The Fort Bend Chamber of Commerce presents the Leadership Forum Class of 2024 generously sponsored by Sewell Audi Sugar Land.   This class represents the 36th year that a group of outstanding individuals will participate in a rigorous program of leadership development and community engagement through active learning, expert insight, and experiential activities.  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.

Presenting the Fort Bend Leadership Forum Class of 2024:

Nelvin Adriatico Stellar Bank - Southwest Freeway
Jennifer Alexander City of Missouri City
Ashley Amadi Rainbow of Love
Corey Andujar Si Environmental, LLC
Rebekah Beltran Fort Bend Chamber of Commerce
Star Boxie PCCA
Bridget Brumfield AccessHealth
Stacy Campos Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital
Robert Cardenas Environmental Development Partners, LLC
Andrew Crump HR Green, Inc.
Brent Dahl BGE Inc.
Maggie Dalton Fort Bend County
Michael Dei Sienna Associations
Fenglin Du City of Sugar Land
Hillary Dunn Fort Bend Education Foundation
Matthew Freeman US Global Fuels
George Gerardo MBCO Engineering, LLC
Rachel Greene Greene IP
Ali Hasanali Fort Bend County - Commissioner Dexter McCoy
Courtney Hochhalter Right at Home Sugar Land & West Houston
Jessica Huble City of Sugar Land
Daniel Hunt Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital
Lurlean Hunt Community Health Choice
Opio Hunter EMKOS Engineering PLLC
Carletta Joseph-Allen Fluor Corporation
Gia Kenner Fort Bend Dental Associates
Hugo Lagarda TDECU
Yolanda Lopez Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital
Kartik Mehta Epic Escapes LLC
James Mitchell Windstream Communications
Irfan Motiwala Alings Chinese Bistro
Patricia Nagle The First State Bank of Louise - Sugar Land
Saritha Padhirae Consor Engineers, LLC
Payal Pandit Talati Fort Bend ISD
Karthi Patchamuthu IKPM Pet Supply  DBA Pet Supplies Plus
Sapana Patel Keller Williams Southwest
Olga Payero Fort Bend County
Dami Roberts Sienna Associations
Guillermo Salcedo Huitt-Zollars, Inc.
Mateo Salmeron WJ Interests, LLC
Dumisani Sayi Houston Community College Southwest
Sonya Scott King Houston Community College Southwest
Dedre Smith Literacy Council of Fort Bend County
Raleigh Sullivan Pfluger Architects
Sadaf Sultan Edge Home Finance
Andrew Van Chau Fort Bend County - Commissioner Andy Meyers
Vicky Vipin Poke Burri & Lifting Noodles Ramen
Rodney Washington United Water Restoration Group of Missouri City
Meredith Watassek Stantec
Leslie Wendland Fort Bend Women's Center
Kevin Williams City of Missouri City
Ben Williams Velocity Technology Associates, Inc.

The class participants are selected each year from a wide spectrum of the area’s population. The Fort Bend Leadership Forum is a ten-month program, starting off with a one and a half day Opening Retreat in San Antonio. Opening Retreat is followed by monthly one-day sessions covering criminal justice, diversity, economic development/infrastructure, health and social services, municipal/county government, and a two-day trip to Austin for the state government session. In addition, this year’s class will participate in a special 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.

The Fort Bend Leadership Forum Program, under the direction of Division Co-Chairs Breah Campbell, Si Environmental, and Dr. Jay Neal, University of Houston, celebrates its tradition of providing the region’s premier leadership development program.  For more information on the program and sponsorship opportunities, contact Rebekah Beltran at [email protected] or 281-566-2158. 

About Fort Bend Chamber of Commerce

The Fort Bend Chamber of Commerce is a 5-star accredited and largest single-county chamber in the greater Houston region. As the advocate for excellence in Fort Bend County and beyond, we do essential work to protect the business interests in our region. The organization has been able, over the last 50 years, to be a strong and successful voice for business due to the solid and impressive investment of our members.  The Fort Bend Chamber of Commerce creates, enhances and promotes the dynamic environment in which we work and live.