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; and 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.



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