Leadership Collier Foundation Welcomes Associate Leadership Collier Class of 2023!

Leadership Collier Foundation Welcomes Associate Leadership Collier Class of 2023

Associate Leadership Collier (ALC), a program of the Leadership Collier Foundation (LCF) of the Greater Naples Chamber, announced the participants of the Class of 2023. The class began their program with a kick-off celebration and its first session on Tuesday, February 21, from 3-7pm at Paradise Coast Sports Complex (The Cove).


Each winter, the LCF accepts approximately 40 area professionals for the Associate Leadership Collier program. The program is specifically designed for emerging leaders and professionals in Collier County, ages 21- 40. Participants go through an intense, nine-session series of workshops focused on key issues affecting the community. After graduation, Associate Leadership Collier members are inducted into the LCF Alumni Association and encouraged to take an active role in civic and professional issues, address area challenges and work toward solutions in the public interest.   


The Leadership Collier Foundation Board congratulates the following Associate Leadership Collier 2023 Class members:  


CHAIR: Meredith Budd, Live Wildly Foundation

VICE CHAIR: Hasan Kajtezovic, Arthrex

VICE CHAIR: Sloan Nagy, Brookfield Properties


Christina Aguilera, Brown & Brown

Madison (Maddie) Alger, Arthrex, Inc.

Marissa Baker, Paradise Coast Sports Complex

Josh Bell, Caliber Wellness

Zachary Burch, Naples Airport Authority

Faye Carpentier, Artis—Naples

Chun Cheaw, Healthcare Network

John Cheffy, Barron Collier Companies

Joseph Coleman, Twentieth Judicial Circuit Rep

Alexander Conrad, David Lawrence Center

Kenzie Currie, The Naples Players

Yeimi Espinoza, The Immokalee Foundation

Meredith Gavin, Freedom Waters Foundation

Jane Gray, Naples Children and Education Foundation

Christian Haman, Dal Lago Law

Katherine Herrlich, The Gursoy Group, Merrill Lynch Wealth Mgt.

Nicholas Kirdonowy, The Ferrante Group, LLC

Bela Lesende, PBS Contractors

Paige Lewis, MAD Travel/Travel Leaders

Rosa Madrid, Churchill Mortgage

Giuseppe Marra, Collier County Public Schools

Alexandra Mitchell, Clifton Larson Allen, LLP

Delianys Morera, Collier County Sheriff’s Office

Michael Nan, Naples Airport Authority

Jake Nelson, NCH Healthcare System

Taylor Norman, Naples Print Store

Danielle O’Conner, Greater Naples Chamber

Jake Pirosseno, Collier County Supervisor of Elections

Hannah Roberts, Soave Real Estate Group

Emily Shafer, Arthrex, Inc.

Felicia Soto, Boys & Girls Club of Collier County

Ellen Summers, Hole Montes. Inc.

Haley Thalheimer, Guadalupe Center

Grady Timmins, Coastal Engineering Consultants, Inc

Chantel Torres, The Players Club & Spa

Tat Udomritthiruj, Fanatics Inc.

Mitchell Vanderhagen, Banking Sector Salesforce

Oona Watkins, Oona Seas LLC

Sara White, Porter Wright Morris & Arthur LLP

Janet Wolfe, Friends of Rookery Bay

Justin Wynn, Wynn Companies

Alexander Ziegler, Healthcare Network of Southwest Florida

By Red Gamso | Feb 23, 2023 | Associate Leadership Collier

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Source: National Association of Colleges and Employers