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Leadership St. Pete Class of 2022 introduced

Bill DeYoung

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The St. Petersburg Area Chamber of Commerce has announced the 39 members of its 2022 Leadership St. Pete class. Created to identify, recruit and develop leaders who represent the diversity of the community, and who will assume future leadership roles in the chamber and other community organizations, Leadership St. Pete is an immersive program providing an in-depth introduction to social, economic, business and political issues in the St. Petersburg area.

The city’s 53-year-old program is one of the oldest in the country. The future leaders are chosen by a 35-member, volunteer Planning Committee.

“This group of 39 business and community leaders is committed to the continued success of our city,” Class Chair Lindsay Petty said of the new recruits. “They will spend the next seven months learning about St. Pete’s history and the challenges and opportunities we face. Through LSP, class members will deepen their commitment to and relationships within our community – keeping St. Pete a great place to live, work, play and visit for years to come.”

The class’ Opening Retreat takes place Jan. 7 and 8 at Innisbrook Golf Resort, followed by 11 educational seminars and three additional leadership retreats. The class will also engage in a civic-engagement, physical facility improvement project through the duration of their LSP experience.

For the Class of 2021, the “Legacy Project” was the renovation of WestCare’s nonprofit Mustard Seed Inn.

Introducing the Class of 2022:

● Zachary Bayne, Allen Dell
● Bari Becker, Bayfront Health St. Petersburg
● Melanie Bowman, “Traveling St. Pete: A Girl’s Guide”
● Antonio Brown, Central Station Barbershop and Grooming
● Amber Calhoun, Caring Community Counseling, LLC
● Austin Chambers, Chambers | Pilon
● Heather Chumbris, Keller Williams Realty St. Pete
● Claudine Cieutat, The Canterbury School of Florida
● Chiquita Clark, Duke Energy
● Kelly Cunha Pokorny, Moffitt Cancer Center
● Kyandra Darling, Foundation for a Healthy St. Petersburg
● Monica DeChaine, Strength and Shanti

● Joe Fullerton, Spoor Bunch Franz, LLC
● Nate Ginter, Vine IT and Security Services
● Wendy Godfrey, Eckerd College
● Jose A. Gomez, Harvard Jolly Architects
● Sophie Gray, Power Design, Inc.
● Danielle Guarino, UPC Insurance
● Chris Hackney, First Home Bank
● Kacee Howes, Northwestern Mutual
● Christopher Lampley, City of St. Petersburg Parks and Recreation
● Cody Lance, St. Petersburg Police Department
● Lisa Marmon, Cardinal Health
● Harry Martin, The James Museum of Western and Wildlife Art
● Franchon McCree-Dials, Pinellas County Schools
● Jesse Miller, Girls Rock St. Pete
● Nick Mitchell, Johnson Pope Bokor Ruppel and Burns, LLP
● Allison Nall, Eckerd College
● Brian Peret, Webtalk
● Liz Richard, Healthlink Advisors
● Katie Shultz, Community Foundation Tampa Bay
● Liz Siplin, Empact Solutions
● Jake Stowers, Contemporary Housing Alternatives of Florida, Inc.
● Alicia Tennell, Franklin Templeton
● Jim Thompson, Johns Hopkins All Childrens Hospital
● Jamie Van Cuyk, Growing Your Team
● Eric Vaughan, Community Tampa Bay

● Kim Vogel, Saint Petersburg Area Chamber of Commerce
● Lisa Yacso, University of South Florida Muma College of Business

 

All photos provided by Leadership St. Pete.

 

 

 

 

 

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