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APPLETON, Wis. – The Fox Cities Chamber of Commerce hosted a commencement ceremony for its 2017-2018 Leadership Fox Cities (LFC) program participants on Tuesday, May 8, 2018 at Butte des Morts Country Club in Appleton. Speakers at the ceremony included Amy Schanke, Director of Leadership Fox Cities, Fox Cities Chamber; Bob Mundt, President/CEO, Fox Cities Chamber; Preston Kendall, Chairman – LFC Steering Committee, The Zuleger Kendall Group, Robert W. Baird & Co.; and Aaron Olson, Neenah Police Department.
The 2017-2018 Leadership Fox Cities Class was comprised of 38 distinguished individuals from various industries within the Fox Cities.
The 2017-2018 Class Graduates are:
Martha Baldwin – Fox Valley Lutheran High School
Ryan Batley – Best Western Premier Bridgewood Resort Hotel & Conference Center
Sam Benjamin – SECURA Insurance
Susan Boettcher – TIDI Products, LLC
Matthew Brehmer – Remley & Sensenbrenner, S.C.
Kristin Cates – Volunteer Center of East Central WI
John Cook – Goodwill Industries of North Central Wisconsin, Inc.
Donna Evers – Thrivent Financial
Sara Folk – J.J. Keller & Associates, Inc.
Dan Gerken – American Digital Cartography, Inc.
Craig Gloudemans – Community First Credit Union
Allie Gonnering – Thrivent Financial
Scott Jensen – Appleton Ice, Inc.
Rebecca Kellner – Associated Benefits and Risk Consulting
Laura Kemps – The Boys’ & Girls’ Brigade
Kelcie Kleuskens – Appvion
Alex Kreul – Newmark Grubb Pfefferle
Tera Larson – University of Wisconsin Oshkosh
Tina Lechnir – Ascension/St. Elizabeth Hospital
Ryan McMurtie – United Financial Group, Inc.
Kristopher Monty – We Energies
Tim Murphy – Oshkosh Corporation
Aaron Olson – Neenah Police Department
Nate Paul – Bemis Company
Jennifer Peeters – Women’s Fund for the Fox Valley Region, Inc.
Andy Poquette – American National Bank – Fox Cities
Adam Pritzl – Roberts, Ritschke, Tyczkowski, LTD
Brian Rammer – YMCA of the Fox Cities, Neenah-Menasha
Joy Sams – Thrivent Financial
Michael Schmid – Miron Construction Co., Inc.
Shana Shallue – Lawrence University
Michael Slowinski – Appleton Area School District, East High School
Alison Suski – Image Studios, Inc.
Cara Techlin – Network Health
Jacquelyn Warnecke – Moraine Park Technical College
Laura Waurio – Fox Valley Technical College
Paris Wicker – Lawrence University
Ryan Wirth – RBC Wealth Management
The class completed a 9-month leadership program which began in September 2017. The program’s mission is designed to teach participants to be imaginative and informed leaders in the community, while preparing them for leadership roles in the Fox Cities. Class members attended monthly group sessions that culminated with the completion of six small group projects. These projects were designed to raise awareness of an issue, improve team skills and ignite positive change in the Fox Cities.
“Personal Development. Community Awareness. Networking. You get this and much more with Leadership Fox Cities. The experiences, connections and education I gained from LFC are life-lasting and will benefit me greatly both personally and professionally,” shared Ryan Batley, a Leadership Fox Cities 2017-2018 graduate from Best Western Premier Bridgewood Resort Hotel & Conference Center. “Don’t pass up this opportunity if you have the chance!”
Applications for the 2018-2019 Leadership Fox Cities Class are now being accepted. To obtain an application, visit www.foxcitieschamber.com. To get involved with the Leadership Fox Cities Steering Committee, join the newly-formed Leadership Fox Cities Alumni Association, or for any questions regarding the program, contact Amy Schanke, Director of Leadership Fox Cities at (920) 734-7101 or [email protected].