Leadership Siouxland is proud to announce the thirty-one individuals that recently graduated from the community leadership program. The graduates and the company that sponsored their participation are: Greg Breyfogle, Korey Behr, Roger Dickson, Jami Hartzell, Mike Mackey and Stephanie Engle from Wells Enterprises; Jason Allen, Sioux City Police Department; Gabriel Appiah, SIMPCO; Jodi Arnold and Lance Larson, Mercy Medical Services; Paula Bennett, MD, AB Staffing, LLC; Anna Bertrand, Sky Ranch Behavioral Services; Kristina Bottjen, US Bank; Jim Braunschweig and Ken Tidwell, WITCC; Jason Bring, Heidman Law Firm; Christopher Eickholt and Dan Meier, Goodwill of the Great Plains; Beth Forney and Joe Hanson, Great West Casualty; Priscilla Forsyth, Forsyth Law Firm; Angela George, CableOne; Amanda Madison, Goodin Insurance; Kay Oskvig, Crary Huff Attorneys; Elda Raudales, Sedgwick Brennan Abstract Co; Kathy Roberts, Siouxland Mental Health; Dan Schoenherr, IMKO Workforce Solutions; Mandy Suing, Beyond the Bell; Joshua Thomas and Molly Twohig, 185th Air Guard; Lori Twohig, Big Brothers/Big Sisters.
These 31 individuals completed the 9-month curriculum and were recognized at the Graduation Banquet held at the Wells Blue Bunny Ice Cream Parlor in May. Wells Enterprises CEO Mike Wells provided the keynote address for the audience of 72, which included 31 program graduates, Leadership Siouxland board members, family members and sponsors of the class.
This 9-month program teaches leadership skills and provides participants valuable knowledge about Siouxland. The monthly sessions focus on various aspects of Siouxland, including education, public safety, non-profits, arts and social media, economic development and politics and government. Participants go through the Gallup Strength Finder and learn how to turn their talents into strengths. A Positive Leadership curriculum is taught, which focuses on different aspects of leadership, including authenticity, purpose, advocacy, resilience, community building, reason and gratitude. Participants work in teams to partner with a community agency to complete a project that will add value to the community. This year, participants also were able to experience firsthand a refueling mission by the Air National Guard Refueling Wing. To learn more about what our employees experienced, visit www.leadershipsiouxland.org or visit Leadership Siouxland on Facebook. Applications currently being accepted for the 2018 – 2019 class. Apply now to secure your spot! For questions, contact Peggy Smith, Executive Director, at 712-898-8594.