On June 11, 2019, the San Angelo Chamber of Commerce held their June Membership Luncheon featuring the graduation of the 36th Leadership San Angelo class.

Leadership San Angelo (LSA) is designed to help develop future leadership for our city by providing intensive training in areas strategic to the city’s well-being.

The purpose of LSA is to give interested men and women with leadership potential the opportunity to develop their knowledge, and to hone the skills of leadership through a planned learning process in the atmosphere of the city itself. In this living laboratory, LSA will bring together persons from all areas of the city’s life for sharing, learning and participation. When they have completed the course, they will be familiar with all aspects of San Angelo’s life, and will be better prepared to lead and work together.

“Hustle beats talent, unless talent also hustles.” – Alvin New

Our featured speaker, Alvin New, TxDOT Commissioner, presented his leadership insight for our LSA graduates and other luncheon attendees. Also, a big thank you to our caterer/sponsor Bentwood Country Club for a fantastic meal, and to our other sponsors, Armstrong, Backus & Co. LLP, Leadership San Angelo Alumni Association, Suddenlink by Altice, and Texas Leadership Charter Academy. We couldn’t have done this without you!

The Leadership San Angelo Alumni Association (LSAAA) also presented several awards at the luncheon. Listed below are this year’s honorees:
Bob Diebitsch Outstanding Alumnus Civic Leader of the Year – Janet Karcher, San Angelo Area Foundation
Outstanding Business of the Year – Success Print Shop
Member of the Year – Lynsey Flage, Suddenlink by Altice
Outgoing Board Chair – Kelly Farmer, First Financial Bank
Incoming Board Chair – Mary Payton, TimeClock Plus

Three members from the 36th LSA class also joined the LSAAA Board of Directors:
Bridget Carr, Bug Express Pest Control
Brittney Miller, ASU Office of Communications & Marketing
Amy Roberts, San Angelo Convention & Visitors Bureau

Bridget Carr with Bug Express Pest Control (left) and Amy Roberts with the San Angelo Convention & Visitors Bureau (right) present a $5,500 check from the 36th LSA class to Children’s Miracle Network at Shannon Medical Center.

The 2018-2019 LSA class was able to raise $5,500 for the Children’s Miracle Network at Shannon Medical Center and present this check to the recipients at the luncheon as well.

Listed below are our 2018-2019 LSA graduates:

Guy Andrews
City of San Angelo Development Corporation

Blake Bishop
Texas Leadership Charter Academy

Keeley Burnett
Armstrong, Backus & Co., LLP

Bridget Carr
Bug Express Pest Control

Chris Doggett
United States Air Force Housing Management Office

Jill Donegan
Tom Green County Library

Jordan Hohensee
ASU Norris-Vincent College of Business

Abby Hughes
San Angelo Community Medical Center

Jennifer Jensen
Texas Workforce Commission

Jenifer King
West Texas Rehabilitation Center

Laura Lacy
Lacy & Co. Realty

Erika Lara
Edward Jones

Emily Lloyd
Crumbs Bakery

Michael Looney
San Angelo Chamber of Commerce Economic Development

Wes Masters
First Financial Bank

Stacie McKee
River Crest Hospital

Lisa Melton
Oliver, Rainey & Wotjek, LLP

Brittney Miller
ASU Office of Communications & Marketing

Lance Overstreet
City of San Angelo

Taryn Peek
Texas State Bank

Anna Pittman
Shannon Medical Center

Nancy Prendez
Shannon Medical Center

Justin Riggan
Foster Communications

Amy Roberts
San Angelo Convention & Visitors Bureau

Anne San Miguel
Angelo State University

Ken Smith
United States Air Force

Aaron Vannoy
City of San Angelo

Eddie Wallace
MHMR Services for the Concho Valley

Laura Whisenhunt
San Angelo Federal Credit Union

Brandon Whitford
Howard College

Brittany Wollman
ASU West Texas Collection

Again, thank you all for a wonderful event and we’ll see you July 9 at our Education-themed Membership Luncheon, with Dr. Carl Dethloff as our speaker.