McKINNEY (July 24, 2015) — Leadership McKinney is proud to announce the Class of 2016 to launch the program's 28th year. Twenty-eight community members begin their adventure on Thursday, Aug. 6 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 alumni network, now 536 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.

Congratulations to the Leadership McKinney Class of 2016 – Let the Adventure Begin!

Gregory Barnett Encore Wire Corporation
Julie Baublis Independence Title
Stephen Burger Independent Bank
Todd Burton, M.D. All About Children Pediatrics
Brett Butler Plains Capital Bank
Tony Carver Encore Wire Corporation
Christina Curtis Piece by Piece Care
Greg Dawson Drees Custom Homes
Heather Fletes Junior League of Collin County
Brandon Herbison Amercan National Bank of Texas
Kari Kimbrough Collin College
Martha Langham Medical Center of McKinney
Pat McGrath Atmos Energy
William Mitchell Town of Prosper
Tiffany Olson McKinney Chamber of Commerce
Jaymie Pedigo Heritage Guild of Collin County
Charlie Philips Philips & Epperson
Nathan Pike Utter Wealth Management Group
Katie Pitlik Emerson Process Management
Michael Quint City of McKinney
Steve Roussel Baylor Medical Center at McKinney
Joel Scrivner Covenant Church McKinney
Jamie St. Clair St. Peter’s Episcopal Church
William Stinson Jr. North Texas Job Corps
Cristel Todd City of McKinney
Stephanie Tyson Bridges That Unite
Karen Zupanic J. Preston Automation


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 500 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: Learning responsibility for the whole community; working together in the spirit of unity; discovering the past, defining the present and shaping our common future. Visit the Leadership page on the Chamber’s website for more information.

About the McKinney Chamber of Commerce

The McKinney Chamber of Commerce is an advocate for the McKinney business community and proudly serves as the unified business voice of McKinney. The Chamber, which celebrated its Centennial in 2014, represents over 40,000 employees from more than 1,200 business investors in McKinney and throughout the North Texas region. With a rich heritage of leadership and collaboration, the Chamber works in concert with the City of McKinney, community partners and the corporate community to promote, advocate for and expand business. As publisher of McKinney Magazine, and, the McKinney Chamber markets the community’s advantages as the foremost location for doing business and to keep a growing community connected.