Join Us in Welcoming the Leadership SWFL Class of 2023

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Join us in welcoming the Leadership SWFL Class of 2023

By: Tiffany Esposito, MBA, CCE, IOM, APR, President & CEO, SWFL Inc.

Thirty-five area professionals have made the commitment to dive deeper and lead stronger in Southwest Florida by joining Leadership SWFL, the region’s premier community immersion program dedicated to providing business professionals with a greater understanding of the community and creating a cohort of individuals ready to serve as effective leaders in the region. I’m proud to welcome the following individuals as the Leadership SWFL Class of 2023:

  • Andrea Holley, New Horizons of SWFL
  • Andrea Walker, Small Business Development Center At FGCU
  • Andres Tomas, BriersCPA
  • Andrew Schmidt, Bonita Springs Fire Control and Rescue District
  • Bill Cowan, Entech
  • Brittney Thoman Jones, Physicians Regional Healthcare System
  • Bryan DuBon, Dentons Cohen & Grigsby, P.C.
  • Caroline Vives-Vietri, Florida Gulf Coast University
  • Charley Corbett, Nova Wealth Management
  • Chris Couse, MashGrape Technologies
  • Chuck Stauffer, Hotwire Communication
  • Cory O'Donnell, Owen-Ames-Kimball Company
  • Demarius Tookes, Joe The Home Pro
  • Denise Quinn, Florida Gulf Coast University
  • Eduardo Marin, New Horizons of SWFL
  • Frank Wells, Bright Community Trust
  • Gloria Lindsay, Centennial Bank
  • Jake Nelson, NCH Healthcare System
  • Jen Cail, Medrano & Cail Business Solutions
  • Jenny Parrish, SWFL Inc.
  • Joe Ryan, Lee Health
  • John Savchuck, Hyatt Regency Coconut Point
  • Jose Espinoza, Bonita Springs Utilities, Inc.
  • Justin O'Hara, Busey Bank
  • Katherine Kallas, Lee County Board of County Commissioners - Solid Waste Division
  • Lauren Donovan, Connected Path Counseling
  • Maggie Cogbill, Gravina, Smith, Matte & Arnold Marketing and Public Relations
  • Megan Kohan, Suffolk Construction Company
  • Melissa Severance, Inspire Big Dreams
  • Mike Haley, M&M Multimedia
  • Niki Mann, Florida Gulf Coast University
  • Nolan Hickey, Gilbane Building Company
  • Rachel West, Habitat for Humanity Lee and Hendry Counties
  • Susan Frantz, Frantz Marketing Solutions
  • Yesenia Williams, Lee County Clerk & Comptroller's Office

Founded in 1999, this program includes nine day-long sessions and an overnight retreat between May and December. Each session provides attendees with an in-depth look at a different aspect of Southwest Florida, from infrastructure to tourism, and more. Graduates will build essential relationships and foster a better understanding of the inner workings of Lee, Collier and Charlotte Counties. Not only does the program connect area leaders and provide them with a better understanding of how the region works, but it educates them on how they can get more engaged and make a bigger difference in the area.

I look forward to seeing the impact these leaders make on our region! To learn more about Leadership SWFL, visit