Leadership Lakeland, a Lakeland Chamber of Commerce program to develop community leaders, tonight introduced the 30 members of its 37th class. The members will devote one day each month for the next nine months to learning about different segments of community life, such as government, health care, education, economy, human services, criminal justice, art and media.
Prospective class members apply after being nominated for the program by chamber members or former participants.
The new members introduced tonight during a ceremony at the Lakeland Country Club are:
Dr. Amy Noelle Bratten, associate provost, Southeastern University
Kim Brunson, membership chair, The Lakeland Rotary Club
Brandon Tyler Clark, vice president, The Ruthvens
Steven J. Cole, risk consultant, Lanier Upshaw Inc.
Margaret Kovacs Connelly, program director, Pace Center for Girls
Thomas James Culligan, director of government relations, Publix Super Markets Inc.
Dr. Jarett Gregory, physician, Watson Clinic LLP
Tracy Grey, chief community relations officer, Heartland for Children Inc.
Adam Hartley, owner, Unlimited DPI
Susan Hurlburt, business manager/consultant, Hurlburt Financial/Evans & Hurlburt CPAs P.A.
Gwinnell Jarvis, director of professional compliance, Polk County Sheriff’s Office
Kyle Jensen, attorney, Clark, Campbell, Lancaster & Munson P.A.
Ana M. Kalman, vice president, CIO/chief applications officer, Lakeland Regional Health Systems
Rebecca A. Klein, executive director, A Woman’s Choice
Melissa Kulp, executive director of professional & continuing education, Florida Southern College
Steve Ledford, mortgage loan organizer, Compass Mortgage LLC
Hans Lehman, captain, Lakeland Police Department
Johnna Martinez, grants manager, GiveWell Community Foundation
Christopher J. McGarvey, investment advisor, Wall Titus, LLC
Nicholas Patrick Merriweather, attorney, The Sanoba Law Firm
Karen Moore, director of development, Polk State College Foundation
Craig Morby, founder, The Yard on Mass
Ty Pinner, vice president, commercial relationship manager, CenterState Bank
Andrew Carlos Ross, general manager, Florida Tropics Soccer Club
Parminder Sahota, VP of sales, Boring Business Systems
Katherine Sultenfuss Schichtel, senior associate, GrayRobinson, P.A.
Shawn Sherrouse, deputy city manager, City of Lakeland
Mary Gray Stephenson, vice president/mortgage loan officer, Citizens Bank & Trust
Tiffany Taylor, owner, Replay Lakeland
Jordan Courtney Weiland, owner/photography Jordan Weiland Photography, LLC
Class chair is Chuck McDanal, owner and data coach at StudioC Solutions. Chair-elect is Nicole Travis, director of Community & Economic Development for the city of Lakeland. Program director is Sarah Breed, director of initiatives for the Lakeland Chamber.