Leap Class of 2021
Pensacola Chamber Foundation announces Leadership Pensacola Class of 2021
The Pensacola Chamber Foundation announced today the Leadership Pensacola (LeaP) Class of 2021. Participants were carefully selected for their professional achievements, commitment to the Northwest Florida community, leadership skills, and potential.
Founded in the Fall of 1982, LeaP is a 10-month-long program designed to identify, foster, and inspire current and emerging leaders to gain an understanding of the issues facing the Greater Pensacola area and develop the leadership skills necessary to address them. To date, more than 1,500 individuals have completed the Leadership Pensacola program.
“I’m excited to welcome another strong group of individuals into this year’s Leadership Pensacola class,” stated Greater Pensacola Chamber President & CEO Todd Thomson. “I know this class will take advantage of what the LeaP program has to offer them as they develop into our community leaders of the future.”
Each year, the LeaP Selection Committee seeks a cross-section of the community made up of individuals from different career, educational, political, social, and cultural backgrounds. Participants accepted into LeaP are involved in a combination of retreats, day-long seminars, and at least one community project for which the class uses its resources and talents to enhance the Greater Pensacola region. Due to the pandemic, this year’s Leadership Pensacola class will begin in January of 2021, thus the class calendar will be moved back accordingly. Another project proposal request will go out at the end of this calendar year for the nonprofit organizations who would like to participate.
The LeaP Class of 2021 is Brad Alexander, Davis Allen, Daniel Broxson, Blair Castro, Ruthie Christie, Cecily Chundrlek, BreAnna Clark, Amanda Clayton, Tyson Cobb, Ebony Cornish, Austin Courson, Rhonda Deaton, Chloe Diehl-Fulton, Katie Doughty, Aimee Dumas, Selena Emerson, Nora Emling, Daniel Ferguson, Tim Fox, Lisa Gardner, Kara Gauntt, Cameron Gore, Ruth Greene, Brent Hargett, Brad Hinote, David Ingram, Michael Johnston, Cyndi Leonard, Laura Mager, Laura Massimino, Gregory McWherter, Manda Moore, Katherine Murphy, Zach Noel, Michelle Olliff, Lori Rentschler, Wilfredo Saquibal Jr., Darien Schaefer, Randy Sears, Daniel Sleboda, Michelle Stevenson, Kristin Strickland, Laura Tate, Mindy Marie von Ansbach Young, Donna Ward, Kevin Warwick, and Christine York.
About the Pensacola Chamber Foundation
The Pensacola Chamber Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization whose mission is to drive economic prosperity and enhance the quality of
life in Greater Pensacola by taking a long-term, strategic approach to regional growth and community building. Its goal is to build a healthier, bettereducated workforce; to continue to advance the region’s competitive economic positioning; and to improve community infrastructure by focusing on strengthening special economic interests within the region, on small business development, on minority initiatives, and on military support services.
For additional information, please contact Natalie Ales.