Participants Announced for New Mentorship Program
Jan. 9, 2013
As part of the Capital Crossroads five-year regional vision plan, the Social Capital Committee has developed an inter-generational mentorship program that kicks off this month. Community Connect: Mentors Inspiring Success sustains and expands leadership throughout the region by inspiring future leaders and givers through meaningful and creative mentoring connections. The mentorship program is designed to connect participants from all generations to our community's more experienced leaders. This program creates meaningful personal connections and peer mentoring opportunities in a small group setting that ensures personal interactions with mentors in our community.
The 30 participants selected for the five month program include:
Erica Andersen, Veridian Credit Union
Emily Boyd, Rebuilding Together Greater Des Moines, AmeriCorps Member
Melanie Campbell, United Way of Central Iowa
Christopher Coan, Gannett
Linda Craven, The Iowa Clinic; The Iowa Army National Guard
Audrey Daniels, Blank Park Zoo Foundation Inc.
Amy Eaton, Allegra Marketing, Print, Mail
Max Farrell, Dwolla
Ryan Garvey, Des Moines Arts Center
Brian Hemesath, VolunteerLocal and Tikly
Rebecca Hughes, Meredith Corporation
Hannah Inman, Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation
Amanda Jordan, Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden
Adam Kaduce, R&R Realty Group
Michael Kates, Fort Des Moines Museum
Chelsea Keenan, Business Publications Corp.
Julie Kent, Principal Financial Group
Kathy Koenig, Graduate Student at Iowa State University
Liz Lidgett, Liz Lidgett Fine Art
Colleen MacRae, Dickinson, Mackaman, Tyler & Hagen
Mary Mendenhall-Core, Goodwill Industries of Central Iowa
John Mickelson, The PrivateBank
Joseph Piearson, Iowa Council of Foundations
Lisa Runkel, Iowa State University Foundation
Joe Sheridan, Principal Financial Group
Romelle Slaughter II, Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company via Adecco
Kelly Sparks, Socialize Event Planning and Management
Lauren Steenhoek, Greater Des Moines Convention & Visitors Bureau
Emily Toribio, Iowa Finance Authority
Angela Vander Werf, Wells Fargo
Community mentors include: Mary Bontrager, Greater Des Moines Partnership; Jay Byers, Greater Des Moines Partnership; Cara Heiden, Wells Fargo & Co., Retired; Phil Hodgin, RDG Planning & Design; H. Lynn Horak, Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., Retired; MD Isley, Bravo Greater Des Moines; Scott Johnson, Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.; Kristi Knous, Community Foundation of Greater Des Moines; Janette Larkin, Business Publications Corporation; Kaye Lozier, Community Foundation of Greater Des Moines; Scott Raecker, Character Counts In Iowa; Dana Ramundt, The Dana Company; Ying Sa, Community CPA & Associates; and Mary Sellers, United Way of Central Iowa
Participant John Mickelson, Associate Managing Director at The PrivateBank, says, "The opportunity to learn from these leaders is a priceless piece of career and professional development for those of us participating in Community Connect. In addition to the mentors, my peers in this program also have impressive backgrounds and I'm looking forward to learning from this talented group."
Learn more at www.communityconnectgdm.org. Community Connect: Mentors Inspiring Success is funded by the Community Foundation of Greater Des Moines.