Participants examine the qualities that make up a church leader, analyze leadership roles, and develop personal leadership styles and skills. Class 2020 marks the 32nd year a group of eminent individuals has participated in this rigorous program of leadership development and community engagement through active learning, expert knowledge and experiential activities.
Course participants are selected each year from a wide range of the region’s population. The Class of 2020 completed the program in Galveston on May 14, 2021.
Presentation of the Fort Bend Leadership Forum Class of 2020:
Tara Ae Johnson Development Corp.
Ahmad Alaswad Fort Bend County – Commissioner Ken DeMerchant
King Banerjee Big Frog Custom T-shirts & more from Sugar Land
Cody Burgin Millis Development & Construction, LLC
Nancy Burnett Cornerstone Christian Academy
William Cai Briggs & amp; Veselka Co. LLP
Shanelle Channell Riverstone Ward
Stephanie Crochet Johnson Development Corp.
Cindy Dees City of Sugar Land
Diana Dobbs Fort Bend County – Commissioner Andy Meyers
Mary Favre Citizen
Esther Garza town of Stafford
Steven Gates Teal Run General Maintenance Association
Troy Goodell Sienna Plantation Residential Association
Jeff Graebert Action Landscaping Inc. Darrell Groves DWG CPA PLLC
Brandon Irby Fluor Corporation
Kendra LaCour Ramey Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital
Maureen Lall Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital
Kiyoko Latson Kelsey Seybold Clinic
Shirin Malik Benzer Capital
Penny Meek Henderson Wessendorff Foundation
Mihir Patel Allegiance Bank – Sugar Land
David Pella First Colony Community Association
Ian Pietz BGE Inc.
Russell Piper environmental development partner
Allena Portis City of Missouri City
Law firm Zulfiqar Prasla Prasla PLLC
Preston Price Smart Financial Credit Union
Collin Ratcliff Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital
JR Richardson Consolidated Communications
Laura Rosilez Riverstone Homeowner and Commercial Property Owner Assoc.
Kelsey Samuel eXp Realty
Ellen Saunders Audi Sugar Land – A Sewell Company
Diana Sayavedra Fort Bend ISD
Fran Steele First Colony Community Association
Monica Sturgill Iberia Bank
Connitha Tyrer Houston Focus Academy Inc.
Faisal Vellani Vellani Law – Title & Legal Advice
Lisa Watson dream dinner
Kristin Wernecke Stewart title
Suzanne Whatley Branding Matters, LLC
Jared Williams AccessHealth
Carl Willis Frost Bank – Stafford
The Fort Bend Leadership Forum is a ten month program from August through May; it begins with a day and a half opening retreat in San Antonio. The opening speech is followed by monthly one-day sessions on criminal justice, diversity, economic development / infrastructure, health and social services, local / county government, a two-day trip to Austin for a state government meeting, and a three-day Washington DC national government meeting, the 2022 for the class will take place. The leadership program concludes with a day and a half graduation retreat and graduation ceremony in Galveston.
As the premier leadership development program in the area, the Fort Bend Leadership Forum was designed to prepare for community needs that require informed citizen involvement. The Fort Bend Leadership Forum provides structured learning opportunities in an atmosphere that stimulates creative thinking and encourages participants to work together to use both new and proven tools to meet today’s challenges and prepare for tomorrow.
The 2022 Fort Bend Leadership Forum Class is filling up fast. For more information on the program and sponsorship opportunities, contact Juliette Nessmith at [emailÂ protected] 281-566-2161.