Future Community Leaders Selected

Congratulations to the Future Community Leaders Selected for Leadership Columbia 2017

The Columbia Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce the selection of the Leadership Columbia Class of 2017.  The following individuals were chosen after review of their past accomplishments, professional interests, and demonstration of potential for future leadership:

Kenneth Brooks, University of Missouri (MU Research Reactor); Anne Churchill, AnnaBelle Events; Michele Curry, Commerce Bank; Philip Foley, Columbia Insurance Group; Kristen Grusenmeyer, Columbia Chamber of Commerce; Clinton Hall, State Farm Insurance; Elizabeth Herrera, True North of Columbia; Angela Hooper-Menifield, Angela Hooper-Menifield & Associates, LLC; Nathan Jones, Nathan Jones Law LLC; Geoff Karr, Landmark Bank; Steven Lambson, KOMU 8 & Mid Missouri’s CW; Greg Lockard, Shelter Insurance Company; Kaneshya Lucas, The Insurance Group; Sean McCollegan, Artisan Builders; Molly Metza, Harper, Evans, Wade & Netemeyer; Travis Neil, Re/Max Boone Realty – Donna Neil; John Neyens, Klingner & Associates; Cari Nichols, Boone-Central Title Company; Jaime Palmer, Central Bank of Boone County; Becky Reuter, Providence Bank; Candice Richerson, First State Community Bank; John Scalise, Job Point; Stephany Schler, Columbia Area Career Center; Ed Schnedler, Veterans United Home Loans; Joe Seymour, River City Construction, LLC; Keith Shaffer, Kliethermes Homes & Remodeling, Inc.; Bruce Sones, Harry S. Truman Memorial Veteran’s Hospital; Jay Sowash, Manor Roofing and Restoration; Brendan Stuart, State Farm Insurance – Brian Hazelrigg; Emily Vogl, EAG Laboratories; and Sarah Vordtiede-Patton, Columbia College.

Co-chairs of this year’s Leadership Columbia class are Chuck Bowman, Monarch Title Company, Inc. and Shatenita Horton, Providence Bank.

Leadership Columbia is a 12-session program running from January to June which focuses on leadership skill development and preparation for local leadership. The individuals in this year’s class will learn from panel discussions, presentations, tours, hands-on experience, one-on-one interaction with community leaders, and leadership building group activities.

The 31 participants in Leadership Columbia 2017 join over 900 Chamber members who have completed the program since it began in 1986.  We congratulate you, Leadership Columbia Class of 2017 and look forward to working with you this coming year!

Thank you to all of our Leadership Columbia sponsors who make this program possible:


Presenting Sponsor:

Retreat Location Sponsor: Stoney Creek Hotel & Conference Center

Retreat Session Sponsor: Providence Bank

Curriculum Sponsor: Clear Vision Development Group

Session Sponsors: CenterPointe Physician’s Clinic & IOP – Dr. S. King, Dave Griggs Flooring America, Delta Systems Group, Maly Commercial Realty, Missouri Employers Mutual, Monarch Title Company, Inc., Provision Living at Columbia, Stephens College, and Valley Hope Association

Location for Graduation Sponsor: Stephens College

Graduation Gold Sponsors: Providence Bank and Manor Roofing & Restoration

Bus Transportation to State Capitol Sponsor: White Knight Limousine & Coach

Catering for Luncheons Sponsors: Columbia Area Career Center, Honey Baked Ham Co. and Café, Jersey Mike’s Subs and McAlister’s Deli

Application Design Sponsor: Caledon Virtual LLC

Water Sponsor: Eco Water Systems


300 S Providence Rd
PO Box 1016
Columbia, Mo 65205