Leadership Arlington celebrated the graduation of the second Young Professionals Program class, completing a four-month leadership development program. Thirty-six emerging leaders from across the D.C. metro region join Leadership Arlington's 800 members representing 500 organizations.
The Jan. 25 graduation ceremony was held at Marymount University's Ballston Campus with over 100 friends and family attending. Michael Foster, principal and owner at MTFA Architecture and chair-elect of Leadership Arlington's Board of Regents spoke to the class in a keynote address. The class elected Sarah Morse, volunteer & special events coordinator at A-SPAN and Carlton Crockett, director of distribution at AFAC as speakers to represent the Class of 2012.
Throughout this program, class members heard from a variety of key players in Arlington County's business, nonprofit and public sectors. They participated in a panel discussion with leaders of the Founder's Square Project, toured the Arlington County Jail, and shared their "vision for the community" with County Board Chair Mary Hynes and County Board Member Jay Fisette.
For information on how to apply for Leadership Arlington's Young Professionals Class of 2013, visit www.LeadershipArlington.org or call its office at 703-528-2522.
The graduates included:
Sara Allen, Waterstone Consulting LLC
Stephanie Berman, The Reading Connection
Jennifer Bodie, The George Washington University
Julie Burgess, Arlington County Fire Department
Chris Caravelli, Cardinal Construction & Management
Amy Beth Connick, Virginia Hospital Center
Kyle Cook, Vangent
Sam Coombs, Bill of Rights InstituteCarl Crockett, Arlington Food Assistance Center
Jordan Crouse, BE&K Building Group
Cliff Cummings, Cummings and Associates, Inc.
Casey Etzel, Marymount University
Cole Fazenbaker, Arlington County Government, Library Department
Michael Giles, Burke & Herbert Bank
Gina Grantham, Washington Workplace
homas Henry, Johnston McLamb, A CRGT Company
Patrick Ingram, Advance Car Rental Inc
April Johnson, AHC, Inc.
Natalie Kent, System Planning Corporation
Maxwell Kruger, Deloitte
Megan Lake, Bean Creative
Cory Lipman, New York Life
PJ Maierhofer, SRA International
Randi Milton, The Liberty Tavern
arah Morse, A-SPAN
Carlos Navarrete, BB&T
Marissa Rauner, Northrop Grumman
Jenna Ryckebusch, National Center for Missing and Exploited Children
Catherine Saadat, Thompson, Greenspon & Co.
Josh Sacks, Pariveda Solutions
Lauren Schuette, National Center for Missing and Exploited Children
Nicole Varma, Break The Cycle
Liliana Vedia, Marymount University
Stephen Vu, SRA International
Latrice Witcher, Center City Public Charter School
Justin Wortman, Venable LLP.