Greater Fort Wayne announces Leadership Fort Wayne Class of 2016


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News release from Greater Fort Wayne, Inc.:

Greater Fort Wayne Inc. Announces Leadership Fort Wayne Class of 2016

(September 29, 2015) – Greater Fort Wayne Inc.’s signature adult program, Leadership Fort Wayne (LFW), has selected 42 business and community leaders to participate in the 34th LFW class. LFW provides an in-depth view of the community while focusing on developing the personal and professional leadership skills necessary to positively impact the community. Individuals are selected on the basis of their applications through an anonymous selection committee.

The eight-month long program will kick off with a class orientation and retreat on Oct. 15 and 16 at Sweetwater Sound.

Members of the 2016 Leadership Fort Wayne Class include:

Dana Berkes
Public Affairs Manager

Debra Branfield
Customer Liaison
Crossroad Child & Family Services

Tamarah Brownlee
Director Human Resources and Office of Institutional Equity

Pamela Clark-Estep
Distribution Dispatch Supervisor
Indiana Michigan Power

Carl Clayton
Senior District Executive
Anthony Wayne Area Council

Margeaux Corrao
Marketing Director
Angel Corps & Home Nursing Services

Christophe Dessaigne
Investment Manager
Ambassador Enterprises

Kevin Dwire
Plant Manager
Ottenweller Company Inc.

Debra Faye Williams-Robbins
Secondary Assistant Superintendent
Fort Wayne Community Schools

Jaimie Ferren
Supervisor of 211 Services
United Way Allen County

Michael Frese
Wing Chaplain
Indiana Air National Guard

Kristen Guthrie
Director of Marketing
Visit Fort Wayne

Marcus Heminger
Barrett McNagny LLP

Robert Hennessey
Director of Digital and Classified Advertising
Fort Wayne Newspapers

Mike Kamphues
Market Director-Consumer Banking
Chase Bank

Darrel Kesler
Professor and Dean
Ivy Tech Community College Northeast

Amanda Kinneman
Business Development Officer
Wells Fargo Bank

Ruth Koontz
Director of Community Relations and Marketing
Goodwill Industries of Northeast Indiana

Andrew Krouse
Vice President
Mutual Bank

Ryan Krueckeberg
Sr. Business Data Analyst
Lincoln Financial Group

Joseph Marana
Director of Operations and Facilities
Fort Wayne-Allen County Airport Authority

Kelly Marucci
Sustainment Flight Chief
Indiana Air National Guard

Amy Minnich
Sales Representative
Emily Kai Company

Carrie Minnich
Senior Manager
Dulin, Ward & DeWald, Inc.

Michael Mushett

Christopher Niezer
Risk Advisor
Gibson Insurance Group

Jared Parcell
Director of Group Sales
Fort Wayne TinCaps

David Peters
Director, Information Technology
Medical Protective Company

Fredus (Nelson) Peters V
Project Manager

Ed Romero
Market Chief Financial Officer
Lutheran Hospital

Julie Sanchez
Director of Citizen Services
City of Fort Wayne

Rob Schmiedel
National Sales Manager
Do It Best Corp.

Heather Schoegler

Craig Scully
Principal Mechanical Engineer
Design Collaborative

Barton Shaw
Executive Director
Grand Wayne Convention Center

Greta Southard
Allen County Public Library

Joshua Spencer
AVP and Chief Actuary
Brotherhood Mutual

Clement (C.J.) Steigmeyer
VP of Finance & COO
Allen County War Memorial Coliseum

Hannah Stork
Director of Career and Professional Development
Manchester University

Leah Strauss-Grant
Stylist & Design Expert

Reneta Thurairatnam
Vice President, Wealth Advisor
Lake City Bank

Mike Zawahri
Finance Manager
Parkview Health


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