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The concept for the Fort Bend Leadership Forum grew out of a real and increasing need for volunteer leadership in Fort Bend County. Solutions to community needs demand the involvement of informed citizens. The Fort Bend Leadership Forum offers creative learning opportunities in an atmosphere that stimulates creative thinking and encourages participants to work together.

The Chamber will continue the Leadership Forum's tradition of increasing the participant's knowledge of Fort Bend County, while establishing valuable community relationships and resources. The Leadership Forum also develops leadership skills that enhance participants' values personally, professionally and as a community stakeholder.

For more information regarding the program, please contact

Juliette Nessmith at juliette@fortbendcc.org or 281-566-2161.

Includes 2019/2020 Sessions Schedule

Division Chairs

Jan-Michael Jenkins 2019
Jan-Michael Jenkins
Class of 2020
Title Sponsor
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Mike Dotson, Class of 2018

AccessHealth

The Leadership Forum’s structure and diverse composition have and continue to create opportunities both for AccessHealth and for our employee participants. The intersection of education, networking, volunteerism and leadership pays dividends dually in operations and in external partnerships & collaborations. Our organization’s involvement in the Leadership Forum has been instrumental in creating awareness about all that we do here at AccessHealth. The experience is thought provoking and provides opportunity to collaborate with multiple industries and professionals.

Rehan Alimohammad,, Class of 2017

Wong Fleming

Being in the Leadership Forum program of the Chamber was one of the best decisions I ever made not only for my business, but personally.  It allowed me to learn more about the County and how things are done, but also connected me with officials and representatives state and nationwide. Personally, being around the same 55 people every session, I made some great friends that I can call on whenever I need something, and vice versa.

Dustin Fessler, Class of 2014

Roberts Markel Weinberg Butler Hailey PC

After relocating to Fort Bend County for work, I was encouraged by numerous graduates of the Leadership Forum to apply to the program. I can say without reservation that actively participating in the program was one of the best decisions I have ever made—both professionally and personally. Through participation in the Leadership Forum, I have been able to make meaningful business connections, as well as, life-long friends. Apply today, you will not regret it.

Nona Austin-King, Class of 2013

The Himalaya Drug Company

At the time when I applied to the Fort Bend Leadership program, I had been living in the Houston area for 6-1/2 years. My life was about being a mother to my 2 young kids, being a wife, and working full-time. In fact, I really didn't feel like Houston was 'home', because I had not really established relationships outside of work associates and family. By entering the program, I hoped to identify opportunities to serve the community that aligned with my passions and could develop me personally. I quickly realized that my participation in Leadership not only exposed me to opportunities to serve the community, but also gave me a sense of belongingness and sense of pride because I've built meaningful relationships in the process. Because of my Leadership experience, my roots are now firmly planted in Fort Bend. I highly recommend this program to anyone seeking to grow personally and professionally.

Christopher Morales, Class of 2012

The Morales Law Firm, PLLC

Through the Leadership Forum, I had the opportunity to gain a unique insight into Fort Bend County and meet some amazing people along the way. I have built both personal and professional relationships through the program that I believe will last for years. I highly recommend the program to anyone who is new to Fort Bend County or a life-long resident, like myself. If you want to do more than just network, the Leadership Forum is the best choice in Fort Bend County. It is amazing what this program can do for you and your business.

Himesh M. Gandhi, Class of 2007

Attorney, Hrbacek & Associates, PC

The Fort Bend Chamber’s Leadership Forum allowed me to gain valuable insight into many different aspects of Fort Bend County. The relationships, networking opportunities and leadership skills I gained from the program were priceless and I highly recommend the program to anyone looking to enhance their careers.

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