Lake Norman Chamber of Commerce Announces 2020 - 2021 Leadership Class

Fifteen Accepted in Class XXIV

Published Tuesday, October 20, 2020

The Lake Norman Chamber of Commerce has accepted 15 local business leaders in the twenty fourth 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.

Accepted in Leadership Lake Norman Class XXIV are: William “Chris” Roper – Cornelius Police Department, Heather “Timbs” Fulghum – Atrium Health, Michael MacIntyre – Town of Huntersville, Lindsey Small – Town of Huntersville, Patrick Myers – Personal Brand Images, Ashley Callahan – The Callahan Law Firm, Nichole Burton - -Novant Health, J.P. Ruth – Novant Health, Bryan Lawson – Collaborative Solutions Group, Laura Lorenz – Collaborative Solutions Group, Shirley Ranson – Ranson Real Estate, Inc., Vaughn Seegers, Integrity Heating, Terri Hansley - -Hansley Realty, Ray Armani - LePage Johnson Realty Group, Robin Noud - Continuum.

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.  “This is an unusual year with the pandemic impacting our business community, but I am extremely pleased we have such an 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.  Rodrigo Carreon, Visitor Services & Marketing Coordinator for 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 April Patterson – First Horizon Bank and Lisa Marie Turley - Grand Allure Home Group-RE/MAX Executive 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

Caption: Pictured are the “masked up” 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.