In this issue: Last(ing) Impressions | Breakfast with Winners |
30th Anniversary | Alumni Making News
Last Impressions Create a Legacy
From the Executive Director

Leadership Oakland Friends:

Recently, we began sharing the news of the search for my replacement as Executive Director, as I prepare to embark on a new career adventure. I truly love leading Leadership Oakland. However, I've been reminded recently that dreams not pursued often result in regrets after it's too late. So I'm taking my biggest leap of faith ever to become an entrepreneur!

One sentiment from many wise people is top of mind right now -- First impressions matter but last impressions create a legacy.

While the Search Committee begins the exciting opportunity to find the next LO Executive Director, I've compiled a to-do list in aspiration of a stellar lasting impression. See it for yourself:

Nancy Maurer
Be Part of a Milestone Leadership Experience
Now Accepting Applications
Every Leadership Oakland class proclaims it's the Best Class ... Ever! But only a few can claim to be part of a milestone class. Now is your chance to be one of those select leaders in the region with our 30th anniversary cohort!

Apply by March 14 and receive free admission to our Taste of LO event on March 21.
Have Breakfast with Leadership Winners
Did you know that this year's Oakland County Elite 40 under 40 winner is a Leadership Oakland graduate? It's true!

Congratulations, LO28 alumnus, Kristin Rohrbeck!

Kristin's honor was recently announced at the Oakland County State of the County address. She was among 250 young professionals nominated in the annual awards process.

See the impactful work Kristin does at OUCARES in this video .
Join Kristin, other Elite 40 under 40 recipients , and leaders from the region for an engaging discussion on the future of leadership at our upcoming Breakfast of Champions, Tuesday, February 26.
Join us for Taste of LO

Leadership Oakland’s biggest event of the year which attracts nearly 300 professionals throughout the region.  

Dislike networking or big events? The event is introvert-friendly. Just reply to this email and fellow introvert/ambivert, Nancy, and her introverted colleagues will make sure you have a great experience!

Thursday, March 21, 2019
5:00-7:30 p.m.
The Townsend Hotel
LO Alumni Making News
LO20 Alum Named to National Leadership Council
Faris Alami, LOXX , was recently named to the National Small Business Association (NSBA) Leadership Council . The council is comprised of small business advocates from across the country working to promote the interests of small business to policymakers in Washington, D.C .Faris is the CEO of International Strategic Management .

LO Alumni Named Notable Women in Real Estate
Kirsten Elliott, LOXVI, (near right), Vice President of Development, Community Housing Network , and Jeanette Schneider, LOXIV, (far right), Vice President of Management Services, Re/Max of Southeastern Michigan , were named to the Crain's Detroit Business list of Notable Women in Real Estate.
Silver & Gold Awards Given for Excellence in Leadership
The Auburn Hills Chamber of Commerce honored Joscelyn Davis, LOXVI , President and CEO of Jade Strategies, and Pete Karsten, LOXI, President, Baker College - Auburn Hills , at their recent Silver & Gold Awards event.

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