Meet the Leadership Bonita Class of 2016-2017

Bonita Springs Area Chamber INSIDER

By: Christine Ross, MBA, MS, CCE, IOM, President & CEO, Bonita Springs Area Chamber of Commerce and Executive Director, Bonita Springs Estero Economic Development Council

This week we welcomed our 18th Leadership Bonita program with 30 enthusiastic and committed individuals looking to learn and grow into the region’s next generation of leaders. These will be the people providing what our community will need to move us successfully forward in the years to come.

Our passion here at the Bonita Springs Area Chamber is to inspire engagement by exposing participants to the CEOs and Operations Officers of every facet of the inner workings of the major components of our City and Region.  We provide participants with a reality check of what it takes to run and service our economy and quality of life here in Southwest Florida.

The 30 participants in this class are: Angela Snyder – Lee Memorial Health System, Anne Wright – City of Bonita Springs, Beverly Pickens – Star Construction & Restoration LLC, Carrie Reynolds – FineMark National Bank & Trust, Colleen Colligan – Bonita Community Health Center, Craig Barber – Shikany’s Bonita Funeral Home, Craig Momany – Physicians Regional Healthcare System, Erica Sills – Vi at Bentley Village, Jack Pohlman – Wiltshire, Whitley, Richardson, English, PA, James Bogliole – Lee County Office of the Sheriff, Jeff Clarke – The Salvation Army, Jennifer Mayotte – NCH Healthcare System, Jessica DiGiorgio – Wiebel, Hennells, & Carufe, Juliana Garcia – Naples Harley Davidson, Katie Schweikhardt – Meals of Hope, Kim Pokarney – Naples Daily News, Kimberly Droud – Kathleen Wilson MD, Linda Hammer – John R. Wood Properties, Lisa Gendron – Bonita Springs Fire Control District, Michelle Whitlock – Siesta Pebble, Mike Kelly – Estero United Methodist Church, Randy Walford – Hertz Global Holdings, Ray Atkinson – Wright Construction Group, Ross Dickmann – The Terraces at Bonita Springs, Sean Gibbons – CH2M, Shady Wheeler – TLC Marketing & Creative Services, Shelly Chitwood – CenturyLink, Stacie Sattler – Arthrex, Inc., Stacy Ballinger – Florida Gulf Coast University, Tom Runyon – Bonita Development Company LLC.

Congratulate them when you see them for stepping up to the plate.  Think about your own engagement level and maybe we’ll see you in the class of 2017-2018!

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