Scottsdale Leadership Celebrates New Core Program Class

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. - Sept. 13, 2021 - PRLog -- Scottsdale Leadership, a non-profit civic organization designed to develop diverse community leaders, is proud to announce 34 candidates selected for its exclusive 36th Core Program Class.

The program welcomes 34 new leaders in the nine-month journey focused on topics including Scottsdale History, Education and Government, Public Safety, Sustainable Initiatives, Human Services, Diversity and Inclusion, Economic Development, Health and Vitality, Education, Arts and Culture. Following the robust education program, each class of graduates participates in impactful, sustainable projects through its Project Lead it Forward program, giving the established or emerging leaders the opportunity to leave a life-long footprint in the community.

"We are committed to providing high quality leadership training designed to cultivate leadership skills, empathy and civil discourse in a challenging time with unrest and unease across our country on a national and local level.  Scottsdale Leadership will examine new norms in each of these topic days to creatively and innovatively lead in the future," stated Executive Director Lee Ann Witt.

Scottsdale Leadership is pleased to announce class 36:
  • Allie Anderson, Executive Director, Epilepsy Foundation-Arizona
  • Kim Caggiano, Senior Environmental Scientist, Salt River Project
  • Katy Campanini, Director-IT Applications, Nationwide Insurance
  • Mark Candioto, Attorney and Founding Partner, Parker Schwartz PLLC
  • Ginger Clayton, Chief Executive Officer, Elontec
  • Chris Coffee, Commander, Scottsdale Police Department
  • Elizabeth Dankert, Website & Graphic Design Coordinator, DC Ranch Community Council
  • Hunter Davis, Financial Advisor, Renaissance Financial
  • Alexandria DeLash, Human Services Specialist/Court Navigator City of Scottsdale Human Services
  • Jenni Douglas, Annual Campaigns and Alumni Engagement Coordinator, Notre Dame Preparatory High School
  • Michael Harris, Attorney, Sacks Tierney
  • Larry Hewitt, Wholesale Manager, Genuine Parts Company
  • Adam Hoster, Deputy Chief, Scottsdale Fire Department
  • G'Kyshia Hughes, Senior Member Advocate, Care1st Health Plan Arizona, A Centene Corporation Company
  • Jim Kollenda, Principal, James Kollenda & Associates
  • Christine Kovach, Vice Chairman, Southwest Wildlife Conservation Center
  • Phil Ofili, Partnership Sales Manager, Phoenix Suns
  • Sue Oh, Human Services Specialist, City of Scottsdale
  • Felix Ortiz, Enterprise Systems Engineering Manager, City of Scottsdale
  • Eric Paschal, Director of Information Technology, Experience Scottsdale
  • Ann Porter, Communications Supervisor, City of Scottsdale
  • Katie Pushor, Owner, Inner Capital
  • Nadia Rivera, Chief Development Officer, Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Scottsdale
  • Jose Romo, Chief Operating Officer, HonorHealth Scottsdale Shea Medical Center
  • Ryan Rybarcyzk, Real Estate Consultant, Arizona Best Real Estate
  • Mike Savastio, Director of Commerical Accounts, Imimobile, a Cisco Company
  • Sara Solem, Community Leader
  • Diane Stouffer, Senior Consultant-Organizational Change Management, Nationwide Insurance
  • Jamie Tarrant, Owner, CatchCanon Design and Investments LLC and CatchCanon, LLC
  • Hayden Thomson, Vice President, FirstBank
  • Stephanie Tippett, Stadium Supervisor, City of Scottsdale
  • Brian Trouette, Managing Partner, Trouette Insurance Agency
  • David Twigger, Creative Director and Founder, Vermilion Events
  • Alley Yerger, SW Forestry Planner and Special Programs, Arizona Public Service

Since 1986, Scottsdale Leadership has graduated more than 1,200 individuals who are prepared to take on leadership roles across our communities. Through powerful, transformative experiences during its leadership development programs, Scottsdale Leadership enhances the ability of leaders and creates engaged citizens who ensure a sustainable future for our community.

For more information, call Scottsdale Leadership at 480-627-6710 or visit

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