Chamber announces graduation of Leadership Morton Class of 2015

Staff Writer
Morton Times-News
Graduates of the Leadership Morton Class of 2015 pose after finishing the program.

The Morton Chamber of Commerce announced the graduation of the Leadership Morton Academy Class of 2015. The 20-person class was recognized in a ceremony at the Morton Fire Department on Thursday morning.

“Thank you and congratulations to our new graduates,” said Morton Chamber of Commerce  Executive Director Brian Anderson. “Also, thank you to the companies who sponsored their employees and allowed them to attend this program. These 20 individuals are now part of a growing fraternity who have gone through this program. They will now be able to take the skills, lessons and connections gained from this program and apply them in their professional arenas, community activities and personal lives.”

Leadership Morton is a program administered by the Morton Chamber of Commerce to strengthen Morton businesses and the community through the development of local leaders. 

The program session focuses on a variety of core leadership skills including goal setting, creating a shared vision, influence, conflict management and cooperative problem solving. The 10-week course utilizes both a textbook and a series of speakers from across the region to help participants develop their leadership skills.

Graduates include: Kimberly Bill, Sarah Porter of Morton Buildings; Marc Chiles of Roecker Consulting Engineers; Robin Rudd of Morton Buildings; Justin Dentino of Morton Buildings; John Sadowski of Morton Buildings; Kirk Edwards of Morton High School; Julie Scott of BodySound Massage Therapy; Susan Falk of Morton Buildings; Kendall Stahl of Kingdom Purposes, Inc.; Lindsey Gudeman of Heartland Bank & Trust; Jared Sterr of Alltrust Financial Management; Sara Mauerman of CORE Construction; Dale True Jr. of IT360 Inc.; Noah Menold of Benckendorf & Benckendorf P.C.; Jennifer Weaver of McGladrey LLP; Tonya Parker of Morton Buildings; Caleb Wyss of CORE Construction; Nick Gillhouse of CEFCU; and Ashley Stamann, Heartland Bank & Trust.