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Tempe Leadership Announces Class 33 for 2017-2018 Year

Posted on | September 15, 2017 | Comments Off on Tempe Leadership Announces Class 33 for 2017-2018 Year

TEMPE, Ariz. – Tempe Leadership, a program of the Tempe Chamber of Commerce, announces the upcoming 2017-2018 class participants as members of Class 33.

Tempe Leadership has been cultivating local leaders since 1985. This year 21 individuals were chosen through a competitive application and interview process carried out by a Selection Committee. The nine-month program is designed to increase awareness and understanding of the community, leadership development, opportunities for engagement and to expand class member’s network of personal and professional relationships.

Class XXXIII roster:

  • Stephen Alexander, SRP
  • Kathleen Babilon, Amerisure
  • Jonny Cheney, SRP
  • Shelia Detweiler, State Farm Insurance
  • Andres Favela, Pinnacle Financial Advisors
  • NeLexia Galloway, American Family Insurance
  • Kiyomi Kurooka, OWL Architects & Planners, Inc
  • Jennifer Leon, City of Tempe
  • Alex May, Norvision
  • Laurie McDonnell, United Brokers Group
  • Cristi McMurdie, McMurdie Law Office, PC
  • Robert Moore, Access Geographic, LLC
  • Holly Nicolaisen, Tempe History Museum
  • Melissa Rector, Valley of the Sun YMCA
  • Adrianne Rexius, Landings Credit Union
  • Carla Smith, Chandler-Gilbert Community College
  • Beth Stull, State Farm Insurance
  • James Taylor, ORION Investment Real Estate
  • Casey Thomas, Arizona State University
  • Karen Thomasson, The Centers for Habilitation
  • Samantha Thompson, Standard Wax


Since 1985, more than 700 diverse, dedicated individuals have participated in the Tempe Leadership Program. The program brings together like-minded individuals in the community to engage and challenge one another, learn more about the ins and outs of Tempe and, most importantly, make a real difference in the Tempe community.

Congratulations to Tempe Leadership Class 33!

For more information, visit www.tempeleadership.org.



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