Leadership Gainesville Class 42 GraduatesMay 17th, 2016 by gainesvillechamber
On Friday, May 13, the Chamber held a graduation ceremony for the 48 members of Leadership Gainesville Class 42 at the Gainesville Women’s Club. In accordance with this year’s theme of “Self + Others,” the class developed and presented at the graduation three separate projects to address needs in the community: LG Jr., a leadership program for high school students facing economic disadvantages; At Home in Gainesville, a healthcare relocation assistance program that aims to create an additional talent stream for employers; and a mature women’s employment initiative that is slated to be named in the near future.
“The synergy demonstrated by this year’s class is inspiring and indicates their projects will have a life long past these class sessions,” said Chamber Vice President of Business Development and Operations Adrian Taylor.
Leadership Gainesville is a year-long community leadership program designed to showcase the amenities of the region and cultivate leadership skills among emerging leaders in Gainesville. Each year, individuals are selected to participate in the program following completion of a competitive application process. LG’s principal goal is to build a resource of community leadership on a planned, continuing basis. Each session examines key themes and issues affecting our community, as well as the organizations that implement solutions to address them.
Please join us in congratulating the members of Leadership Gainesville 42:
Aaron Hickman, CHW
Alison Walker, Folds and Walker
Alyssa Brown, Gainesville Area Chamber Commerce
Amanda Pool, Gainesville Television Network
Anthony Caggiano, Jr., GSE Engineering & Consulting, Inc.
Ashley Fletcher, W. Group Property Management
Barry Jacobson, Solar Impact, Inc.
Beth Eng, WCJB TV20/Gainesville CW
Carlee Marhaefka, Eat the 80
Caroline Chance-Earls, UF Health
Ché Reed, Gainesville Area Chamber of Commerce
Cheryl Calhoun, Santa Fe College
Courtney Quirie, Haven Hospice
Dana Clayton, United Way North Central Florida
David Donnelly, Alachua County Fire Rescue
Frank Mason, Carr, Riggs & Ingram, LLC
Fremon Williams, Boys & Girls Club of Alachua County
Jenna Savage, USDA Rural Development, Fl/USVI;
Jodi Long, Santa Fe College
Jonathan Mills, Berkshire Hathaway/Trend Realty
La’Kendra Garrison, Cox Communications
Lakshmi Balasubramanian, Info Tech, Inc.
Leonard Sprague, Leonard Sprague Construction
Leslie Ladendorf, Cade Museum Foundation
Lestine Ford, AAA Auto Club
Lisa Hogan, Right Path Transport
Mackenzie Hough, Advantage Publishing
Malcolm Kiner, Gainesville CRA
Mary Alford, The Sustainable Design Group
Matt Pinkoson, Skanska USA Building, Inc.
Maxwell Minch, Gray-Robinson
Michael Rosenblatt, The Collier Companies
Natalie Morrison, University of Florida
Omar Oselimo, Reggae Shack Café
Pamela Gretter, Info Tech, Inc.
Raquel Asencio, Info Tech, Inc.
Ralph Sabio, The Collier Companies
Randy Persad, Northwestern Mutual
Sara Emmanuel, Scherer Construction
Scott Arvin, GACAR
Sean McCoy, Focused Management Solutions
Shannon Keleher, City of Gainesville
Tammy Whisler, Bosshardt Realty Services, LLC
Tanaya Williams, Sun Country Sports
Varsha Mohini, James Moore & Company
Wade Swikle, 2 College Brothers, Inc.
Walter Jarvis, CHW