Servant Leaders Demonstrating Leadership

The dedicated Leadership Plano Board of Directors oversees the programs and plans of the class sessions and alumni events. The board is comprised of six members from each of the past three classes, elected by their classmates, who serve three year terms. The Chair-Elect of the Plano Chamber Board of Directors serves as a voting member of the board. Non-voting advisors include the Leadership Plano Program Director, Plano Chamber President/CEO, and the Immediate Past Chair of the Leadership Plano Board of Directors. Board meetings are held in the large conference room at the Chamber at 5:30 p.m. Class Sessions are 8 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.


Chair – Lynn Ellis (34)
Chair-Elect – Catherine Bywaters (35)
Secretary – Dione Beilgard (34)
Treasurer – Kelley Thomas (35)
Selection Chair – Sharon Hirsch (34)

Class 34
Julie Alexander
Ron McCoy
Brad McCutcheon

Class 35
Kevin Butler
Erin Hutto
Melinda Kizer
Kelly Noonan
Annetta Taylor
Gwen Williams

Class 36
Rebecca Anderson
Priscilla Brown
Donna Ivy
Bob Kehr
Brian Lyons
Jennifer Shertzer

Kelle Marsalis – President & CEO, Plano Chamber of Commerce
Susan Sutherland (33) – Immediate Past Chair, Leadership Plano Board
Lissa Smith – (13) Chair-Elect, Plano Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors
Shannon Kmak – (32) Leadership Plano Program Director

For further information about Leadership Plano, please contact Shannon Kmak.

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