Lisa Sciortino, the managing editor at Frisco STYLE Magazine, interviewed President/CEO Tony Felker and a few Leadership Frisco Class Members to tell the story of the Frisco Chamber’s Leadership Frisco program.
Taking the Lead
As president/CEO of the Frisco Chamber of Commerce, Tony Felker knows well the benefits that can be had from participating in its long-running Leadership Frisco program.
“The phrase that we say all the time is, `You don’t graduate from Leadership Frisco, you graduate into leadership,” he says.
In its 26th year, Leadership Frisco is a nine-month community leadership program that explores city government, education, service organizations, economic development and issues (among other topics) that impact Frisco and the surrounding area.
Following thorough application and nomination processes, 25 individuals from throughout the community are selected to participate in the annual Leadership Frisco class, which begins in September with a kick-off day of team building and leadership development followed by a day-long ropes course event that build bonds between the classmates.