LEADERSHIP WARREN COUNTY
2001 to Present
As one of the fastest growing counties in Ohio, the need for uniting the rural and urban areas into a common community became a concern. LWC came into existence as a way to help create our own unique identity. Addressing the needs of constantly growing clientele requires that individuals be educated and encouraged to assume leadership roles. LWC was established to challenge and enable individuals to fulfill these functions to guide their neighborhoods, businesses, organizations and the county into the future.
The program's goal is to create a network of informed decision makers.
2019 Class Schedule
Submit applications by January 4
Friday-Saturday, February 1-2, 2019 Retreat
Wednesday, February 13, 2019 History
Thursday, March 7, 2019 Social Support
Tuesday, April 2, 2019 Education
Friday, April 26, 2019 ThinkREGIONAL!
Tuesday, May 21, 2019 Infrastructure
Wednesday, June 12, 2019 Agriculture/Land Use
Friday, July 19, 2019 Government
Thursday, August 15, 2019 Criminal Justice
Wednesday, September 11, 2019 Economic Development
Thursday, October 3, 2019 Social Capital
Tuesday-Wednesday, Oct 29-30, 2019 Closing Retreat
Tuesday, November 26, 2019 – Cap Stone and Commencement
2018 class schedule (remaining)
July 20 - Government
August 16 - Criminal Justice
September 13 - Workforce Development
October 4 - Social Capital
October 30-31 - Closing Retreat
November 20 - Commencement and Cap Stone
2018 Class Members:
Carla Hale; Taft Stettinius & Hollister
Casey Miller; Camp Joy
Chris Hollon; Faruki Ireland Cox Rhinehart & Dusing, Attorneys
Cindy Browning; LCNB
Major Eric Johnson; WC Sheriff’s Office
Jake Ufkes; 1st National Bank
Jen Wagner; Deerfield Township
Sergeant Jon Woods; Franklin Police Department
Lauren Adams; Atrium Medical Center
Lorrie Spivey; Sinclair Courseview Campus
Mandy Flannery; Atrium Medical Center
Melissa Stall; WC Board of DD
Missy Mae Walters; McAfee Heating & Air
Tina Yantz; ADVICS
- Identify and select individuals with sincere interest in the community and the potential of leadership.
- Systematically educate and challenge the participants as to the needs of the community as well as the dynamics of social and economic change.
- Develop an esprit de corps among the participants, which will provide a common ground for working together on present or future community projects.
- Create a dialogue and rapport between the participants and existing community leadership.
- Identify organizational and individual opportunities for community involvement and assist participants in placement into these positions upon completion of the program.
To the Individual
Personal development - Personal assessment - Network expansion - Identify talents
Personality profiling - Acquire in-depth knowledge of Warren County and local leaders.
Gain awareness of county resources - Exposure to opportunities
To your Business or Organization
Meet outstanding community leaders - Understand group dynamics
Working with diverse groups - Conflict resolution - Build trust
Encourage and motivate others - Make key decisions
To the Community
Encourages and empowers individuals to assume leadership roles for:
Cities – Township - Service organizations - Businesses
Strengthens the county - Strengthens individuals - Strengthens organizations
Individuals who are stakeholders in Warren County, either by residency or association with a Warren County business or organization, are encouraged to apply to LWC for class enrollment.
Participants will be selected to ensure a representative cross section of individuals for all areas of the county.
The program has a strict attendance policy that requires class members to attend thirteen sessions from February through November (retreats are two days), attend a city council meeting, county commissioners meeting, township trustees meeting, school board meeting, ride with a police officer, job shadow a school principal, host a school principal at your work place, and various other meetings including class projects. Attendance at both retreats is mandatory and anyone missing more than two sessions may be dropped from the program. Applicants must have the full support of the organization or company they represent.
For applications received by January 4, 2019 the tuition is $2,000 for members of Area Progress Council or any chamber in Warren County and includes all fees, materials, and meals on class days; $2,400 for non-members. A limited number of partial scholarships may be available to applicants who require financial assistance. Tuition 5% additional after 1-4-2019.
LWC is a program of Area Progress Council of Warren County, Inc., a 501(c)(3) corporation. Tuition fees are deductible as a business expense.
The course content for LWC follows two tracks - personal development and county culture.
Participants will begin with a two-day retreat to acquaint them with the program by focusing on networking, team building and learning their individual leadership and personality styles. Later sessions will cover: working with groups, diversity, motivating others, effective listening, communication, building trust, effective negotiating, group dynamics, consensus-building and personal mission statement. Class members will practice these skills as they work together to plan and implement class days, class projects, graduation, and alumni activities.
The story of Warren County, encompassing the heritage, the people, the policies and the issues will be explored. Participants will encounter various Warren County leaders and hear about their leadership successes.
“…and it is evident that LWC was well researched prior to inception. It utilizes the finest attributes of effective leadership programs to develop informed individuals that can fill leadership roles for our business and for the betterment of volunteer organizations.” –Stephen P. Wilson, Chairman, LCNB National Bank.
CULTIVATING FUTURE LEADERSHIP
Schedule for the Class of 2018
LWC begins with a mandatory two-day retreat from 8:00 a.m. February 2nd to 5:00 p.m. February 3rd, 2018.
February through November daily sessions will be from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Participants will again enjoy a retreat on October 30th - 31st.
The November 20th date will include an evening dinner and graduation.
Friday-Saturday, February 2-3, 2018 Retreat Mandatory
Thursday, February 15 - History & Overview
Thursday, March 1 - Social Services
Tuesday, March 20 - Education
Friday, April 27 - ThinkREGIONAL!
Tuesday, May 22 - Agriculture and Land Use
Thursday, June 21 - Infrastructure
Friday, July 20- Government
Thursday, August 16 - Criminal Justice
Thursday, September 13 - Workforce Development
Thursday, October 4 - Social Capital
Tuesday - Wednesday, October 30-31 - Retreat
Tuesday, November 21 - Economic Outlook Breakfast – Cap Stone and Commencement
For more information or to request an application, contact:
Duke Energy (formally C G & E) - Founding Sponsor
SUSTAINING PATRONS Years of Support
Atrium Medical Center (MRH) (Premier Health) 12
LCNB National Bank 15
N B & T (Peoples Bank) 10
Sinclair Community College 9
Warren County Board of DD 11
Warren County Career Center 14
Warren County Sheriff's Office 10
WCCS, Inc. 8
YEAR Participant Supporting Employer
2003 Tim Abbott Duke Energy
2011 Shelly Abrams
2013 Brandon Allen Smart People, Inc.
2011 Katherine Anderson N B & T (Peoples Bank)
2004 Tom Ariss Warren County Sheriff's Office
2016 Alicia Ault Learning for Life Center, LLC
2007 Donna Banks Atrium Medical Center (MRH) (Premier Health)
2005 Brian Barot Warren County Career Center
2004 Pete Beck City of Mason
2002 Dave Beckett Dakin Insurance
2003 Marla Bell-Gombita Ohio Education Association
2006 Terry Benedict Miami University
2004 Dan Bennett Little Miami Schools
2014 Peter Berninger LCNB National Bank
2008 Shaun Bevan Little Miami Schools
2015 Stephanie Bisceglia N B & T (Peoples Bank)
2014 Kristi Black Warren County Board of DD
2014 Jack Blosser Ft. Ancient State Memorial Park
2006 Marie Bowling * Warren County Career Center
2010 Sandy Bradley Sinclair Community College
2010 Ben Brigham Warren County Career Center
2002 Kristi Brown GE Card Services
2013 Joey Brumfield Atrium Medical Center (MRH) (Premier Health)
2015 Shannon Bryant Sinclair Community College
2007 Zachary Burns G/C Contracting
2016 Jessica Campbell Farm Credit Mid-America
2008 Bill Caplinger Warren County Board of DD
2007 Douglas Carlson National City Bank
2007 Debbie Carter Fifth Third Bank
2006 Chris Celek Cox Media Group Ohio
2004 Pam Clayborn Quaker Heights Care Community
2013 Brittany Conner County Board of DD
2010 Dan Corey Deerfield Township
2011 Donna Cox Warren County Career Center
2006 Kimm Coyner Warren County Office of Economic Development
2002 Spence Cropper Stolle Properties.
2005 Sandy Curtis Battelle and Battelle
2008 Carey Curtis US Bank
2003 Rosalyn A. Dadas Mental Health Association
2008 Mike Dalton N B & T (Peoples Bank)
2007 Jeffrey Davis LCNB National Bank
2011 Tracy Davis Miami University
2014 Charles Dawes Hospice of Butler & Warren Counties
2012 Tim DeHart AAA Wastewater
2013 John Del Verne Bayer Becker, Inc.
2005 Kelli Dixon United Way of Warren County
2013 Russ Doyle Bowyer Farm
2005 Patrick Dugan
2003 William Edwards Clark Schaefer Hackett & Co.
2008 Scott Egbers Brower Insurance Agency, LLC
2002 Bob Elias Warren County Foundation
2003 Del Everett Warren County Sheriff's Office
2013 Mike Faulkner Comey & Shepherd Realtors
2002 JoAnn Feltner City of Franklin School Board
2010 Jennifer Feltner Fifth Third Bank
2014 Kyle D. Fields ApproRx
2002 Nancy Fields Comey & Shepherd Realtors
2012 Kelly Flynn Flynn and Company
2014 Robin Frederick Warren County Career Center
2004 Kim Gambill Warren County Career Center
2002 Cindy Garland Springboro School Board
2002 Bob Garlock Bayer Becker, Inc.
2003 Monica Gerhardt United Way of Warren County
2010 Mike Gilb City of Mason
2010 Rich Gillette Cox Media Group Ohio
2013 Bob Gray AAA Wastewater
2014 Molly Gressly WCCS, Inc.
2003 Tom Grossmann Taft, Stettinius & Hollister
2002 John Harris NEC Chamber
2008 Tom Harris Warren County Career Center
2007 John Heekin FECON, Inc.
2004 Gary L. Heitkamp CDS Associates
2015 Sandy Hempel Warren County Career Center
2005 Chris Hice Caesar's Creek Nursery
2014 Darlene Hicks N B & T (Peoples Bank)
2007 Craig Hoffman Porter Wright Morris Arthur, LLC
2015 Tricia Hogan LCNB National Bank
2003 Larry Hollingshead Software Solutions
2015 Chris Hubbard Sinclair Community College
2013 Ben Huffman Warren County CVB
2013 Carol Hughes Springboro Area Chamber
2010 George Hunter Warren County Sheriff's Office
2014 DeAnn Hurtado Sinclair Community College
2007 Vel Hux WCCS, Inc.
2011 Kimberly Isaacs LCNB National Bank
2011 Earl J. Isaacs Village of Waynesville
2012 Kim Isaacs Warren County Career Center
2004 Sherry Jackson LCNB National Bank
2002 Keith Jacobs Amtex
2016 Anita Scott Jones Atrium Medical Center/Premier Health
2003 Richard Jones N B & T (Peoples Bank)
2013 Klye Jones Warren County Career Center
2004 Senator Shannon Jones
2016 JaLane Kemp 1st National Bank
2005 Bill Kern *
2010 Amy Kleinfelder-Brown Warren County Board of DD
2011 Javan Kline Frost Brown Todd LLC
2010 Justin Koenes Quandel Group
2013 Gary Kuntz N B & T (Peoples Bank)
2006 Tammy L. Laine Atrium Medical Center (MRH) (Premier Health)
2007 Kathleen M. Lane Cox Media Group Ohio
2010 Brenda Latanza Sinclair Community College
2005 Steve Lautenslager LCNB National Bank
2004 Ernie Lawson Adult Care Opt
2003 Emily Lease Quaker Heights Care Community
2010 Christye Leasure Ghent Mfg./Vivid Board (GMI Companies)
2013 Scott Lipps Home Care Mattress, Inc.
2015 Sam Lobar Atrium Medical Center (MRH) (Premier Health)
2002 George Long Little Miami Schools
2005 Jennifer Long WCCS, Inc.
2003 Jim Lukas City of Franklin - Administrator
2006 Tom MacDonald N B & T (Peoples Bank)
2004 Doug Magoto ADVICS Mfg Ohio, Inc.
2008 Megan Manuel Warren County Board of DD
2013 Scott Markland Sinclair Community College
2002 Pete Mason Warren County Board of DD
2015 Barb McDaniel Ghent Mfg./Vivid Board (GMI Companies)
2003 Mike McGinty Camp Joy
2011 Dawn McKenna Warren County Board of DD
2003 Rob McLaughlin Mediation Services of Southern Ohio
2008 Susan Medure-Cantrell Cox Media Group Ohio
2002 Kathy Michelich Ohio State University Extension
2012 Melea Miller Atrium Medical Center (MRH) (Premier Health)
2006 Mike Miller Graydon Head & Ritchey, LLC
2002 Gary Miller Warren County Sheriff's Office
2002 Bonnie Milligan Warren County ESC
2003 Chief Jeff Mitchell City of Lebanon, Police Department
2014 Emiko Moore City of Lebanon (City Show)
2003 Kelly Morehead GE Card Services
2013 Angie Morgan NEC Chamber
2004 Janine Movish GE Card Services
2005 Ann Munafo Senior Independence
2008 Tammy Murray LCNB National Bank
2007 Tara Nerko First Financial Bank
2002 Keith Nixon, Jr.
2002 Jackie Orsi New Housing Opportunities
2013 Angie Otis LCNB National Bank
2011 Wendy Parks Atrium Medical Center (MRH) (Premier Health)
2003 Gary Patton Warren County Career Center
2004 Craig R. Paulus Taft, Stettinius & Hollister
2005 Char Pelfrey City of Mason
2010 Sarah Pennington N B & T (Peoples Bank)
2003 Kathleen M. Piech-Luka Sprint
2006 Martin Plumb Cincom Systems
2002 Jim Pottebaum United Way of Warren County
2007 Deborah S. Price
2008 Regina Marie Ray N B & T (Peoples Bank)
2012 Aaron Reid United Way of Warren County
2006 Cheryl Reindl-Johnson Sinclair Community College
2006 Amy Reveal LCNB National Bank
2003 Bob Richards RICHCOventure Management
2016 Brett Richardson Warren County Sheriff's Office
2014 Heather Riley AAA Wastewater
2013 Barry Riley Warren County Sheriff's Office
2006 Ted Ripperger Atrium Medical Center (MRH) (Premier Health)
2008 Steve Roat McGill Smith Punshon, Inc.
2016 Robert Robison Warren County Career Center
2015 Gene Rose WCCS, Inc.
2002 Karen Royer Warren County Career Center
2010 Brad Ruppert LCNB National Bank
2012 Tom Salzbrun WCCS, Inc.
2002 Brandon Saylor Joint Emergency Medical Service
2012 Brian Schneider Battelle and Battelle
2005 Kevin Schwieger Living Legacy Church of God
2007 George H. Sehi Sinclair Community College
2008 Sheriff Larry Sims Warren County Sheriff's Office
2004 Michelle Slocum Camp Joy
2016 Angie Smith Warren County Board of DD
2012 Chris Smith Warren County Board of DD
2016 Matt Smoot Warren County Board of DD
2005 Jim Spicer GE Card Services
2011 Duane Stansbury Warren County Combined Health District
2007 Michael D. Stautberg Atrium Medical Center (MRH) (Premier Health)
2003 Ann Stengl Stolle YMCA
2012 Patti Stepp Atrium Medical Center (MRH) (Premier Health)
2003 Debbie Stevens LCNB National Bank
2006 Mel Stewart Otterbein
2007 Daniel Story NEC Chamber
2005 David G. Sturgeon Atrium Medical Center (MRH) (Premier Health)
2012 Jim Suer ADVICS Mfg Ohio, Inc.
2014 Mark Swartz Wesbanco Bank
2015 Angie Tapogna Warren County Board of DD
2005 Mark Tenner ADVICS Mfg Ohio, Inc.
2002 Carolyn Tepe WCCS, Inc.
2016 Tyler Tepe LCNB National Bank
2004 Kevin Thornton
2011 Brian Tinch Warren County Sheriff's Office
2003 Jennifer Trepal City of Mason
2006 Randy Turnbow Warren County Sheriff's Office
2015 Dee Dee Verhoff 1st National Bank
2010 Jim Voorhis V S W C Architects, Inc.
2016 Bobbie Vunak WCCS, Inc.
2012 Simone Walter LCNB National Bank
2002 Wendy Waters-Connell Quaker Heights Care Community
2014 Joseph Wells Frost Brown Todd LLC
2002 Mary Wells *
2002 Rhonda Whitaker Duke Energy
2014 Chief Russell Whitman City of Franklin, - Police Department
2008 Deane Wiethe
2010 Teresa Wiles Warren County Child Advocacy Center
2004 Erika Williams ADVICS Mfg Ohio, Inc.
2013 Scott Wolfe ADVICS Mfg Ohio, Inc.
2002 Barney Wright, Jr. LCNB National Bank
2008 Dan Yasenchak E-BEAM Services, Inc.
2007 Amanda Yauger Quaker Heights Care Community
2010 Ben Yoder Frost Brown Todd LLC
Look What Former Class Members Are Saying
“LWC is an unbelievable program that not only makes you take ownership of the county, but provides the knowledge and network to become involved.” – Gary Heitkamp, Kleingers and Associates, - Class of ‘04
“The late Ohio Representative, Corwin Nixon once told me, “No one is successful unless a whole lot of other people allow you to be successful.” Through the experience in LWC you meet a whole lot of people. The rest is up to you.” – Richard Jones, National Bank & Trust, – Class of ‘03
“What a great opportunity to learn about every aspect of our community and how we can work together, to capitalize on our strengths and resources in Warren County.” –Amy Kleinfelder-Brown, Warren County Board of Developmental Disabilities, - Class of ‘10
“Leadership Warren County was a wonderful experience. I learned a lot about community leadership and established relationships with excellent community leaders. I truly learned a lot about my own strengths and weaknesses and this class will assist me in my own professional development! -
Brian Tinch, Warren County Sheriff’s Office, - Class of ‘11
“If you think you know Warren County, just wait until you go through the Leadership program. You’ll meet people, see locations and learn things about the county that you never knew. You’ll also make personal connections that could last a lifetime.”-Wendy Parks, Atrium Medical Center -Class of ’11
Mission: “To create a dynamic network of leaders whose increased awareness and commitment to serve will energize its citizens to shape Warren County’s future.”
Select a member of your team to apply. Or, participate yourself!