Leadership Collier 2023 Class Participants

Leadership Collier has selected their 2023 class participants!

The Leadership Collier Foundation (LCF), of the Greater Naples Chamber, announces the Leadership Collier Class of 2023. The class will begin their program with a kick-off celebration on Thursday, Sept. 15 at The Naples Players.

Leadership Collier was formed by the Naples Chamber in 1988 to develop a network of informed citizens prepared to assume leadership roles in our community. The Chamber believes knowledge is a key element and prime motivator of leadership. Consequently, the primary objective of Leadership Collier is to educate local business leaders about the societal and economic challenges facing the community today.

The nine-month program includes 11 full-day sessions. Over the course of ten sessions, participants will fully explore local government, education, economic development, agriculture, arts, and more.

The LCF Board of Directors congratulates the following class members of Leadership Collier 2023:

Chair: Todd Lyon, Administrative Director of Human Resources, NCH Healthcare Systems
Vice Chair: Tamara Lynne Nicola, Judge, Collier County
Vice Chair: Jennifer Clark, Vice President at Southwest Florida Music Education Center

Philip Allen, Lisa Kahn Designs
Yvonne Barillas, Collier Health DBA Healthcare Network
Barry Brown, City of Naples Airport Authority
Steven Calakos, Gulfshore Playhouse
Janet Chow, Arthrex
Yilda Corniola, Sunshine Ace Hardware, Inc.
Kayla Crawford, Moorings Park
Amber Crooks, Conservancy of Southwest Florida
Nancy Dauphinais, David Lawrence Centers for Behavioral Health
Kara Down, The Partnership, for NCH Healthcare System
Thomas Felke, Florida Gulf Coast University
Lara Fisher, Grace Place for Children and Families
Richard Forman, Sagamore Management Co
Rose Fuller, Florida Gulf Coast University
Rebecca Gatian, Avow Hospice, Inc.
Kevin Govern, Ave Maria School of Law
Lisa Gruenloh, Purpose Journey, Inc.
Kyle Huff, Budget Blinds of Naples
Jennifer Johnson, True Fashionistas
Kimberly Key, CWA Asset Management Group, LLC (Capital Wealth Advisors)
Andrea Koch, PNC Private Bank
Kim Kossler, Florida Department of Health in Collier County
Tim Kutz, Collier County Public Schools
Jonathan Levy, Big Renovations & Design
Freddy Mantilla, Bank of America
Stephen Massie, Barron Collier Companies
Melanie Miller, Pelican Bay Foundation, Inc.
C. Todd Morrison, Lee Health – Golisano Children’s Hospital
Miriam Pereira, STARability Foundation
John Poling, Collier County Sheriff’s Office
Shontra Powell, Red Zone Fleet Services
Ann Renner, Premier Sotheby’s International Realty
Mindy Roosa, Gulfshore Life
Sue Ryan, Sue Ryan Solutions
Taylor Sawatzky, Manhattan Construction Company
Melanie Schmees, The Greater Naples Chamber
Kyle Shoemaker, Fifth Avenue Family Office
Corey Small, Corey B Small Insurance Agency Inc
Isabel Soto, Naples Botanical Garden
Charles Whittington, Grant Fridkin Pearson, P.A.
Matthew Zwack, O-A-K/Florida, Inc. dba Owen-Ames-Kimball Company


By Red Gamso | Sep 01, 2022 | Leadership Collier

44.6% of new hires come from internship programs
5-year retention rate from employees hired out of internships
58.6% conversion rate for turning interns into full-time employees

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Source: National Association of Colleges and Employers