Abilene Chamber Announces Leadership Abilene Class of 2024
The Abilene Chamber is excited to announce the selection of 37 community leaders who will participate in the Leadership Abilene Class of 2024. This class represents a diverse group of companies and industries and were selected through a rigorous, competitive application process based on their proven leadership potential within their organization and community.
The Leadership Abilene program is truly one-of-a-kind, gathering a committed group of leaders each year to participate in an intense nine-month professional leadership training focused on the challenges and opportunities facing the region with the goal of improving the quality of life for all people.
Leadership Abilene curriculum is designed to help class members foster a greater understanding of issues most important to the Big Country through class days focused on education and workforce, public policy, economic mobility, health care, and more.
Each Leadership Abilene class undertakes a service-oriented project. The Leadership Abilene Class of 2023 piloted a new approach to the class project by allowing non-profits to submit interest forms so the class can choose the project based on the highest need for the community. If you’re interested in learning more about this process, click here to contact Leadership Abilene staff liaison.
The members of the Leadership Abilene Class of 2024 are:
Grayson Allred, Historic Paramount Theatre
Samantha Baker, First Financial Bank
Peter Bosma, Rentech Boiler Systems
Karla Brown, West Texas Rehabilitation Center
Rosten Callarman, Habitat for Humanity, Abilene, Inc.
Starla Cason, Betty Hardwick Center
Essie Childers, Mvita Educational Consulting, LLC
Dillon Clark, Clark Nissan
Phil Crowley, Taylor County Judge
Michael Dean, Big Country CASA, Inc.
Denise Decker, Eide Bailly LLP
Jesiree Driskell, Hendrick Health
Denae Duesler, Abilene Zoological Society
Marcus Dunn, Abilene Christian University
Alejandro Elias, Victory Spinal Care
Chris Flemming, Dyess Air Force Base
Keeley Gaddis, Condley and Company, LLP
Collin Heidenheimer, First Financial Bank
Whitney Herrington, Frontier Texas!
Jery Huddleston, Dyess Air Force Base
Michael Hutchison, McMurry University
Andrea Jackson, Jackson Law Firm
Tristan King, Jacob & Martin, Ltd.
Jordan Kittley, Expo Center of Taylor County
Robert Lopez, Abilene Convention & Visitors Bureau
Robert Marshall, Hendrick Home for Children
PJ Martinez, Abilene Christian University
Jeremy McBrayer, Lantrip’s Custom Homes, Inc.
Ryan Mitchell, McMahon Surovik Suttle, P.C.
Wes Modawell, Atmos Energy
Cristal Murillo, KTXS – CW Abilene – MeTV – ABC38 – CW San Angelo
Jordan Robison, Natura Resources, LLC
Kacey Stanfield, CCSB – Coleman County State Bank
Bradley Stevens, Action Professional Outsourcing
Taylor Swanzy, Buffalo Gap Chamber of Commerce
Sandra Welling, Hardin-Simmons University
Robyn Wertheim, State Representative Stan Lambert