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Congratulations to the 54 graduates of the Fort Bend Chamber of Commerce’s Leadership Forum Class of 2023 generously sponsored by Audi of Sugar Land. Under the direction of Division Chairs Dr. Jay Neal, University of Houston, and Breah Campbell, Si Environmental, the Fort Bend Chamber of Commerce Leadership program celebrates its most recent graduating class of effective leaders.
Participants study the qualities that make a community leader, analyze leadership roles, and develop personal leadership styles and skills. The class of 2023 represents the 35th year that a group of outstanding individuals have participated in this rigorous program of leadership development and community engagement through active learning, expert insight, and experiential activities. The class participants are selected each year from a wide spectrum of the area’s population. The class of 2023 completed the program in Galveston on May 12, 2023.
Presenting the Fort Bend Leadership Forum Class of 2023:

 First NameLast NameCompany
EbiAlrikabiReal Property Management Sugar Land
BrandonBacaAttack Poverty
SteveBassettFort Bend Independent School District
OngelaBilliardNational Oilwell Varco
StephenCarterSterling Staffing Solutions
AliceChenCity of Stafford
AileneComple MakalintalWhitley Penn LLP
AshleyCornner-PatelWJ Interests, LLC
ChadCriswellBGE, Inc.
KevinDavidsonStewart Title Sugarland/Richmond
AngeloDecampsPrimeway FCU
RobertDotyAguirre & Fields
JohnDoucetBloomin Blinds of Richmond
ChelseaDownumEconomic Development Partners
JustinEdwardsA&S Engineer
ChiekeziEkechiHouston Methodist Hospital Sugar Land
JulieGastonThe Henderson-Wessendorff Foundation
JamesGreeneMemorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital
SuzanneHaboushGFL Environmental
EleanorHolmesHouston Methodist Hospital Sugar Land
JohnHudsonDearborn & Creggs
GeorgeJabbourFort Bend Dental
SusanJaroszewskiCatholic Charities
JerryJones Jr.Develop Richmond TX
GhulamKhanSchooley Mitchell
DanielKoeppenAllegiance Bank
NareshKolliGeotest Engineering, Inc.
JenniferLaneCity of Sugar Land
RobertLugo Jr.Inframark
MikeMartinezPennglobal Marketing
DavidMcDonald IIKinetic by Windstream
PatrickNguyenAccredo Packaging
MukhtarOwaisOwais Developments, LLC
ElizabethPenaFort Bend Independent School District
DysenPhamUS Global Fuels
TeresaPrezaPlanned Community Developers, Ltd.
RickRamirezCity of Sugar Land
FredyRomeroVelociti Services
DanaSharbonnoMunicipal District Services
StacySlawinskiFort Bend County
PaigeTalbottFort Bend Chamber of Commerce
LizToomeyFort Bend Seniors Meals on Wheels
DavidTranFluor Enterprise
LisaWadeGolden Energy Leadership
AnezraWattsLandtech, Inc.
DwayneWilliamsCity of Missouri City
AlisonYoungJPMorgan Wealth Management

The Fort Bend Leadership Forum is a ten-month program, August through May; it begins with a one and a half day opening retreat in San Antonio. The opening retreat is followed by monthly one-day sessions covering criminal justice, diversity, economic development/infrastructure, education, health and social services, municipal/county government, a two-day trip to Austin for a state government session, and a three-day national government session in Washington D.C. The Leadership program is completed with a one and a half day ending retreat and graduation ceremony in Galveston.
As the premier leadership development program in the region, the Fort Bend Leadership Forum was designed to prepare for the community needs that demand the involvement of informed citizens. The Fort Bend Leadership Forum offers structured learning opportunities in an atmosphere that stimulates creative thinking and encourages participants to work together to utilize both new and proven tools to meet the challenges of today and to prepare for tomorrow.
The Fort Bend Leadership Forum Class of 2024 is filling up fast. For more information on the program and sponsorship opportunities contact Rebekah Beltran at [email protected] 281-566-2158.

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