The Greater Belleville Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce our 20th Leadership Belleville graduates. The Chamber celebrated graduation for the class of 2019 Friday, May 3 at the St. Clair Country Club.
Kevin Bouse | Bouse Properties, LLC
Adam Brewer | Edward Jones
Phil Elfrink | TheBank of Edwardsville
Karl Gilpin | Tygracon Properties, Inc.
Joel Glasscock | City of Belleville
Amy Goretzke | Allsup, LLC
Christine Green | City of Belleville
Tyler Hazelwonder | Kaskaskia Engineering
Pat Minogue | City of Belleville
Gina Poole | Memorial Hospital – BJC Healthcare
Brandon Rakers | Bank of Belleville
Ally Schwab | Mathis, Marifian & Richter, LTD.
Chris Seaman | Scott Air Force Base
Cheryl Tindall | HSHS St. Elizabeth’s Hospital
Michelle Torigian | St. Paul United Church of Christ
Andy Wolkiewicz | Greenfelder, Hemker & Gale, P.C.
The Leadership Belleville program is a unique executive training program coordinated through the Chamber. It provides a foundation of skills and knowledge to emerging local leaders. In addition to developing leadership skills, the program seeks to foster a commitment to community service and provide opportunities for economic growth for local businesses and organizations.
Each Leadership Belleville class is composed of up to 25 professionals from diverse career, political, social and cultural backgrounds who demonstrate the highest leadership qualities. These classmates create a valuable network of resources, benefiting both alumni and their business sponsors. The course begins with a kick-off breakfast at the end of August. Then, in September, all participants attend a two-day overnight retreat to focus on team building, leadership and communication skills. The retreat provides the participants with the opportunity to bond and develop significant relationships that will be useful in their professional, civic and personal endeavors.
The goals of the program are to…
- Develop effective community leaders
Establish valuable relationships with business and civic leaders
- Expand awareness and understanding of important issues affecting business and the community
- Foster a commitment to personal, professional and community growth
Provide opportunities for on-going business development, growth and expansion within the Belleville area.
- Each Leadership Belleville class is composed of up to 25 professionals who demonstrate the highest leadership qualities. These classmates create a valuable network of resources – paying dividends to both alumni and their business sponsors.
After completing the program, graduates join a local alumni group of nearly 500.
The class of 2020 is now forming. To find out more and to print an application, click here.