AMANDA BEIGHTS, SENIOR DIRECTOR, LEADERSHIP PROGRAMS
The Leadership Collier Foundation (LCF), of the Greater Naples Chamber, announces the Leadership Collier Class of 2022. The class will begin their program with a kick-off celebration at 5-6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 16 at Gulfshore Playhouse at The Norris Center.
Leadership Collier was formed by the Naples Chamber in 1988 to develop a network of informed citizens prepared to assume leadership roles in our community. The Chamber believes knowledge is a key element and prime motivator of leadership. Consequently, the primary objective of Leadership Collier is to educate local business leaders about the societal and economic challenges facing the community today.
The nine-month program includes 10 full-day sessions. Over the course of 10 sessions participants will fully explore local government, education, economic development, agriculture, arts and more.
“Congratulations to the Leadership Collier Class of 2022 as they embark on one of the most rewarding and impactful experiences of their professional careers,” said Dr. Aysegul Timur, Chairwoman of the Leadership Collier Advisory Council. “While there are so many reasons why our Collier County community is unique and very special, I know for sure that Leadership Collier graduates contribute significantly to our exceptional quality of life here.”
The LCF Board of Directors congratulates the following class members of Leadership Collier 2022:
Chair: Mary Beth Geier, Richard M. Schulze Family Foundation
First Vice Chair: Todd Lyon, NCH Healthcare System
Second Vice Chair: Melissa Blazier, Collier County Supervisor of Elections
Rebecca Acx, Ave Maria Utility Company, LLC
Corey Adamski, Naples Fire-Rescue
Kevin Aspegren, Seacrest Country Day School
AJ Attavar, Neptune Products & Services, Inc
Michelle Avola-Brown, Naples Pathways Coalition
Catherine Bergerson, NewsBank, inc.
Jay Border, Naples Soap Co
Yvonne Bourk, Vectra Digital
Alex Breault, The Greater Naples Chamber
Scott Chartier, Arthrex
Patricia Chibende, Opera Naples
Marisa Cleveland, The Seymour Agency
Jason Cooper, Home Base SWFL
Paula DiGrigoli, NCH Healthcare System
Kerry Edwards, FineMark National Bank and Trust Company
Matthew Fletcher, Naples Police Department
Chadd Garcia, Schwartz Investment Counsel
Zannon Garza, DeAngelis Diamond
Linda Goldfield, Youth Haven
Phyllis Hall, Avow Hospice Inc
Becky Irwin, Keller Williams Realty Marco Island
Cari Jones, Elephant Creative Co., LLC
Katie Laakkonen, City of Naples
Kara Laufer, Naples Botanical Garden
Altony Lee, Florida Gulf Coast University
Justin Lobb, Naples Airport Authority
Christopher Lopez, TECO Peoples Gas
Megan McCarthy Beauvais, Boys & Girls Club of Collier County
Barbara Melvin, First Florida Integrity Bank
Mark Middlebrook, Collier County Sheriff's Office
Jennifer Mitchell, State of Florida
John Morton, Humane Society Naples
E.B. Newberry Yarnell, Yarnell & Peterson, P.A.
Derya Onaran, Surf 9
Gloria Padilla, Redlands Christian Migrant Association (RCMA)
Krista Patrick, David Lawrence Mental Health Center, Inc.
Julie Pedretti, Healthcare Network
Leslie Ricciardelli, Collier County Public Schools
Holly Salvatore, Physicians Regional Healthcare System
Hector Sanchez, Loos & Co., Inc
Mike Sheffield, Collier County Clerk of Courts
Kathy Smart, PBS Contractors
PJ Smith, Naples Golf to Gulf Real Estate
Robert Sorenson, Moorings Park
The Leadership Collier Class of 2022 kick-off event is open to the public. To register to attend, visit napleschamber.org/events.
About the Leadership Collier Foundation
The Leadership Collier Foundation (LCF), of the Greater Naples Chamber, educates local business leaders about the societal and economic challenges facing the community today through the programs and initiatives it governs: Leadership Collier, Associate Leadership Collier, Youth Leadership Collier, The Emerging Leadership Council and Campaign for Leadership. Through the work of the LCF Alumni Association, graduates continue to build alliances, foster goodwill and civic trusteeship that will strengthen Collier County. The foundation also leads the Chamber’s initiative for work-based learning opportunities for local business and students supporting talent development. For more information, contact Amanda Beights at email@example.com.