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Leadership Pierre

Leadership Pierre

Class Roster: 2018

John Krogstrand

John Krogstrand
SD High School Activities Association
Assistant Executive Director

Christopher McConnell

Christopher McConnell
Black Hills Federal Credit Union
Member Service Center Manager

Brooke Bohnenkamp

Brooke Bohnenkamp
City of Pierre
Manager of Communications, Special Projects and IT

Aaron Fabel

Aaron Fabel
Oahe Family YMCA
CEO

Ashlee Rathbun

Ashlee Rathbun
Capital Area United Way
Executive Director

Mallory Gordon

Mallory Gordon
Pierre Area Chamber of Commerce
Communications Manager

Matthew Reitzel

Matthew Reitzel
SD State Archives
Manuscript/Photo Archivist

Kristin Gabriel

Kristin Gabriel
Bankwest
Sales/Marketing Channel Manager

Dustin Hight

Dustin Hight
River Cities Public Transit
Mechanic

Kayla Burns

Kayla Burns
Avera St. Mary's
Director of Rehab Services

Katherine Nelson

Katherine Nelson
SD State Historical Society
Restoration Specialist

Jessica Hanig

Jessica Hanig
Beck Motors
Business Manager

Nelly Nord

Nelly Nord
SD Department of Public Safety
Accountant II

Erica Moore

Erica Moore
Lower Brule Community College
Chief Academic Officer

Scott Louis

Scott Louis
Century Business Products
Sales Associate District Manager

     

Vision Statement:

LEADERSHIP PIERRE is dedicated to supporting the highest quality leadership preparation program for individuals with particular emphasis on specific skills and collaborative leadership seeking positive change in response to civic, governmental, business and industry challenges in the Pierre area.

Program:

LEADERSHIP PIERRE is a formal educational program intended for Pierre area citizens who have an interest in area communities, their leaders and institutions, their decision-making processes and/or specific leadership opportunities. During the nine month program, participants will hear from area experts, tour places which make our community unique, participate in thought-provoking discussion and learn how and why decisions are made… All with the goal of shaping tomorrow’s leaders.

Purpose:

  • To identify and develop potential leaders from diverse backgrounds
  • To provide a format for participants to meet community leaders
  • To help potential and existing leaders sharpen their leadership skills and improve the effectiveness in interpersonal situations.
  • To create a sense of purpose for civic leadership and opportunities for civic involvement

Selection Criteria:

LEADERSHIP PIERRE will select up to 15 area people who:

  • Live and work in Hughes or Stanley County.
  • Have demonstrated a sincere commitment to and interest in the Pierre area.
  • Display evidence of mature judgment and exceptional leadership qualities.
  • Have a strong interest in the community.
  • Have demonstrated positions of leadership within their organizations.
  • Have the time available to participate in the LEADERSHIP PIERRE program, and have the complete support of the company or organization she/he represents.
  • We seek representation from business, government, non-profit and volunteer sectors.
  • Tenure in the Pierre area will be considered. However, potential to impact Pierre now and in the future is more important. Community service in other communities is considered in selection.

Individuals not selected as one of the 15 participants will be added to a waitlist.

What Does It Take?

Participants are expected to attend all sessions in their entirety, kickoff and graduation and at least one community involvement opportunity during the 2018-19 Leadership program.

Session Schedule

  • Leadership Pierre Kickoff – September 4
  • Session One, Tourism - September 6
  • Session Two, Local Government/Law Enforcement – October 4
  • Session Three, Agriculture – November 1
  • Session Four, History and Culture – December 6
  • Session Five, Education – January 3
  • Session Six, Business – February 21
  • Session Seven, Healthcare – March 7
  • Session Eight, State Government - April 4
  • Session Nine, Community Service & Graduation Ceremony - May 7

Contact Jamie Seiner 224.7361 or jseiner@pierre.org