PRESS RELEASE: LEADERSHIP PLANO SELECTS CLASS 33

 In Awards & Honors, General

Leadership PlanoPlano, TX – August 18 – The Plano Chamber of Commerce and the Leadership Plano Board of Directors are pleased to announce the 36 members of Leadership Plano Class 33. The new roster of community leaders includes civic and community-focused, forward-thinking individuals who are committed to the continued growth and improvement of Plano. Leadership Plano has helped to develop the leadership skills of many civic leaders who have served our community through more than three decades of growth and change.

According to Program Director Carole Greisdorf, “Leadership Plano has made a tremendously positive impact on the Plano community and beyond. Its graduates serve in numerous elected positions and non-profit boards throughout north Texas. This program provides a solid foundation for service.”

Spanning nine months from September through May, the program is designed to increase community awareness and leadership skills. The opening retreat, a two-day orientation weekend beginning September 19 at 7 a.m. at the Plano Chamber, focuses on individual leadership styles and techniques. From October through May, the class spends one day a month examining specific aspects of the community such as education, government, local business and economic development, health and human services, the criminal justice system, the arts and more.

Gaining a broad perspective of the Plano community equips participants to become well-rounded leaders ready to apply their skills in a variety of ways. Leadership Plano provides a foundation for long-term involvement in Plano and assists in launching a supportive community network of colleagues and friends.

About Leadership Plano: Leadership Plano began in 1983 and is dedicated to educating, developing and empowering current and future leaders for the community and motivating them to serve civic, charitable and business organizations. For more information, contact the Plano Chamber of Commerce at 972-424-7547 or visit www.leadershipplano.org.

About the Plano Chamber of Commerce: Established in 1946, the Plano Chamber represent over 1,100 businesses and community organizations in Plano and the surrounding area. The Plano Chamber of Commerce is committed to maximizing business development and economic growth of the community through advocacy, education, innovation, and collaboration.

Leadership Plano is Proud to Announce the Members of Class 33

Yvonne Booker, Assistance Center of Collin County Terri McCoy, Keller Williams Realty
Lena Carrera, My Possibilities Ruth McGuffy, Community Volunteer
Penny Chapman, Community Volunteer Heather Merchant, City of Plano
Jason Cole, Baylor Scott & White Regional Medical Center of Plano Urshel Metcalf, Optimal Economics
Amy Darrow, Community Volunteer Maria Moffatt, Junior League of Collin County
Barbara Delk, InTouch Credit Union Angela Pace, Thackeray Partners
Anjali Desai, Capital One Scott Peek, Scott Peek Photography
Ed Drain, Plano Police Department Alan Pixley, Collin College
Courtney Echols, Naveen Jindal School of Management, University of Texas at Dallas Jennifer Ruhman, Plano Chamber of Commerce
Jennifer Edgeworth, Basinger Leggett Clemons Bowling Mardy Sackley, Lone Star Legal
Scott Fischer, AXA Advisors Melissa Sauvage, The Medical Center of Plano
Angela Fisher, The Medical Center of Plano Lorraine Shimizu, Plano Independent School District
Morris Garcia, LTDNOW, LLC Avery Spencer, AT&T Ecosystem & Innovation
Kahlil Gearon, Cigna Susan Sutherland, Junior League of Collin County
Robert Hodges, Shreve Land Constructors Tom Venner, Behringer
Leanne Libby, Community Impact Newspaper Eric Wallis, Baylor Scott & White Regional Medical Center of Plano
Stephanie Mace, United Way of Metropolitan Dallas Tresi Weeks, The Weeks Law Firm
Kelly Martin, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano Anne Whiteman, PepsiCo

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