Leadership – Douglas County, Colorado


2021-2022 Application Available Now!



Leadership Douglas County (LDC) is a program for established and emerging leaders who live or work in Douglas County and want to take a deep dive into local issues, network with top leaders in the region and enhance their opportunities for civic engagement.

At Leadership Douglas County, we are creating a strong community through our program for all leaders from all backgrounds — civic, business, service, religious and non-profit. LDC provides the opportunity for diverse participants to broaden their knowledge of the community and learn from each other, while enhancing their leadership skills.

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The program creates an expectation of servant leadership and builds in real opportunities

to teach knowledge and skills through a monthly, day-long program, held on the first Wednesday of each month, October through June at locations throughout the county.



Each month explores a different regional topic and includes a leadership development segment; each cohort also chooses a significant and meaningful service project. Upon graduation, participants become the planning committee for the upcoming year’s class, putting to use their own program experience, as they complete their second year of participation as alumni in the LDC program.


Class of 2021

Scott Ashburn – White Construction Group
Tiffany Brown – Motto Mortgage Summit
Ron Hanavan – Douglas County Sheriff’s Office
Lee Johnston – Esri
Jennifer Kiser – Lone Tree Arts Center/City of Lone Tree
Ivy Lawson – Wind Crest/Erickson Living
Jennifer Perry – Marketability
Katie Pierce – 3 Pillars Law, PLLC
Laura Skirde – Douglas County Clerk & Recorder
Ashley Sommers – The Foundation for Douglas County Schools
Sam Tenney – Fidelis Wealth Advisors
Erin White – Manna Connect
Rick Young – Castle Rock Fire and Rescue Department

Programming Committee

Tommy Barrella – Douglas County Sheriff’s Office
Lori Bronner – Douglas County Sheriff’s Office
Melanie Calhoun – Keller Williams Action Realty
Richard Dixon – US Army
Doug Dreier – JHL Constructors, Inc.
Katie Fortna – Clarus Wealth at Plum Creek
Brandi Gonzales – Colorado State University
Austin Good- City of Lone Tree
Brian Jordan – AT&T
Hillary Klemme – Sky Ridge Medical Center
Ivan Malbasa – Wind Crest
John McCorckle – GE Johnson
Kevin McHugh – Footprint Floors, LLC
Christopher Meek – Adolfson & Peterson Construction
Kayce O’Brien – Arapahoe Community College
Joni Rocco – Artistic Floors by Design
Bonnie Schwam – Keller Williams Realty – DTC
Karen Shirley – Holmes Shirley Law
Erin Stahl – Castle Rock Police Department
Darien Wilson – Volare Systems
Angie Wurm – Granelli’s Pizza