Leadership New Braunfels

Leadership New Braunfels is an eight-month series of one-day sessions covering areas such as government, education, economic development, social needs, leadership skills and other key segments of the community. The Leadership New Braunfels class of 2020 will be the 28th class of this program, which boasts an Alumni Association of more than 650 members.

Leadership New Braunfels class of 2020:

Don Austin – Don Austin CPA, PLLC
Justin Ball – Heritage Society of New Braunfels
Rachel Behnke – New Braunfels ISD
Todd Blackmon – Pape–Dawson Engineers
Spencer Brandt – Bluebonnet Motors
Drew Cain – Joeris General Contractors
Juan–Carlos Campos – Carlos Campos MD PA
Tommy Carden – Travelers Insurance Company
Erica Clarke – Gtr. New Braunfels Chamber of Commerce
Dustyn Cox – SpawGlass Contractors, Inc.
Leigh Fetters – Miller & Miller Insurance
Shaun Gibson – NCG Commercial Real Estate
Sarah Haag – Schlitterbahn
Max Harford – ASA Properties
Jacob Huereca – Connections Individual and Family Services
Ryan Kelso – New Braunfels Utilities
Cassandra Kraft – The Allen Farmhaus
Lark Mason III – Lark Mason Associates
Stacy Morris – Seidel Construction LLC
Heather Orsak – New Braunfels Jaycees
Clark Pantel – Edward Jones Investments
Daniel Rivas – McKenna
Mike Rowland – Moody Bank
Bennett Sieczkowski – Valeo Chiropractic, PLLC
Sandra Stolte – JP Kesselring Agency, Farmers Insurance
Jolene Sutton – Self Employed
Liza Villarreal – Resolute Health Hospital
Reyes Villarreal – City of New Braunfels
Jason Vreeland – Trihydro Corporation
Ted Zimmerhanzel – Guido Construction Company

Objectives of the Leadership New Braunfels program are:

  • Identify and bring together men and women of New Braunfels who seek the opportunity to expand their involvement in community affairs and are willing to assume leadership positions.
  • Enhance the participant’s knowledge of and commitment to New Braunfels to make their involvement in community affairs more effective.
  • Develop and form relationships that will benefit their professional and volunteer careers.
  • Stimulate a common understanding among the social and economic groups within the community of the forces and trends affecting the development of the community to enhance the ability of these groups to work together for the advancement of New Braunfels.
  • Promote active involvement by the participants in a wide range of civic and community affairs.
  • Facilitate the exchange of viewpoints and varied experiences among all the participants in the programs, thereby expanding communication among the most active and involved members of the community.

Tuition
Tuition is payable by the individual, employer or sponsoring organization. Tuition covers meals, overnight accommodations, supplemental transportation and course materials. Tuition is $800. Scholarships may be available.

Attendance
This type of program requires a serious time commitment from the participants. The class meets once a month for a full business day from October to May. Attendance at the community leaders reception, the overnight retreat and graduation ceremony is mandatory.

Applicant Selection
Participants are chosen by the Selection Committee based on the information submitted in the application. The class size is limited. Applications go live online in late May and are due in late July to begin the selection process.  If you would like to be notified when the applications go live, please contact laurie@innewbraunfels.com with your email address.