Leadership Siouxland Announces 37 New Program Graduates


The Board and Executive Director of Leadership Siouxland are proud to announce the names of the thirty-seven graduates and their sponsoring companies.  These participants were recognized on May 2 at the graduation banquet held at Wells Enterprises, Inc.  The 2018-2019 class graduates are:

Kaitlin Boettcher (Moore, Heffernan, Moeller, Johnson and Meis, LLP)

Kyle Bonstead (Sioux City Foundry)

Curtis Boschult (L & L Builders)

Rachael Chapple, Lindsey DeZeeuw, Kristin Martin (Fashion Floors)

Lesa Cropley (Wells Fargo Home Mortgage)

Kevin Ehlers, Tammy Koopmans (Great West Casualty Co)

Jeanette Frey, Heather Mansfield, Blake Mullins, Melissa Tolzin, Carrina Huss, Prakriti Rajbhandari (Wells Enterprises, Inc.)

Tara Geddes (Floyd Valley Healthcare)

Maggie Harroun, Kristin Kirkpatrick, Ashley Lorimor (Goodwill of the Great Plains)

Brent Heald (Sioux City Police Dept)

Jamie Jaynes (Premier Bankcard)

Adam Johnson, Sue Visser (Unity Point Health Care)

Andrea Kovarna, Michelle Willsie (FiberComm)

Gabriela Calabria (Gelita)

Andrew Nilges (NSC Economic Development Corp)

Melissa Perera (Great Southern Bank)

Jean Guy Richard (Documents and Design)

Brendyn Richards (Siouxland Community Health Center)

Yaneli Roque (Tyson Foods)

Cody Selig (Central Bank)

Jessica Uhlenkamp (Heidman Law Firm)

Mohamed Warsame (Sugal Consulting)

Sharese Whitesell (Junior Achievement)

Adam Carlson (185th Air National Guard)

Carmen Wilson (WITCC)

Leadership Siouxland is a community leadership development program for the tri-state area of Iowa, Nebraska and South Dakota.  Its purpose is to train community-minded individuals from business, government, education and other sectors for leadership opportunities.  The 9-month curriculum weaves positive leadership and emotional intelligence concepts into each session, along with utilizing the Gallup Strength Finder and Talent2Strength program.  In addition, the class is divided into various teams that work together to create a sustainable project in conjunction with a local agency or non-profit organization.  The project teams learn a lot about themselves and how they can use their strengths to come up with creative solutions to help solve a problem or fill a need for the organization.  This year’s class teamed up with Friendship House, Women Aware, the Council on Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence (CSADV), the Mary J Treglia Community House, Noah’s Hope, and Support Siouxland Soldiers. 

These graduates positively impacted the agencies they partnered with, and became better leaders committed to making a difference in the Siouxland community!

Leadership Siouxland is now accepting applications for the 2019 – 2020 class.  Visit www.leadershipsiouxland.org or contact the Executive Director at info@leadershipsiouxland.org.

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