GILBERT CHAMBER OF COMMERCE: Gilbert Leadership Program Announces Members of Class XXVII

Gilbert Chamber of Commerce issued the following announcement on Aug. 21.

Gilbert Leadership, a program of the Gilbert Chamber Foundation, has named 25 members to this year’s class as the program continues to raise awareness of community needs and helps leaders identify opportunities to serve the Town of Gilbert.

Gilbert Leadership is a ten-month development program that brings class members together one day each month to focus on specific issues and to provide an inside-look at healthcare and social services, community culture, town history, local education and government, economic development, and public safety. Participants are tasked with selecting, organizing and raising funds for a class project that will be of benefit and significant contribution to the Town of Gilbert and its residents.

The following individuals have been selected for Gilbert Leadership Class XXVII:

Bob Badgett - Town of Gilbert

Maryann Bowersox - Dignity Health

Mary Cobb - Ravenswood Realty

Chris Curley - Triple Helix LLC

James DoBrunz - MidFirst Bank

Bob Draper - Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport

Jeff Ehrlich - Park University

Amy Ellsworth - Community Impact Newspaper

Sharon Fallon - Edward Jones

Robin Hall - Relay for Life of Gilbert

Jenna Kahl - Arizona State University

Dani Kahn - Studio Fortis

Constance Lemere - Employee Benefit Exchange Corp.

Shane McCord - Gilbert Public Schools

Kari Sleezer - Board Developer

Ginger Smith - Biblical Counseling of Arizona and Eternal Perspective

Michael Soelberg - Town of Gilbert

Steve Tannenbaum - Higley Unified School District

Stacey Taylor - Salt River Project

Amy Temes - Town of Gilbert

Katie Thomas - Diamond J Accounting

Kerri Ann Valenzuela-Ronquist - Options for Senior Living

Trevor Watters - Denali Medical Group

Tiffany Werner - Banner Health

Jennifer Yang - Salt River Project

“As Gilbert continues to grow and evolve, so does this premier leadership program. This year’s class will enjoy a behind-the-scenes look at what it takes to make Gilbert one of the most desirable communities in the country,” said Mark Newman, Chairman of the program’s Board of Directors, Class XIX Graduate, and owner of Newman Realty. “My personal Gilbert Leadership experience was an amazing opportunity for growth and education as well as great friendships and connections formed with my classmates.”

Gilbert Leadership is a program of the Gilbert Chamber Foundation. For more information about Gilbert Leadership, contact Sarah Watts at (480) 941-6322 or visit

The Gilbert Chamber of Commerce is a nonprofit, membership-based organization with more than 725 members ranging from home-based businesses to large corporations and representing more than 52,000 employees. The Chamber proactively serves as a business advocate to strengthen the business climate in Gilbert. To learn more about or join the Chamber, please contact (480) 892-0056 or visit

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