McKINNEY (August 1, 2018) —  Leadership McKinney is proud to announce the Class of 2019 to launch the program’s 31st year.  Thirty community members begin their adventure on August 9 at the annual New Class Orientation & Alumni Reception, hosted and sponsored by The Body Shop Collision Repair.

These new class members will eventually join the elite group of alumni, now over 600 strong, with a renewed sense of community responsibility.  During the upcoming months, they will immerse themselves in McKinney as they have never done before and experience a challenging educational experience designed to equip them for a future that is constantly changing.

The Class of 2019 is presented by Utter Wealth Management Group of Wells Fargo Advisors.  As the program presenting sponsor, Gail Utter and Nate Pike have made the decision to continue to invest in our community through their support of the Leadership McKinney program.

Thank You to all of our sponsors and CONGRATULATIONS to the Leadership McKinney Class of 2019.  Let the Adventure Begin!


Scott Anderson Edward Jones
Chantel Bailey Emerson
Kathy Blank McKinney Chamber of Commerce
Kimberly Bones Baylor Scott & White - McKinney
Angela Burns Ovation Academy
Gustavo Cabarcas Hope For The Warriors
Madison Clark McKinney Economic Development Corp.
Rita Contreras Mary Kay Cosmetics
Barbara Delk Community Impact Newspaper
John Duease Atmos Energy Corp.
Brook Fulks Loughmiller Higgins, PC
Ana Gonzalez Volunteer McKinney
Paul Hernandez ONCOR
Staci Heuvel Carey Cox Company
Sean Howe 3e McKinney
Eric Jeske Kimley-Horn & Associates, Inc.
Michael Kammerdiener Encore Wire Corporation
David Kelly Orant Charities
Daphne Leblanc Café and Laptop
Amee Nash Medical City McKinney
Rozmin Punjani First United Bank
Derrick Robinson Alliance of Elite Youth Leadership
Melissa Simmons Andre & Associates PC
Nacole Tate McKinney Housing Authority
Albert Tezeno Collin College
Steve Tilton City of McKinney
John Villanueva Christiansen & Rawls, PLLC
Sermario Wiggins North Texas Job Corps
Julie Williams Texas Property Sisters, LLC
Gerald Young Moss & Associates


About Leadership McKinney

Leadership McKinney is a program of the McKinney Chamber of Commerce that has been providing leadership training since its inception in 1988. Based on a curriculum that combines personal leadership skills training and an awareness of the McKinney community, this challenging educational experience provides participants the opportunity to engage in dialogue with leaders and field-specific experts on relevant community issues. This nationally-recognized program has over 580 program alumni representing all sectors of the community. They strive to put community trusteeship into action by combining inclusiveness, collaborative decision making, personal responsibility and visioning. Leadership McKinney’s Mission: Engaging leaders today for a stronger community tomorrow. Visit the Leadership page on the Chamber’s website for more information.