FREDERICKSBURG – The Chamber’s Leadership Fredericksburg program graduated its fifteenth class during a May 20th ceremony at the University of Mary Washington Stafford Campus.
Dr. Tiffany Ray with Germanna Community College – also a graduate of the program – provided the ceremony’s Keynote Address. The Leadership Fredericksburg 2022 Class President, Kristal King, gave an inspiring message to the graduates and attendees as they recounted their journeys through the program.
The class began their Leadership Fredericksburg experience in September with a personality profile assessment. Leadership content was taught by a faculty consisting of Dr. David Corderman, Academy Leadership Associates, Dr. J.R. Flatter, Flatter, Inc., Janel Donohue, Rappahannock United Way, Kimberly Young, University of Mary Washington, and Susan Spears, Fredericksburg Regional Chamber. Each month, community, business, nonprofit, and educational leaders offered insights about their personal leadership journeys. In addition, each fellow was paired with a trained mentor from the business community who supported their progress throughout the program.
Prior to graduation, four teams from the class of 28 fellows presented the results of their Community Action Projects for FailSafe-ERA. Each team presented their deliverables during the Project Presentations at the LifePoint Church Spotsylvania Campus on May 12th.
Leadership Fredericksburg 2022 Fellows:
Felicia Ainsa, Rappahannock Electric Cooperative
Melandie Brown, Spotsylvania Regional Medical Center
Cynthia Burris, Wells Fargo
Shawn Carrington, MacDoc Realty
Stephen Curtis, Rappahannock Area Community Services Board
Lauren Dracoules Rooney, Micah Ecumenical Ministries
Sharon Glover, Faith Housing Coalition
Adam Gullickson, Flatter Inc.
Mark Haines, Germanna Community College
Megan Hesse, Stafford County
Jenna Hudspeth, Matern Staffing
Stephen Hughes, Mary Washington Healthcare
Mechelle Johnson, Atlantic Union Bank
Kristal King, MBA, Glam Room Salon Suites
Kirk Lancaster, Atlantic Builders
Dr. Heather Lee, Fredericksburg Christian School
Andrea M. Light, Stafford County
Kathryn Lybarger, HDT Global
Allison Names, Fredericksburg SPCA
Rachael Orzechowski, SimVentions
Deanna “Christy” Pack, University of Mary Washington
Michael Pocchiari, Spotsylvania Regional Medical Center
Michael Presutto, Fredericksburg Police Department
Adriana Puckett, Central Rappahannock Regional Library
Camile Sue, The Icing Baking Company
Morgan Szymczyk, LifeCare Medical Transports
Jessica Thompson, Germanna Community College
William B. Whittier, HDT Global
Applications for the 2023 Class are available now the Chamber’s website, www.fxbgchamber.org, through July 5, 2022.
Leadership Fredericksburg thanks the 2022 Program Title Sponsor: Mary Washington Healthcare and the 2022 Program Gold Sponsors: Atlantic Builders, Ltd., Atlantic Union Bank., Flatter, Inc., LifeCare Medical Transports, Germanna Community College, SimVentions and Stafford County Government.