Lake Norman Chamber Leadership Program Graduates Twenty-Two

Congratulations to David Keith for graduating from the 2012 Leadership Lake Norman class.
Class XV of Leadership Lake Norman graduated a class of twenty-two on Wednesday, May 23, 2012.  The graduation ceremony took place at Rural Hill in Huntersville with Chamber president Bill Russell on hand to congratulate the leadership graduates.
Russell commended the graduates for enriching their awareness of Lake Norman’s community and business resources.  “On behalf of the Chamber and our region, I encourage you to take the next step and get involved in the community.  Many of you are already in positions of leadership in your companies and in our communities,” stated Russell.  “I hope the program you’ve just participated in will benefit you in your endeavors as business and community leaders.”   Also speaking to the group was 2010-2011 graduate and Chairman of the Leadership Lake Norman program, Tricia Sisson, who commended each graduate on their year and presented them with their certificate of completion.  Sisson was joined by fellow graduates Erika Erlenbach, David Peete, Hailey Wilson, and Shelly Johnson who helped coordinate this year’s program as well as facilitate the Junior Leadership Program. Peete was chairman of Junior Leadership Lake Norman which graduated its first class last month.
During the graduation program, participants spoke of the sessions or experiences which impacted them the most. Terri Bennett, a graduate of this year’s program, was selected the Chairman of the 2012-2013 program.   Applications and information for Leadership XVI will be made available via the Lake Norman Chamber’s website at or by calling the Lake Norman Chamber of Commerce at 704-892-1922 in mid June.
Graduates of the 2011-2012 program include:  Terri Bennett – Presbyterian Hospital, Cyndi Cearbaugh – Visit LakeNorman, Jason Colvin– State Farm Insurance, Lynn Gardiner-Cuyler– Pink Diva Faces, Paul DeBellis – Vibrant Video Productions, Jeff Fissel – Historic Rural Hill,Inc., Erik Peters – Regions Bank, Carl Porter -Telecom/Dataconsultant, Christine Pulley – Duke Energy/McGuire Nuclear Station, Brian Sheehan – Swim ClubManagement Group, Brian Sisson – The Range at Lake Norman, JenniferStoops – Park Avenue Properties, Rob Higgins –Fulcrum Capital Partners, David Keith – Artisan Signs and Graphics, Ty Lewis– Carolinas HealthCare System – Huntersville Oaks, Elizabeth Lowe– Integrity HVAC, Marsha Marold– EZ, Mark Taylor– Carolina Office Systems, Kyle Aler– Raymer-Kepner Funeral Home, Andy Warfield– Lake Norman Citizen Newspaper, Sharon Washam – CarolinaHealthCare System, and Wes Wehunt– Davidson Day School.
Leadership LakeNorman is a program to develop a group of informed, committed, and qualified individuals capable of providing visionary and progressive leadership for the Lake Norman region.  The program was developed and is administered by the Lake Norman Chamber of Commerce with approximately 900 business members serving the Cornelius, Davidson, Huntersville, and greater Lake Norman region.

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