July 20, 2004
A prospective leader must first learn to serve.
That is the philosophy behind the 19th annual Scottsdale Leadership Inc. program that begins Sept. 9 with 40 East Valley recruits representing a variety of public and private agencies.
"The recruits will receive access to the systems and people that make Scottsdale run," said Sammy Glassman, executive director of Scottsdale Leadership.
They will attend two classes a month for nine months at various locations before receiving a Certificate of Leadership.
"But the certificate is only the material thing they’ll receive from our leadership school," Glassman said. "The real prize is the network of people and agencies they will have developed. And they will learn how to serve the community."
The list of students was announced Monday and were selected after submitting written applications and interviews.
"We base our selection criteria on a wide variety of things," said Tina Brown, chairman of the selection committee. "These include professional and civic responsibilities, volunteer commitments and knowledge and understanding of the Scottsdale area and those issues impacting it."
Scottsdale Leadership recruits
Marla Abramowitz, Scottsdale Unified School District; George Adams, General Dynamics Decision Systems; Jeffrey Battle, Scottsdale Training & Rehabilitation Services; Karen Benson, McCormick Ranch Property Owners Association; Melissa Berren, Gallagher & Kennedy P.A.; Jane Blacker, Russ Lyon Realty Co.; Yvonne Chase, Mayo Clinic Scottsdale; Doug Cleary, Southwest Ambulance; Angela Creedon, Arizona Public Service; Patrick Davis, Titus, Brueckner & Berry; Peter Davis, Simon Consulting LLC; Cyndi DeBoer, Scottsdale Community College; Connie Ellison, Advanced Strategy Center at Pinnacle Peak; Helene Fenlon, Spinelli Corp.; Jared Friedman, The Pepperoni Pony Pizza Co.; Betsy Goreham, Tribune Newspapers; David Hutchinson, DMB; Katherine Hutton Raby, Scottsdale; Elizabeth Hyatt, Leadership Workshops Foundation; Michelle Jacoby, The Arizona Republic; Scott Lang, Synergy Leadership Endeavors; Cristina Lenko, S.R. Beard & Associates; Michael Lister, Rural/Metro Fire Department; Karen Loftus, The Sire Group; Leonardo Loo, Gallagher & Kennedy P.A.; Andrea Michaels, Coronado Foundation for the Future; Deborah Morand, Navajo Elementary School; Steven O’Donnell, Devereux Arizona; Tatum Ostaff, Marriott International; Terri Rabicoff, Salt River Project; Milagro Ricardo, Arizona Democratic Party; Alan G. Rodbell, Scottsdale Police Department; Cheryl Shovlain, New Life Outpatient Center; Bryan Siegel, Advanced Center for Natural Pain Relief; Linda Simmons, Universal Technical Institute; Josh Simons, World JAS; Leslee Small, Small Strategies; David Winter, Hyatt Regency Scottsdale; Michele Yates, Valley First Community Bank; Vicky Zimmerman, The Harris N.A.