Camp Tecumseh event an opportunity for personal, team development
KOKOMO, Ind. — Members of the Leadership Kokomo Class of 2018 had two days of learning and laughing recently at a leadership retreat at Camp Tecumseh near Lafayette. The retreat is designed for class members to strengthen their team building skills and leadership skills.
For the class members, the retreat was an opportunity to learn more about themselves, their classmates, and a variety of lessons in leadership with a lot of fun along the way, said Carrie Giannakos, director of the Leadership Kokomo program. The retreat was led by Neal Morehead, director of the YMCA Camp Tecumseh Leadership Center, and included a zip-lining adventure and a blindfolded “Sherpa walk.”
The participants, representing industry, higher education, city government, health care, finance and the non-profit sector, make up the 36th edition of the annual leadership development program.
Members of the 2018 class of Leadership Kokomo include:
Hector Aguilar, assistant director of physical facilities at Indiana University Kokomo
Sue Baber, personnel director at General Motors Kokomo
Stephanie Bedford, housing counselor at Advantage Housing
Mitch Chambers, director of plant operations and facilities at Community Howard Regional Health
Brandi Christiansen, executive director of Mental Health America of North Central Indiana
Kyle Ennis, mortgage loan originator at Community First Bank of Indiana
Ty Greer, air melt superintendent, Haynes International
Rhonda Hill, secretary, Kokomo/Howard County Plan Commission
Jeff Kovaleski, editor of the Kokomo Tribune
Jean Heflin, manager of IT operations at Ivy Tech Community College
Joe Milam, resident coordinator at the Kokomo Housing Authority
Tracy Rogers, representative payee supervisor for the Center Township of Howard County Trustee Office
Marsha Santen, reference librarian at the Kokomo Howard County Public Library
Linda Stackhouse, quality systems manager at General Motors Kokomo
Blake Valdez, staff accountant at Bucheri McCarty & Metz
Lisa Washington, director of the Indiana Minority Health Coalition
Leadership Kokomo is a cooperative effort of Ivy Tech Community College and the City of Kokomo. It aims to bring together a diverse group of existing and emerging community leaders to empower them to become resourceful stewards of the community. Each class is divided into teams to develop and complete group projects benefiting local organizations.