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Posted: Wednesday, July 24, 2013 5:00 am

VERO BEACH — Leadership Indian River County is a community leadership program offered by the Indian River County Chamber of Commerce.

The 7 session training program brings together a cross-section of the community, representing a social, economic, and geographic population for a hands-on, multi-disciplinary study of our community.

The Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce the 2013 graduates:

Jacqueline Carlon, Piper Aircraft Inc.

Monica Cheslak, Hibiscus Children's Center

Joe Chiarella, Vero Insurance

Patti Clements, Home Instead Senior Care

John Everhart and Tim Girard, Girard Equipment

Ronnie Houck, Seacoast National Bank

Donna Leeman, HR Dynamics

Carol McAdams, Stewart Title Company

Shannon McGuire Bowman, Childcare Resources

Karen Malits, Indian River School District

Meg Norris, Cliff Norris Real Estate, LLC

Shalini Patel, Schlitt Services

Carol Sim, HealthSouth Treasure Coast Rehabilitation

Leslie Simpson, Indian River State College

Jordan Stewart, Brown & Brown Insurance

Lori Tomlinson, Homeless Family Center

Diana Walker, CenterState Bank

Selina Wiggins, Indian River County Chamber of Commerce

The program is based on a model that incorporates nourishing and developing community leaders: building community knowledge, developing leadership skills, and gaining an understanding of community stewardship.

The Chamber began Leadership Indian River County in 2006 and has graduated 138 individuals. The leadership graduates have been inspired to open their own businesses, have taken leadership positions in their companies and at local non-profit organizations, while some have gone into public elected positions.

The next Leadership Indian River County’s class will begin in January of 2014; the Chamber is currently taking applications.

For additional information, please contact Emma White of Indian River County Chamber of Commerce at (772) 567-3491.

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