The Institute for Leadership & Advocacy is a 10-week course designed to prepare emerging leaders to effectively serve their communities and work with public officials. Participants engage in discussions about the issues, requirements and expectations associated with public service. Sessions are taught by highly experienced professionals comprised of public officials and other regional leaders. The Institute includes year-long engagement in activities and events.
The program is the longest running of its kind in the state. It is made possible by the Toledo Regional Chamber of Commerce and The Leadership Fund, and offered in partnership with the Ohio State University Extension and the Ohio Sea Grant College Program.
2018 Institute Flyer with Detailed Program Information
2018 Institute Program Registration Now Open
For more information on the Institute, please contact Tim Schneider, Manager, Local Government Advocacy, at (419) 243-8191.
2017 Program Graduation
Graduation for the 2017 program class was held on March 27, 2017. The keynote address was given by The Honorable Theresa Gavarone, 3rd District Representative, Ohio House of Representatives. There are currently more than 300 professionals throughout Northwest Ohio who are graduates of the program.
2017 program graduates include the following:
Nathan Anderson, OmniFusion, LLC
Tim Bosserman, Office of Congressman Bob Latta
Jennifer Cumming, Toledo Edison, A FirstEnergy Company
Erin Curley, RCM Architects, Inc.
Brittany Fausey, Anspach Meeks Ellenberger LLP
Steve Foster, The Lathrop Company
Kevin Henry, Anspach Meeks Ellenberger LLP
Tom Hudak, Regan Insurance Agency
Cindy Kerr, Downtown Toledo Improvement District
Steve Kiessling, Nature's Nursery
Tinola Mayfield-Guerrero, iLEAD Schools
Bob Moosbrugger, Bowling Green State University
Sherri Mossing, Metroparks Toledo
Trina Myers, Toledo Edison, A FirstEnergy Company
Mark Ozimek, Robison, Curphey & O'Connell, LLC
Roger Perry, CPG LLC
Autumn Richards, Area Office on Aging of Northwestern Ohio, Inc.
Chris Rogers, Medical Mutual
Robin Ross, Maumee Bay Family Practice
Nelson Shaffer, Citizens National Bank
Sarah Skow, Spengler Nathanson P.L.L.
April Smucker, ProMedica
Lucas Stall, United Way of Greater Toledo
Berry Taylor, Jr., Triple Diamond Plastics
Michael Uncapher, The Lathrop Company
Lauryn Vargas, Cardinal Stritch Catholic High School & St. Kateri Academy
David Weinbrecht, The Lathrop Company