McKINNEY (July 20, 2016) — Leadership McKinney is proud to announce the Class of 2017 to launch the program's 29th year. Twenty-nine community members begin their adventure on  Aug. 4 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 over 500 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 2017 – Let the Adventure Begin!

Kyle Armstrong Baylor Scott & White Medical Center
Leroy Armstrong First Baptist McKinney
Kelly Buettner Botsford Financial Group
Dusti Calander Calander Wealth Management
Alex Camacho Baptist Immigration Center
Stephanie Carrington Independent Bank
Amy Clendening-Wheeler Jr. League of Collin County
Jodie Flannery The Nash Group Real Estate
Dee-dee Guerra McKinney Convention & Visitors Bureau
Andrea Harvey BB & T
Beth Hensley HagenPowell Team – Keller Williams
Jason Hernandez GraceToGrow / Jay Kellogg
Ashley Holley Emerson Process Management
Kimberly Hughes GraceToGrow
Mary Klentzman Cornerstone Ranch
Donna Loughmiller Community Volunteer
Michelle Millen Collin College
Chibyzor Okeke Rehabcare/Kindred
Brandon Opiela City of McKinney
Rory Payne Castle Senior Benefits
Richard Peters Baylor Scott & White Medical Center
La’Shadion Shemwell J’s Barber Shop/Baylor Scott & White Medical Ctr.
John Summers Medical Center of McKinney
Mark Turman Crosspoint Church
Chad Walker McKinney Economic Development Corp
Elinor Williams McKinney Housing Authority
Taylor Willingham The Willingham Law Firm
Joshua Winsor RW Properties
Robin Woodall McKinney Chamber of Commerce


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: Engaging leaders today for a stronger community tomorrow. 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. Through and associated social media pages and feeds, the McKinney Chamber markets the community’s advantages as the foremost location for doing business and to keep a growing community connected. You can find the McKinney Chamber of Commerce on FacebookTwitterYouTube and Flickr.