The Frisco Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce the members of Leadership Frisco Class XXI. The 24 members were selected from the largest and most competitive pool of applicants in the 21-year history of the program.
Leadership Frisco is a nine-month community leadership program sponsored by the Frisco Chamber of Commerce. The purpose is to develop a pool of qualified, highly motivated individuals who are interested in expanding their leadership skills, deepening their sense of civic responsibility, and becoming more involved in the community as a whole.
Leadership Frisco Class XXI held a kick-off meeting on Friday, September 8, 2017 at Crest Infiniti followed by a dinner. Saturday, September 10, was a team-building day for this new class, which included a ropes course. “Class XXI had a fantastic start to the year; team-building, learning leadership styles of classmates, and successfully completing a challenge set forth by past graduates and leaders of the community,” said Julie Stallcup, Leadership Frisco Committee Chair.
A full day each month is dedicated to exploring the inner workings of Frisco’s government, educational system, economic development, service organizations, regional issues, leisure and culture, health services, and public safety. Class members have the opportunity to learn about and practice skills critical to working with volunteers and groups in the community. During their year, members of Leadership Frisco select and complete a class project that benefits Frisco. Past projects include:
Class I (97/98) The Frisco Senior Center
Class II (98/99) Friendship Park Play Structure
Class III (99/00) Clean It & Green It
Class IV (00/01) Special Olympics
Class V (01/02) Frisco Family Services Center
Class VI (02/03) WaterWise
Class VII (03/04) Youth Leadership Frisco
Class VIII (04/05) Frisco Cares Children’s Clinic
Class IX (05/06) Teen Court
Class X (06/07) Boys and Girls Club
Class XI (07/08) Mindbender Academy
Class XII (08/09) IamFrisco
Class XIII (09/10) Watch D.O.G.S.
Class XIV (10/11) Leadership14 DiscCourse
Class XV (11/12) Think Global, Act Local
Class XVI (12/13) Frisco Charities
Class XVII (13/14) Boys & Girls Club in Frisco
Class XVIII (14/15) Frisco 5-Star Challenge
Class XIX (15/16) Ready to Read Railroad
Class XX (16-17) Meals on the Move
Detailed information on each of the Leadership Frisco Class projects can be found at LeadershipFrisco.com.
Leadership Frisco class members will have a graduation ceremony at the Frisco Chamber of Commerce State of the City luncheon. Former Leadership Frisco graduates currently sit on various Boards of Directors throughout the City, are elected officials, and work to serve Frisco in continuing to build an outstanding community.
Class XXI members include: Tami Alexander, Frisco Chamber of Commerce; Clayton Barnard, Freese and Nichols, Inc.; Todd Beckmann, PlainsCapital Bank; Ryan Blake, Bank of America; Brittany Colberg, Chicago Title, J. Marc Hesse, P.C.; Ryan Fuchs, Ifrah Financial Services, Inc.; Sean Heatley, EPIC Carts; Michael Howard, Parkhill Smith & Cooper; Jeffery Hunt, Raytheon; Maurice Jelks, U.S. Trust; Christopher King, North Bridge Church; Jannie Kinsey-Goods, JCPenney; Chris Lewis, Deloitte & Touche LLP; Audra Mayberry, Strasburger & Price, LLP; Francis Mesina, New York Life & NYLIFE Securities; Therese Naguib, Medical City Frisco; Megan Nguyen-Trinh – BB&T; Robert Paulsen, State Representative Justin Holland; Geneva Polster; Ericka Prince, Legal Aid of NorthWest Texas; Dave Quinn, Frisco Economic Development Corporation; Yuri Shin, Grace Church; Branden Weber, Alpha Insurance Group; and Eric Williams, Takeda Pharmaceuticals.
Pictured: Leadership Frisco Class XXI.
About the Frisco Chamber of Commerce
The Frisco Chamber of Commerce is a 4-Star Accredited Chamber of Commerce that consists of more than 1,300 member businesses who provide goods and services to the growing, bustling economy in Frisco and the surrounding area. The mission of the Frisco Chamber of Commerce is to protect and promote commerce, through advocacy, resources, and connections. For more information, visit www.friscochamber.com.