Chamber Connection: Chamber lauds leadership 2022 class

Central Delaware Chamber of Commerce
Posted 6/27/22

The Leadership Central Delaware Class of 2022 officially graduated this past week on the evening of Thursday, June 23, at the Central Delaware Chamber of Commerce’s Annual Awards for Excellence …

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Chamber Connection: Chamber lauds leadership 2022 class

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The Leadership Central Delaware Class of 2022 officially graduated this past week on the evening of Thursday, June 23, at the Central Delaware Chamber of Commerce’s Annual Awards for Excellence Celebration at Pizzadili Vineyard & Winery. Seventeen new leaders proudly sauntered across the stage before over 250 chamber members, friends, and family to receive their long-awaited diplomas. It was truly a moment to remember forever.

Central Delaware and the CDCC is blessed to have this class of vibrant, diverse, and enthusiastic individuals successfully complete the Diamond program of the Chamber. Their tenacity, eagerness to learn and lead, and positive outlooks exude what it truly means to be a leader in the community. The CDCC is so grateful to have the chance to get to know every student personally, grow with them, and help them create relationships to last a lifetime. The Leadership Central Delaware Class of 2022 became a family the moment they met at their meet and greet.

It has been a beautiful journey to witness 21 people from completely different professional and personal backgrounds, bond together for an amazing 10-month journey.

The Leadership Central Delaware Class of 2022 received the insider’s perspective of Kent County. Each month, they were exposed to tours, presentations, and activities covering the most significant economic drivers in Kent County from agri-tourism, government and politics, to education and health and human services, to name a few. They were introduced to the prominent leaders across Kent County, made partnerships and received answers to any questions they had – and they had many. The Class of 2022 is an inquisitive and driven group of individuals who are passionate, not only about their personal evolutionary journey, but the journey of others too. They realized that no matter the field or industry they are working in, they can be a leader by uplifting others.

On behalf of the CDCC and central Delaware community, it has been a pleasure to facilitate the development of this Class’s personal leaderships skills and styles. The CDCC would like to commend the LCD Class of 2022 for their hard work, dedication, and openness to the program. Central Delaware is very blessed to have these twenty-one new leaders in our community, paving the way for years to come. The CDCC cannot wait to see what they do next. Congratulations to the LCD Class of 2022 – You did it, and Central Delaware is so proud of you.

Leadership Central Delaware Class of 2022:

  • Rebecca Chance, Faw Casson
  • Maj. Leigh DeSantis, Dover Air Force Base, 512th Airwing
  • Travis Frey, Dover Federal Credit Union
  • Laura Garafoli, Lean on Me Caregiving
  • Matthew Harline, City of Dover
  • Sand Hoffman, Chesapeake Utilities Corp.
  • Ryne Johnson, Advantech
  • Chrissy Kyriss, Central Delaware Habitat for Humanity
  • Craig Lindstrom, Dover Air Force Base
  • Amanda Perdue, Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition
  • Kelly Pitts, Kent County Levy Court
  • Chef Beatrice Smith, Bea Delightful Bakery
  • Marilyn Smith, Dover/Kent County MPO
  • Dennis Spence, Century Engineering, Inc.
  • Angela Tibbitt, Faw Casson
  • Jessica Wakefield, Bally’s Dover
  • Laura Walter, Delaware State News/Independent Newsmedia, Inc.
  • Lauren Webb, Dedicated to Women, Obgyn
  • Charmaine Whyte, Delaware State University
  • Franck Yehiri, Delaware State University
  • Douglas Yorke, III, Dover International Speedway

What an incredible group of people paving the way for generations to come…

If you or someone you know would like to know more about the Leadership Central Delaware program from the Central Delaware Chamber of Commerce, please do not hesitate to visit www.cdcc.net or give the CDCC office a call at 302-734-7513. Together we can uplift, learn, and lead for a brighter future for everyone.

Upcoming Events:

June 29: Joint Sunset Business Mixer with the Chamber of Commerce for Greater Milford, Fur Baby Pet Resort & Benvenuto Restaurant, 5-7 p.m.

July 12: Young Professionals Social, TBA, 12-1 p.m.

July 14: Member Orientation, via zoom, 12-1 p.m.