Leadership Loveland

Leadership Loveland is designed to develop emerging leaders in order to supplement and encourage high quality local leadership. Through the involvement of business, civic, and community leaders, the Leadership Loveland program addresses these basic goals:

  • To identify, motivate and develop community leaders.
  • To assist future leaders in identifying issues and problems facing the community and to develop possible solutions.
  • To provide program participants with opportunities to meet current leaders and encouraging greater community involvement.

Applications are now closed for the 2017-2018 Leadership Loveland Class. 


Educational Days

On the 2nd Tuesday of each month from September to May, Leadership Loveland program participants will attend monthly one-day seminars. During the year, the class will be introduced to a diverse curriculum that includes in-depth information on area:

  • Leadership Development
  • Business and the Economy
  • Public Safety
  • Health and Human Services
  • Educational Systems
  • State Government
  • City Government
  • Arts & Leisure
  • Natural Resources

Designed by the Leadership Loveland Steering Committee, the seminar format will consist of information and discussion on issues related to the program topics. In addition, the participants will experience decision-making and leadership styles. The program formats vary, but each will include ample opportunity for participant involvement and interaction.

Graduates of this program have gone on to become active leaders within the community. The Chamber encourages City Council members, persons seeking political office to participate in Leadership Loveland if they have not done so. Anyone seeking or serving in a position of leadership in their company or community would greatly benefit from taking this class.

 2017-2018 Leadership Loveland Class

2017-2018 Leadership Loveland, Loveland Colorado

  • JoAnn Arabasz, uchealth
  • Mark Betz, Loveland Housing Authority
  • Lesa Biedron, McWhinney
  • Gysela Blanco, High Country Beverage
  • Angie Elder, Viegut Funeral Home
  • Allis Gilbert, McKee Medical Center Foundation
  • Tonya Gilmore, uchealth - Medical Center of the Rockies
  • Tasha Hagemann, Bank of Colorado
  • Amy Hallagan, Exubero, LLC Coaching and Personal Development
  • Connie Johnson, uchealth
  • Jennifer Kettlewell, Bank of Colorado
  • Michelle Lane, Academy Mortgage Corporation
  • Jared Marumoto, Dryg & Associates, CPAs, P.C.
  • Beata Mckee, City of Loveland/Visitor Center
  • Clark A Mclaurin, North Shore Health & Rehab
  • Brandon Schneider, McKee Medical Center
  • Stephanie Slayton, Loveland Housing Authority
  • Taryn Smith, EnviroPest
  • Mark Turner, Thompson Valley EMS
  • Vi Wickam, Wickam Group, LLC
  • Caitlin Wyrick, First National Bank
  • Kammy Tinney, Pinnacle Consulting Group,Inc
  • Christine Kehoe, Pinnacle Consulting Group,Inc

2016-17 Leadership Loveland Class

2016-2017 Leadership Loveland Class Photo, Loveland Chamber of Commerce, Loveland Colorado

  • Matthew Barber, Bank of Colorado
  • Christine Berlage, New York Life
  • Allison Bohling, City of Loveland
  • Matthew Canaga, Larimer County Coroner’s Office
  • Carmen Cisneros, Kaiser Permanente
  • David Crowder, McWhinney
  • Rico Devlin, LC Real Estate Group
  • Raegan Eisele, Loveland Chamber of Commerce
  • Blas Estrada, The Group Real Estate
  • Kelli Estrada, Mueller and Associates CPA
  • Rollin Goering, LC Real Estate Group
  • Heather Gruwell, Weedin Agency
  • Milo “Buddy” Hovland, Great Western Bank
  • Wendy Lowe, P2 Solutions
  • Shane McWatters, Primerica
  • Shelley Polansky, Better Business Bureau
  • Matthew Putman, UCHealth
  • Tracie Reeves-Hartman, Fresh Plate Catering
  • Kayla Roofe, Fyn PR
  • Keller Taylor, Spectra/Budweiser Events Center
  • Tim Zimmerman, Thompson Valley EMS

2015-2016 Leadership Loveland Class

2015-2016 Leadership Loveland Class Photo - Loveland Colorado - Leadership Loveland is a Loveland Chamber of Commerce Program

Click here to see the 2015-2016 Leadership Loveland's Class Project and their generous sponsors!
Darren Boyle - UC Health Justin Perdue - City of Loveland
Dave Davis - UC Health Heidi Phelps - City of Fort Collins
Collin Eisenhart - Home State Bank Sarah Rice - Kaiser Permanente
Kelly Evans - Neighbor 2 Neighbor Patty Roehrs - Weedin Agency
Jamie Frost - Guaranty Bank Susie Stokes - Bank of Colorado
Vincent Gentry - Lamp Rynearson & Associates Mariah Swaffer - Platte River Power Authority
Liz Hogan - UC Health Brian Weirich - UC Health
Carly Miller Rabo - AgriFinance    

Latest Leadership Loveland Class Project:
The 2017 Leadership Loveland class set a goal to raise $40,000 to purchase a van that would be dedicated to providing transportation for Homeless Veterans Program at The Edge. Additional funds raised beyond the $40,000 goal, went to support the ongoing need for supportive services of the Housing First model. In order to do this, Wonderland Homes graciously provided a home to be transformed by the talents and creativity of local designers and vendors. To each room of the home, they brought their skills, latest design styles, paint, fabric, furniture and accessories for a total home makeover. The home was open to the public for a small price, from April 21-May 14.