Leadership Frisco Class XXIII Graduates
The Frisco Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce that members of Leadership Frisco Class XXIII have graduated. The 24 members were selected from a large and competitive pool of applicants in August of 2019. The nine-month program was scheduled to end in June of 2020 with a graduation celebration at the Frisco Chamber’s State of the City Luncheon. Class XXIII’s April and May classes, as well as the luncheon, were postponed due to concerns of the pandemic.
The Leadership Frisco Advisory Council revised final class days to be held virtually, allowing the class members to complete the program year. While Leadership Frisco Class XXIII did not get to graduate at the luncheon as planned, the Advisory Council waited to create a special, socially-distanced graduation ceremony, which was live-streamed on the Frisco Chamber’s Facebook page.
“We are so proud of our class members for maintaining their enthusiasm despite changes in the program this year,” said Karen Kim, Staff Liaison for Leadership Frisco. “Part of being a great leader is possessing the ability to make changes and shift gears as needed, and this class and our advisory council stepped up to that challenge.”
The Leadership Frisco Class XXIII graduation ceremony was held at The Grove at Frisco Commons on Monday, September 14, 2020.
Leadership Frisco is a 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.
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. Each class is also responsible for completing a class project. The beneficiary of this year’s class project was the Boys & Girls Club of Collin County. More information about this project can be found at LeadershipFrisco.com.
Class XXIII Graduates include:
Rob Altman, URETEK USA
Thor Anderson, Ann Anderson Insurance
Vicki Chen, Community Impact Newspaper
Stephanie Cleveland, Leidos
Amy Davison, Tregan Partners LP
Jason Denton, Reliable Technology Services, Inc.
Rob Flanagan, Eventhaus
Jessica Johnston, Midwest Regional Bank
Keri Keck, Frisco Family Services
Jody McCaghren, McMortgage Team
Christina Miller, Visit Frisco
Barbara Milo, HALL Park
Michael Mucci, ECBuild, LLC
Thomas Pierce, Morgan Stanely
Eren Price, Atkins, O'Toole, & Briner
George Rodriguez, Style Publishing Group - Frisco STYLE Magazine
Letetia B. Smith, Treasured Vessels Foundation
Danielle Lee, First National Bank of Omaha
Jim Steinmark, Crimson Technology Partners
Rustin Stewart, City of Frisco
Mike Uldrich, McCarthy Building Companies, Inc.
Roxy Verrelli, University of North Texas - New College
Kalib Wilkinson, Grace Church Frisco
Melanie Yates, Collin College
Pictured: Leadership Frisco Class XXIII members
Karen Kim, IOM
Karen Kim currently serves as the Vice President of Marketing and Communications for the Frisco Chamber of Commerce. She has over 20 years of marketing, management, communication, and graphic design experience in a variety of industries. Karen is an avid reader (ask her what she is currently reading and it will make her day!) and loves to write! Her favorite day of the week? Every day! She is a graduate of Leadership Frisco Class XXII and has recently earned an IOM designation through the US Chamber of Commerce. Karen's Top 5 Strengths: Ideation | Significance | Strategic | Learner | Input.