May 2016
Connecting Leaders. Engaging Graduates.

A Growing Alumni Family
The LWP alumni family added an additional 48 graduates last week. Class XXVI walked the red carpet and demonstrated exactly why they might just be the best class. Now, with the latest graduating class, the LWP alumni group stands at 831 individuals. We are fortunate to have each of you as a part of that family!

Congratulations, Class XXVI!
On Thursday, May 19, Class XXVI celebrated their completion of Leadership Winter Park. In addition to their graduation ceremony, the event also included a keynote address by Dr. Joel Hunter, Senior Pastor at Northland, A Church Distributed and the presentation of the 2016 LWP Community Leader Award to Debbie Komanski. Congratulations to all!

Class XXVI Graduates:
Ashley Allen, Acacia Insights, LLC
Isaac Babcock, Winter Park/Maitland Observer
Debbi Beers, Citizens Bank of Florida
Amy Calandrino, Silverleaf Real Estate/Small Business Counsel
Richard Castle,Waste Pro USA  
Andrew Chang, Florida Hospital 
Marissa Colli, Interface
Phyllis Corkum, Winter Park Public Library   
Heather Cox, Cocina 214 
Kyle Dudgeon, City of Winter Park   
Michael Glantz, Merrill Lynch 
Amy Gordon, Commercial Design Services    
Tiara Hardaway, Housing Authority of the City of Winter Park       
Cynthia Hasenau, Mead Botanical Garden, Inc.   
Meredith Hein, Rollins College 
Sam Hillman, Fannie Hillman + Associates   
Amy Hodges, RE/MAX200 Realty  
Justin Ingram, sponsored by City of Winter Park     
Dave Judy, Alzheimer's Association 
Michael Lergier, Valencia College 
Chrissie Majewski, Orlando Health 
Jesse Martinez, The Alfond Inn  
Tia Masek, Winter Park Day Nursery   
Andrea Massey-Farrell, Harvey & Carol Massey Foundation    
Michael Masur, Resource Consulting Group  
Camri McCormick, Westminster Winter Park  
Andrew McIntosh, MVProductions
Frederick Meixell, AAFMAA Wealth Management & Trust    
Deborah Mitchell, deBeaubien Knight Simmons Mantzaris & Neal, LLP       
Carole Mooney, Mayflower Retirement Community  
Heather Mount, UBS-The LeMasters Schrenk Group     
Dan O'Keefe, Moore Stephens Lovelace,P.A.   
Dawn Ofodile, UniversityofCentralFlorida   
Tom Ott, Orange Technical College-WinterPark     
Jason Palmisano, Lowndes,Drosdick,Doster,Kantor & Reed,P.A.      
Michael Parks, Hoar Construction 
Kristen Quinones, Winter Park Chamber of Commerce    
Douglas Rudnick, Keller Williams Advantage Realty   
Stan Shelton, Madison PEO of Florida, Inc.    
Todd Smith, SunTrust Bank 
Linda Solash-Reed, Linda Solash-Reed, PL  
Millie Sorger, The Gardens at DePugh Nursing Center     
John Strudwick, Harbor Community Bank  
Sean Sweeney, Brasfield & Gorrie, LLC   
Emily Thompson, Winter Park Consulting Group   
Kimberly Trammell, Trinity Preparatory School  
Phil Zeman, Seacoast Bank 
Lauren Zimmerman, Writer's Block Bookstore  
Class XXVII Applications
It's not too late for your friends, neighbors and co-workers to apply for the next best LWP class! Class XXVII will begin in September and applications are now being accepted through June 24. Learn more

Facilitator Sign-Up
Planning has already begun for Class XXVII and we want your help in making it another successful year! Facilitator sign-up is now open and spots will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis. Please limit your selection to only one session day at this time. If openings remain, we will then allow for second session day sign-up.

A Facilitator Training Workshop will be held Thursday, August 4 at 8:30am at the Winter Park Chamber of Commerce. 

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LWP Named Scholarships
The Leadership Winter Park program would not be possible without the support of our generous community members who sponsor, volunteer and help to spread the word. Each year, a select number of partial scholarships are provided to non-profit executives and small business owners who, without financial support, would not be able to participate in the program. You can provide the gift of the LWP experience for a leader in our community as a named scholarship donor with a commitment of $1,000.

For more information, please contact Debra Hendrickson

Thank you to our Class XXVI Named Scholarship Donors:

Brio Properties

Walker/Van Son
Charitable Fund
Youth Leaders Class XVI
Last week, 48 students were accepted to this summer's Youth Leaders program with classes being held in June and July. After receiving 69 applications, the selection committee had a difficult time determining among all of the impressive applicants. 

A special thank you to all of our volunteer interviewers:  Courtney Karem, Amy Gordon, Lisa Fleming, Mike Scures, Melanie Becker, Debbie Komanski, Shannon Herring Gregory, Leslie McClelland, Debbi Beers, Deborah Mitchell, Tom Ott, Chad Brown, Mike Riley Gorden, Sarah Bartolomei, Nicole Sarna, Cameron Stake, Cooper Brown, Kristina Keel and Andrew Lane.

Thank you to our Youth Leaders selection committee: Melanie Becker, John Casebier, Shari Hodgson and Debbie Komanski.

Alumni Happenings & Events

A.J. Munson, Class XXIV
Named one of the Most Stylish Bachelors of Orlando by Orlando Signature magazine. You can also enter for a chance to win cocktails with one of the Bachelors (including A.J.)!

Sharon Pennant, Class XXIV
Passed the State of Florida Real Estate License Exam

Jesse Martinez, Class XXVI
Awarded the Central Florida Hotel and Lodging Association's Lodging Member of the Month for May.
Also, if you love The Alfond Inn, cast your vote for our favorite local hotel in the Condé Nast Traveler 2016 Readers' Choice Awards Survey.

Jill Hamilton Buss, Class XXIII
Awarded a Walking College Fellowship by America Walks. The Fellowship will enable Jill and 24 other advocates from around the country to participate in a four-month training program designed to strengthen local efforts to make communities more walkable. Learn more.

Patrick Chapin, Class XX
After running across the Grand Canyon (twice!), donating a kidney (to a LWP classmate's husband) and bringing the Winter Park Chamber of Commerce to the best it's ever been, Patrick is off to his next great adventure as he takes on the role of CEO for Business High Point, Inc. in High Point, NC. Please share your farewells and fond memories before his final day on June 15. Learn more.

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