Verde Valley Leadership welcomed Class V to their orientation retreat held at Jackpot Ranch in Camp Verde on Sept. 17 and Sept. 18. the 11 class members, representing a variety of businesses and industries in the Verde Valley, were led by Al and Jodie Filardo of the Filardo Group, in a two-day workshop focused on leadership.
Class V received hands-on instruction and training in leadership. They were given exercises and personal challenges to prepare them for their upcoming intensive year of training. As one class member stated, “The retreat was one of the most motivating events I have been to in a long time.”
Over the next year, the class members will participate in a program focused on current issues faced in the Verde Valley. Each month, a new issue is explored through discussions and presentations from experts on the topic.
The current Board of Directors of Verde Valley Leadership is excited that Class V includes a diverse group of individuals who sill bring creativity and enthusiasm to the program.
Verde Valley Leadership celebrated the graduation of its fourth class in the servant leadership training program Friday. The graduation celebration was hosted at the Page Springs ranch of Linda Goldenstein and Bill Lacy and recounted the past year’s leadership training of Class IV members and the public service achievements of the previous year’s graduates.
Class members included Susan Carroll, Carol Dexter, Greg Feltmann, Mandi Garfield, Elizabeth Gerstner, Heather Hermen, Rebecca Hernandez, Luke Sefton, Shannon Westcott, Kathy Wombacher, Ellen Yates.
GRADUATION – Janet Perry, President of VVL Board, presents Award to Luke Sefton
Verde Valley Leadership
2010 BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Luke Sefton, VP of SEC and Northern Chair of ESGR, welcomes Governor Jan Brewer with CW2 (RET) Lawrence (Butch) Wise, Executive Director of Arizona Office of ESGR and Al Shipley
Leadership program betters communities.
Luke Sefton, VP of SEC, participates in program believing in
working together to create an excellent environment
for the community as a whole.
by Ray Wrobley, CF, ACF, RF
Printed in: National Woodlands, Summer 2009
Luke Sefton, VP of SEC, standing with Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff
Luke Sefton (last on right), Vice President of SEC, Inc. stands with Admiral Mike Mullen, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, at Chairman’s Reception in Seal Beach California, March 5, 2010
VP Luke Sefton, PE, member of Class IV of the VVL program, participated in a Mid-year Skills Day focusing on building skills in support of community involvement.