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New Leaders Council

2017 NLC Tampa Bay Board Announcement

NLC Tampa Bay

Tampa Bay, FL – The Tampa Bay Chapter of New Leaders Council announced James Chan and Jamie Klapholz as the chapter’s co-directors for the 2017-2018 program year. The organization also announced the following key leadership and chair positions:


James Chan and Jamie Klapholz

Recruitment Chairs

Faithe Estes and Maj Vasigh

Engagement Chairs

Cesar Hernandez and Tammy Charles

Curriculum Chairs

Amina Spahic and Jessie Schneider

Alumni Chairs

Ralph Reid and Ericka Leigh

Finance Chairs

Alan Borden and Lisa Thelwell

Communications Chairs

Stephanie Garza, Maj Vasigh, and Lisa Thelwell

Mentorship Chairs

Ali Ishaq and Ryan Mitchell

Volunteer Chairs

Trenae Gayle and Jasmine Mattear


NLC Tampa Bay is in its fourth year of operations as a premier leadership development program for young, progressive, and civic-minded leaders. The board represents emerging leaders that come from various sectors in the Tampa Bay region, including legal, non-profit, education, public policy, local government, technology, and business. The co-directors and board have begun the process of recruiting for the next class of NLC Fellows that will begin in January 2018. Deadline for applications is October 1, 2017. Applications can be submitted here.


About New Leaders Council

New Leaders Council is a 501(c)(3) non-profit leadership development organization whose mission is to recruit, train and promote the next generation of progressive leaders. NLC operates a one weekend a month, five month training institute which focuses on training these next leaders in entrepreneurship, fundraising/finance, communications/new technology, political/business/non-profit management, and policy issues (local and national). NLC operates the institute in 48 communities nationwide with nearly 5,000 alumni that have come through its ranks since 2006. Many of our alumni have gone on to run for public office, start innovative businesses, and run non-profits.



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