The tenth Leadership Northern Colorado (LNC) class will soon complete their six-month program and LNC alumni and the public are invited to celebrate the class accomplishments and to learn more about leadership at a happy hour featuring Zach Mercurio, Ph.D., author of The Invisible Leader

Zach will explore the key, research-backed practices of Purposeful Leadership. With a specific focus on instilling belief in the purpose to compel engagement, unity, and results, leaders will learn research-backed practices to adopt a purposeful leadership approach. Leaders will also leave with clear action steps to guide their own leadership philosophy.

Zach is the bestselling author of “The Invisible Leader: Transform Your Life, Work, and Organization with the Power of Authentic Purpose” and is a purposeful leadership and meaningful work researcher and Adjunct Professor at Colorado State University. He has had the opportunity to work on developing purposeful leaders in organizations such as The Ghirardelli Chocolate Company, Crocs, The Alzheimer’s Association, and The National Park Service, as well as in school districts and universities around the world. His work has been featured internationally with outlets such as Forbes, Inc. Magazine, Psychology Today, The Huffington Post, and Thrive Global.

The event will be from 3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. on June 25 at Windsong Event Center, 2901 Saddler Blvd, outside of Fort Collins. Sponsored by Kaiser Permanente and Canvas Credit Union, the event provides a great way for Alumni and the community to reconnect to the program and will raise funds to provide scholarships to future class participants.  Registration is $20 and available at www.FortCollinsChamber.com. Registration includes snacks, drinks and the keynote presentation by Mercurio.

Leadership Northern Colorado, a joint initiative of the Fort Collins, Greeley and Loveland chambers of commerce, the Community Foundation of Northern Colorado and the Community Foundation Serving Greeley and Weld County, is designed to build human capacity and to identify, define and address the issues facing the Northern Colorado region.

The Leadership Northern Colorado program will end June 25 with a final class session and graduation by the 37 participants. The class ran from January through June 2019.

The 2019 Leadership Northern Colorado graduates are:

Brooke Alexander, Esq., Alexander & Ewert, LLC

Gysela Blanco, High Country Beverage

Kit Brown, CBRE

Aaron Buckley, Colorado State University, Parking and Transportation Services

David Crowder, McWhinney Real Estate Services, Inc.

Gabriel Dunbar, Saunders Heath Construction

Diane Ellsworth, Project Self-Sufficiency

Chris Fine, McKee Foundation

Kim Fisher, Vision Catalyst

Chris Garcia, City of Greeley

Devin Glass, Larimer County Solid Waste

Misty Gulley, Larimer County Community Corrections – AIM/Wellness Court

Tonja Hadley, Hadley Harmon Consulting

Lea Hanson, Left Lane Communications, LLC

Tina Harkness, Employers Council, Inc.

Jodee Hinton, Martin/Martin, Inc.

Dr. Matthew Hortt, High Plains Library District

Mandi Huston, Coan, Payton & Payne, LLC

Pete Iengo, City of Fort Collins Utilities

Kim Joiner, Aims Community College

Sarah Martin, North Front Range MPO

Ryan C. McLean, Poudre Fire Authority

Zachary C. Minniear, RLH Engineering, Inc.

CeCe Moreno, Employment Services of Weld County

Mistene Nugent, CBRE

Beth Phillips, The Group, Inc. Real Estate

Carolyn ‘CJ’ Renaud, Greeley-Evans School District 6

Shannon Richardson, Merrill Lynch

Michael Ruttenberg MS, LMFT, Larimer County Criminal Justice Services

Shayle Sabo, Larimer County OEM

Jessica Scheopner, Town of Windsor

Courtney Stewart, Platte River Power Authority

Kelly Strohman, Keller Williams Realty – Northern Colorado (The Strohman Group)

Sarah Swanty, Fort Collins Cat Rescue & Spay/Neuter Clinic

Carlie Thomas, Columbine Health Systems

Emily Voshall, Eide Bailly, LLP

Becca Walkinshaw, Gallegos Sanitation, Inc.