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Information from and about the Mesa Leadership Board.

Happy New Year, Mesa Leadership!

Mesa Leadership Training and DevelopmentOn a gorgeous Saturday outdoors, the new Board of Directors for Mesa Leadership Training and Development got together inside to set the new year in motion, but no one was complaining.

Many new faces on the board mean exciting new ideas and energy to enhance the experience for our incoming class as well as our longtime alumni. Membership value and offerings were discussed to continue to engage graduates long after they’ve received their diplomas.

The 2017-2018 Board includes:

Chair: Mandy Rogers
Chair Elect: Lucy Lopez
Secretary: Larry Burke
Past Chair: David DiPietro
Recruitment Chair: Brian Lawson
Tours/Program Liaison: Sharon Brause
Program Advancement: Lynn Runyan
Communications Chair: Denise Konkol
Alumni/Community Events: Shannon Heinze
Social Chair: Lori Chaplin
Placement Chair: Dan Walker
Curriculum co-chairs: Diana Clevenger, Dustin Loehr, Mara Benson

Directly after the Board Retreat, many of the members reconvened to start the interview process for our candidates.

“We’re impressed once again by the calibre of talent that our candidates represent,” said Recruitment Chair Brian Lawson. “The word about Mesa Leadership is getting out, and we’re pleased at the response we’ve gotten.”

Our class of 2018 will be announced by the beginning of July 2017, with the first class scheduled for August 4.

Meet the 2017 Board

IMG_0395The new board was elected at our Annual Meeting in May. The all-volunteer Board will serve through the graduation of the 2017 class. The board works hard to provide a quality program for each class and to implement improvements every year.

Dave DiPietro – Chair

Mandy Rogers – Chair Elect

Sharon Brause – Secretary

Dawn Forrest – Treasurer

Melissa Jones – Past Chair

Cristina Brennan – Alumni/Community Events

Kim Gauthier – Communication

Lucia Lopez – Program Advancement

Brian Lawson – Recruitment

Phyllis Reichard-Benson – Social

Mark Organek – Tours/Program Liaison