Announcing the Leadership Lake Tahoe “Class of 2014”

South Lake Tahoe, CA/NV….TahoeChamber is pleased to announce the participants for the Leadership Lake Tahoe Class of 2013/2014.  25 applicants have been accepted in to the upcoming program due to start next month.  Leadership Lake Tahoe is  an  intensive ten-month experience in which participants meet once each month for a full class day.  Each month brings up a new community topic including Government, Education, Social Services and Community Resources, Tourism, Environment and Transportation, Public Safety, Economic Development and Redevelopment, Media and Communication and specialized leadership skills such as time management, understanding work style differences, advanced communication skills, diversity, marketing, generational differences in the workforce and more. Additionally, participants will take part in a large group project where they will plan and implement the first Leadership Summit for Lake Tahoe.

The Leadership program does not only benefit the participants but it directly benefits our community and how we shape our future.  “Numerous benefits are derived by the participant, employer and community from the Leadership Lake Tahoe program. . Participants develop critical leadership, marketing and business skills in addition to developing a network of contacts in our community. Businesses receive a low-cost (no-cost for scholarship recipients) training program that might otherwise be unobtainable.  The community benefits are many, in that candidates graduate with a heightened sense of community and place of belonging which leads to their volunteering to work with social service agencies, non-profits or some other sort of civic involvement. It is our belief as we look at past graduates of the program (many who are still living and working on the South Shore) that this program leads to a deepened sense of community with a view to a future here rather than seeing it as a stopping off place on the career path,” explains Chamber President and CEO “B” Gorman.


Please join us in congratulating the Leadership Lake Tahoe Class of 2013/2014.



Shannan Birkholm Barton Hospital
Franklin Blakeney Live Violence Free
Kimberly Boone Riva Grill
Steven Bryant Lake Tahoe Boat Rides
Barrett Burghard Heavenly Mountain Resort
Meghan Burk Getaway Reno/Tahoe
Taylor Burns MontBleu Resort Casino & Spa
Bonnie Conrad Barton Health
Jon Copeland Kirkwood Mountain Resort
Tracy  Franklin City of South Lake Tahoe
Brian Gould Barton Health
Melanie Greene Hauge Brueck Associates
Sally Gunter Heavenly Mountain Resort
Brian Kelly Barton Home Health & Hospice
Travis Lauinger Camp Richardson Resort
Danielle Loberg Aramark Lake Tahoe
Shannon McIsaac TahoeChamber
Brynna Nichols TahoeChamber/ LTVA
Molly Novasel Athena Internet Marketing
Corinna Osborne Horizon
Matt Palacio Sierra-at-Tahoe
J. Shane Romsos TRPA
Natasha Schue Tahoe Daily Tribune
Daniel Winegar Marriott’s Timber Lodge & Grand Residence Club®
Evon Yakar Temple Bat Yam


The program would not be possible without the support of past alumni that serves as Task Force members and works diligently to plan each class session.   A special thank you to Jason Collin (class of 2010), Lindsey Townsend (class of 2010), Lyndsay Bryant (class of 2012), Cheyenne Lane (class of 2012), Kelly Lancellotti (class of 2010), Andrea Drew (class of 2012), and Ted Johanson (class of 2010) for their dedication to this vital program for our community.