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The Lansing Regional Chamber of Commerce has announced that thirty-one outstanding leaders have been named to its seventh Leadership Lansing program.  Class participants will spend the next eight months honing their individual leadership skills, becoming familiar with key institutions and issues in the region and connecting with community leaders.

Leadership Lansing is a talent initiative that runs annually from October through May and is designed to develop a new generation of community leaders in the Lansing region. Upon completing the program, participants will have a greater understanding of how essential community institutions contribute to the region’s overall quality of life. Participants will also receive extensive training to enhance their leadership skills, which will benefit their performance inside their organizations and the community.

“Our members have told us for years that attracting and retaining talent is their number one priority,” said Tim Daman, president & CEO, LRCC. “Leadership Lansing is an initiative designed to support efforts to promote the development and sustained success of leaders in our region. Participants who come through Leadership Lansing are the best of the best.”

Participants in this year’s Leadership Lansing program include:

Amy Adamy, Lansing Board of Water and Light

Mitchell Bal, PNC Bank

Sherrie Blankenship, Maner Costerisan

Alex Brace, Small Talk Children’s Advocacy Center

Chelsey Carpenter, Independent Bank

Amber Carter, Haven House

Amanda Chapman, General Motors – Lansing Grand River Assembly

Lucy Ciaramitaro, Michigan Health & Hospital Association

Sharon Civils, Lansing Branch NAACP

Chad Clark, The Christman Company

Amy Coe, MSU Federal Credit Union

Jacquelyn Corey, AF Group

Shaun Darling, MSU Federal Credit Union

Jan Deyton, Dewpoint

Megyn Forest, Big Brothers Big Sisters Michigan Capital Region

Nicole Hankwitz, McLaren Greater Lansing

Marcus Hardy, Lansing Housing Commission

Samuel Hosey, AF Group

Dwayne Jones, MSU Department of Police and Public Safety

John Kraft, McLaren Greater Lansing

Dan Kreft, Dart Bank

Paul Quayle, Great Lakes Crystal Technologies

William Richards, A.J. Boggs & Company

Chelsea Roberts, Small Talk Children’s Advocacy Center

Ashley Sandborn, Lansing Regional Chamber of Commerce

Mike Schram, WILX-TV News 10

Lori Simon, Sparrow Health System

Serenity Skillman, Granger Waste Services

Kathleen Szuminski, Eaton RESA

Justin Tuck, LAFCU

Smiljana Williams, Lansing Board of Water and Light

Through the first six years of Leadership Lansing, 227 leaders have completed the program.  Past participants have formed an alumni group, Leadership Lansing Collective which is working to support non profit organizations and serve in support of programs that promote the Greater Lansing region.