Twenty-eight leaders selected to participate in the program’s Class of 2014

Leadership Henderson Class of 2014HENDERSON, Nev. – Leadership Henderson recently announced its class of 2014, the 14th graduating class of the program offered by the Henderson Chamber of Commerce Foundation. The 28 community and business leaders will receive more than 30 hours of professional leadership development training, which began with a two-day kickoff event in October and will continue through May. During the next seven months, participants will meet with Southern Nevada’s decision makers and learn about Henderson’s key topics and infrastructure.

The Leadership Henderson program works to strengthen and educate community leaders by providing participants with in-depth insights into a variety of issues impacting residents of Henderson and Southern Nevada.

Class participants include Angela Brommel, director of community outreach and major events for Nevada State College; Dr. Carrie Buck, principal of Sewell Elementary School; Natasha Conner, property manager for Harsch Investment Properties; Keith Copeland, assistant director of document management for Opportunity Village; Chris Fortier, senior advisor to the 6th Recruiting Brigade Family Readiness; Tom Gathright, production manager for Olin Corporation; John Holmstrom, maintenance manager for Tronox; John Hughes, project manager for power origination for NV Energy; Brian Huse, chief information officer for Arroweye Solutions, Inc.; Chris Johnson, president of Real Capital Corp.; Jarrad Katz, senior vice president for MDL Group; Darlene Magolski, business development manager for Manpower Inc. of Southern Nevada; Justin Miller, general manager for A First Impression; David Ortlipp, financial advisor for Thrivent Financial; David Patterson, associate director of admissions for DeVry University; Micah Phillips, production management manager and vice president for Nevada State Bank; Huston Pullen, economic development specialist for UNLV; Sherry Ramsey, CFO for Goodwill Industries of Southern Nevada; Jeff Robey, manager revenue integrity for St. Rose Dominican Hospitals; Lester Romero, small business manager for Wells Fargo Bank; Josh Ruter, interim campus manager for College of Southern Nevada; Thomas Sizemore, team leader telecom IT for NV Energy; Honorable Mark Stevens, municipal court judge for City of Henderson; Patrick Thompson, director of operations for National Healthcare Access Inc.; Caprice Thurlow, business development manager for Thurlow Wealth Management; Cindy Wallace, director of fixed route services for RTC of Southern Nevada; Anne Weber, image manager for St. Rose Dominican Hospitals; and Diana Weeks, client relations manager for Imagine Communications.

“Leadership Henderson delivers a unique network experience for the business elite,” said Rebecca Fay, director of the Henderson Chamber of Commerce Foundation and a 2007 graduate “I am very proud to have been the director of this program for more than seven years. I very much look forward to working with such exemplary people.”

During the experience, participants will choose a local organization to partner with as part of their service to the community. The Class of 2013 aligned with the Brown Junior High, fundraising and purchasing new instruments for the orchestra program. Thousands of dollars have gone back into the community by way of the projects that have developed out of the Leadership Henderson program.

“The success of the program lies with the volunteers who support it,” Fay said. “This is an alumni-driven program.  We rely heavily on the talents and resources of our alumni to continue the program’s success.”

Leadership Henderson is governed by the Henderson Chamber Foundation Board and guided by a steering committee. The majority of the participants have been identified and recruited by alumni of the program and all were chosen through a selective application and interview process.

“Our alumni have a great grasp on the type of individuals who will not only benefit from this development program, but in turn, will ultimately lend their talents to the vision of Leadership Henderson, which is to continue building our community for years to come,” said John Harvey, Leadership Henderson steering committee chairman and a 2009 program graduate.

For more information on the Leadership Henderson program, contact Rebecca Fay at 565-8951 or

Leadership Henderson s a non-profit organization that operates under the Henderson Chamber of Commerce Foundation.