On May 21st, a reception was held in the honor of the 30th Class of Leadership Bay at the Edgewater Beach & Golf Resort. The event was attended by the class participants, their employers and family members, the Leadership Bay Steering Committee and the Chamber Board of Directors.
The group began their nine-month curriculum with a weekend retreat at Tyndall Air Force Base in October of last year. Every other Wednesday the class explored the various segments of Bay County's economy, i.e., Tourism, Industry, Military, Law Enforcement, Local and State Government, Community Volunteerism, Communications/Media, Healthcare and Ecology. Each class is responsible for developing a project of benefit to the Chamber and/or community.
This year's project was the creation of the Emergency Service Function 18 and creating a co-op plan for businesses to implement.
Of course, we can't have Leadership Bay without the support and hard work from the
2012-2013 Leadership Bay Steering Committee:
Chairman Tricia Petty, Edgewater Beach & Golf Resort
Pete Bailey, Gulf Power Company
Cory Bruckschen, Booz Allen Hamilton
Michael Calidonna, Edward Jones Investments
Irene Field, Girl Scout Council of the FL Panhandle
Mario Gisbert, City of Panama City Beach
Mary Hulgan, Naval Surface Warfare Center
Brian Leebrick, Barron & Redding, P.A.
Kerri Maney, Counts Oakes Resort Properties
Frances Martin, Gulf Coast Medical Center
Samantha Miller, Trustmark Bank
Angela Sexton, Florida State University - PC Campus
John Sklarski, Preble-Rish, Inc.
Kevin Wattenbarger, Sperry Van Ness/Southland Commercial Real Estate
Congratulations to the 2012-2013 Leadership Bay Graduates:
Pamela Billing, Edgewater Beach & Golf Resort
Jeff Carter, Barron & Redding P.A
Shirley Courson, Booz Allen Hamilton
Eric Crossen, HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital
Ashley Davis, Naval Surface Warfare Center
Jacob Fish, St. Andrew Bay Land Company
Emanuel Gonzales, Trustmark Bank
Tiffani Hinds, United Way
Richard Holt, Edgewater Beach & Golf Resort
Chelzy McCoy, Gulf Power Company
Julie Miller, Bay Medical Sacred Heart Health Systems
Doug Moore, Prosperity Bank
Donna Newell, Gulf Coast State College
Brenda Parker, Hancock Bank
Valerie Proctor, Life Management Center
Jared Scott, 601st Air Operations Center
Trevor Walls, Gulf Coast State College.