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 -
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.