Leadership North Texas University Graduates Second Class

May 17, 2017

The second class of Leadership North Texas University (LNT U) graduated with 27 young professionals completing the four-month program. LNT U is an outgrowth of Leadership North Texas, the graduate-level, regional leadership program that recruits, develops and supports stewards of the region. LNT U is aimed at the young professionals of North Texas, providing professional development through regional understanding.

“LNT U not only provides the tools to shape this next generation of regional leaders, it provides them with a close network of colleagues to rely on over the course of their careers,” said James D. Spaniolo, president and CEO of the North Texas Commission. “We have tremendous talent in North Texas, and it’s exciting to see how they will shape our region.”

Through the course of four program days, the class of 27 learned about the changing demographics of the region, the history of North Texas, how the region is preparing for the next 1 million in population growth and how Millennials can make an impact. In addition to learning about and discussing key regional issues, the class participants discussed leadership, conflict management, take part in a simulated society exercise and how to work cross-generationally in today’s workforce. LNT U is open to young professionals between the ages of 23-35.

The members of LNT U Class 2 are:

Morgan Armstrong, Child Care Program Supervisor, North Central Texas Council of Governments

Preston Ash, Economic Outreach Specialist, Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas

Pamela Burns, Communications Supervisor, North Central Texas Council of Governments

Cassidy Campbell, Environment and Development Planner, North Central Texas Council of Governments

Dr. Jasmine Collier, Senior Corporate Relations Manager, United Way of Tarrant County

John Corbeil, Chief Operating Officer, Medical City Fort Worth

Courtney Echols, Special Events Manager, My Possibilities

Christopher Ferro, Ground Transportation Shift Supervisor, DFW International Airport

Tania Foster, Specialist, System Programs and Reporting, Texas Health Resource

Jennifer Garcia, Administrative Assistant II, DFW International Airport

Alan Gonzalez, Ground Transportation Shift Supervisor, DFW International Airport

Courtney Gryphon, Revenue Yield Management Specialist, DFW International Airport

Brandi Harrison, Business Development Supervisor, North Central Texas Council of Governments

Steven Harvey, Fire Captain, City of Haslet

Eakita Hobbs, Area Manager, Oncor Electric Delivery

Nancy Macha, Manager of Reporting and Analytics, Sewell Automotive Companies

Letecia McClendon, Economic Development Coordinator, City of Grand Prairie

Aaron Medoff, Parking Operations Supervisor, DFW International Airport

Derica Peters, Environment & Development Planner, North Central Texas Council of Governments

Catherine Riggle, Communications & Research Coordinator, Plano Chamber of Commerce

Lauren Rose, Assistant to the City Manager, City of Mesquite

Maya Sachdeva, Consultant, Metrostudy

Danielle Stellrecht, Workforce Research Analysts, Workforce Solutions for North Central Texas

Josselynn Thomas, District Coordinator, State Representative Nicole Collier

Duy Vu, Environmental Manager, City of Cedar Hill

Rachel Yzaguirre, Public Services Librarian, Senior, Plano Public Library System

Phoebe Zhang, Airline Relations and Analytics Manager, DFW International Airport

Established in 1971, the North Texas Commission is a regional non-profit consortium of businesses, cities, counties, chambers of commerce, economic development entities and higher education institutions in the North Texas Region. The North Texas Commission improves the economic vitality, infrastructure and lifestyle of North Texas by marketing the region, promoting collaboration and advocating on critical issues.

Leadership North Texas (LNT), launched in 2009, is a graduate-level, regional leadership program that recruits, develops and supports stewards of the North Texas region. During a nine-month program year, participants focus on issues and challenges facing the region.