PENSACOLA, Fla. – July 24, 2017 – The Pensacola Chamber Foundation announced today the Leadership Pensacola (LeaP) Class of 2018. Participants were carefully selected for their professional achievements, commitment to the Northwest Florida community, and leadership skills and potential.
Founded in the fall of 1982, LeaP is a 10-month-long program designed to help participants acquire an understanding of the issues facing the Greater Pensacola area and the leadership skills necessary to resolve them. To date, more than 1,500 individuals have completed the Leadership Pensacola program and have acquired the skills, passion and connections to work effectively as community trustees.
“It is an honor to welcome this new class of exceptional men and women as part of the distinguished Leadership Pensacola program,” said Greater Pensacola Chamber President & CEO Clay Ingram. “LeaP provides participants with an opportunity to pursue a common cause together, contribute to important and rewarding work in our community, and generate a long-lasting impact for future generations.”
Each year the LeaP Selection Committee seeks a cross-section of the community, made up of men and women from different career, educational, political, social and cultural backgrounds. Participants accepted into LeaP are involved in a combination of retreats, day-long seminars and at least one community project for which the class uses its resources and talents to enhance the Greater Pensacola region.
The LeaP Class of 2018 is Jerry “Lee” Alexander, Jr., Laura Arendsen, Christopher Aycock, Doug Bizerra, Annie Bloxson, Carolyn Bosworth-Ahearn, Kenneth Bullard, Tracy Carlton, Andrea Case, Stephen Clopton, Adam Cobb, Melissa Diamond, Sandra Donaldson, James Ferreira, Shelah Fletcher, Stephen Gampher, Amanda Harper, Hillary Harris, Meghan Harrison, Andrew Hobbs, John Hodgdon, Michael Hoffman, Keith Hoskins, Adrian Howell, Kagan Jenkins, Savannah Jernigan, Robert Jones, Tiffany Joyner, Larry Kuhn, Mary Lett Mabins, Rick McClanahan, Heather Moorer, Mambwe Mutanuka, Catherine Myhre, Shelly Nightengale, Kim Parker, Gary “Bubba” Peters, Mandy Resmondo, Beckie Share, Matt Stanfill, Vernon Stewart, Jonathan Tucker, Jason Walker, Eryka Wallace, Grier Ward, Alison Westmoreland, Holiday Whisenant, Briana Wigley, Walker Wilson, Laurel Woodfin.
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