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FLORIDA’S GREAT NORTHWEST FOUNDATION ANNOUNCES SELECTION OF LEADERSHIP NORTHWEST FLORIDA CLASS II

NORTHWEST, Fla. – Florida’s Great Northwest (FGNW) Foundation has selected its participants for Leadership Northwest Florida. Twenty-two leaders were selected to participate in Class II of the program focused on regional collaboration through community, content and connection.

Class II participants will be immersed in a seven-month educational program and meet other leaders from a variety of backgrounds who represent Northwest Florida’s diverse composition. It will offer participants a holistic view of the conditions, challenges, and opportunities that are shared throughout the region focusing on the areas of Business Vitality, Entrepreneurship and Innovation, Infrastructure, Talent, and Quality of Place.

“Our mission for Leadership Northwest Florida is to cultivate a pipeline of engaged and empowered leaders through regional collaboration resulting in long-term influence for the betterment of Northwest Florida,” said Jennifer Conoley, President and CEO of Florida’s Great Northwest & FGNW Foundation.

The following individuals have been selected for Leadership Northwest Florida Class II:

 

  • Jason Alves, Warren Averett, LLC CPAs & Advisors
  • Jordan, Conti, Navy Federal Credit Union
  • Matt Davis, Hancock Whitney
  • Lauren Dee, Community South Credit Union
  • Tom Deen, LandrumHR
  • Tarae Donaldson, CareerSource Escarosa
  • Zach Gilmore, Jackson County Economic Development Committee
  • John Gormley, PNC Bank
  • Jessica Graham, Florida State University Panama City
  • Emily Lowe, Farm Credit of Northwest Florida
  • Katie McCurdy, Gulf Coast State College
  • Chris Munro, COX
  • David Peaden, Florida Power & Light
  • Diamond Popour, Florida State University Credit Union
  • Bobby Potomski Jr., Baptist Health Care
  • Stephen Schmidt, Kerigan Marketing Associates
  • Margaret Thompson, The St. Joe Company
  • Kristen White, WJHG-TV
  • Joe Whitmer, Gulf County Chamber of Commerce
  • Jeff Wiater, The Highland Group
  • Brian Wyer, Gulf Coast Minority Chamber of Commerce
  • Robin Zimmern, University of West Florida

 

About Leadership Northwest Florida

For Northwest Florida to continue to compete, diversify and thrive, it will take informed, dedicated leaders who understand the complex and competitive environment of economic transformation. Leadership Northwest Florida is designed to be an educational program offered for professionals in all industry sectors desiring to grow their knowledgebase, network, and skillset in the 13-county region of Florida’s Great Northwest footprint. This experience will ultimately result in long-term influence of the leadership graduates for the betterment of Northwest Florida.

 

About Florida’s Great Northwest, Inc.

Florida’s Great Northwest is the regional economic development organization for the 12-county region of the Florida Panhandle. The organization's purpose is to promote Northwest Florida for economic growth and diversification, to advocate for economic development issues that affect the region, and to collaborate to improve regional competitiveness. Beyond our beaches, Northwest Florida offers business competitive, bottom-line advantages in workforce training, upgraded infrastructure, access to a host of defense assets, and a diverse base of industries that already call the region home. For more information, visit FloridasGreatNorthwest.com.

 

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