The Fox Cities Chamber of Commerce hosted a commencement ceremony for its 2018-2019 Leadership Fox Cities (LFC) program participants on Tuesday, May 14, 2019 at Butte des Morts Country Club in Appleton.
The 2018-2019 Leadership Fox Cities Class was comprised of 36 distinguished individuals from various industries within the Fox Cities.
The 2018-2019 class graduates included:
Adam Anders – Miller Electric Mfg., LLC
Cara Bartel – Employment Resource Group
Cindy Budiac – Stewart Title
Cristi Burrill – U.S. Venture
Tyler Claringbole – Herrling Clark Law Firm Ltd.
Dan DeBraal – Network Health Insurance
Brian Enders – Northeast Asphalt
Ignacio Enriquez – Appleton Police Department
Jennifer Buelow Fischer – UW Oshkosh College of Business
Bret Gerrits – Ascension Wisconsin St. Elizabeth Hospital
JD Gildemeister – Titletown Brewing Co.
Jeremy Gritton – Wipfli LLP
Lacy Hardy – Sunflower Spa
Ross Johnson – Huntington National Bank
Mylea Juidici – Aurora Health Care
James Kilsdonk – Old National Bank
Andrew Konkel – United Way Fox Cities
Ryne Lodl – Pillars
Eric Marcoe – Miron Construction Co., Inc.
Alyssa Matelski – Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Fox Valley Region
Jennifer McIntosh – Fox Valley Technical College
Adam Missell – Appvion
Bryan Mueller – Thrivent Financial
Susan Paulus – Lakeside Engineers, LLC
Sarah Peotter – Miller Electric Mfg., LLC
Wes Powell – Goodwill NCW
Ariela Rosa – Lawrence University
Sarah Schneider – Concordia University
Lucas Schultz – Bank First
Melissa Selig – American National Bank Fox Cities
Joe Sturzl – Nicolet National Bank
Nicholas Vargosko – CliftonLarsonAllen, LLP
Ken Vogel – Life Promotions
Mel Willis – We Energies
Adam Winch – Winch Financial
Trenten Woelfel – Outagamie County
Speakers at the ceremony included Amy Schanke, Director of Leadership Fox Cities, Fox Cities Chamber; Becky Bartoszek, President/CEO, Fox Cities Chamber; Preston Kendall, Chairman - LFC Steering Committee, The Zuleger Kendall Group, Robert W. Baird & Co.; and Ken Vogel, Dignity Revolution Coordinator, Life Promotions. Special thank you to Prospera Credit Union, our commencement sponsor, for generously supporting the commencement event.
The class completed a nine-month leadership program which began in September 2018. Since 1991, the program’s mission teaches participants to be imaginative and informed leaders in the community, while preparing them for leadership roles in their place of business. Class members attended monthly group sessions highlighting topics that covered accolades and challenges in the Fox Cities. The program culminated with the completion of six small group projects. These projects were designed to raise awareness of an issue, improve team skills and ignite positive change in the Fox Cities.
“We came together as 36 local business people, accustomed to competing for business, to invest our time, money and energy to make the Fox Cities a better place,” shared class speaker Ken Vogel. “This is home for us, and we spent nine months learning how it got to where it is, so we can help take it to places it has never been.”
Applications for the 2019-2020 Leadership Fox Cities Class are currently being accepted. To obtain an application, visit http://foxcitieschamber.com/talent/leadership-fox-cities/. To get involved with the Leadership Fox Cities Steering Committee, join the Leadership Fox Cities Alumni Association, or for any questions regarding the program, contact Amy Schanke, Director of Leadership Fox Cities at (920) 734-7101 or email@example.com.