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Meet Leadership North Texas University Class 4

This January, the North Texas Commission welcomes the 4th class of Leadership North Texas University, a leadership program aimed at recruiting, developing and supporting young professionals who have a commitment to civic engagement, to learning, to collaboration, and to the Dallas-Fort Worth region.

The 4th class of Leadership North Texas University (LNT U) will consist of 21 regional leaders from across North Texas, learn best practices in regional stewardship from regions that have successfully addressed regional issues and challenges relevant to the region; and participate in the development of appropriate strategies for North Texas.

Meet LNT U Class 4 below:

Ashley Barraza – Project Management Analyst – City of Richardson

Anthony Cao – Transit Administrator – City of McKinney

Jessica Carpenter – Assistant Director of Recreation – City of Coppell, Texas

Stefanie Charles – Financial Marketing Representative – Holt Cat

Kenya Corona – Director of Member Relations – Greater Dallas Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

Joshua Cousins – Patrol Lieutenant – DFW Airport Police Department

Grant Cruise – Communications Manager – Oncor

Christina DeVincenzo – Communications Specialist – Atmos Energy

Stacie Dowell – Associate General Counsel – Trinity River Authority of Texas

Anna Gruber – Communications Manager – Irving-Las Colinas Chamber of Commerce

Laura Hargrove – Sr. Public Services Librarian – Plano Public Library, City of Plano

Denise Lessard – Communications & Media Manager – City of McKinney

James McDonald – Technical Services Engineer – Trinity River Authority of Texas

Joanna Mekeal – Finance and Human Resources Specialist – The Town of Highland Park

Rachel Balthrop Mendoza – Senior Financial Analyst – City of Grand Prairie

Chrystian Molina – Quality Control Manager – All Janitorial Professional Services, Inc.

Tyronda Moore – Grants and Database Administrator – North Texas Community Foundation

Jenae Rodriguez – Economic Outreach Specialist III – Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas

Shannon Rosedale – Opportunity Assessment Project Coordinator – Catholic Charities Fort Worth

Andrew Strombeck – Senior Manager National Account Management – Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas

Ryan Whitlock – Analyst, Data Management – Fidelity Investments

Learn more about Leadership North Texas University here. Questions about the program? Email

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