Tuesday, 10 October 2017 14:42

Lake Norman Chamber of Commerce Announces 2017 - 2018 Leadership Class

Cornelius, NC (October 9, 2017) – The Lake Norman Chamber of Commerce has accepted 27 local business leaders in the twenty first class of Leadership Lake Norman. The program, sponsored by Novant Health – Huntersville Medical Center, develops a group of informed, committed, and qualified individuals capable of providing visionary and progressive leadership for the Lake Norman region.

Leadership XXI 640x358Accepted in Leadership Lake Norman Class XXI are: Bree Appleton – Allen Tate Realtors, Titus Bartolotta – Collaborative Business Solutions, Joel Bondurant, Bondurant Law Firm, Zachary Brown – Swim Club Management Group, Bridget Burleson – Cornelius Police Department, Marc Cain – Vintage Choice Jeweler, Kamlesh Chandan – Ally Financial, Justin Dionne – Cornelius Arts Center, Ben Godsell – EnergyUnited, Andrew Heywood PAREXEL International, Jen Huskey – Novant Health, Lisa jester – Lake Norman Chamber, David Lillard – Fifth Third Bank, Andrew Morceri – Pine Lake Preparatory School, Dana and Chris Pape – Papemore Real Estate at Keller Williams Lake Norman, David Ranson – Ranson Real Estate, Laura Rizzetta – Aquesta Bank, Anna Robinson – Carolinas Healthcare System, Michael Sherman – Wealth Advisory (Raymond James), Scott Stimson – Merrill Lynch, Jaeda Sykes, Sykes STEPS Inc, Keri Taylor – United Way of Central Carolinas, Reggie Vanzant – Cornelius Police Department, Will Washam – Town of Cornelius, Liesl West – Novant Health, David Woodruff – Genesis Film.

Bill Russell, President & CEO of the Lake Norman Chamber of Commerce, believes that this year’s group represents a diverse representation of the Lake Norman business community. “I am extremely pleased we have such a large array of businesses and organizations represented in this year’s program. I was very impressed with the chemistry of the class and their interaction with each other throughout the leadership retreat.”

The class held an overnight retreat, sponsored by Shared Resources, focusing on team building through a confidence course and leadership training. Sally Ashworth, Executive Director of Visit Lake Norman gave a presentation on the impact of Travel and Tourism on the local economy and Chip Scholz of Scholz and Associates facilitated a program on Concepts of Leadership. Past leadership graduates Shayna Inman, Diane Smith, Eric Stabesfski, and Steve Genenbacher also led the group through team building exercises. The remaining sessions include Education & History, Government/Crime/Law, Health Care, Economic Development, Community Infrastructure, and Hospitality and Professional Sports. For more information about the program see the Lake Norman Chamber’s webpage at www.lakenormanchamber.org.

Caption: Pictured are the participants in Leadership Lake Norman at the overnight retreat held at Bethelwoods (York, SC). Chip Scholz with Scholz and Associates, also pictured, facilitated the Concepts of Leadership training on Friday.

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