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Leadership Tangipahoa

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Date Press Release
09/13/2007 Leadership Tangipahoa Announces Class of 2008

For Immediate Release:                                                                                  9/13/07
Contact:                                                                                                          Emily McKneely        
Leadership Tangipahoa Announces Class of 2008

The Leadership Tangipahoa Organization proudly announces the Class of 2008.  19 eager participants recently attended a welcome reception hosted by former Leadership Tangipahoa Chairman – Guy Recotta.  The group met less than one week later during the 3-day retreat that focuses on team-building and explores leadership skills.  Leadership Tangipahoa students will complete nine all-day sessions focusing on a specific aspect of Tangipahoa Parish, such as history, state government, education, media, the judicial system, economic development, etc. Sessions include lectures, simulations, group discussion, panel presentations, field trips and community projects. Further information regarding the Leadership Tangipahoa program may be found at www.leadershiptangi.org or by calling: 985-549-3199

The mission of Leadership Tangipahoa is to improve the quality of life in Tangipahoa Parish by training a diverse group of current and emerging leaders about the interrelationships of community systems.

Pictured - Top row – left to right: Russell Sanders – Florida Parishes Juvenile Detention Center (Director of Operations), Ronnie Pittman – First Guaranty Bank, Alfred Donaldson – Mater Dolorosa (Principal), Daryl Ferrara – Hancock Bank (Vice-President/Branch Manager), Aly Ragan – Hammond Chamber of Commerce (Membership and Marketing Coordinator), Marquette Pegler – North Oaks Healthy Systems (Business Development Representative), Jeff Wright – Ponchatoula Strawberry Festival (Smith Properties – Property Manager), Madonna Liuzza - Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s Office, Dawson Primes – Tangipahoa Parish Government (Homeland Security Director), Melissa Gunther - Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s Office, Dr. Joel Erdmann – Southeastern Louisiana University (Athletic Director)

Bottom row – left to right: Glen Villalobas – Executive Coordinator for Leadership Tangipahoa, Stacey Neal – Hammond Industrial Development Board (Administrative Director), Julie Eudy – Office of Youth Development (Regional Manager – Probation & Parole), Cathy Leblanc – Holy Ghost Catholic School (Principal), Yolanda Callahan – City of Kentwood, Ashley Atchison – Seale & Ross Law Firm (Attorney), Craig Jones – Ponchatoula Jaycees (Registered Nurse – East Jefferson Hospital), Sandy Summers – SLU Small Business Development Center (Assistant Director/Training Coordinator), and John Thomas – City of Hammond (Fire Department – Captain)