Leadership SWFL Class of 2021 Ready to Dive Deeper & Lead Stronger

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Leadership SWFL Class of 2021 Ready to Dive Deeper & Lead Stronger

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

            Last Friday, we welcomed a new age of leaders to Southwest Florida as they graduated from Leadership SWFL. This community immersion program is dedicated to providing business professionals with a deeper understanding of the community and creating a cohort of individuals ready to serve as effective leaders in the region.

            Over eight months, Leadership SWFL fosters transformation among community champions with full day exclusive experiences. Hands-on opportunities offered through this immersive experience, challenges participants to delve into crucial components spanning Southwest Florida and explore diverse perspectives. I’m proud to congratulate the following graduates and welcome them to an alumni network of more than 400 individuals from a wide variety of industries…

  • Aimee McLaughlin, Florida Gulf Coast University
  • Angie Manley, Hodges University
  • Anthony DeVicaris, MetLife Investment Management
  • Brandon Miller, Florida House of Representatives
  • Brian Orta, Physicians Regional Healthcare System
  • Bryan Hunte D.C., Advanced Spineworks
  • Cece Schepp, Habitat for Humanity of Lee and Hendry Counties
  • Christopher Jeffray, Gilbane Building Company
  • Gina Sisbarro, Marco Office Supply
  • Janet Washburn, Bonita Springs Fire Control and Rescue District
  • Jennifer Denike, WGCU Public Media at FGCU
  • Jesse Purdon, City of Bonita Springs
  • Jessica Doyle, NCH Healthcare System
  • Jessica Rhea, Florida Gulf Coast University
  • John Bodner, Lee County Tax Collector
  • Justin Brand, Charlotte Community Foundation
  • Kaitlin Greenockle, Quest Corporation of America
  • Lisa Kiddon, Alzheimer's Association of the Florida Gulf Coast
  • Marshall Bender, Dentons Cohen & Grigsby P.C.
  • Mary Beth Monzingo-Link, Monzingo Legal
  • Matthew Mathias, MAI Capital Management, LLC
  • Melanie White, Fitness Goals Delivered
  • Michael Houck, Houck Dermatology
  • Robert Wetzel, TLC Marketing & Creative Services Inc.
  • Tony Pool, Briers CPA

As one door closes, another opens, and we’re now accepting early applications for our 2022 Class of Leadership SWFL. Nine, full-day class sessions and an overnight retreat for the program will run from May through December 2022. Sessions include special tours and in-depth discussions on the topics of crime and justice, economic development, education and the workforce, environment, government, healthcare, infrastructure, media and tourism.

Applications to be considered for early acceptance are due December 20, 2021. Early decision applications will be reviewed, and acceptance results will be given by January 5, 2022. For more information and to submit your application, visit SWFLinc.com/leadership-swfl or contact Hannah Phillips, Events and Marketing Manager, at [email protected] or (239) 992-2943.