Leadership Northern Colorado Prepares for Graduation

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Public and Alumni Invited to Attend Presentation on Organizational Change

The eleventh Leadership Northern Colorado (LNC) class will soon complete their pandemic expanded program and LNC alumni and the public are invited to celebrate the class accomplishments and to learn more about Leadership at a breakfast event featuring Josh Packard, executive director of Springtide Research Institute and former sociology professor at the University of Northern Colorado. A talented speaker and writer, Packard will share insight on organizational change and strategy.

Packard has spent twenty years studying institutional participation in the United States with a focus on work and voluntary associations. He’s a social scientist who is committed to making sure that research can actually be useful to people in the real world. As one of his clients recently said, “You’re a researcher, but you speak human!” Dr. Packard has been an invited speaker for numerous events and organizations to share his unique, counterintuitive insights that will change the way you think about a world you already know. The event will be from 7:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. on November 16 at Windsong Event Center, 2901 Saddler Blvd, outside of Fort Collins. Sponsored by Canvas Credit Union, the event provides a great way for Alumni and the community to reconnect to the program. Registration is $10 and is available at www.FortCollinsChamber.com.

Registration includes breakfast and the keynote presentation by Packard. Leadership Northern Colorado, a joint initiative of the Fort Collins, Greeley, and Loveland chambers of commerce, the Community Foundation of Northern Colorado, and the Weld Foundation, is designed to build human capacity and to identify, define and address the issues facing the Northern Colorado region. The Leadership Northern Colorado program will end November 16 with a final class session and graduation by the 33 participants. The class had an extended experience due to the pandemic and ran from January 2020 through November 2021.

The 2020-2021 Leadership Northern Colorado graduates are:
Karina Amaya, Employment Services of Weld County
Stephanie Ashley, Brinkman & Brinkman Construction
Mandana Ashouripashaki, CSU Ventures
Crystal Bidwell, Ditesco
Claire Bouchard, Larimer County
Beau Bump, Cline Williams Wright Johnson & Oldfather, LLP
AnnaRose Cunningham, NFR MPO
Megan Ferguson, Impact Development Fund
Shauna Gray, Chipper’s Lanes
BrightHeart Headrick, Parent-Child Interaction Center
Noah Hutchison, Mighty Hand Construction
Anne Marie Jacobson, Front Range Community College
Logan Jones, WorkLife Partnership
Charles Jordan, RLH Engineering, Inc.
Nathan Kinney, Banner Health
Alex Koenigsberg, Arula
Elizabeth Mahoney, Complete Professional Development
Debbie Mayer, Colorado State University
Beth McDaniel, Centennial Lending, LLC
Liz McMillan, Canvas Credit Union
Chris McPhail, Independent Bank
Jenny Maeda, Neighbor to Neighbor
Timothy Merlino, Pinyon Environmental
Corinne Millington
Shannon Mosness, UCHealth Northern Colorado Foundation
Sara Potter, FNBO
Ted Ray, Great Western Bank
Donna Reiser, Colorado State University Alumni Association
Carrie Rossman, YMCA of the Rockies
Jana Sanchez, LaunchNo.CO
Allison Seabeck, Warehouse Business Accelerator
Benjamin Snow, City of Greeley
Megan Streetman, Animal Friends Alliance
Kristy Wygmans, Pour Brothers Community Tavern
Jill Zamzow, UCHealth

Leadership Northern Colorado is a program developed and designed through a collaboration of the Fort Collins Area Chamber of Commerce, Loveland Chamber of Commerce, Greeley Chamber of Commerce, Community Foundation of Northern Colorado, and the Weld Community Foundation. The regional development program is designed to build human capacity and to identify, define and address the issues facing the Northern Colorado region. The six-month interactive program for 30 select leaders from across the region focuses on regional issues, regionalism, and regional leadership skills. For more information, visit www.LeadershipNorthernColorado.com.

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