For sixteen years, the Leadership Academy has been preparing individuals to effectively serve their communities by instructing participants about the issues, requirements and expectations associated with public service.
The ten-week course is taught by a highly experienced faculty comprised of current officeholders, instructors from local institutions of higher education and others, all with proven track records of working or interacting with government entities.
Whether you currently hold public office, are a private citizen considering running for public office, are an individual serving on a board, committee or commission, or are employed in a position that requires interaction with government entities, you will receive plenty of expert insight and guidance from the Academy.
For many participants, the course has been valuable for professional business development, in addition to providing information about the public sector and how to engage with government decision makers.
The Leadership Academy is sponsored by The Leadership Fund, the Toledo Regional Chamber of Commerce, and offered in partnership with The Ohio State University Extension and the Ohio Sea Grant College Program. The Toledo Regional Chamber and The Ohio State University Extension in Toledo started the Leadership Academy in 2002.
2018 Leadership Academy preview session registration will be available Fall 2017.
2018 Leadership Academy program registration will open Fall 2017
For more information on the Leadership Academy please contact Tim Schneider, Manager, Local Government Advocacy, at (419) 243-8191.
2017 Leadership Academy Graduation
Graduation for the 16th Leadership Academy 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 Leadership Academy 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