The Leadership Collier Foundation™ (LCF), in coordination with The Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce, announces the Growing Associates In Naples™ (GAIN™) Class of 2019.
Each winter, the LCF accepts approximately 40 area professionals for the GAIN 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, GAIN™ 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 Leadership Collier Foundation Board of Directors congratulates the following GAIN 2019 Class members:
Chair: Meredith McLean, Humane Society Naples
Vice Chair: Andres Paz, Univision SWFL
Vice Chair: Allison Durion, Naples Children & Education Foundation
Kate Albers, Arthrex, Inc.
John Brown, Moran Edwards Asset Management Group
Kelsey Browne, Brown & Brown Insurance of Southwest Florida
Matthew Catoe, Collier County Board of County Commissioners
Courtney Chaipel Pugh, Quarles & Brady LLP
Leroy Christiansen, Gulfshore Insurance Agency
Lauren Cox, Waterside Shops
Jessica Dang, Habitat for Humanity of Collier County
Jason Ensor, Naples Community Hospital
Peter Falisi, Two Guys Kitchen & Catering
Rafael J. Feliciano, Food Idea Group Inc.
Leonardo Gianfranco Fiorini, ACI Worldwide
Amanda Goebel, Halstatt, LLC
Christopher Goldhorn, Collier County Sheriff’s Office
Tahnee Guite, Physicians Regional Medical Center
Jeffrey Haut, Vernon Litigation Group
Hasan Kajtezovic, Arthrex, Inc.
Keira Lucas, Collier Mosquito Control District
Matt Meyers, William Raveis Real Estate, Matt Meyers, LLC
Chrissie Missal, Grace Place for Children and Families
Alina Mizerniuc, Clifton Larson Allen LLP
Charlotte O’Bryon, City of Naples
Kristin Peras, Champions for Learning
Monica Perez, Hope for Haiti
Lemay Perez, Collier County Board of County Commissioners, Growth Management Department
Paulina Perez, Barron Collier Companies
Sara Perkins, Naples Global Advisors
Deanna Elizabeth Peterson, Guadalupe Center
Maria Plata, The Immokalee Foundation
Parker Poage, NewsBank, Inc.
Michael Rubenstein, BNY Mellon Wealth Management
Jonathan Saunders, J.P. Morgan Private Bank
Emily Schaefer, Collier County Public Schools
Jessica Siefer, David Lawrence Center
Michael Sneeringer, Porter Wright Morris & Arthur LLP
Rachel Stone, Artis—Naples
Lindsey Thoman, Avow Hospice and Palliative Care
Jordan Tompkins, Merrill Lynch
Renee Waller, Naples Botanical Garden
Naomi Weathers, United Way of Collier County
Denise Williams, HBKS Wealth Advisors
Brandon Yarusi, Collier Enterprises
About Leadership Collier Foundation
The Leadership Collier Foundation™ (LCF), in coordination with The Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce, educates local business leaders about the societal and economic challenges facing the community today through the programs it governs: Leadership Collier™, Growing Associates In Naples™ (GAIN™), 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.