By Ashley Neese
November 30, 2021

Largest Leadership Edmond class yet

Learn about the forty-six local business professionals who were recently selected for Class XXXVI of Leadership Edmond.
Leadership Edmond Class XXXVI session one presentation (Photo Provided)
Leadership Edmond Class XXXVI session one presentation (Photo Provided)

Forty-six local business professionals were recently selected for Class XXXVI of Leadership Edmond, a leadership development program created by the Edmond Area Chamber of Commerce. This class is the largest in Leadership Edmond’s history with representatives spanning from some of the largest employers in Edmond to small family-owned businesses.

The nine-session program provides individuals the opportunity to meet community leaders, network with other professionals, and understand the critical issues affecting citizens of Edmond, including economic development and quality of life.

Leadership Edmond also establishes an ongoing source of diverse leaders who are prepared and committed to serving as catalysts and sustainers of positive change for the quality of life in the Edmond area. Class members are selected to represent a broad range of occupations and backgrounds, and the principal goal of the program is to build a resource of community leadership on a planned, continuing basis.

After a two-day retreat, each day-long session covers a specific community topic including city government, education, state government, and volunteerism. The retreat sponsor was Sandler Training of Oklahoma, and the session sponsors are Francis Tuttle Technology Center, Frankfurt Short Bruza Associates, P.C. (FSB), and MIDCON.

Class XXXVI includes:

  • Jennifer Alexander, Edmond Chamber of Commerce
  • Deanna Boston, Edmond Public Schools Foundation sponsored by First Fidelity Bank
  • Ward 1 Edmond City Councilman David Chapman, University of Central Oklahoma
  • Angie Clemens Byers, Edmond Outlook
  • Evan Comer, Beyond
  • Emily Crain, Trust Company of Oklahoma
  • Tracy Conrad, RadVine Consulting
  • Carlie Deatherage, University of Central Oklahoma
  • Christopher Denton, City of Edmond – Fire Department
  • Makailyn Dillon, Oklahoma ER and Hospital
  • Krystle Evans, Sandler Training of Oklahoma
  • Judy Farrar, Oklahoma ER and Hospital
  • Sarah Fields, Jetta
  • Ashton Fellers, Peppers Ranch
  • Jodie Giocondi, Intrust Bank, NA
  • Darla Hall, Regent Bank
  • E’Shaina Harned, OU Health
  • Shelby Hays, Evans & Davis
  • Clay Herndon, Freese and Nichols, Inc.
  • LeAnna Holman, City of Edmond – Parks & Recreation
  • Susan Hoover, Oklahoma Christian University
  • Ruth Jackson, Langston University
  • Carrie Kyger, Family Solutions Counseling
  • Julie LeBlanc, Homes By Taber
  • Luis Lopez, Oklahoma Christian University
  • Leigh Martin, City of Edmond – Urban Forestry
  • Representative Ryan Martinez, Oklahoma House of Representatives sponsored by Hi-Tech Plumbing & Leak Detect
  • Kathryn Maxson, Frankfurt Short Bruza Architects
  • Matt McCalla, Arvest Bank
  • John Mendez, Citizens Bank of Edmond
  • Scott Monetti, University of Central Oklahoma
  • Krista Moschak, Cox Communications
  • Cody Mosley, Francis Tuttle Technology Center
  • Ward 3 Edmond City Councilwoman Christin Mugg, Mugg Winston
  • Mark Pierce, Francis Tuttle Technology Center
  • Marcie Plumbtree, MassMutual Oklahoma
  • Diana Rawdon
  • Lisa Reed, Peaceful Family Solutions, Inc.
  • Adam Rogers, University of Central Oklahoma
  • Lezel Safi, Cunningham Safi Legal Group
  • Chad Smith, Mercy Hospital OKC
  • Cassidhe Walker, University of Central Oklahoma
  • Jennay Wangen, Back40 Design
  • Norris Williams, YMCA Of Greater OKC
  • Heather Wilson, SagePros
  • Jake Winkler, Arledge and Associates CPA

To learn more about Leadership Edmond, click here.

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About Ashley Neese

Ashley Neese currently serves as editor of Edmond Business and a freelancer specializing in overall communication strategy. She previously served as the communications and marketing manager at the Edmond Area Chamber of Commerce, where she promoted chamber events, helped members gain exposure, and spearheaded the Edmond Young Professionals organization, as well as the Chamber’s diversity and inclusion initiatives.

An Edmond native, Ashley graduated from the University of Central Oklahoma in 2017 with a degree in Strategic Communications. In her free time, she enjoys brewing coffee and finding the best local eats.