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Leadership North Texas Graduates Class 7

The nine-month journey through Leadership North Texas closed for members of Class 7 on Friday. Their final program day, held at the NAS Fort Worth Joint Reserve Base, focused on leadership, connections and reflection, and, of course, celebration of the accomplishments they made together as a class.

“Leadership North Texas creates a region of unity and strength by connecting leaders and influencers from numerous counties.  Each month one program builds upon the other to create a foundation to foster education and opportunities that can be implemented to enhance your personal and professional endeavors,” said Hon. Nancy Yingling, Coppell City Councilmember. “I was fortunate enough to be afforded the opportunity to participate in LNT Class 7.  It has open doors for me professionally and personally that are immeasurable.  Relationships were forged that will carry on for years to come.  A true leader will see the incredible value and thrive in this program!”

TD Smyers, LNT Alumni Chairman and member of LNT Class 5, led a panel on leadership featuring Capt. Lance Bach, Commander, Navy Region Southeast RCC Fort Worth; Hon. Gyna Bivens, Fort Worth City Councilmember; and Miguel Harth-Bedoya, Fort Worth Symphony Music Director. The panel discussed the various challenges and opportunities facing all leaders – whether they are leading an orchestra, a military base or a community.

Before the graduation ceremony, the class toured the Joint Reserve Base, including a tour of the air traffic control tower and the base’s armory.

The class of 32 leaders from throughout the region spent nine months learning best practices in regional stewardship, with discussion including education and workforce, regionalism, the North Texas economy, the impact on incarceration, sustainable development, healthcare and transportation. This year’s class featured one of the highest ratio of elected officials with 1 in 5 participants holding an elected office.

Members of the graduating class include:

The graduates of Leadership North Texas Class 7 are the following:

  1. Devan Allen

  2. Maranda Auzenne, Trademark Property

  3. Peter Barwinkel, DFW Airport

  4. Debby Bobbitt, City of Rowlett

  5. Aaron Bujnowski, Texas Health Resources

  6. Mario Canizares, City of Coppell

  7. Sherry Carter, DFW Airport

  8. Glenn Clingenpeel, Trinity River Authority of Texas

  9. Tammy Dana-Bashian, City of Rowlett

  10. John Dewar, Freese and Nichols

  11. Scott Dunn, City of Richardson

  12. Ashley Frosell, CRB

  13. Bob Golden, City of Haslet

  14. Jaime Grassi, Slalom Consulting

  15. Matt Hilton, Step Up Realty

  16. Libby Holtmann, City of Plano

  17. Scott Johnson, City of Frisco

  18. Jamee Jolly, Plano Chamber of Commerce

  19. Katie Koberg, World Class Automotive Organization

  20. Erin LaPointe, TXU Energy

  21. Val Martinez, American Red Cross

  22. Carrolyn Moebius, Plano ISD Board of Trustees

  23. Cheryl Orr, Dallas Area Rapid Transit

  24. Jim Parrish, City of Plano

  25. Edward Renteria, Jr., Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas

  26. Angela Ross, AT&T

  27. Crystal Scanio, Irving Schools Foundation

  28. Monica Shortino, Capital One

  29. Wes Speed, Oncor

  30. Brandon Steinmann, World Ventures

  31. Duncan Webb IV, Collin County Commissioners Court

  32. Nancy Yingling, City of Coppell

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