Participants announced for Chamber’s Leadership Indian River County program


Leadership Indian River County is a community leadership program offered by the Indian River County Chamber of Commerce. The 7-session training program will bring together a cross-section of the community, representing our social, economic and geographic diverse population for a hands-on, multi-disciplinary study of our community. Participants will gain an introduction to the infrastructure, natural resources and current political issues of Indian River County and an understanding of what constitutes leadership.

The program is based on a model that incorporates nourishing and developing community leaders: building community knowledge, developing leadership skills, and gaining an understanding of community stewardship. The program will prepare participants for more active involvement in public and private sectors and civic responsibility creating a better informed and vigorous leadership with a greater understanding of county needs- now and in the future

Participants for the 2018 class are: Yamilet Cendejas, Indian River Community Foundation; Kelly Dammann, Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton; Jan Demko, Rocket’s Kitty Café of the Treasure Coast Inc.; Bill Douglass, WSI Digital Marketing; Matthew Glembocki, Indian River State College; Sam Hjalmeby, Samuel Construction Group LLC; Caryn M. Toole, Devereux Community Based Care, Alex MacWilliam IV, Alex MacWilliam Real Estate; Ryan McLean, MBV Engineering, Inc.; Cristen McMillan, School District of Indian River County; Mary Helen Moore, TC Palm/ Press Journal; Danielle Negherbon, Schlitt Services; Kerry Osborne, Disney’s Vero Beach Resort; Theo Perry Jr., National Bank of Commerce; Michele Peters, Childcare Resources of Indian River; Steve Schwartz, PD/go! Digital Marketing; Tracey Segal, United Way of Indian River County; Greg Sims, Piper Aircraft; Aaron Stanton, The MilCor Group, Inc.; Molly Steinwald, Environmental Learning Center; Tim Straley, Vero Beach Country Club; Ann Marie Suriano, Indian River County Hospital District; Carrie William,Gifford Youth Achievement Center, Inc

The chamber will start accepting applications for the 2019 class this summer. For additional information contact Emma White, Indian River County Chamber of Commerce 772-567-3491.

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