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Leadership Plano selects its 2016-2017 Class

The Plano Chamber of Commerce and the Leadership Plano Board of Directors are pleased to announce the 36 members of Leadership Plano Class 34, including Plano Profile ‘s Publisher, Philip Silverstri.
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The Plano Chamber of Commerce and the Leadership Plano Board of Directors are pleased to announce the 36 members of Leadership Plano Class 34, including Plano Profile‘s Publisher, Philip Silverstri. The roster of community leaders includes civic and community-focused, forward-thinking individuals who are committed to the continued growth and improvement of Plano. Leadership Plano has helped to develop the leadership skills of many civic leaders who have served our community through more than three decades of growth and change.

According to Program Director Carole Greisdorf, “Leadership Plano has made a tremendously positive impact on the Plano community and beyond. Its graduates serve in numerous elected positions and on non-profit boards throughout North Texas. This program provides a solid foundation for service.”

Spanning nine months from September through May, the program is designed to increase community awareness and leadership skills. The opening retreat, a two-day orientation weekend beginning September 10 at 7 a.m. at the Plano Chamber, (5400 Independence Pkwy., Ste. 200, Plano, TX 75024) focuses on individual leadership styles and techniques. From October through May, the class spends one day a month examining specific aspects of the community such as education, government, local business and economic development, health and human services, the criminal justice system, the arts and more.

Gaining a broad perspective of the Plano community equips participants to become well-rounded leaders ready to apply their skills in a variety of ways. Leadership Plano provides a foundation for long-term involvement in Plano and assists in launching a supportive community network of colleagues and friends.

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Leadership Plano Class 34 List with Affiliations
Name, Community/Business Involvement Name, Community/Business Involvement
Julie Alexander, Julie’s Therapeutic Massage Jenny Lynn, Plano Chamber of Commerce
Nancy Baldwin, Freelance Writer & Editor Ronald McCoy, The Real McCoys, Keller-Williams Realty
Dione Beilgard, Junior League of Collin County Brad McCutcheon, Plano Fire-Rescue
Ron Bose, University of Texas at Dallas Nadia McInnis, Community Volunteer
Tracy Broughton, Frost Bank Michele Mecca, Community Volunteer
Joe Chu, Thackeray Partners Pamela Nelson, The Bracane Company
Karen Davis, Chamberlain Performing Arts James Njuguna, Stantec Architecture
Lynn Ellis, Community Volunteer Penny Phillips, Phillips Law Firm
Justin Hairston, My Possibilities Robert Reed, Plano Symphony Orchestra
Michelle Hawkins, City of Plano Tamra Sadafsaz, Junior League of Collin County
Fraser Hay, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital, Plano Philip Silvestri, Plano Profile
Paul Hernandez, Oncor Russell Skinner, MD, Family Health & Wellness of Plano
Sharon Hirsch, Community Volunteer Stacey Sullivan, At Home
Dallas Hughes, The Beck Group Patricia Sumler, Collin County Community Health Center
Tyler Huslig, Legacy Texas Laura White, Community Volunteer
Mike Jobe, Plano Family YMCA Paul Whiteman, Electrical Engineer, Retired
Dean Jones, Microsoft Corporation Ben Wilson, Bulkley Capital
Carrie Little, City of Plano Russ Yaquinto, The Change Connection

About Leadership Plano

Leadership Plano began in 1983 and is dedicated to educating, developing and empowering current and future leaders for the community and motivating them to serve civic, charitable, and business organizations. For more information, visit

About the Plano Chamber of Commerce

Established in 1946, the Plano Chamber represents over 1,100 businesses and community organizations in Plano and the surrounding area. The Plano Chamber of Commerce is committed to maximizing development and economic growth of the community through advocacy, education, innovation, and collaboration.

Leadership Plano, Plano Chamber of Commerce | 5400 Independence Pkwy., Ste. 200 Plano, Texas 75023 |