YPW announces 2019 Leadership Academy class
Twenty-six area young professionals have been selected to participate in the 2019 Young Professionals of Wichita’s 9th Leadership Academy class. This is a leadership development program for young professionals who are interested in growing their leadership capabilities. These talented individuals were nominated to participate in the program by members of the community and completed an application, which was reviewed by a selection committee.
The program educates YPs on their personal styles, values and strengths so they can grow as leaders, motivate others and impact change in their organizations and communities. The program, which begins in January, includes six weekly sessions that feature interactive exercises, issue exploration, self-assessments, and in-depth conversations with Wichita’s top community and business leaders.
“YPW’s leadership program is unique because it is designed by YPs for YPs,” said YPW Director Alejo Cabral. “We believe the class will learn as much from each other as they will from the experts they‘ll hear from. We trust the diverse industries, years of practice, roles, and experiences embodied in each participant will be key to making that possible. Our cities future is bright with talented individuals like these leaning into their role in leadership.”
Leadership Academy would not be possible without the support of our community partners. Thank you to our sponsor Friends University for believing in YPW’s mission and our future leaders.
2019 Leadership Academy Participants:
Zach Alexander, High Touch Technologies
Becca Boldra, Wichita Police Foundation
Morgan Cabral, Mahaney Roofing Company, Inc
Rachel Carlson, Wesley Medical Center
Emily Conner, Friends University
Aaron Courtney, Fidelity Bank
Lacy Critchfield, Textron Aviation
Kianga Crowley, Simply a Lady Co.
Chelsey Garner, Textron Aviation
Alissa Murphy, Girl Scouts of Kansas Heartland
Patrick Greene, USD 259 – Wichita Public Schools
Denise Groene, Better Business Bureau
Elizabeth Hallacy, RE/MAX Premier
Tyler Harrison, Heartland Credit Union
Greer Horning, Exploration Place
Cassy Kirk, Aimbridge Hospitality/Aloft Wichita
Eduardo Montemayor, Koch Industries
Tim Pile, Professional Engineering Consultants
Connor Relph, Westar Energy
Cassie Routh, Martin Pringle Attorneys at Law
Danielle Sawyer, Bombardier
Catherine Seals, YMCA
Alicia Shankle, Hyatt Regency Wichita
Kelsi Taton, Weckworth Manufacturing
Adam Tebben, Wesley Medical Center
Brett Weller, Hutton
Housed and staffed by the Wichita Regional Chamber of Commerce, YPW’s mission is to attract, engage and retain diverse young talent to effect positive change for a brighter future. With a membership of more than 3,000, YPW’s number one aspiration is brain gain for Wichita by facilitating professional and social connections, encouraging leadership development and building community pride.