Leadership Weld County

The Greeley Area Chamber is committed to identifying, preparing and promoting emerging community leaders. Dedication to this initiative has been a longtime priority. The Greeley Area Chamber is proud to offer leadership development programs and promote leadership opportunities to our Chamber Investors. These programs play a vital role in creating a strong and vibrant community with lofty dreams, inspiration and commitment to the future of Greeley.

Leadership Weld County has been identifying and training Weld County citizens for more than 35 years.

Leadership Northern Colorado

Leadership Northern Colorado is a joint initiative of the Greeley, Fort Collins and Loveland Chambers of Commerce; the Community Foundation of Northern Colorado and the Community Foundation Serving Greeley and Weld County.

Leadership Northern Colorado is a six-month interactive development program for up to 30 selected leaders from across the region which focuses on regional issues, regionalism and regional leadership skills. The program is designed to educate and motivate leaders who are committed to shaping the future of Northern Colorado.

Our 2019 leadership program will be sponsored by Kaiser Permanente. Driving this innovative program will be classroom and tour-based instruction. The class will meet on the fourth Tuesday of the month from 7:30 AM to 4:00 PM and will run from January 22, 2019 through June 25-2019.


  • Public governance
  • Land use and infrastructure
  • Education and workforce
  • Economic development
  • Regional leadership


Tuition for this program will be $850. It covers six months of learning, all meals, session materials and graduation.


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An elite extension of the local Leadership programs, graduates of local leadership programs and individuals in leadership positions in their organizations desiring to make a long term impact on the region.  Graduates of local leadership programs will be given priority consideration in the selection process.

2018-19 Leadership Weld County Class

Victoria Arntsen –City of Greeley

Larry Chenault –North Colorado Medical Center –

Cory Coppock –Poudre Valley Production

Lyndsey Crum –University of Northern Colorado

Olivia Cytrynowicz –First National Bank

Kevin Deganhart –Swift Communication

Keagan Dollard –EnviroTech Services, Inc.

Greg Farris –Front Range Roofing Systems

Andrea Fuller –Anderson & Whitney, PC

Erick Ghent –Ghent Chevrolet Cadillac

Weston Hager –Bank of Colorado Investment Services

Laurie Hamit –Banner Health

Julie Hill –The Success Foundation

Chuck Jensen –Aims Community College

Paige Koutelas –Olsson Associates

Curtis Krell –EnviroPest

Daniel Lombardelli –Advantage Bank

Alan Lott –Bank of Colorado

Julie Luekenga –Aims Community College

Doug Lynch –Burris Company, Inc

Amanda Miller –The Place Setting Company

Desiree Pettinger –Clary Real Estate

Lindsay Porter –Greeley Tribune

Sara Quale –Banner Health

Scott Ready –Bryan Construction

James Redmond –City of Greeley Public Works

Carrie Reifschneider –Columbine Health Systems

Teresa Ristow –Greeley Tribune

Flora Roth –Sears Real Estate

Stephen Seedorf –Frontier Academy

Jonathan Sietz –Adamson Funeral & Cremation Services

Jeff Sloan –Christian Brothers Automotive

Douglas Strauss –Aims Community College

Jessi Yarnell –Kaiser Permanente

2019 Leadership Northern Colorado Class

Brooke Alexander, Esq., Alexander & Ewert, LLC

Gysela Blanco, High Country Beverage

Kit Brown, CBRE

Aaron Buckley, Colorado State University, Parking and Transportation Services

David Crowder, McWhinney Real Estate Services, Inc.

Gabriel Dunbar, Saunders Heath Construction

Diane Ellsworth, Project Self-Sufficiency

Chris Fine, McKee Foundation

Kim Fisher, Vision Catalyst

Chris Garcia, City of Greeley

Devin Glass, Larimer County Solid Waste

Misty Gulley, Larimer County Community Corrections – AIM/Wellness Court

Tonja Hadley, Hadley Harmon Consulting

Lea Hanson, Left Lane Communications, LLC

Tina Harkness, Employers Council, Inc.

Jodee Hinton, Martin/Martin, Inc.

Dr. Matthew Hortt, High Plains Library District

Mandi Huston, Coan, Payton & Payne, LLC

Pete Iengo, City of Fort Collins Utilities

Kim Joiner, Aims Community College

Sarah Martin, North Front Range MPO

Ryan C. McLean, Poudre Fire Authority

Zachary C. Minniear, RLH Engineering, Inc.

CeCe Moreno, Employment Services of Weld County

Shayle Sabo, Larimer County OEM

Mistene Nugent, CBRE

Beth Phillips, The Group, Inc. Real Estate

Carolyn CJ Renaud, Greeley-Evans School District 6

Shannon Richardson, Merrill Lynch

Michael Ruttenberg MS, LMFT, Larimer County Criminal Justice Services

Jessica Scheopner, Town of Windsor

Courtney Stewart, Platte River Power Authority

Kelly Strohman, Keller Williams Realty – Northern Colorado (The Strohman Group)

Sarah Swanty, Fort Collins Cat Rescue & Spay/Neuter Clinic

Carlie Thomas, Columbine Health Systems

Emily Voshall, Eide Baily, LLP

Becca Walkinshaw, Gallegos Sanitation, Inc.

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