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Important Dates

Tuesday, August 30, 2016; 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Emergenetics Workshop for Leaders 

Hodges, Drinkwater and Business Award nominations due Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Friday, September 9, 2016; 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Class XXXI Welcome Reception - Save the Date!

Jenkins Youth Award nominations due Friday, September 16, 2016

Friday, December 2, 2016; 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Emergenetics Workshop for Leaders

An exclusive full-day workshop for building self-awareness, understanding people and advancing collaboration

Tuesday, August 30, 2016
7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Scottsdale Community College- Turquoise Room
9000 E Chaparral Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85256

The Emergenetics™ Meeting of the Minds workshop, sponsored by Scottsdale Leadership, is a highly interactive and experiential learning experience for professional and personal development. Led by a certified facilitator,  Emergenetics reveals individual thinking and behavioral preferences through experiential and interactive learning.  Meeting of the Minds is a results-driven and engaging workshop focused on communication--and how to use Emergenetics for increasing self-awareness and working more effectively on work teams and boards. 

Registration Fees:
$150 - Champion and Visionary Alumni Donors ($500-$1000+)
$175 - Ambassador & Steward Alumni Donors ($100 - $499)
$250 - Alumni, Guests, Scottsdale Leadership Partners & Community Members

Fees include light breakfast, lunch, profile assessment, Emergenetics+ mobile app and personalized profile assessment workbook

Alumni Volunteers Needed on Committees

Scottsdale Leadership relies on its working Board of Directors and Committee Members to ensure the success of the organization.
Re-engage with Scottsdale Leadership!  Openings are available on these committees and we would love to have your energy, ideas and creativity.

Core Program
Alumni Engagement 
Alumni Events
Community Events (Awards Luncheon & Lead It Forward Reception)
Corporate Outreach
Marketing Communications
Outreach & Recruitment

Typically, committees meet once a month and require a commitment of just a few hours/month.  
Contact info@scottsdaleleadership.org with questions or to sign up for a committee.

Announcing 2016-2017 Board of Directors

Wyatt Bailey, President, Class 27
Kim Dodds-Keran, President Elect, Class 27
David Nelson, Past President, Class 24
Andy Jacobs, Secretary, Class 27
Joe Holmes, Treasurer, Class 26
Andrew Armstrong, Class Rep, Class 30
Gretchen Caraway, Chair, Alumni Events, Class 28
Kate Coulson, Vice Chair, Marketing Communications, Class 30
Liz Kaplan, Vice Chair, Alumni Events, Class 27
Lindsey Lindhorst, Chair, Community Events, Class 29
Verle Martz, Chair, Core Program, Class 28
Kevin Maxwell, Vice Chair, Outreach & Recruitment, Class 29
Anna Mineer, Chair, Corporate Outreach, Class 29
Merle Riepe, Vice Chair, Core Program, Class 30
Darin Shebesta, Vice Chair, Corporate Outreach, Class 28
Maire Simington, Chair, Marketing Communications, Class 12
Prescott Smith, Chair, Alumni Engagement, Class 29
Suzee Smith-Everhard, Vice Chair, Alumni Engagement, Class 29
Deidra Viberg,  Vice Chair, Community Events, Class 29 
David Wilson, Chair, Outreach & Recruitment, Class 28

Nominate Leaders Now

Nominate leaders for the 2016 Drinkwater, Hodges Alumni, Jenkins Youth and Business awards. 

Click here to learn more about the spirit and intent of each award and to nominate a leader today!

Award recipients will be honored Friday, December 2 at Scottsdale Leadership's 17th Annual Spirit of Community Leadership Awards Luncheon. This special event is open to the public and held at The Phoenician.

Celebrating 30 Years!

Throughout our 30th anniversary year, we will highlight special stories of the impact Scottsdale Leadership has had on our alumni.

After moving to Scottsdale in 1981, Judy Register, Class 12, wanted to apply for Scottsdale Leadership, but had to wait several years until the timing was right. Looking back, SL was the jumping off point for her to become much more involved in the community than she would have become without it. Read her full story, "Giving Me the Impetus to Do More."

New Online Alumni Directory Coming in 2016!

The Scottsdale Leadership Alumni Directory is coming soon! Thank you to those of you who answered calls from our volunteer alumni and updated your contact information. Special thanks to our 48 alumni volunteer callers for making time to help with this important effort.

We are now working on development of a directory of over 1000+ alumni to be available later this summer for all alumni who make an annual donation of $100 or more to Scottsdale Leadership.
If you missed our call or email, please email info@scottsdaleleadership.org to provide your most current contact info (job, title, address, preferred email).
As changes occur in your life, we hope you will reach out to Scottsdale Leadership to keep your information current.  We look forward to you being part of this exciting 30th anniversary year and reconnecting with Scottsdale Leadership and all of your friends in new ways!
Welcome Michele Collier!
Michele Collier joined the Scottsdale Leadership team in April 2016 as the Office Coordinator.  She graduated from the New York Conservatory for Dramatic Arts in 2012 with a concentration in Film and Television Performance.  Michele has previous experience in administrative roles at the Hearst Corporation, CBRE and the Arizona Institute of Natural Medicine.

Together with her husband Jordan, they are members of the National Comedy Theater Improv Troupe (NCT) in Mesa. When she is not performing, Michele enjoys cooking, painting, traveling and spending time with her cats Gerber and Lucy.

Lindsay Halgerson has been promoted to the role of Core Program Manger, as Emily Garzolini has left the position to focus on being a new mom.

Commander Ron Bayne, Class 29
Retired from the Scottsdale Police Department after 23 years of service

Stacy Bennet, Class 29
Got engaged to Matt Cline 

Tyler Butler, Class 26
Received the Technology Leadership Award at the 9th Annual Positively Powerful Woman Awards

Sam Campana, Founder
Honored as a 2016 Valle del Sol Mom of the Year 

Dr. Art DeCabooter, Founder
Received Rotary Club of Scottsdale's 2016 Lifetime Achievement Award at the Service Above Self Community Awards

Kim Dodds, Class 27 married
Michael Keran, Class 27 
in Californ ia on May 28 . These two met on their Core Program Orientation Day in 2012.

Emily Garzolini, former Core Program Coordinator, Class 28 & 29
Gave birth to baby girl Chelsea Jacqueline on May 4 

Brian LaGreca, Class 28
Married Jenny Ann LoMonaco on April 30

Jason Malcolm, Class 29
Welcomed fifth baby, Chase Ryan, into his family on May 6 

Jonathan Miller, Class 26
Married Lorain Moorehead on March 25 

Judge Roxanne K. Song Ong, Class 5
Honored with the 2016 Public Service
Award at the UA Law College Association Appreciation Dinner. Also received the 2015 National Chinese American Citizens Alliance Spirit of America Award. Additionally, honored with the 2015 Arizona Asian Chamber of Commerce Wing F. Ong Legacy Award for lifetime achievement.

Jennifer Pastiak, Class 28
Married Eric Weinbrenner on March 12

Dennis Robbins, Class 7
Hired as the Executive Director of the Scottsdale Charros

Eileen Rogers, Class 2
Recognized as one of Phoenix Business Journal's Outstanding Women in Business

Melissa Schubert, Class 29
Married JP Larrabee on April 23 

Darin Shebesta Class 28
Got engaged to Tiffany House. InvestmentNews also recognized Darin on their 2016 40 Under 40 financial planners list.

Gary Shapiro, Founder
Granted the highest level of service achievement in the real estate industry, Quality Service  Certified® Platinum. in recognition of earning 100% client service satisfaction in 2015 as measured by Leading Research Corporation.  

Linda Groomes Walton, Class 26
Unveiled the  inaugural edition of her multicultural Celebration of Women book
Please submit your achievements, job changes/promotions, significant life events 
for newsletter inclusion to

Community Opportunities  

Scottsdale Railroad & Mechanical Society is Seeking New Board Members. The Scottsdale Railroad & Mechanical Society provides assistance, funding and technical support to the McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park. The group has been the driving force behind the development of the park's infrastructure and development over the past 40 years. The Society is seeking new board members. Candidates should be passionate about helping shape a magical place for children and families in Scottsdale. The estimated time commitment is approximately five hours a month. Contact Josh Weiss at josh@10to1pr.com or 480-789-0743.

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