29th Class of Moore County Leadership Institute Graduates

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November 27, 2018
SOUTHERN PINES, NC – The Moore County Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce the 29th class of the Moore County Leadership Institute (MCLI). This exclusive leadership program hosted by the Chamber of Commerce and has graduated over 500 participants since inception.

MCLI provides participants the opportunity to grow both personally and professionally via programs with community leaders and experts.  Participants learn about local history, business challenges, civic issues and community involvement as well as receive targeted leadership development training. Ultimately, these individuals are well rounded, capable leaders with a deeper understanding of civic responsibility. Upon graduation, they are encouraged to serve in the community in a volunteer capacity and to inspire others in their respective workplaces by being transformational leaders. 

The 29th Graduating Class Includes:
Natalee Birdsell Keller Williams Realty
Evan Canfield FirstHealth - Moore Regional Hospital
Arnie Cobos Keller Williams Realty
Chelsea Davis St. Joseph of the Pines
Jennifer Gallimore Town of Aberdeen
Laurel Johnson Wells Fargo Advisors
Emily Jones Partners for Children & Families
Mason MacDonald Moore County Chamber of Commerce
Crystal Saunders FirstHealth – Home Health
Lisa Lorentz Smith FirstHealth - Moore Regional Hospital
Brynn Ivey Pinehurst, LLC
Kimberly Wessell St. Joseph of the Pines
Diane Wilson Towering Pines Real Estate
 “Effective leaders are open-minded and willing to strive to move forward for a brighter future. These graduates took the time to understand the dynamics of effective leadership and decision making,” said Linda Parsons, President and CEO of the Moore County Chamber of Commerce. “Participants studied over an 11th month period our community infrastructure, analyzed their own individual leadership styles, and further developed their communication skills. We are proud of this class and the accomplishments that they have all achieved.”

MCLI graduates are recognized across the county as leaders in their industries and organizations.  They have the knowledge, skills, and dedication necessary to achieve professional and organizational success in the dynamic association and chamber industries.  The Board of Directors is proud to present this class to the community and their employers. 

The mission of the Moore County Chamber of Commerce is to foster a vibrant business community.  They provide quality, value-added services and programs to members to unite Moore County area businesses in a committed effort to strengthen the economic environment and thus, improve the quality of life for all of Moore County.  With over 700 members the Chamber is instrumental in Connecting Commerce and Community and exists to help strengthen the local economy and promote and preserve a quality of life that is second to none.