LPBC Announces 2016 Leadership ENGAGE Class Members

Leadership Palm Beach County
July 20, 2015

WEST PALM BEACH FL, July 20, 2015 - Leadership Palm Beach County (LPBC) recently announced participants in its 2016 Leadership Engage Program, which aims to identify and unite diverse leaders in order to increase understanding of countywide issues and improve participants’ ability to lead effectively.  


LPBC’s 10-month Leadership Engage Program brings class members to significant sites throughout the county to meet with community leaders and gain hands-on experience with major industries and issues.   


“Our new class is drawn from all over the county and represents the diversity of our community,” said Dan E. Shorter, LPBC Interim Executive Director.  “From CEOs to start-up entrepreneurs, from farmers to non-profit executives this class exemplifies our vibrant local economy.  As we have for more than 30 years, we look forward to how this class will help mold and shape Palm Beach County in the years to come.”

Leadership Palm Beach County Class of 2016


Bill Abel, McLaughlin Stern LLC

Cheryl Baldwin, Sweet Boo Design + Communication

Ty Barnes, Wells Fargo Bank

Seth Behn, Lewis, Longman, & Walker, P.A.

Steve Bevilacqua, LRP Publications

Julie O. Bishop, Palm Beach County Dept. of Environmental Resources Management (ERM)

Carrie Bradburn, Capehart Photography

Walter Brown, Florida Power & Light Company

Derrick Brown, United Way of Palm Beach County

Chris Callahan, Startup Palm Beach

Kristina Ciuperger, Clerk & Comptroller Palm Beach County

Doug Crane, Palm Beach County Library System

Tracey Diglio, The Palm Beach Post

Kalinthia Dillard, School Board of Palm Beach County, FL

Kayla French, Palm Beach County Sports Commission

Daniel Gibson, The Lord's Place, Inc.

Peter Gloggner, Jupiter Medical Center

Benjamin Hom, Cancer Treatment Centers of America

Greg Huber, Zele Huber Trial Attorney's, P.A.

Jenn King, Northwestern Mutual, Financial Services

Katherine Kress, Non-Profit Consultant 

Kimberly Lea, Keiser University

Sharon L'Herrou, 211 Palm Beach/ Treasure Coast

Geralyn Lunsford, Bethesda Health, Inc.

Heidi Mackey, Junior League of the Palm Beaches

Jezabel Maisonet, R.N., B.S.N, Caridad Center, Inc.

Taruna Malhotra, Board of Palm Beach County, Community Services

Sarah Marmion, Florida Power & Light Company

Nicholas Mastroianni, Allied Capital & Development of South Florida

Melissa Nash, Accounts Receivables, Inc.

Valerie Neilson, Palm Beach Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO)

Sophia Nelson, The Mosaic Group

Doug Olesen, SunTrust Bank

Emily Pantelides, Pantelides PR & Consulting

Alpesh Patel, eSANGHE, LLC

Tinu Pena, Engineering Design & Management Services/Motre, CO. LLC

Christopher Pettit, Palm Beach County Water Utilities Department

Robert Rease, St. John First Missionary Baptist Church

Megan Richards, Literacy Coalition of Palm Beach County

Matthew Sackel, Shutts & Bowen LLP

Adam Seligman, Ward Damon PL

Sheela Shah, M.D., In Care Medical Services

David Silvers, Tekno Books, LLC - Hollywood Media Corp. subsidiary

Kimberly Spence, Self Employed

Jennifer Sullivan, The Palm Beach Post

Michelle Tierney, CenterState Bank

Meredith Trim, Ventus Charitable Foundation

Matt Wallsmith, South Florida Fair & Palm Beach County Expositions Inc.

John Wendel, Spen Wen Agriculture, LLC

Lindsey White, The Society of the Four Arts

Brent Whitfield, ADA Engineering, Inc.





Leadership Palm Beach County, Inc., is an educational 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization designed to foster awareness of community issues and promote efficient communication and cooperative relationships between existing and emerging community leaders. LPBC’s stated mission is to educate and unite leaders to build a better community.  Initiated in 1983 through a collaborative effort of the local Chambers of Commerce, LPBC has prepared more than 1,500 graduates for enhanced community leadership roles.

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