Chamber’s Leadership Lee’s Summit holds graduation

May 10, 2013 

The Leadership Lee’s Summit program, sponsored by the Lee’s Summit Chamber of Commerce, graduated 24 students at a luncheon held in their honor on May 8, at Longview Mansion. The students completed nine months of leadership training, community service hours and a class project as part of their requirement.

Congratulations to the following 2013 graduates:

Tim Allen, Realty Executives-Tim & Jana Allen

Carol Baker, KCP&L

Ron Baker, Saint Luke’s East Hospital

John Beaudoin, Lee’s Summit Journal

Rob Binney, City of Lee’s Summit

Duane Buchanan, American FoodService

Sheila Clark, Baird Group Real Estate

Kylie Ewing, Pro Deo Youth Center

Clinton Fields, TMC-Lakewood

Don Frizzell, Lee’s Summit Police Department

Shawn Graff, City of Lee’s Summit

Nathan Haussmann, HSMC Orizon

Larry Hillier, Equity Bank

Laurel Hogue, University of Central Missouri

Gale Howard, Summit Bank of Kansas City

Jackie Knabe, Austen-Dooley Company

John Mautino, City of Lee’s Summit

David Millam, KCP&L

Brooke Spartz, Lead Bank

Phil Spellerberg, AFC Heating & Cooling

Hillary Tindle, Metcalf Bank

Frank White III, Heartland Financial Group

Molly Wichman, Life Transformations Fitness

Bob Zajic, Marian’s Kids

Leadership Lee’s Summit was developed to assist in motivating the visionary leaders of the area. Since its inception in 1991, the program has graduated more than 450 leaders who have gathered knowledge and skills to become influential in the community.

Approximately 25 participants are selected each year based on strict criteria, including personal motivation, an interest to serve in Lee’s Summit, potential or existing opportunities for advancement to top leadership positions, willingness to commit time and energy to complete the program and full support of the corporation/organization that is represented.

Applications are now being accepted for the class of 2013-2014. Copies of the application are available by contacting Chrissy Symes at 816.524.2424 or csymes@lschamber.com. Tuition to attend the program is $595 for Chamber members; $825 for non-members. Registration fee covers materials and workshops. Tuition is payable by the individual, the employer or the sponsoring organization and is non-refundable. Completed applications should be mailed to the Chamber office, 220 SE Main Street, Lee’s Summit, MO, 64063, no later than August 2, 2013.

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