Leadership Edmond Class XXVII graduated 32 local business people on April 17, 2012. Leadership Edmond is a nine-session program, sponsored and coordinated by the Edmond Area Chamber of Commerce, to identify, educate and develop a select group of Edmond citizens for positions of community leadership. Class XXVII was presented by OU Medical Center Edmond.
The graduation keynote speaker was Major General Rita Aragon. Bryan Evans with Evans & Davis Law Firm was the class speaker chosen by classmates to address the graduates at the ceremony.
Class XXVII graduates are: Matt Austin, Caliber Companies; Chris Berry, Edmond YMCA; Lisa Buck; Ashleigh Clark, City of Edmond; Ron Decker, Innovative Healthcare Systems, Inc; Anne Declouette; Sharon Dillard, OU Medical Center Edmond; Becky Duckworth, Chubb Group of Insurance Companies; Bryan Evans, Evans & Davis Law Firm; Kristen Figart, Edmond Chamber of Commerce; Glenn Fisher, Edmond Electric; Mark Foster, Acts 2 – United Methodist Church; Kathy Grandnigo, University of Central Oklahoma; Chris Gray, Crafton, Tull & Associates, Inc; Lynn Hooper, Oklahoma Christian University; Carrie Irwin, University of Central Oklahoma; Bridget Jaime, Citizens Bank of Edmond; Sherry Jordan, Edmond Chamber of Commerce; Les Love, Eskimo Joe’s Promotional; Sara Maulsby, Coppermark Bank; Casey Moore, University of Central Oklahoma; Brad Morelli, University of Central Oklahoma; Patrick Murnan, Northeastern Mutual Financial Network; Taylor Ortiz, Spirit Bank; Bob Rowley, Oklahoma Christian University; Adrianne Selvidge, Lindstorm Technology; Katrina Shaklee, University of Central Oklahoma; Rachel Morris, Stoddard Morris, PLLC; Courtney Thomas, Mercy Health Center; Josh Whittington, First United Bank; Sherri Wood, Francis Tuttle Technology Center and Leah Zachary, Francis Tuttle Technology Center.
The program’s principal goal is to build a resource of community leadership on a planned, continuing basis with four specific objectives: to identify potential community leaders; to expand the leadership potential of participants by increasing their knowledge of Edmond and the critical issues that face the community and by exposing participants to present community leaders; to improve communications between present and future leaders; and to provide a channel for those not presently in leadership roles to gain access to positions of community leadership in an informed and responsible manner.
Session sponsors were Boldt Construction, Francis Tuttle Technological Center, Krista M. Jones – DDS, PC, Oklahoma Christian University, OU Medical Center Edmond, and the University of Central Oklahoma.