Carole Greisdorf Returns as Leadership Plano Program Director

Carole Greisdorf Returns as Leadership Plano Program Director
PLANO, TX – March 8, 2021 – Leadership Plano, a program of the Plano Chamber of Commerce, is proud to announce that Carole Greisdorf will be returning to lead the program in the role of Program Director. She previously served as Program Director of Leadership Plano from 2005 through 2007, as well as from 2014 to 2018.
Greisdorf will work closely with the Leadership Plano Advisory Board to oversee class sessions, the annual retreat, and other related projects for Class 38, which is returning after a year’s hiatus due to the pandemic. The class plans to hold sessions in-person with safety protocols in place to ensure compliance with CDC guidelines.  
“We are thrilled to welcome back Carole Greisdorf to head up Leadership Plano and lead this program through its first class since the pandemic began,” states Kelle Marsalis, President & CEO of the Plano Chamber.
“Leadership Plano is integral to our community and a key program for the Plano Chamber. Carole is a distinguished leader in Plano and will give our participants an amazing experience.”
In addition to her experience in leading the program, Greisdorf is also a graduate (Class 11) and past president of the Leadership Plano Board, as well as a graduate of Leadership Texas. Greisdorf first moved to Plano from Volusia County, Florida, in 1992 to serve as the chief communications officer in the Plano Independent School District, a role that she held for 12 years.
The education, safety and security of youth have long been Greisdorf’s passion and her focus. She is a founding member and past-president of the Sci-Tech Discovery Center, and has served on the Collin County Children’s Advocacy Center Board and the Advocacy Center’s Advisory Committee. Greisdorf is a lifetime member of the National Council of Jewish Women, as well as both the Texas and National PTAs. She is also a former officer and co-founder of Plano Youth Leadership, a sustaining member of the Junior League of Collin County (JLCC), and has served on the JLCC President’s Sustaining Advisory Council.

The Plano Chamber recognized Greisdorf with the ATHENA Award in 2003. She was named a Top Ten Woman of Collin County in 2015 and received Leadership Plano’s Distinguished Leadership Award in 2019. She is a passionate advocate for the arts and currently consults with the Art Centre of Plano, in addition to her role with Leadership Plano.
“I am delighted to return to work with the Leadership Plano team. Leadership Plano graduates have contributed extensively to the community through government service, the non-profit sector, and the education community, and I look forward to greeting the upcoming class members,” shares Greisdorf.
Greisdorf is married to Howard and they are proud parents of Eric (married to Lisa) and Steven (married to Karen) and grandparents of Sarah, Katherine, Aaron, and Samantha.
Applications for Class 38 will be available at in mid-April. For additional information, contact the Plano Chamber.
About Leadership Plano: Leadership Plano began in 1983 and is dedicated to educating, developing, and empowering current and future leaders for the community and motivating them to service civic, charitable, and business organizations. Medical City Plano serves as Diamond Sponsor for Leadership Plano.

About the Plano Chamber of Commerce: Established in 1946, the Plano Chamber represents over 800 businesses and community organizations in Plano and the surrounding area. Accredited as a 5-Star Chamber by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and awarded 2018 Chamber of the Year, the Plano Chamber of Commerce is committed to maximizing business development and economic growth of the community through advocacy, education, innovation, and collaboration.

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