GILBERT – Gilbert Leadership, a program of the Gilbert Chamber Foundation, has named 25 members to this year’s class as the program continues to raise awareness of community needs and helps leaders identify opportunities to serve the Town of Gilbert.

Gilbert Leadership is a ten-month development program that brings class members together one day each month to focus on specific issues and to provide an inside-look at healthcare and social services, community culture, town history, local education and government, economic development, and public safety. Participants are tasked with selecting, organizing and raising funds for a class project that will be of benefit and significant contribution to the Town of Gilbert and its residents.

The following individuals have been selected for Gilbert Leadership Class XXVII:
Bob Badgett - Town of Gilbert
Maryann Bowersox - Dignity Health
Mary Cobb - Ravenswood Realty
Chris Curley - Triple Helix LLC
James DoBrunz - MidFirst Bank
Bob Draper - Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport
Jeff Ehrlich - Park University
Amy Ellsworth - Community Impact Newspaper
Sharon Fallon - Edward Jones
Robin Hall - Relay for Life of Gilbert
Jenna Kahl - Arizona State University
Dani Kahn - Studio Fortis
Constance Lemere - Employee Benefit Exchange Corp.
Shane McCord - Gilbert Public Schools
Kari Sleezer - Board Developer
Ginger Smith - Biblical Counseling of Arizona and Eternal Perspective
Michael Soelberg - Town of Gilbert
Steve Tannenbaum - Higley Unified School District
Stacey Taylor - Salt River Project
Amy Temes - Town of Gilbert
Katie Thomas - Diamond J Accounting
Kerri Ann Valenzuela-Ronquist - Options for Senior Living
Trevor Watters - Denali Medical Group
Tiffany Werner - Banner Health
Jennifer Yang - Salt River Project

“As Gilbert continues to grow and evolve, so does this premier leadership program. This year’s class will enjoy a behind-the-scenes look at what it takes to make Gilbert one of the most desirable communities in the country,” said Mark Newman, Chairman of the program’s Board of Directors, Class XIX Graduate, and owner of Newman Realty. “My personal Gilbert Leadership experience was an amazing opportunity for growth and education as well as great friendships and connections formed with my classmates.”

Gilbert Leadership is a program of the Gilbert Chamber Foundation. For more information about Gilbert Leadership, contact Sarah Watts at (480) 941-6322 or visit
The Gilbert Chamber of Commerce is a nonprofit, membership-based organization with more than 725 members ranging from home-based businesses to large corporations and representing more than 52,000 employees. The Chamber proactively serves as a business advocate to strengthen the business climate in Gilbert. To learn more about or join the Chamber, please contact (480) 892-0056 or visit