MASON DEERFIELD CHAMBER: Leadership Warren County class of 2019 is off to an amazing & energetic beginning

Mason Deerfield Chamber issued the following announcement on Feb. 22.

Leadership Warren County (LWC) is in its eighteenth year and the newest class members successfully covered the requirements of the Opening Retreat at Camp Joy in Clarksville on February 1 and 2. The Opening Retreat is designed to introduce participants to the philosophy behind the program. It is designed to enhance leadership skills and allow graduates to assume more effective roles in meeting community needs by becoming informed decision makers. With a cadre of 14 class members, the group was warmly welcomed by Bill Thornton and Arla Tannehill, LWC Program Directors and staff from Camp Joy.

Facilitator for the two-day retreat was Lisa M. Nack, Partner, Pathway Guidance. She is a seasoned professional with 30 years of experience in Leadership and Team Development, Culture Change, Program Design, Project Management, Experiential Training, Group Process & Facilitation.

Pictured are members of the 2019 class (in no particular order) Adam Kwiecinski, Edward Jones Investments; Alison Thompson, Peoples Bank; Amanda Miller, Otterbein Senior Life; Chris Balster, Warren County Health District; Eileen Girdwood, Girdwood Orthodontics; Eric Davis, ADVICS Ohio; Jenni Heitkamp, Warren County Board of DD; Joe Schroeder, United Way of Warren County; Katie Howard–Weidlich, 1st National Bank; Lindsay Zirkle, LCNB National Bank; Michael Myers, Springboro Schools; Captain Mike McCutchan, Lebanon Police Department; Ron Wilger, Atrium Medical Center and Chief Scott Hughes, Hamilton Township Police Department.

The retreat consisted of a series of presentations,problem solving and team building activities. It also included the provision of customized reports on each member’s leadership style. Participants were all very engaged and expressed a high level of approval with the retreat content; stating they were very satisfied with the interactions and engaging conversations which took place within the retreat setting.

The group also participated in History Day by touring Fort Ancient and the Harmon Museum February 13th. They learned of the past from Jack Blosser, Fort Ancient Site Manager, Greg Myer, Ohio University Extension and John Zimkus, Historian & Educational Director for Warren County Historical Society.

LWC’s mission is to create a dynamic network of informed decision makers whose increased awareness and commitment to serve will energize its citizens to shape the county’s future. It is a program of Area Progress Council of Warren County, Inc. APC, celebrating 50 years of service, is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization to plan and promote positive growth and development for Warren County, Ohio

For more information about Leadership Warren County or Area Progress Council of Warren County, call Bill Thornton at 513.265.0450; Arla Tannehill at 513.932.8228 or

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Source: Mason Deerfield Chamber

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