Volunteers are at the heart of Leadership Palm Beach County, and our committees are a great way for alumni to stay engaged in the leadership of the organization.
Committee chairs are appointed by the board chair for a one-year renewable term and work in partnership with Leadership Palm Beach County staff. All committee members must be alumni in good standing (dues-paying members) and must be able to fulfill the primary responsibilities of the committee.
Mission Support Committees
Program Directors: Vicki Chouris and Chris Radentz
The purpose of the Leadership Program Committee is to develop and implement a 10-month program for a select, diverse group of community leaders from different geographic areas within Palm Beach County.
Primary responsibilities of the Leadership Program committee include developing course curriculum, securing speakers and program day venues, developing agendas, attending programs as assigned and evaluating programs.
Committee Chairs: Eric Hopkins and Ike Powell
The purpose of the Youth Leadership Program committee is to develop and implement a 9-month program for a select, diverse group of high school juniors from different geographic areas within Palm Beach County. Additionally, this committee develops and implements the Youth Leadership Scholarship program.
Primary responsibilities of the Youth Leadership Program Committee include developing course curriculum, securing speakers and program day venues, developing agendas, attending programs as assigned and evaluating programs. The committee also oversees the development and implementation of the annual Youth Leadership Scholarship program.
Committee Chairs: Maria Marino and Mark Montgomery
The purpose of the FOCUS Program Committee is to develop and implement a 2 ½ day program for a diverse group of community leaders from different geographic and service areas within Palm Beach County.
Primary responsibilities of the FOCUS Program Committee include developing course curriculum, securing speakers and program venues, attending program and evaluating program.
Committee Chairs: Kenyetta Haywood and Monte Lambert
The purpose of the Leadership Excellence Awards Committee is to recognize the contributions of LPBC alumni through an annual celebration.
Primary responsibilities of the Leadership Excellence Awards Committee include the planning and execution of an annual event to recognize the nominees and the recipient of the Leadership Excellence Award. Committee will oversee nominations process, selection of recipient, securing of sponsors, and planning and execution of all aspects of the event.
Committee Chairs: Angie Niehoff and Jan Rodusky
The purpose of the Songwriters in the Round Committee is to plan an annual Songwriters in the Round event to raise funds to support the Youth Leadership Program.
Primary responsibilities of the Songwriters in the Round Committee include the planning and execution of an annual event. Committee will oversee nominations process, selection of recipient, securing of sponsors, and planning and execution of all aspects of the event.
Committee Chairs: Sarah Alsofrom and Valerie Fennon
Committee Chairs: Shuly Oletzky and Lee Williams
The purpose of the Alumni Relations Committee is to engage alumni in Leadership Palm Beach County programs, events and activities.
Primary responsibilities of the Alumni Relations Committee include the recruitment and retention of alumni, the recruitment and appointment of class ambassador, planning of events and activities specifically targeted to alumni, and the coordination of communication with alumni via social media, email, and other electronic means.
Committee Chairs: Gary Fechter and Bari Goldstein
The purpose of the civic engagement project Committee is to oversee the selection and implementation of the annual class projects.
Primary responsibilities of the civic engagement committee include developing and disseminating the RFP to local nonprofit organizations and providing guidance in the completion of proposals, select projects to be presented to the class for consideration, and guide the class through the selection and execution of class projects.
Committee Chairs: Terrill Pyburn and Gary Walk
The purpose of the Leadership in Schools program is to create partnership opportunities between LPBC alumni and the school district’s Career Academy Coordinators in order to help the county’s schools deliver high-quality employment training.
Primary responsibilities include participation in school visits and job shadowing with students and inviting school personnel to visit job site for shadowing.
Committee Chairs: Linda Culbertson and Lisa Johnson
The purpose of the marketing committee is to further the Leadership Palm Beach County brand and mission through marketing and public and media relations that support the programs, events and initiatives of Leadership Palm Beach County.
Primary responsibilities of the Marketing Committee include the development and implementation of an annual marketing and communications plan, supporting media relations efforts, developing web content and providing general design support.
Committee Chairs: Michael Athmer and Marilyn Perez-Martinez
The purpose of the recruitment committee is to ensure the recruitment of qualified applicants for the Adult Leadership and FOCUS programs.
Primary responsibilities of the recruitment committee include identifying and cultivating potential program applicants, planning and hosting recruitment activities and events and encouraging board and alumni engagement in the recruitment effort.
Committee Chairs: TBA
The purpose of the Up Close and Personal Committee is to provide Leadership Palm Beach County alumni with opportunities to interact with key community leaders in small group settings to discuss issues of significance. Additionally, the committee will facilitate forums that bring together LPBC alumni and Adult Program participants with representatives of other community organizations around topics of importance to residents of Palm Beach County.
Primary responsibilities of the Up Close & Personal include identifying key community issues, securing experts on these issues and facilitating conversations through Up Close and Personal events or Issues Forums. The committee will develop the program schedule and coordinate the recruitment of participants and the logistics of each event.