Leadership Bartow Class XX Announced
Continuing the tradition of excellence, our Bartow Chamber Leadership Program, we are pleased to announce the class members of our newest Leadership Bartow class, Class XIX:
Class members include: Craig Burke, Craig Burke Real Estate Group; Jessica Correll, MidFlorida Credit Union; Ashley Daughtry, Polk County Public Schools; Kate Fincher, Lakeland Volunteers in Medicine; Jason Hargrove, City of Bartow Parks, Recreation & Cultural Arts; Michelle Helms, Greater Bartow Chamber of Commerce; Jayme Jamison, Polk County Board of County Commissioners; Jhonoy Johnson, Millenia Catering / Idlewood Venue; Krislin Kreis, Polk County Public Schools / The Wonder House; Timothy Lacey, Thunder Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram; Bill Levin, Front Page Brewing Co.; Beth Luckett, Polk State College; Lisa Lynch, City of Bartow – Finance; April Medley, Greater Bartow Chamber of Commerce; Katelyn Meeks, The Health Coach, LLC; Alec Monies, Central Florida Truss; Mel Parker, Bartow Executive Airport; Morgan Pickard, BayCare Bartow Regional Medical Center; Garrett Posten, Rayl Engineering & Surveying; Jillian Spangler, Boswell & Dunlap, LLP; Kellie Steiner-Dawson, BayCare Bartow Regional Medical Center; William Stevens, City of Bartow Police Department; William Strickland, Polk County Sheriff’s Office; Amy Sumerlin, Bartow Ford; Teia Thagard, Bartow Church Service Center; Stephen Walker, City of Bartow Police Department; Renee Whitehead, BayCare Bartow Regional Medical Center; Richard Widick, CPS Investment Advisors; Ryan Wiggins, Polk County Board of County Commissioners; Geraldine Williams, Liberty Link Foundation 360 Non-Profit; Paul Womble, Polk County Board of County Commissioners; and John Wyant, Watson Clinic, LLP.
The Leadership Bartow program was established in 1984 to enhance the civic participation of emerging leaders within the greater Bartow area. Every two years, Leadership Bartow selects the best and brightest individuals in the Bartow area to participate in the two-year program oriented to developing leadership skills, fostering understanding of the major issues facing the Bartow area, improving the communications network among leaders of disparate backgrounds and interests and, most importantly, motivating them to contribute through voluntary participation in civic activities.
Since its inception, more than 600 individuals have completed the Bartow leadership program, acquiring the skills, knowledge and passion necessary to participate fully in the life of our community. Moreover, the program has brought together individuals ranging from corporate executives and entrepreneurs, to educators, non-profit managers and public servants.
These individuals have forged lasting networks that have proved essential to creating a vital, positive community for current and future generations.
Leadership Bartow continues to be a vital part of the overall effort to ensure that the pool of talent from which the community can draw its future leaders continues to be renewed.
September 20 and 21, 2023, class members will get together for the first time for an opening retreat at Idlewood Venue. Facilitated by Howe Wallace of PalletOne, Inc. and Frances Shanks of Summit, this class will spend these two days learning more about themselves and about each other.
For more information about this program or Class XX, contact Virginia Condello, Executive Director of the Greater Bartow Chamber of Commerce at 863-533-7125, or email email@example.com.