Three weeks ago, 35 individuals from across Alamance County met each other for the first time. Some live in Mebane. Some in Elon. Some in Graham and Burlington. Some are deans at the local university. Some are small business owners. Some work in public safety, others in social services. Some work in marketing and are passionate about the arts. Some are public speakers. Some enjoy motorcycling and marksmanship, while others enjoy gardening and physical fitness. Some are new to Alamance County. Some have lived here their whole lives.
What brought them together? (Besides the delicious local food and beer, thanks to Burlington Beer Works.) The desire to get to know one another and their community, in hopes of making it a better place to live, work and play. These 35 individuals make up the thirtieth class of Leadership Alamance, a program dedicated to developing skilled, informed and involved leaders for Alamance County.
While the program has evolved and changed over the years, its mission remains the same – to educate current and up-and-coming leaders on the community’s infrastructure and how to work together using their unique skills and experiences to address needs and cultivate positive change for the future.
These 35 individuals will have the opportunity to meet, have dialogue with, and ask questions to leaders within our education institutions, police departments, local government, private industry and non-profit organizations. They will be introduced to resources, programs and services available to residents. They will discover the complexity of some issues AND ways that they are able to contribute to a solution.
These 35 individuals have just begun on their leadership journey. We look forward to watching their experience unfold and getting to know them better over the next 9 months, before they graduate and join the ranks of now over 700 program alumni. We are privileged to be a part of their journey. We hope that you will have the opportunity to be a part of their journey, as well, and be their advocates along the way.
Please help us in welcoming the thirtieth class of Leadership Alamance:
Rachel Baldwin, Edward Jones
Ron Barner, American National Bank & Trust Co.
Kim Biebel, Burlington Police Department
Greg Britt, Burlington Fire Department
Julianne Cordon, City of Graham
Austin Daugherty, Blaser Investment Mgt. Group
Sabrina DeGain, Alamance Community College
Rachael Dimont, LabCorp
Eleanor Finger, Elon University
Steve Floyd, Jennings Bryan Chappell Insurance
Rochelle Ford, Elon University
MoRhonda Foxx, Burlington Pediatrics
Chris Gillespie, Habitat for Humanity of Ala. Co.
Candice Gobble, Ala. Co. Dept. of Social Services
Susana Goldman, Ala. County Public Libraries
Jack Harrison, Wilson Brown Sock Company
Holly Herring, Gilliam Coble & Moser, LLP.
Brandon Holt, City of Burlington
Jacob Howard, Samet Corporation
Doug Hyman, Vinterest Group LLC
Allen Johnson, LabCorp
Rachel Kelly, City of Burlington
Tamatha Kohler, Ala. Partnership for Children
Lindsey Mitchell, Alamance Arts
Charlie Nolette, Alamance Country Club
Chuck Olds, Shawmut Park Avenue LLC
Erin Page, GKN Driveline
Crystal Payne, Gilliam Coble & Moser, LLP
Jess Quintana, Impact Alamance
Amy Richardson, Alamance-Burlington Schools
Angela Thompson, Alamance Eldercare
Heather Walters, Cone Health Alamance Regional
Lynette Wellons, Ala. Co. Dept. of Social Services
Dianna Wilson, Cone Health Alamance Regional
Caroline Yates, Glen Raven, Inc.