Education News

Congratulations, Leadership Jefferson City Class of 2017
Published: Friday, June 23, 2017
By: Angi Baugher

The LJC Selection Committee is pleased to announce the graduating Class of 2017, Leadership Jefferson City.  This group of business professionals experienced eleven sessions over a six month period designed to expand their leadership skills and broaden their understanding of our community.

Class members were:  

Rev. Tony Alter, Faith Lutheran Church

Pamela Buettner, Flat Branch Home Loans

Melinda Cardone, Independent Living Resource Center, Inc.

Andy Carroll, City of Jefferson - Parks & Recreation

Lisa Collier, Hollon Family Chiropractic

Ryan Drewel, Whaley’s Pharmacy, Inc.

Tammy Gilpin-Coplin, Midwest Block & Brick

Amanda Graham, Jefferson City Medical Group

Jeanette Guajardo, Candlewood Suites & Hotel

Janine Haynes, Missouri Hospital Association

Andria Hendricks, Lincoln University

Brittney Henson, Domenico’s Italian Restaurant & Lounge

Justin Holliday, SSM Health – St. Mary’s Health Center

Michelle Hughey, Capital Region Medical Center

Bradley Kellerman, Joe Machens Capital City Ford Lincoln

Sharon Knorr, Hawthorn Bank

Patrick Kremer, Central Missouri Professional Services, Inc.

Dr. Linda Landon, PhD, ELS, Research Communique

John Martellaro, Martellaro Marble & Granite

Ryan McDainels, Newman, Comley & Ruth PC

Nikole Peek, Scholastic Inc.

Christina Prucha, State Technical College of MO

Natalie Roark, MoDOT

Suzie Sharpe Dilane, RedWood Financial Group

Christi Spaunhorst, Providence Bank

Christina Stegeman, Jefferson Bank of MO

Chad Stieferman, City of Jefferson

Jennifer Suchanek, City of Jefferson

Jennifer Winkelman, RE/MAX of Jefferson City


Thank you to the following who made this program possible!

Session Sponsors were:  

Bartlett & West, Inc.

C & S Business Services, Inc.

Candlewood Suites Hotel

Capital Region Medical Center

Central Bank

Clear Vision Development Group

GFI Digital, Inc.

Hawthorn Bank

Hollon Family Chiropractic

Jefferson Bank of Missouri

Jefferson City Medical Group (JCMG)

Jefferson City Multicultural Forum

Jefferson City Public Schools

Learfield Communications, Inc.

Lincoln University

Missouri Hospital Association

Scholastic Inc.

SSM Health St. Mary’s Hospital

State Technical College of Missouri

William Woods University


Session Coordinators were:

Amy Berendzen, JCPS

Mike Cady, Learfield Communications, Inc.

Becki Collier, American Heart Association

Georgeta Dacila, State of Missouri

Tina Davis, Designs by Tina

Jayne Dunkmann, Jefferson Bank

Carol Griffin, Special Olympics MO

Jill Hansen, Central Technology Services

Jane Haslag, News Tribune

Deric Heislen, City of Jefferson

Lindsay Huhman, CRMC

Renee Jurgensmeyer, Scholastic Inc.

Lori Massman, Scholastic Inc.

Emily Mantle, JCMG

Mallory McGowin, JCPS

Judy Naught, Naught-Naught Agency

Scott Peters, State Technical College of MO

Mary Rackers, Cornerstone Appraisal

Angie Toebben, Jefferson City Parks & Rec.

Hank Vogt, RE/MAX of Jefferson City

Janet Wear-Enloe, SSM Health – St. Mary’s


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