Chamber selects first class for E4 leadership skills

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The Kilgore Chamber of Commerce’s reformatted leadership training program has its roster, and the first-year E4 class will soon be underway.

According to chamber president Cindy Morris, the former Leadership Kilgore program, recrafted, “is designed to provide more in-depth corporate leadership training, motivate and encourage community leadership, build confidence in self while building new business and personal relationships and develop personal leadership characteristics and skills within the individual.”

The E4 Leadership Training program builds on four objectives – Embark, Enlighten, Empower and Engage – in all-day training sessions each month.

The first crop of developing leaders selected for 2017-2018 includes:

• Alan Clark, Citizens National Bank

• Stacey Cole, Kilgore Public Library

• Chip Hale, Overton Films

• Mat Kronner, City of Kilgore

• Noweka Harvey, East TX Council of Governments

• Emily Arp, Edward Jones – Emily Arp

• Monika Sanders, Edward Jones • Reece Nichols

• Ronda Lee, Kilgore College

• Kimberly Wright, Kilgore Economic Development Corp.

• Richard Nash, KISD

• Ryan Polk, Kilgore Chamber & Visitors Bureau

• Greg Holmes, Mobbs Real Estate

• Jessica Holmes, Mobbs Real Estate

• Kim Krantz, Phillips, Watson & Gilchrist

• Desirae Sanchez, Republic Services

According to Morris, “Our objective is to embark the participant on an exciting journey to be enlightened through education, empowered through experiences and building or relationships, and to ultimately become engaged as a stronger leader at their business and in the community,” she noted.

The chamber’s leadership development team – led by Citizens National Bank President Pam DeCeault and Kilgore City Manager Josh Selleck – are focused on building a practical impact into the initiative, Morris added, implementing more leadership skill training.

The E4 Leadership Training program will kick-off with an orientation reception at 6 p.m. Oct. 10 at the Kilgore Chamber office before an overnight retreat at Camp Gilmont in Gilmer Oct. 19-20

“We commend the companies and employees for the commitment they have made to themselves and the community,” Morris said.

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