The Plano Chamber of Commerce and the Leadership Plano Board of Directors are pleased to announce the 36 members of Leadership Plano Class 34, including Plano Profile‘s Publisher, Philip Silverstri. The roster of community leaders includes civic and community-focused, forward-thinking individuals who are committed to the continued growth and improvement of Plano. Leadership Plano has helped to develop the leadership skills of many civic leaders who have served our community through more than three decades of growth and change.
According to Program Director Carole Greisdorf, “Leadership Plano has made a tremendously positive impact on the Plano community and beyond. Its graduates serve in numerous elected positions and on non-profit boards throughout North Texas. This program provides a solid foundation for service.”
Spanning nine months from September through May, the program is designed to increase community awareness and leadership skills. The opening retreat, a two-day orientation weekend beginning September 10 at 7 a.m. at the Plano Chamber, (5400 Independence Pkwy., Ste. 200, Plano, TX 75024) focuses on individual leadership styles and techniques. From October through May, the class spends one day a month examining specific aspects of the community such as education, government, local business and economic development, health and human services, the criminal justice system, the arts and more.
Gaining a broad perspective of the Plano community equips participants to become well-rounded leaders ready to apply their skills in a variety of ways. Leadership Plano provides a foundation for long-term involvement in Plano and assists in launching a supportive community network of colleagues and friends.
Leadership Plano Class 34 List with Affiliations
|Name, Community/Business Involvement||Name, Community/Business Involvement|
|Julie Alexander, Julie’s Therapeutic Massage||Jenny Lynn, Plano Chamber of Commerce|
|Nancy Baldwin, Freelance Writer & Editor||Ronald McCoy, The Real McCoys, Keller-Williams Realty|
|Dione Beilgard, Junior League of Collin County||Brad McCutcheon, Plano Fire-Rescue|
|Ron Bose, University of Texas at Dallas||Nadia McInnis, Community Volunteer|
|Tracy Broughton, Frost Bank||Michele Mecca, Community Volunteer|
|Joe Chu, Thackeray Partners||Pamela Nelson, The Bracane Company|
|Karen Davis, Chamberlain Performing Arts||James Njuguna, Stantec Architecture|
|Lynn Ellis, Community Volunteer||Penny Phillips, Phillips Law Firm|
|Justin Hairston, My Possibilities||Robert Reed, Plano Symphony Orchestra|
|Michelle Hawkins, City of Plano||Tamra Sadafsaz, Junior League of Collin County|
|Fraser Hay, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital, Plano||Philip Silvestri, Plano Profile|
|Paul Hernandez, Oncor||Russell Skinner, MD, Family Health & Wellness of Plano|
|Sharon Hirsch, Community Volunteer||Stacey Sullivan, At Home|
|Dallas Hughes, The Beck Group||Patricia Sumler, Collin County Community Health Center|
|Tyler Huslig, Legacy Texas||Laura White, Community Volunteer|
|Mike Jobe, Plano Family YMCA||Paul Whiteman, Electrical Engineer, Retired|
|Dean Jones, Microsoft Corporation||Ben Wilson, Bulkley Capital|
|Carrie Little, City of Plano||Russ Yaquinto, The Change Connection|
About Leadership Plano
Leadership Plano began in 1983 and is dedicated to educating, developing and empowering current and future leaders for the community and motivating them to serve civic, charitable, and business organizations. For more information, visit www.leadershipplano.org.
About the Plano Chamber of Commerce
Established in 1946, the Plano Chamber represents over 1,100 businesses and community organizations in Plano and the surrounding area. The Plano Chamber of Commerce is committed to maximizing development and economic growth of the community through advocacy, education, innovation, and collaboration.
Leadership Plano, Plano Chamber of Commerce | 5400 Independence Pkwy., Ste. 200 Plano, Texas 75023 | planochamber.org