Leadership New Braunfels


LNB LogoLeadership 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 2022 will be the 30th class of this program, which boasts an Alumni Association of more than 700 members.

 Leadership New Braunfels Class of 2022 held their graduation ceremony on May 10th, 2022 at the Chandelier of Gruene

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Leadership New Braunfels class of 2022:

Zoel Allen - Christus Santa Rosa- San Marcos (Victoria Emergency Associates)
Robert Anderson - RecoveryWerks!
Jonathan Bradley - SpawGlass
April Briggs - Evidence In Motion
Bill Burrell - Property Professionals, Inc.
Taylor Chafin - AK Fuquay Construction
Hank Crippen - HMT Engineering and Surveying
Paul Dean - Fastest Labs of New Braunfels
Nickie Drummond - Hope Hospice
Megan Dupree - Connections Individual and Family Services
Hayden Fowlkes - Pape-Dawson Engineers, Inc.
Jaci Gonzales - SJRC Texas
David Hubbard - New Braunfels Utilities
Kristin Jeffers - J&R Gymnastics
Kathryn Lacy - Lovorn & Ogle PLLC
Teresa Linnartz - New Braunfels Chamber of Commerce
Madelyne Mann - San Marcos Gentle Dental
Andrew Noonan - Gruene Road Pharmacy
Chelsea Ormond - Comal ISD
Nate Raschke - Sather Financial Group
Glenn Roblin - Woolsey Design-Build
Ashley Rossbach - Keller Williams Heritage
Cindy Showalter - The AMMO Group
Cade Smith - New Braunfels ISD
Lawrence Spradley - City of New Braunfels
Paul Villagran - Texas State University
Jared Werner - City of Braunfels
Rhiannon Williams - GVEC
Jenny Wilson - 1845 Creative

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 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.

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 for LNB Class of 2023 go live online June 6, 2022 and are due in July 15, 2022 to begin the selection process.