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Announcing the 2016 class of YPW's Leadership Academy

Posted by: Courtney Sendall on Tuesday, December 15, 2015
YPW_leadership_finalTwenty-five area young professionals have been selected to participate in the 2016 Young Professionals of Wichita (YPW) Leadership Academy, a leadership development program for young professionals who are interested in growing their leadership capabilities. Leadership Academy participants were nominated for the class by members of the community and then completed an application, which was reviewed by a selection committee. The program educates YPs on their personal styles, values and strengths so they can grow as leaders, motivate others and impact change in their organizations and communities. The program, which will begin in January, includes six weekly sessions that feature interactive exercises, issue exploration, self-assessments, and in-depth conversations with Wichita’s top community and business leaders. “This will be the sixth year we have conducted the Leadership Academy program, and each year we are impressed by the number of qualified nominations and applications we receive,” said YPW Executive Director Suzy Finn. “This year’s class represents a broad range of nonprofit, for profit, government and higher education organizations; a diverse representation of roles from accounting to construction to healthcare; and a variety of involvement in other areas of the Wichita community. We can’t wait to see what they learn from each other as they develop the skills to lead this community in the future.” 2016 Leadership Academy Participants: Tracy Anderson, Adams Brown Beran and Ball, Chtd. Dacia Brown, Koch Industries Maggie Butler, Via Christi Health Chris Callen, Builders Plus Construction Noah Coonce, Emprise Bank Megan Davis, K Coe Isom, LLP Daniel De Longe, Graybar Electric Co. Jessica Dean, Apples & Arrows Kyle Dresbach, United States Air Force - McConnell Air Force Base Kate Flavin, Sedgwick County Grant Good, AGCO Corporation Kristen Hoffman, Delta Dental of Kansas Lance Lewis, Spirit AeroSystems Erin Manning, Riordan Clinic Stacey Matson, Hutton Construction Steven Peyton, Kansas Air National Guard Christine Pileckas, INTRUST Bank Arena Shawn Schmidt, Central Kansas Clean Cities Dorian Soto, Westar Energy Carly Taft, CLC Lodging Natalie Toney, Wichita State University Tyler Walden, Allen, Gibbs & Houlik Randy Ware, Wichita State University Mavish Wasim, Doctors Express Urgent Care Abigail Winter, University of Kansas School of Pharmacy Please join us in congratulating the class of 2016!
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