As Executive Director of Leadership, I am honored to announce our 2021 – 2022 class! We are excited to have 42 participants in our 37th year of existence, the largest class yet. Here is the class and their sponsoring employer:
Maribel Araque, Goodwill of the Great Plains
Robert Armentrout, Wells Enterprises Inc.
Aleisha Barclay, Ho Chunk Inc.
Kodi Benson, Premier Bankcard
Allison Berg, Wells Enterprises, Inc.
Drew Bickford, Wells Enterprises, Inc.
Josh Breugem, Wells Enterprises, Inc.
Phil Dahlhauser, Great West Casualty Company
Tessa Dinsdale, Security National Bank
Tracy Erlandson, Epik Destinations
Alejandra Flores, WITCC
Monica Gileta, Tyson Fresh Meats
Will Hale, Goosmann Law Firm
Jennifer Hart, Heartland Counseling
Candace Jauer, Wells Enterprises, Inc.
Crystal Jauer, Bollmeyer Inc.
Casey Johnson, MercyOne Siouxland Medical Center
Samantha Kavanaugh, Sky Ranch Behavioral Services – SHIP
Rebekah Kennelly, D2 Worldwide
Mary DeBolt, Great West Casualty Company
Duane Kraayenback, Goodwill of the Great Plains
Jessica La Fleur Malm, Girl Scouts of Greater Iowa
Jeff Lamoreux, Trinity Electric
Anne Lofgren, Chesterman’s
Ron Lorenzen, 185th Air Refueling Wing
Jerod Lytton, Red’s All Natural
Sandy Marin-Romero, Brows Beauty and Lashes by Suaresa
Sydney McManamy, United Real Estate Solutions
Terri Lee Medina, Ho Chunk, Inc.
Troy Nelson, IA Division of Criminal Investigation
Tracy Pomerson, Holcomb Appraisal
Lance Roberts, FEH Design
Kasey Sandman, Security National Bank
Jon Schoenfelder, Wells Enterprises, inc.
Buffy Shrauner, Wells Enterprises, Inc.
Bryan Shusterman, Heidman Law Firm
Chase Vondrak, Wells Enterprises, Inc.
Jetske Wauran-Castro, Big Brothers Big Sisters
TJ Wilcke, L & L Builders
Tonja Winekauf, 185th Air Refueling Wing
Kevin Woockman, WITCC
Anne Yoder, Wells Enterprises, Inc.
These 42 individuals will be participating In our nine-month program that prepares them for leadership positions and community involvement in the future. The mission of Leadership Siouxland is “Leadership Siouxland develops diverse, informed leaders who positively shape our community for today and tomorrow.”
The curriculum focuses on providing participants with a working knowledge of the history of Siouxland as a foundation. Participants complete the Gallup Strength Finder and then learn to turn their innate talents into strengths in their personal and professional lives. Our October session was devoted to understanding how our community works to keep the public safe and secure and how leadership and leadership styles matter regardless of what job you do.
In future months, our curriculum will include a session on IDEA: Inclusiveness, Diversity, Equity, Access/Accessibility. Time will be spent exploring how to have meaningful conversations that go beyond the superficial. Change Cycle Training and how to lead through adversity is another session topic: self-care for leaders. Later in the program year, participants will be exposed to the mission-driven organizations within Siouxland and learn about board governance and how to get involved. Economic Development in Siouxland is another topic, as well as government within our tri-state area.
This class is a dynamic class of people who are excited to learn and then give back to their communities. If you are intrigued by the opportunities that participation in Leadership Siouxland provides, please reach out to the Executive Director at firstname.lastname@example.org.