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2024 Leadership Northern Colorado Class Members Announced

Thirty-five current and emerging leaders were recently selected to participate in the 2024 Leadership Northern Colorado program.  The group is a diverse mix of professions with representatives 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 35 exceptional community members,” said Ann Hutchison, President & CEO of the Fort Collins Area Chamber of Commerce.

The 2024 Leadership Northern Colorado Class members are:

  • Jesse Albertson, The Source Property Management LLC
  • Andrea Anderson, Clark & Enersen
  • Isaac Bowen, Benchmark Search Group / Snelling Staffing
  • Michael Bussmann, City of Fort Collins
  • Carmen Cisneros, Kaiser Permanente
  • Brian Classen, fnbo
  • Maj-Lis Delgado, Landmark Homes/ Yoga Pod Fort Collins
  • Cristal Garcia Hernandez, Weld County Employment Services
  • James Hamilton, Community Foundation of Northern Colorado
  • Lisa Hudson, East Colorado, SBDC – UNC
  • Kaan Inceoglu, State Farm
  • Kyle Jackson, Boys & Girls Clubs of Larimer County
  • Taylor Jordan, College Access Navigators and The Windsor Gardener
  • Alexis Kennedy, Colorado State University
  • Nicolas Krause, Ent Credit Union
  • Nikki Lucas, The Place Setting Company
  • Scott Magerfleisch, InfoTech Research Group
  • Carley McAbee, Be Kind FoCo
  • Erika Michalski, Strategically Authentic
  • Amanda Myers, NOCO Humane
  • Bret Naber, City of Greeley
  • Meaghan Overton, City of Fort Collins
  • Larry Pakowski, Aims Community College
  • Amanda Poincelot, Northern Engineering
  • Scott Ready, GH Phipps Construction
  • Marc Robson, NAI Affinity
  • Theresa Rulon, CSU Office of Engagement and Extension
  • Amanda Schroeder, Animal Friends Alliance
  • Greg Soffe, Vantage Point Initiatives
  • Nadine Trujillo-Rogers, Elevations Credit Union
  • Scott Tryggestad, Chevron
  • Cassandra Ungerman, Northern Engineering
  • Meghan Wagner, First Interstate Bank
  • Wendy Woods, Edward Jones
  • Kelly Zeillmann, Greeley Area Chamber of Commerce

The class members will begin their experience at the Leadership Northern Colorado Orientation on January 12 at High Country Beverage in Johnstown followed by a Leadership Northern Colorado Alumni Happy Hour.  Registration will be available after the new year.  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.

The 2024 Program is sponsored by Elevations Credit Union.

 

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

  • Heather Anderson, Visit Greeley
  • Bill Becker, Loveland Chamber
  • Dave Dixon, Boys & Girls Clubs of Weld County
  • Kim Fisher, Vision Catalyst
  • Katie Flint, Handshake
  • Tonja Hadley, The Group Inc.
  • Jaime Henning, Greeley Area Chamber of Commerce
  • Ann Hutchison, Fort Collins Area Chamber of Commerce
  • Todd Karl, Ent Credit Union
  • Elizabeth Mahoney, Complete Professional Development
  • Cece Majchrowski, Employment Services of Weld County
  • Mindy McCloughan, Loveland Chamber of Commerce
  • Amanda Miller, The Place Setting Company
  • Joy Nyenhuis, Cohere
  • Dawn Paepke, Kaiser Permanente
  • Nancy Patton, Canvas Credit Union
  • Sara Potter, fnbo
  • Ted Ray, First Interstate Bank
  • Jared Reimer, The Craft Broker at Elevations Real Estate
  • Kristy Wygmans, The Place Setting Company

Leadership Northern Colorado Applications for
2024 Class Now Being Accepted 

Leadership Northern Colorado is now accepting applications for the 2024 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 2023 Program was sponsored by Elevations 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 2024 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 $900 and includes all meals, session materials and graduation recognition.  Applications are available here or online at www.LeadershipNorthernColorado.com. The application deadline is Wednesday, November 15, 2023, at 5 p.m.  Applications can be sent by email to amanda@psc.biz or completed online at www.LeadershipNorthernColorado.com.

To apply for the 2024 Leadership Northern Colorado class or to receive more information about Leadership Northern Colorado, contact the Leadership Hotline at (970) 482-3746 or amanda@psc.biz.

We are also accepting applications for the 2024 LNC Steering Committee.  Applications can be found here.

What does the 2024 program look like? 

•Six-month program – January 2024 to June 2024
•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 $900 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 amanda@psc.biz.

2023 Leadership Northern Colorado Prepares for Graduation
Public and alumni invited to attend presentation on leadership

The thirteenth 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 Julie Weber.

The event will be from 7:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. on June 27 at Windsong Event Center, 2901 Saddler Blvd. Sponsored by Canvas Credit Union, Northern Engineering Services, Inc. and UCHealth, the graduation 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 Weber.

After nearly 30 years of domestic and international Human Resources experience, Julie Weber now serves as an Executive Advisor at Southwest Airlines supporting the CEO and the Chief Communications and Administration Officer.  Current areas of focus are executive compensation, board succession planning, employee relations, employment policy, organizational effectiveness, and overall human resource practice transformation.

Most recently, Julie served as Vice President and Chief People Officer for Southwest Airlines where she led all aspects of Human Resources.  Her broad responsibilities included hiring the right People at the right time with the right attitude, providing Employees with equal opportunity for learning and personal growth, providing competitive and attractive benefits packages, and assuring quality and depth of Leadership throughout the Company. 

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. The 2023 LNC Program was sponsored by Elevations Credit Union. 

The Leadership Northern Colorado program will end June 27 with a final class session and graduation by the 31 participants. The class ran from January through June 2023.

The 2023 Leadership Northern Colorado graduates are:

  • Aaron Barrett, Bank of Colorado
  • Curt Bear, LoCo Thank Tank
  • Niroj Bhattarai, Colorado State University
  • Kristie Briles, Respite Care Inc.
  • Grant Buchanan, High Country Beverage
  • Shawn Charpentier, Double S Group at Keller Williiams Realty
  • Tim Coons, Weld Community Foundation
  • Dave Dixon, Bike Fort Collins
  • Keahi Ewa, Sunrise Ranch
  • Kamirae Feldman, BitOSunshine Mortgage
  • Katie Flint, Handshake
  • Hope Hartman, Larimer SBDC - Front Range Community College
  • Doug Hay, United Way of Larimer County
  • Shannon Hein, City of Fort Collins
  • Danaly Howe, Centennial Consulting Group, LLC
  • Kelly Jackson, Aims Community College Foundation
  • Tim Johnson, GH Phipps Construction Companies
  • Taylor Kidd, Larimer County Department of Human Services
  • Alex Kloehn, Lutheran Family Services Rocky Mountains
  • Lauren Larsen, NAI Affinity
  • Deana Lemos-Garcia, Hensel Phelps/BMS Foundation
  • Mariah McCulley, Animal Friend Alliance
  • Kim Meyer, Town of Johnstown
  • Jesse Patton, Wells Fargo
  • Jessica Plummer, Larimer County

  • Adam Postovit, Nutrien
  • Jerome Rouser, North Front Range Metropolitan Planning Organization
  • Sarah Rupert, Fransen Pittman General Contractors
  • Jon Schwartzbauer, Federation of Chiropractic Licensing Boards
  • Kerry Westlund, Ent Credit Union
  • Andy Yost, Employment Services of Weld County

 

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

  • Heather Anderson, Visit Greeley
  • Bill Becker, Loveland Chamber
  • Kim Fisher, Vision Catalyst
  • Tonja Hadley, The Group Inc.
  • Todd Karl, Ent Credit Union
  • Elizabeth Mahoney, Complete Professional Development
  • Amanda Miller, The Place Setting Company
  • Cece Majchrowski, Employment Services of Weld County
  • Joy Nyenhuis, Cohere
  • Dawn Paepke, Kaiser Permanente
  • Natyce Parent, Greeley Area Chamber of Commerce
  • Nancy Patton, Canvas Credit Union
  • Sara Potter, fnbo
  • Ted Ray, First Interstate Bank
  • Jared Reimer, The Craft Broker at Elevations Real Estate
  • Kristy Wygmans, The Place Setting Company
  • Jaime Henning, Greeley Chamber
  • Ann Hutchison, Fort Collins Area Chamber of Commerce
  • Mindy McCloughan, Loveland Chamber

 

 

For more information, visit www.LeadershipNorthernColorado.com.

https://fortcollinschamber.com/event/2023-leadership-northern-colorado-graduation/

2023 LEADERSHIP NORTHERN COLORADO CLASS MEMBERS ANNOUNCED

Thirty-one current and emerging leaders were recently selected to participate in the 2023 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 30 exceptional community members,” said Ann Hutchison, President & CEO of the Fort Collins Area Chamber of Commerce.

The 2023 Leadership Northern Colorado Class members are:

·      Aaron Barrett, Bank of Colorado
·      Curt Bear, LoCo Thank Tank
·      Niroj Bhattarai, Colorado State University
·      Kristie Briles, Respite Care Inc.
·      Grant Buchanan, High Country Beverage
·      Shawn Charpentier, Double S Group at Keller Williiams Realty
·      Tim Coons, Weld Community Foundation
·      Dave Dixon, Bike Fort Collins
·      Keahi Ewa, Sunrise Ranch
·      Kamirae Feldman, BitOSunshine Mortgage
·      Katie Flint, Handshake
·      Hope Hartman, Larimer SBDC – Front Range Community College
·      Doug Hay, United Way of Larimer County
·      Shannon Hein, City of Fort Collins
·      Danaly Howe, Centennial Consulting Group, LLC
·      Kelly Jackson, Aims Community College Foundation
·      Tim Johnson, GH Phipps Construction Companies
·      Taylor Kidd, Larimer County Department of Human Services
·      Alex Kloehn, Lutheran Family Services Rocky Mountains
·      Lauren Larsen, NAI Affinity
·      Deana Lemos-Garcia, Hensel Phelps/BMS Foundation
·      Mariah McCulley, Animal Friend Alliance
·      Kim Meyer, Town of Johnstown
·      Jesse Patton, Wells Fargo
·      Jessica Plummer, Larimer County

·      Adam Postovit, Nutrien

·      Jerome Rouser, North Front Range Metropolitan Planning Organization
·      Sarah Rupert, Fransen Pittman General Contractors
·      Jon Schwartzbauer, Federation of Chiropractic Licensing Boards
·      Kerry Westlund, Ent Credit Union
·      Andy Yost, Employment Services of Weld County

 

The class members will begin their experience at the Leadership Northern Colorado Orientation on January 6 at High Country Beverage in Johnstown 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 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.  The 2023 Program is sponsored by Elevations Credit Union.

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

o   Heather Anderson, Visit Greeley
o   Bill Becker, Loveland Chamber
o   Kim Fisher, Vision Catalyst
o   Tonja Hadley, The Group Inc.
o   Todd Karl, Ent Credit Union
o   Elizabeth Mahoney, Complete Professional Development
o   Amanda Miller, The Place Setting Company
o   Cece Majchrowski, Employment Services of Weld County
o   Joy Nyenhuis, Cohere
o   Dawn Paepke, Kaiser Permanente
o   Natyce Parent, Greeley Area Chamber of Commerce
o   Nancy Patton, Canvas Credit Union
o   Sara Potter, fnbo
o   Ted Ray, First Interstate Bank
o   Jared Reimer, The Craft Broker at Elevations Real Estate
o   Kristy Wygmans, The Place Setting Company
o   Jaime Henning, Greeley Chamber
o   Ann Hutchison, Fort Collins Area Chamber of Commerce
o   Mindy McCloughan, Loveland Chamber

Leadership Northern Colorado Applications for
2023 Class Now Being Accepted 

Leadership Northern Colorado is now accepting applications for the 2023 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 was sponsored by UCHealth, Elevations Credit Union and Weld Community Foundation.

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 2023 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 $900 and includes all meals, session materials and graduation recognition.  Applications are available here or online at www.LeadershipNorthernColorado.com. The application deadline is Monday, December 5, 2022, at 5 p.m.  Applications can be sent by email to amanda@psc.biz or completed online at www.LeadershipNorthernColorado.com.

To apply for the 2023 Leadership Northern Colorado class or to receive more information about Leadership Northern Colorado, contact the Leadership Hotline at (970) 682-3562 or amanda@psc.biz.

We are also accepting applications for the 2023 LNC Steering Committee.  Applications can be found here.

What does the 2023 program look like? 

•Six-month program – January 2023 to June 2023
•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 $900 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 amanda@psc.biz.

Leadership Northern Colorado Graduates 2022 Class
Features Brian Kight at Public Event

The 12th Leadership Northern Colorado (LNC) class will soon complete their 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 Brian Kight, founder of DIGNVS, LLC and the author of DailyDiscipline.com, a daily memo on personal discipline with over 32,550 subscribers. 

The event will be from 7:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. on June 28 at Windsong Event Center, 2901 Saddler Blvd, east of Fort Collins and north of Severance. The graduation event provides a great way for Alumni and the community to reconnect to the program.

Registration is $20 and includes breakfast and the keynote presentation by Brian.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER TO ATTEND.

Meet the 2021-2022 Leadership Northern Colorado graduates: Heather Anderson, Debra, Antista-Bianchi, Nick Armstrong, AJ Baer, Reyes Barrios, Jr., Erik Caffee, Curtis Carlson, Ryan Cassidy, Debbie Davis, Jessica Dyrdahl, Karen Frawley, Madisen Golden, Kat Hart, Angela Kelton, Nick Kenny, Neal Kingman, Abby Kirkbride, Randall Klamser, Nate Lamkin, Jill Maasch, Margarita Marquez, Michele Marquitz, Heather Miller, Sergio Ortiz, Hailey Peters, Hope Pruett, Shane Redman, Brecken Schaefer, Rhonda Solis, Kris Stoppenhagen and Jessi Yarnell

Gold Sponsors: Elevations Credit Union and UCHealth

Graduation Sponsors: Canvas Credit Union and Northern Engineering

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 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