The Frisco Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce the members of Leadership Frisco Class XXII. The 25 members were selected from a large and competitive pool of applicants. Leadership Frisco is a nine-month community leadership program sponsored by the Frisco Chamber of Commerce. The purpose is to develop a pool of qualified, highly motivated individuals who are interested in expanding their leadership skills, deepening their sense of civic responsibility, and becoming more involved in the community as a whole. Leadership Frisco Class XXII held a kick-off meeting and “Leadership Dynamics” session on Friday, September 7 at Crest Infiniti, followed by a dinner. Saturday, September 8, 2018, was a day of bonding for this new class which included challenging teambuilding exercises at a ropes course. “Class XXII is off to an excellent start!” said Julie Fernandez, Leadership Frisco Committee Chair. “The class has completed two days of team-building, learning leadership styles of fellow classmates, and successfully completing a challenge set forth by past graduates and leaders of the community.” A full day each month is dedicated to exploring the inner workings of Frisco’s government, educational system, economic development, service organizations, regional issues, leisure and culture, health services, and public safety. Class members have the opportunity to learn about and practice skills critical to working with volunteers and groups in the community. During their year, members of Leadership Frisco select and complete a class project that benefits Frisco. Leadership Frisco class members will have a graduation ceremony at the Frisco Chamber of Commerce State of the City luncheon in June 2019. Former Leadership Frisco graduates currently sit on various Boards of Directors throughout the city, have become elected officials, and work to serve Frisco in continuing to build an outstanding community. Class XXII members include: Sean Aucoin, City of Frisco Suad Bejtovic, Suad Bejtovic Photography Barbara Bible, The Inline Group Charles Brazil, Keller Williams Realty Cole Chandler, Bank of America Lisa Cook, Cien Jason Cooley, City of Frisco Megan DeWolfe, Frisco ISD Brad Elledge, Plastiform-Precision Formed Plastics Jerry Frankson, PHD Communications, LLC/PHD Technologies, Inc. Sandi Gill, Medical City Frisco Sadaf Haq, Pain Management of North Dallas, PA Mark Hill, Scheef & Stone, LLP Christie Hutchinson, QCC Healthcare Consultants, LLC Patricia Kallal, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano Karen Kim, Frisco Chamber of Commerce Natashia Laurent, Raytheon Richard Meuret, NSM Group Nick Morgan, Collin College Corley Randolph, LIFE|LAUNCH Kathy Selvidge, Texas Republic Bank John Sigety, Hiersche, Hayward, Drakeley & Urbach, P.C. Melanie Smoot, Frisco Family Services Tim Troop, The Associates - The Cheney Group Jennifer Wade, Clark Hill | Strasburger Pictured: Leadership Frisco Class XXII members
Karen Kim currently serves as the Vice President of Marketing and Communications for the Frisco Chamber of Commerce. Karen has over 20 years of marketing, management, communication, and graphic design experience in a variety of industries. Karen is an avid reader and loves to write! Her favorite day of the week? Every day! Karen is a graduate of Leadership Frisco Class XXII and has recently earned an IOM designation through the US Chamber of Commerce.