Chambers names first class of Generation Next

The Quad Cities Chamber of Commerce recently announced its first class in the Generation Next program. CREDIT QUAD CITIES CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

The Quad Cities Chamber of Commerce recently announced its first class in its Generation Next program.

Generation Next is a new QC Chamber initiative that brings together mid-career professionals to prepare them for careers as community leaders.

“The individuals selected for the first cohort possess a unique combination of skills and experiences that make them prime candidates to be future community leaders. These cohort members are already active in business, government and nonprofit organizations,” according to information from the QC Chamber.

The first members will meet once a month for four months and will attend workshops, panel discussions, networking opportunities and more. They are designed to prepare them for community service as board and committee members. Through these programs, they will gain expertise in community engagement, become more connected to the Quad Cities community and gain insight into how to run for elected office and be an informed voter.

The first class of the Quad Cities Chamber’s Generation Next includes:

  • Alex Adler, Honkamp
  • Ashley Allen, City of Moline
  • Brianna Aust, McCarthy-Bush Corporation
  • Ragan Baker, Eastern Iowa Community Colleges
  • Tyler Bindrum, CS Technologies, Inc.
  • Maya Chavez, WQAD News 8
  • Emily Codling, Quad Cities Chamber
  • Brietta Collier, Quad Cities Chamber
  • Lukas Dewitt, Estes Construction
  • Rochelle Dougall, Family Resources
  • Lisa Gerhardt, Palmer College of Chiropractic
  • Drew Grace, IH Mississippi Valley Credit Union
  • Melissa Gravery, WQPT-PBS
  • Nikki Gullion, Eastern Iowa Community Colleges
  • Justin Hoerner, Bruce Builders
  • Allison Hughes, Vibrant Credit Union
  • Victoria Inman, SAL Community Services
  • Lauren Ivey-Muniz, CGI Federal
  • Amos Johnson Jr., Just AIM
  • Brooke Keck, Express Employment Professionals
  • Johnna Kerres, Eastern Iowa Community Colleges
  • Jordan Kirkbride, Wastyn & Associates
  • Zachary Kinrade, CBI Bank & Trust
  • Alyssa Kooi, MSP Tax and Accounting
  • Lauren Kress, Novelis
  • Ashley Lacey, City of Eldridge
  • Yuliana Marcelano Lopez, student
  • Jamie Olson, IH Mississippi Valley Credit Union
  • Mollie Owens, Rouse Consulting Group
  • Rachel Pitchford, Life Advisors, LLC
  • Andy Rodriguez, RE/MAX Concepts
  • Kate Rothenberger, Toporowski, Clark & Romans Financial Group
  • Lindsey Row, St. Ambrose University
  • Edwin Salazar, YWCA of the Quad Cities
  • Abigail Taets, Empeople Credit Union
  • Megan Tarasi, St. Ambrose University
  • Jennie White, Quad Cities Community Foundation

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