Programs and Events
Leadership Northland is a valuable program put on by the Northland Regional Chamber of Commerce to help ensure the vitality of the Northland. We provide class participants a planned and continuous source of motivated leaders who are educated about the region, its challenges and opportunities. Classes are trained to accept future leadership roles in the Northland, the Greater Kansas City Area and the region.
Sessions are from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., the second Thursday of each month, unless otherwise noted. Locations of sessions will be emailed prior to each session. Download this application and then submit it to Teri Laverty at Northland Regional Chamber, 634 NW Englewood, Kansas City, MO 64118, or via email to apply for the 2016 Leadership Northland Class.
2016 Leadership Northland Class
Deana Barger, Harley-Davidson Motor Company
Mary Becker, Equity Bank
Blake Blakemore, Garver, LLC
Matt Brunkhorst, Armstrong Teasdale, LLP
Angela Castle, Kaw Services, Inc.
Josh Colvin, Park Hill School District
Brian Comer, HNTB Corporation
Angela Curtis, Northland Health Care Access
Ashley Dickson, CommunityAmerica Credit Union
Brad Forbes, ARgosy Casino Hotel & Spa
Jessica Hamilton, Platte County Economic Development Council
Adam Hilgedick, Olsson Associates
Damon Hodges, City of Kansas City, Mo.
Mike Kellam, Parkville Economic Development Council
Courtney Klahn, North Kanas City Hospital
Sonja Love, Kearney School District
Jeff Martin, City of Kansas City, Mo.
Craig Mattke, Citigroup
Lexi Norris, Polsinelli PC
Lori O'Donnell, Easter Seals Midwest
Meagan O'Donnell, North Kansas City Schools
Dr. Dave Oehler, Metropolitan Community College - Maple Woods
Jamie Parrett, YMCA of Greater Kansas City
Rebekah Roberts, SJC Marketing
Brad Schleeter, Affinis Corp
Suzie Schuckman, Concerned Care, Inc.
Ryan Selby, Briarcliff Development Company
Jimmy Shannon, MoDOT
Sarah Wagner, City of Riverside
Jacob Wilson, Bank of Weston
Jon Wilson, Tri-County Mental Health Services, Inc.
Marisa Wiruhayarn, Tasty Thai/Big Bowl Pho
Ben Zibers, Park University
Youth Leadership Northland
This program for high school Juniors and is held one weekday a month from January through April. The purpose of this program is to prepare future community leaders by exposing them to the business, legal, political, educational and healthcare elements that make the Northland strong and dynamic. Parents who are interested in having their child participate should have their child contact the counselor’s office at their participating northland high schools. Applications MUST be submitted by the high school principal. No other applications will be accepted.