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Congratulations to the Leadership Northwest Missouri Class of 2019! Selected to participate are 30 individuals from 13 counties in our region:

Name Company/Organization Work County Home County
Jackie Cochenour Northwest Missouri State University Nodaway Nodaway
Cameron Corbet Northwest Health Services Buchanan Buchanan
Rachel Davidson Carroll County Memorial Hospital Carroll Carroll
Annette Deering University of Missouri Extension Holt Nodaway
Megan Deppen US Bank Buchanan Platte
Adam Downing Northwest Medical Center Gentry Worth
Jordan Eiberger Great Western Bank Gentry Gentry
Devin Frazier Carroll County Assessor Carroll Carroll
Lisa Geiser North Central Missouri College Grundy Livingston
Stephen Goss Mosaic Life Care Buchanan Andrew
Derrick Gott MoDOT Livingston Grundy
Charlotte Green Mosaic Life Care – Albany Gentry Worth
Samantha Grist Community Hospital Fairfax Atchison Holt
Chip Holman City of Gower Clinton Clinton
Pam Holman Community Blood Center Buchanan Clinton
Rachel Hunt CliftonLarsonAllen (CLA) Buchanan Carroll
Anthony Ishmael St. Luke’s Health System Livingston Livingston
Jenna Johnson Green Hills Women’s Shelter Grundy Grundy
Debbie Klommhaus Northwest Medical Center Gentry Ringgold, IA
Gina Lucas University of Missouri Extension Andrew DeKalb
Ashley Mayall Community Hospital Fairfax Atchison Nemaha, NE
Sarah Meierhoffer Commerce Trust Company Buchanan Buchanan
Steven Meyer Apex Systems Johnson, KS Daviess
Megan Miller City of Albany Gentry Gentry
Jake Oser Tara Industries, LLC and Jake’s Bait, LLC Carroll Livingston
Skye Pournazari The Maryville Forum Nodaway Buchanan
Robert Smith Fairfield Inn and Suites, Chillicothe Livingston Livingston
Alex Spencer Cameron Ambulance District Clinton Clinton
Susan Stull North Central Missouri College Grundy Livingston
Adam Watson MoDOT Northwest District Buchanan Buchanan

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Participants From 2018 Share Their Thoughts:

“I had heard that the program was a great opportunity to network and build leadership skills but that doesn’t come close to describing the experience that I had building such strong, lasting friendships with a wonderful group of leaders and learning so in-depth about myself as a leader and a person.  Truly an amazing experience!”
Austin Hibler, Hamilton/Caldwell County

“Leadership Northwest Missouri was better than I could have ever imagined.  The time spent making connections with other leaders from the area and finding ways to improve myself were priceless.”
Ashley Bugbee, Bethany/Harrison County

“The experience was better than I ever could have imagined. Not only did we learn how to become a more effective leader, we learned more about our leading style and made some great friends along the way. Going forward, I have more confidence in my ability to lead due to this program.”
Coby Keyes, Savannah/Andrew County

“I am a better facilitator and understand how to manage individuals better. I am a better coach to help other managers through difficult situations. I am more comfortable stepping out of my comfort zone and trying new things.”
Kari Corbin, Hamilton/Caldwell County

“LNWMO was a great opportunity to stretch and grow as a leader. The networking and friendship building with the region’s leaders, including Deb Powers and Dr. Tim Crowley, made every session a day that I looked forward to. Wish I had this opportunity years ago. Thanks LNWMO!”
Nathan Jones, Cameron/Clinton County

“My experience far exceeded my expectations.  I learned more about myself and developed approaches to leading that I had not thought about prior to the course.  I am very grateful for the support and network that was developed during those months together and really look forward to continuing to work with the program.”
Laura McFadden, Liberty/Clay County

“I joined this leadership program at the recommendation of several of my friends. I knew that I would learn and grow, but I did not expect to gain a group of lifelong friends or to learn so much about myself as both an individual and as a leader. It has been a phenomenal experience!”
Jessica Trussell, Chillicothe/Livingston County

“I applied for Leadership NW two weeks after starting a new job.  Thankfully I was accepted and the timing was perfect.  Having been in a different career for 17 years prior, Leadership NW strengthened my skills, resolve and courage to continue down a new career path.  All the amazing people I met along the way was an extra bonus.”
Alicia Endicott, Gallatin/Daviess County 

2019 Class Session Dates/Locations…

January 23 and 24: Conception Abbey – Opening Retreat

February 21: Liberty, Liberty Hospital Education Center

March 21: Brookfield, Linn County Ambulance District Training Room

April 18: Fairfax, MDT Woodworks

May 16: Osborn, Windy Wine Company

June 13: Maryville, MOERA

June 27: Bethany, BTC Bank – Class Project Retreat

July 18: St. Joseph, Benton Club – Graduation


Leadership Northwest Missouri will:

  • Provide high quality training to enhance leadership skills
  • Give you the opportunity for in-depth discussions regarding issues facing our region
  • Enhance your ability to look at issues/opportunities in a regional context
  • Identify avenues for active participation at the local and regional level
  • Create a network of regional contacts
  • Provide opportunities to participate in regional class projects
  • Grant Professional Development Hours (57) at no additional cost

Criteria for Selection


Participants will be selected based on their desire to become a more effective leader in the region. Leadership Northwest Missouri recognizes the strength of diversity and will strive for a diverse class composition. Our region is defined as the following 19 counties: Andrew, Atchison, Buchanan, Caldwell, Carroll, Clay, Clinton, Daviess, DeKalb, Gentry, Grundy, Harrison, Holt, Linn, Livingston, Mercer, Nodaway, Sullivan and Worth. Each county will be guaranteed one class spot. (If a qualified application is not received from a county, the unused space will be available to anyone within the region.) Applicants will be selected based on the county in which they reside or work. The Selection Committee reserves the right to review and select applicants from outside the defined region.

Time Commitment and Class Meeting Dates

Classes will meet monthly beginning with a two-day opening retreat on January 23rd and 24th.  They will continue at locations throughout the region on February 21st, March 21st, April 18th, May 16th, June 13th and June 27th.  Graduation will be the evening of July 18th.

Classes begin at 9 a.m. and adjourn by 4 p.m.  There will be required evening activities on January 23rd.

Vision Statement

We envision thriving communities and dynamic leaders.

Mission Statement

We build, strengthen, and inspire leaders through training and networking experiences.