Leadership McKinney, the Chamber’s nationally recognized leadership development program, announces the Class of 2012. Chosen through an application/selection process, twenty-six community members begin their adventure on August 11 at the annual program Orientation and Alumni Reception hosted by The Body Shop in McKinney.
These twenty-six class members will join the almost 450 alumni who have gone before them. During the next ten months, they will immerse themselves in McKinney as they have never done before and experience a challenging educational experience designed to equip them with leadership skills for the future.
The Chamber’s 24-year old flagship program offers participants the tools to prepare themselves and their community for global competitiveness. They will discuss issues with community and regional leaders; learn about the inner workings of their community and how they can make an impact; evaluate their personality styles and how to work as a team; and build both professional and personal connections. After graduation, many will step forward to serve on one of the City’s boards or commissions; serve on a non-profit board; lead through volunteerism; or run for public office.
A critical piece of the program is the opportunity to dialogue with nationally recognized futurist, Carolyn Corbin, on the values of leadership and the need for skilled, strategic leaders for the future. The class will use Ms. Corbin’s new book, Community Leadership 4.0: Impacting a World Gone Wiki, as the program textbook throughout the year.
Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it is the only thing that ever has…Margaret Mead.
Congratulations to the Leadership McKinney Class of 2012!
Suzanne Adkins, Uptown
Justin Beller, Legacy Texas Bank
Shirletta Best, City of McKinney
Jackie Brewer, Verado Energy Inc.
Nancy Cowlishaw, McKinney ISD
Michael Dodson, Ink and Toner USA
Scott Elliott, Torchmark Corporation
Jan Elwell, Appian Commercial
Frederick Frazier, Dallas Police/U.S. Marshals
Steve Gray, Medical Center of McKinney
Matt Hilton, Keller Williams Realty
Natasha Ibarra, RMCN Credit Services
Abby Liu, McKinney EDC
Pat McAuliff, Collin College
Annita McCormick, City of McKinney
Matt McGuire, Higginbotham & Associates
Jennifer McLaughlin, Junior League of Collin County
Aaron McMahon, American National Bank of Texas
American National Bank of Texas
Julie Monge, Collin County
Alejandra Montes, AGI Inc.
Ginny Mullis, McKinney Chamber of Commerce
Anthony Pacheco, AFLAC
Cindy Schneible, McKinney CDC
Sherry Schumann, Collin County
Guy VanBaulen, HNTB Corpration
Brad Webb, Independent Bank