie Daly, Loveland Chamber
• Tonja Hadley, The Group, Inc.
• JoAnn Herkenhoff, UCHealth
• Ann Hutchison, Fort Collins Area Chamber of Commerce
• Todd Karl, Great Western Bank
• CeCe Moreno, Employment Services of Weld County
• Scott McPherson, Banner Health
• Amanda Miller, The Place Setting Company
• Tamara O'Dell, Memories & Messages
• Becca Holder-Otte, Banner Health
• Dawn Paepke, Kaiser Permanente
• Nancy Patton, Canvas Credit Union
• Jared Reimer, The Craft Broker at Elevations Real Estate
• Rochelle Reynolds, i25 Kia
• Lauren Weber, Weld Community Foundation
• Jaime Henning, Greeley Chamber
• David May, Fort Collins Area Chamber
• Mindy McCloughan, Loveland Chamber

Leadership Northern Colorado, a joint initiative of the Fort Collins, Greeley and Loveland Chambers of Commerce, the Community Foundation of Northern Colorado and the Weld Community Foundation, is designed to build human capacity and to identify, define and address the issues facing the Northern Colorado region.

 

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.

2019 Leadership Northern Colorado Class Selected

Thirty-six current and emerging leaders were recently selected to participate in the 2019 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 tenth class.  We had fantastic applications for the program and as a result, have an outstanding class,” said Ann Hutchison, executive vice president of the Fort Collins Area Chamber of Commerce.

The 2019 Leadership Northern Colorado Class members 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

·      Shayle Sabo, Larimer County OEM

·      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

·      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 Baily, LLP

The class members will begin their experience at the Leadership Northern Colorado Orientation on December 4 at the Budweiser Event Center in Loveland followed by a Leadership Northern Colorado Alumni Happy Hour at The Ranch.  Registration is open at www.FortCollinsChamber.com.  The first all day class session for the class participants will be on January 22.  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 and is sponsored by Kaiser Permanente.

The class is supported by a steering committee of program alumni and the Chamber CEOs:

·      Kim Akeley-Charron, Thompson Education Foundation

·      Bill Becker, Loveland Chamber

·      Michal Connors, Windsor Chamber of Commerce

·      Dixie Daly, Loveland Chamber

·      Roxanne Fry, Community Foundation of Northern Colorado

·      Ann Hutchison, Fort Collins Area Chamber of Commerce

·      Todd Karl, US Bank

·      Scott McPherson, Banner Health

·      Amanda Miller, The Place Setting Company

·      Tamara O'Dell, Memories & Messages

·      Dawn Paepke, Kaiser Permanente

·      Nancy Patton, Public Service Credit Union

·      Jared Reimer, Ascent Real Estate Professionals

·      Rochelle Reynolds, i25 Kia

·      LeeAnn Sterling, Greeley Chamber

·      Lauren Weber, Community Foundation Serving Greeley and Weld County

·      Sarah MacQuiddy, Greeley Chamber of Commerce

·      David May, Fort Collins Area Chamber of Commerce

·      Mindy McCloughan, Loveland Chamber of Commerce

 

2018 Leadership Northern Colorado Prepares for Graduation

The ninth 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 breakfast featuring Dick Foth, author of Known – Finding Deep Friendships in a Shallow World.

Dick Foth is an author, storyteller, and popular speaker.  He holds a master’s degree from Wheaton College Graduate School and a doctorate from Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary. He and his wife Ruth have invested the last twenty-five years working in the marketplace of business and government to encourage leaders in their personal lives.  In his latest book, Known – Finding Deep Friendships in a Shallow World, Forth explores the Digital Age and the need for true friendship. He notes that “we are designed for real engagement with others—affirmation that goes beyond a simple “like” on social media, for connection over meals, for hope and excitement about the future.” 

The event will be from 7:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. on June 26 at Windsong Event Center, 2901 Saddler Blvd, outside of Fort Collins. Sponsored by Kaiser Permanente and Public Service 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 breakfast and the keynote presentation by Foth.

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 26 with a final class session and graduation by the 32 participants. The class ran from January through June 2018.

The 2018 Leadership Northern Colorado participants are:

Laura Armstrong, Heart J Center at Sylvan Dale
Seth Baucke, Bank of Colorado
Avery Buser, The Group, Inc.
Erika Benti, Colorado State University
Erik Berlin, Bryan Construction
Marisa Donegon, City of Fort Collins
Ryan Dusil, North Front Range MPO
Bianca Fisher, Greeley Downtown Development Authority
Erin Frisch, Academy Mortgage Corporation
James Herman, Radiology Imaging Associates
Beth Higgins, Poudre School District
Rebecca Holder-Otte, Banner Health
Bryce Jacobson, Greeley Tribune
John Kloster-Prew, Audubon Rockies
Jennifer McLain, Alpha Center
Tyler Nichols, Eide Bailly CPAs
Clay Olson, Transamerica Financial Advisors
Emily Peddicord, Saunders Heath Construction
Lee Reiff, Larimer County
Sarah Rice, Kaiser Permanente
Sylvia Robinson, TOLMAR, Inc.
Daniel Roth, Yogasacrificium
Brian Rowe, Town of Windsor
Joyce Saffel, Columbine Health Systems
Jared Shamburger, US Bank
Shelby Sommer, The Brendle Group
Nicholas Spezza, Front Range Community College
Derek Strader, Banner Health
Tara Streeb, Teaching Tree
Stacey Swanson, Larimer County
Grace Taylor, UCHealth
Clint Torczon, State Farm Insurance
 

2018 Leadership Northern Colorado Class Members Announced

Thirty-three current and emerging leaders were recently selected to participate in the 2018 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 WeldCounty, 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 eighth class.  We had fantastic applications for the program and as a result, have an outstanding class,” said Ann Hutchison, executive vice president of the Fort Collins Area Chamber of Commerce.

The 2018 Leadership Northern Colorado Class members are:

Laura Armstrong, Sylvan Dale Ranch
Seth Baucke, Bank of Colorado
Avery Bauser, The Group, Inc.
Erika Benti, Colorado State University
Erik Berlin, Bryan Construction
Douglas Cannon, Larimer County
Marisa Donegon, City of Fort Collins
Ryan Dusil, North Front Range MPO
Bianca Fisher, Greeley Downtown Development Authority
Erin Frisch, Academy Mortgage Corporation
James Herman, Radiology Imaging Associates
Beth Higgins, Poudre School District
Rebecca Holder-Otte, Banner Health
Bryce Jacobson, Swift Communications
John Kloster-Prew, Audubon Rockies
Jennifer McLain, Alpha Center
Tyler Nichols, Eide Bailly CPAs
Clay Olson, Transamerica Financial Advisors
Emily Peddicord, Saunders Heath Construction
Lee Reiff, Larimer County
Sarah Rice   Kaiser Permanente
Sylvia Robinson, TOLMAR, Inc.
Daniel Roth, Yogasacrificium
Brian Rowe, Town of Windsor
Joyce Saffel, Columbine Health Systems
Jared Shamburger, US Bank
Shelby Sommer, The Brendle Group
Nicholas Spezza, Front Range Community College
Derek Strader, Banner Health
Tara Streeb, Teaching Tree
Stacey Swanson, Larimer County
Grace Taylor, UCHealth
Clint Torczon, State Farm Insurance

The class members will begin their experience at the Leadership Northern Colorado Kick Off Event on December 5 at the Embassy Suites in Loveland.  The Kick Off Event is open to the public and will feature keynote speaker Roy Otto, Greeley City Manager.  Registration is available at www.FortCollinsChamber.com.  The first all day class session for the class participants will be on January 23.  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 and is sponsored by Kaiser Permanente.

2017 Leadership Northern Colorado Class Members Announced

Thirty-one current and emerging leaders were recently selected to participate in the 2017 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 WeldCounty, 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 eighth class.  We had fantastic applications for the program and as a result, have an outstanding class,” said Ann Hutchison, executive vice president of the Fort Collins Area Chamber of Commerce.

The 2017 Leadership Northern Colorado Class members are:

Michael Amberg, Kaiser Permanente
Jake Arnold, Waypointe Real Estate, LLC
Kristen Bernhardt, FirstBank
Michelle Bird, Larimer County
Arthur Cann , McKee Medical Center
Brittany Cole, WorkLife Partnership
Robert Cook, Larimer County Sherriff’s Office
Ashley Dees, Columbine Health Systems
Kristi Elyce, Loveland High Plains Arts Council
Sarah Ener, Aims Community College
Tom Fasano, United Way of Weld County
Mary Gabriel, Aims Community College
John Graves, Terracon Consultants, Inc.
Bryan Guest, Great Western Bank
JoAnn Herkenhoff, PVH and MCR Foundation
Susan Herlihy, The Group, Inc.
Shayna Howell, Aims Community College
Lauren Ives, Heath Construction
Nalo Johnson, City of Fort Collins
Jason Jones, Advantage Bank
Medora Kealy, North Front Range MPO
Connie Mapes, State Farm Insurance
Scott McPherson, Banner Health
Joe Monty, Eide Bailey, LLP
Heather O'Hayre, Larimer County Human Services
Jacob Post, US Bank
Katie Ricketts, City of Fort Collins
Brian Smerud. Wheeler Management Group
Justin Watada, Greeley Stampede
Lauren Weber, Community Foundation Serving Greeley & Weld County
James Yearling, Downtown Fort Collins Business Association

The class members will begin their experience at the Leadership Northern Colorado Kick Off Event on December 6 at the Embassy Suites in Loveland.  The Kick Off Event is open to the public and will feature keynote speaker and local artist Armando Silva.  Registration is available at www.FortCollinsChamber.com.  The first all day class session for the class participants will be on January 24.  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.

2016 Leadership Northern Colorado Class Members Announced

Thirty-seven current and emerging leaders were recently selected to participate in the 2016 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 WeldCounty, 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 seventh class.  We had fantastic applications for the program and as a result, have an outstanding class,” said Ann Hutchison, executive vice president of the Fort Collins Area Chamber of Commerce.

The 2016 Leadership Northern Colorado Class members are:

Jennifer Anderson, Advanced Energy Industries, Inc.
Kate Baker, Brinkman Partners
Ben Barnhart, Larimer Humane Society
Michael Bello, The CPI Group
Kelly Bernish, City of Fort Collins
Cris Carter, Cris Carter Law
Carol Cochran, Horse & Dragon Brewing Company
Lindsey Corcoran, Jet Marketing
Pilar DeJesus, City of Greeley - CPRD
Dexter Degre, The Group, Inc., Real Estate
Honore Depew, City of Fort Collins
Ben Fletcher, Legacy Financial Group
Alex Gordon, North Front Range MPO
Allison Hines, United Way of LarimerCounty
Chad Howell, City of Greeley
Kristy Klenk, Community Foundation of Northern Colorado
James Kuemmerle, JeffersonCenter for Mental Health
Maribeth Lunn, Employer Solutions Group
Erik Margolis, Columbine Health Systems
Kim Martin, FMS Bank
Mary McCaffrey, First National Denver
Timiry McCaskell, Dora Grace Bridal
Audrey McElwain, Project Self-Sufficiency
Jonas McKinley, UCHealth Plan Administrators
Mark Miller, Kaiser Permanente
Angela Penland, First National Bank
Richard Ricchiuti, zebrajellyfish.com LLC
Nick Roe, Flood and Peterson
Jean Runyon, Front RangeCommunity College
Michael Six, Banner Health
Julie Smith, AimsCommunity College
Christi Smith, United Way of WeldCounty
Anna Smoot, UCHealth - PVH and MCR Foundation
Michelle Sulek, Elevations Credit Union
Kelly Unger, Town of Windsor
Susan Walker, ACE
Emily Wilson, Innosphere

The class members will begin their experience at the Leadership Northern Colorado Kick Off Event on December 1 at the Budweiser Event Center.  The Kick Off Event is open to the public and will feature comments by University of Northern Colorado President Kay Norton and Leadership Northern Colorado grad and recently elected member of the Loveland City Council Leah Johnson. 

Registration is available at www.FortCollinsChamber.com.  The first all day class session for the class participants will be on January 26.  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.

Leadership Northern Colorado Kick Off Event Slated for December 1

The business community is invited to join Leadership Northern Colorado for their kick off event starting at 11:30am on Tuesday, December 1 at the Budweiser Events Center in Loveland. Regionalism and Leadership are central issues for the area.  Community members and LNC Alumni are invited to learn about this important topic and to meet the 2016 Leadership Northern Colorado class.   Featured speakers at the Kick Off Event include University of Northern Colorado President Kay Norton and Leadership Northern Colorado grad and recently elected member of the Loveland City Council Leah Johnson.  Registration is available at (970) 482-3746 or online at www.FortCollinsChamber.com.  Ticket Prices are $25/person. 

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, Leadership Northern Colorado was established to build human capacity and to identify, define and address the issues facing the Northern Colorado region.  The 2016 Program is being sponsored by Kaiser Permanente and Banner Health.

2016 Leadership Northern Colorado Applications Available

Leadership Northern Colorado is now accepting applications for the 2016 Leadership Northern Colorado (LNC) class.

Graduates of local leadership programs and individuals in leadership positions in their organizations desiring to make a long term impact on the region are encouraged to apply. Thirty current and emerging leaders from throughout the region will be selected to participate in the 2016 program, which will begin in January and conclude in June.  Participants will come together on the fourth Tuesday of the month for a day-long session to learn about public governance, land use and infrastructure, education and workforce, economic development and regional leadership.

The tuition for the six-month program is $750 and includes all meals, session materials and graduation recognition.  The 2016 program application can be found under the application tab or by clicking HERE. The application deadline is Wednesday, October 28 at 5 p.m.  Applications should be sent by email to LeaderNoCo@fcchamber.org

What does the 2016 program look like? 
•Six-month program – January 26, 2016 to June 28, 2016
•Fourth Tuesday of each month, 7:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. 
•Classroom and tour-based instruction The tuition for the six-month program is $750 and includes all meals, session materials and graduation recognition.

What topics will be addressed? 
•Public Governance •Land Use and Infrastructure •Education and Workforce •Economic Development •Regional Leadership

Who Should Apply? As Leadership Northern Colorado functions as an extension of local Leadership programs, graduates of Leadership Fort Collins, Leadership Loveland and Leadership Weld County are encouraged to apply. In addition, individuals who are leaders within their own organizations, and who desire to make a long-term impact on the region, should also apply. Only 30 individuals will be selected to participate.

Are Scholarships Available?  Yes. You can download a scholarship application here.

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

2015 Leadership Northern Colorado Prepares for Graduation
Public and alumni invited to attend presentation on leadership

The sixth 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 breakfast  featuring keynote speaker Jim Davidson, a Fort Collins climber, who was on Mount Everest when the recent earthquakes tragically struck Nepal. His intense reporting, photos and videos from Everest were closely covered by CNN, CBS, BBC, ABC and other news agencies. Jim is a resilience expert, a professional speaker, a best-selling author (The Ledge) and an expedition leader with 33 years of experience climbing around the world.

The event will be from 7:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. on June 23 at WindsongEventCenter, 2901 Saddler Blvd, outside of Fort Collins. Sponsored by Banner Health Services, Kaiser Permanente, Public Service Credit Union and Austin's American Grill, 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 $25 and available at www.FortCollinsChamber.com.  Registration includes breakfast and the keynote presentation by Davidson.

Join the current class and the over 150 graduates of the LNC program to learn about Davidson’s experiences and vision.

High-altitude climbing expeditions require every team member to be tenacious, perseverant and dedicated. When circumstances get really dire, resilient leadership is the catalyst that energizes the team’s safety and success. From his recent Everest experience, Jim Davidson will share resilient leadership strategies for when a tough crisis emerges or a big opportunity materializes.

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 WeldCounty, 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 23 with a final class session and graduation by the 29 participants. The class ran from January through June 2015.

The 2015 Leadership Northern Colorado participants are:

Kim Akeley-Charron, Thompson Education Foundation
Stacey Aurzada, City Attorney's Office, City of Greeley
Clay Bartlett, Coan, Payton & Payne, LLC
Beth Bishop, The Group, Inc.
Katie Bowers, PVH and MCR Foundation
Jennifer Bray, Cornerstone Home Lending, Inc.
Gina DiGiallonardo, Columbine Health Systems
Chris  Donegon, City of Fort Collins
Cash Freeman, RBC Wealth Management
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, NOCO HBA
Rand E. Morgan, The Community Foundation Serving Greeley & Weld County
Michael Nagl, Warren Federal Credit Union
Joy Nyenhuis, Junior Achievement
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 Ann Valenzuela-Ruesgen, Aims Community College
Marcy Yoder, United Way of LarimerCounty

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 WeldCounty. 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. For more information, visit www.LeadershipNorthernColorado.com.

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 WeldCounty, 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 CommunityFoundationServingGreeley & WeldCounty

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, AimsCommunity College

Kirk Silos, PelicanLakes Country Club

Kerry Slater, Banner Health

Shawn Sullivan, The Neenan Company

Pamela Sunderman, Kaiser Permanente

Ashley Velenzuela-Ruesgen, AimsCommunity College

Marcy Yoder, United Way of LarimerCounty

 

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 CareerManagementCenter 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.

2015 Leadership Northern Colorado Applications Available

Leadership Northern Colorado is now accepting applications for the 2015 Leadership Northern Colorado (LNC) class, presented by Banner Health and Kaiser Permanente.

Graduates of local leadership programs and individuals in leadership positions in their organizations desiring to make a long term impact on the region are encouraged to apply. Thirty current and emerging leaders from throughout the region will be selected to participate in the 2015 program, which will begin in January and conclude in June.  Participants will come together on the fourth Tuesday of the month for a day-long session to learn about public governance, land use and infrastructure, education and workforce, economic development and regional leadership.

The 2015 program application can be found under the application tab or by clicking HERE. The application deadline is Wednesday, October 29 at 5 p.m.  Applications should be sent by email to LeaderNoCo@fcchamber.org

What does the 2015 program look like? 

  • Six-month program – January 27, 2015 to June 23, 2015 
  • Fourth Tuesday of each month, 7:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. 
  • Classroom and tour-based instruction
  • The tuition for the six-month program is $750 and includes all meals, session materials and graduation recognition.

What topics will be addressed? 
•Public Governance •Land Use and Infrastructure •Education and Workforce •Economic Development •Regional Leadership

Who Should Apply? 
As Leadership Northern Colorado functions as an extension of local Leadership programs, graduates of Leadership Fort Collins, Leadership Loveland and Leadership Weld County are encouraged to apply. In addition, individuals who are leaders within their own organizations, and who desire to make a long-term impact on the region, should also apply. Only 30 individuals will be selected to participate.

Are there scholarships?
Yes.  A limited number of scholarships are available.  The application, due on October 29, can be found here.

How do you join the Steering Committee?
The Steering Committee provides leadership to the LNC program and works directly with staff to evaluate, design and produce the individual sessions, the orientation program, the graduation ceremony and the overall Leadership program.  The committee is open to alumni of the program.  An application to join the committee can be found here and is due October 15 at 5pm.

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

2014 Leadership Northern Colorado Prepares for Graduation
Alumni invited to attend presentation on leadership

The fifth 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 luncheon featuring keynote speaker Ryan Wood, former fullback for the Dallas Cowboys, co-founder of the billion-dollar Under Armour apparel company, and owner of Sweetwood Cattle Co. in Steamboat Springs.  

The event will be from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on June 24 at Windsong Event Center, 2901 Saddler Blvd, outside of Fort Collins. Sponsored by Public Service Credit Union and Austin's American Grill, the event provides a great way for Alumni to reconnect to the program and will raise funds to provide scholarships to future class participants.  Registration is $25 and available at www.FortCollinsChamber.com.  Registration includes lunch and the keynote presentation by Wood.

Join the current class and the over 150 graduates of the LNC program to learn about Wood's experiences and vision.

"I don't come from generations of ranchers, but I've always had a passion for it," said Wood, who left Under Armour in 2007 after 10 years, including two years running its international operations out of Amsterdam.

"The greatest thing about Under Armour were the early years," said Wood, 38. "We sewed. We were bookkeepers, IT guys, sales and manufacturing guys. We did everything from cutting fabric to boxing products in a warehouse. That was so cool looking back on it. Worldwide, there are 2,500 employees, and you think of all those lives that you affected and opportunities you provided."

But Wood was ready to come home to Colorado - to ski, fish, hunt and start his new company producing artisan beef. Last spring his ranch became the first in Colorado to receive the "Verified Green" award from the USDA for its sustainable practices. Sweetwood even ships its steaks across the U.S. in recycled, recyclable or reusable packaging as part of its environmental stewardship.

The 2014 Leadership Northern Colorado program will end June 24 with a final class session and graduation by the 31 participants. The class ran from January through June.

The 2014 Leadership Northern Colorado graduates are:

Eric Aakko, Weld County Public Health and Environment

Richard Alper, Alper-Davis Mediation Services 
Matt Beck, Colorado Business Bank 
Mara Brosy-Wiwchar, Congressman Jared Polis 
Jordan Butts, BBVA Compass Bank 
Chris Crutcher, Wells Fargo Bank 
Todd Dangerfield, Fort Collins Downtown Development Authority 
Patti Garcia, Town of Windsor 
Guner Gardenhire, RBC Wealth Management 
Jennifer Gehrman, PointsWest Community Bank 
Bob Hinderaker, Great Western Bank 
Howard Hissrich, Morgan Stanley 
Jeff Kirtley, RLH Engineering, Inc. 
Paul Matthews, Banner Health 
Eric McCrery, Cobalt Mortgage 
Heather McNeill, Columbine Medical Equipment 
Greg Metzo, US Bank 
Deanne Mulvihill, Berthoud Area Chamber of Commerce 
Tamara O'Dell, PR and Marketing Communications 
Jenna Oliver, Aims Community College 
Jessica Rawley, CSU - College of Business 
Sarita Reddy, GCI, Inc. 
Rochelle Reynolds, Ehrlich Vehicles, Inc. 
Sara Seely, First National Bank 
Michael Short, Downtown Fort Collins Business Association 
Erica Siemers, PVH and MCR Foundation 
Melissa St. Clair, Heart of the Rockies Christian Church 
Robyn Steele, Loveland Chamber of Commerce 
Shashi Unnithan, Front Range Community College 
Paul Watkins, Wells Fargo Business Banking 
Reza Zadeh, Timberline Church

 

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 will focus on regional issues, regionalism and regional leadership skills. For more information, visit www.LeadershipNorthernColorado.com

 

2014 Leadership Northern Colorado Class Members Announced

Thirty-one current and emerging leaders were recently selected to participate in the 2014 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 WeldCounty, 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 2014 Leadership Northern Colorado Class members are:

Eric

Aakko

Weld County Public Health   and Environment

Richard

Alper

Alper-Davis Mediation   Services

Matt

Beck

Colorado Business Bank

Mara

Brosy-Wiwchar

Congressman Jared Polis

Jordan

Butts

BBVA Compass Bank

Chris

Crutcher

Wells Fargo Bank

Todd

Dangerfield

Fort Collins Downtown Development Authority

Patti

Garcia

Town of Windsor

Guner

Gardenhire

RBC Wealth Management

Jennifer

Gehrman

PointsWest Community Bank

Bob

Hinderaker

Upstate Colorado

Howard

Hissrich

Morgan Stanley

Jeff

Kirtley

RLH Engineering, Inc.

Paul

Matthews

Banner Health