Leadership Collier Foundation announces new name for Growing Associates in Naples, welcomes Class of 2020
The Leadership Collier Foundation (LCF), of the Greater Naples Chamber, has unveiled a new name for its popular Growing Associates in Naples (GAIN) program: Associate Leadership Collier.
“Our Leadership Collier brand has a very strong reputation and association,” said Amanda Beights, vice president, Leadership Collier Foundation. “We want to provide consistency with all of our Leadership Collier programs, so this name change is a natural fit.”
Each winter, the LCF accepts approximately 40 area professionals for the Associate Leadership Collier program. The program is specifically designed for emerging leaders and professionals in Collier County, ages 21- 40. Participants go through an intense, eight-session series of workshops focused on key issues affecting the community. After graduation, Associate Leadership Collier members are inducted into the LCF Alumni Association and encouraged to take an active role in civic and professional issues, address area challenges and work toward solutions in the public interest.
The name change will take effect immediately with the incoming Class of 2020. The Leadership Collier Foundation Board of Directors congratulates the following Associate Leadership Collier 2020 Class members:
Chair: Andres Paz, AdVenture
Vice Chair: Priscylla Oliva, Barron Collier Companies
Vice Chair: Alyssa Haney, First Florida Integrity Bank
Sabrina Allard, Halstatt Legacy Partners
Claire Baker, ACI Worldwide
Amber Barr, The Immokalee Foundation
Laura Bidireanu, Community Foundation of Collier County
Haley Blorstad, LandQwest Commercial and NCH Healthcare System
Lauren Branson, United Way of Collier County
Garrett Carney, Coleman, Yovanovich & Koester, PA
Debbie Chiu, NewsBank
Morgan Cote, Pedal Pub
Davidson Lee, Davidson Engineering, Inc.
Larry Falisi, Self-employed
Brittany Feroce, NCH Bears Den Childcare Center
Andrea Fortin, Hodges University
Adam Hall, Collier County Sheriff’s Office
Sara Hall, Roetzel and Andress, LPA
Tyler Hardt, Pelican Bay Capital Management, LLC
Karen Harmon, The Shelter for Abused Women & Children
Bryan Holmes, The Naples Airport Authority
Michael Hushek, Naples Aviation
Cody Jones, Collier County Information Technology
Chelsea Klotz, Champions for Learning
Moira Larkin, David Lawrence Center
Rebeca Linz, Dentons Cohen & Grigsby P.C.
Nicole Litchko, Collier County Public Schools
Brent Loewel, North Collier Fire Rescue and Pearson CRE
Madison McNally, STARability Foundation
Ashley McNamara, Barron Collier Companies
Wotts Mercy, Avow Hospice
Alexa Nargi, Arthrex, Inc.
Stefanie Nelsen, Corporate Spending Innovations
Eric Olson, Dentons Cohen & Grigsby P.C.
Sloan Percival, Artis – Naples
Jennifer Rei, Dee & Associates CPAs
Aome Rogers, PBS Contractors
Melanie Schmees, The Greater Naples Chamber
Caitlin Schubert, SimpleTiger
Misty Smith, Redlands Christian Migrant Association (RCMA)
Brooke Spencer, Wellfit Girls
Ramona Stockman, Barron Collier Companies
Joseph Stusek, Cummings & Lockwood LLC
Grace VanderMolen, Moorings Park
Brenton Weiskopf, Pelican Wire
Stephanie Yeargin, A Locksmith, Inc.