QC Chamber announces second Leadership QC cohort

Quad Citians enrolled in the 2023 Leadership QC cohort are: Kristen Doonan, Beth Takemoto, Janessa Calderon, Riane Leib, Alexi Licata, Randall Goblirsch, Megan Gibbs, Kendra Schaapveld, Quad Cities Chamber CEO LaDrina Wilson, Charla Hollowell, Kaye Whitley, Abbie Bruns, Tharlyn Fox, Tilford Flowers, Nick Armstrong and Jason Gustafson (behind Ms. Wilson). CREDIT QUAD CITIES CHAMBER

The Quad Cities Chamber announced that its second cohort of Leadership QC is made up of 16 business and community leaders from across the region. 

Leadership QC is a program for experienced community leaders and innovative thinkers who want to enhance their leadership skills. They will meet for a full-day once a month for nine months.

“The purpose of Leadership QC is to create a space for community-minded individuals to come together to learn about corporate social responsibility and to harness their existing leadership toward common goals in our community,” LaDrina Wilson, CEO of the Quad Cities Chamber, said in a news release. “The goal is that people learn a little bit about themselves, but also get  connected to what it truly means to be a regional thinker and a regional leader.”

Those enrolled in the second Leadership QC cohort are:

  • Nicholas Armstrong, Dohrn Transfer Company.
  • Abbie Bruns, Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Mississippi Valley.
  • Janessa Calderon, Greater Hispanic Chamber of the Quad Cities.
  • Kristen Doonan, IH Mississippi Valley Credit Union.
  • Tilford Flowers, John Deere.
  • Tharlyn Fox, John Deere.
  • Megan Gibbs, Dohrn Transfer Company.
  • Randall Goblirsch, St. Ambrose University.
  • Jason Gustafson, John Deere.
  • Charla Hollowell, Vera French Community Mental Health Center.
  • Riane Leib, Huiskamp Collins Investments, LLC.
  • Nevada Lemke, City of Silvis.
  • Alexi Licata, John Deere.
  • Kendra Schaapveld, Equus Workforce Solutions.
  • Beth Takemoto, John Deere Davenport Works.
  • Kaye Whitley, City of Moline.

The nine-month program, launched in 2022, enhances leadership skills and focuses on corporate social responsibility, providing a blueprint for how the members can work collaboratively to address social issues facing our community, and therefore, its businesses. 

Leadership QC is facilitated by Ms. Wilson’s Quad Cities firm, Iman Consulting, in partnership with the chamber.

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