Leadership Plano Selects Class 38 Participants


Plano, TX – August 16, 2021 – The Plano Chamber of Commerce and the Leadership Plano Board of Directors are pleased to announce the 36 members of Leadership Plano Class 38. The roster of community leaders includes civic and community-focused, forward-thinking individuals who are committed to the continued growth and improvement of Plano. Leadership Plano has helped to develop the leadership skills of many civic leaders who have served our community through more than three decades of growth and change.

 “Leadership Plano has made a tremendously positive impact on the Plano community and beyond,” said Program Director Carole Greisdorf. “Its graduates serve in numerous elected positions and on non-profit boards throughout North Texas. This program provides a solid foundation for service and also significantly affects the lives and careers of the participants.”

Spanning nine months from September through May, the program is designed to increase community awareness and leadership skills. The opening retreat, a two-day orientation weekend beginning September 11, 2021, at 7 AM at the Plano Chamber, focuses on individual leadership styles and techniques. From October through May, the class spends one day a month examining specific aspects of the community such as education, government, local business and economic development, health and human services, criminal justice system, the arts, and more.

Gaining a broad perspective of the Plano community equips participants to become well-rounded leaders ready to apply their skills in a variety of ways. Leadership Plano provides a foundation for long-term involvement in Plano and assists in launching a supportive community network of colleagues and friends.
Leadership Plano Class 38 List with Affiliations
Name, Community/Business Involvement Name, Community/Business Involvement
Gregory Arp, Plano ISD Albana Mansoor, Vizient
Jarvis Archibald, Children’s Health Kathy Marcum, Plano Chamber of Commerce
Ann Bacchus, Attorney Jenna Maynard, Community Volunteer
Mary Barnes-Tilley, Collin College Amy Pagan, City of Plano
Colleen Campbell, Assistance Center Michael Presbitero, Attorney
Catherine Caso, Junior League of Collin County Dylan Rafaty, C-Hear, Inc.
Michael Casavant, JP Morgan Chase Laura Rhetta, UBS
Diana Charbonneau, Toyota Financial Serv. Nicole Ritter, Baudax Bao
Kavita Doddamane, Dentist Dorly Roy, Goldenlight Creative, Inc.
Meryl Evans, Self-employed Cassandra Shead, Shead Realtors
Eddie Franklin, Jr., Self-employed Camille Smith, Women’s Non-profit Alliance
Matthew Fuhriman, Capital One Rekha Suryanarayana, It’s a Sensory World
Frank Gallovich, Frank J. Gallovich Insurance Susan Swan Smith, My Possibilities
Michelle Giltner, Heritage Farmstead Museum Kathy Taylor, Plano YMCA
Julie Godfrey, The Barre Code Brittnea Ussery, Plano ISD
Elisa Klein, MKC Create Faryal Virk, Communities Foundation of Texas
Claire Lick, Texas Health Resources Nicole Warhoftig, City of Plano
Diane Lowery, Stackpath Cody Weaver, Coldwell Banker
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 serve civic, charitable and business organizations. For more information, contact the Plano Chamber of Commerce at 972-424-7547 or visit www.leadershipplano.org.

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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