The selections have been awarded for Leadership Bend’s Class of 2017. Leadership Bend, a program of the Bend Chamber, is designed to identify, educate, train and connect willing and committed citizens to leadership roles within the community.
Selections are made from a broad and diverse cross section of the community and must go through a rigorous application and selection process. The final participants are drawn from acknowledged and aspiring leaders who share a commitment to actively driving a long-term and positive impact in the community.
LEADERSHIP BEND CLASS OF 2017
Billeter, Todd Bank of the Cascades, VP Branch Manager
Cook, Rodney Rosell Wealth Management, Director of Financial Planning
Cozier, John First American Title, Manager
Dale, Alan Bryant, Lovlien & Jarvis, Associate Attorney
Dean, William U.S.D.I. Bureau of Land Management, Associate District Manager
Davis, Patty Bend Chamber of Commerce, Business Development Manager
Garaj, Miro Robberson Ford, Marketing Manager
Gaughan, Kate Edward Jones, Financial Advisor
Hade, Terri – LIfeWise Health Plan of Oregon, Operations Team Lead
Hanson, Tia – Ascent Architecture & Interiors, Design Professional
Hemson, Ben – City of Bend, Business Advocate
Ludwig, Erin – FBI – Portland Division, Victim Specialist
Mikkelson, Kimberly – US Bank, Business Relationship Manager
Morgan, Glenn – Knife River Corp, Concrete Division Manager
Redman, Steve – Windermere, Owner
Rowan, Rory – City of Bend, Project Engineer
Scheuerman, Kelly – OSU Cascades, Internship & Employment Coordinator
Schumacher, Tom – St Charles Health System, Director of Cancer Services
Spence, Sandra – Mosaic Medical, Controller
Stansbury, John – Central Oregon Radiology Assoc., VP of Operations
Sternfeld, Lauren – DENT Instruments, Inside Sales Engineer
Swanston, Lisa – Deschutes Brewery, Controller
Swindle, Chad – Taylor Northwest, Project Manager
Tuccio, Rebecca – Craft3, Senior Consumer Lender
It is the Bend Chamber’s belief that everything begins with leadership. As a growing and very special region in Oregon, the issues become increasingly more complex and the need for leadership is greater than ever. After all, who will “pass the torch” and continue to build upon what was already created by our pillars before us?
“I’m excited to be given the honor of guiding another class of emerging local leaders through this program and see the impact they will have on this community,” said Jamie Christman, executive director of Leadership Bend.
Over the course of nine months, the participants of Leadership Bend will work with local leaders to expand awareness and understanding of the complex issues and opportunities facing Bend and the region.
Now in its 24th year, the program has over 390 alumni that include a variety of business owners, CEOs, city managers, superintendents, executive directors, elected officials, industry leaders and professionals. Leadership Bend is fully supported by local community resources and is grateful for a community that believes in investing in its local leadership.