Leadership Midland

What is Leadership Midland?

The future of any community is directly related to the talent, dedication and resourcefulness of the people in that community. Leadership Midland is a community leadership training program that provides exposure and insight to those who will occupy leadership positions within our community. Click here to download the 2020 brochure.

What are the Opportunities?

  • Develop and enhance leadership skills
  • Inform leaders about the opportunities and challenges facing our community
  • Inspire leaders to encourage solutions and collaborations to make Midland County a better place to work and live;
  • Provide a dynamic network of individuals to strengthen personal and organizational influence.

What are the Benefits?

  • A better sense of personal leadership potential and enhanced leadership skills
  • Leaders with a broader understanding of community issues who are prepared to keep their organizations engaged
  • A diverse, growing network of alumni and resources

2020 Leadership Midland Suspended

Due to many circumstances, Leadership Midland has been suspended for 2020. The main sticking point has been the social distancing requirements currently in place, which would make implementing the program nearly impossible. Significantly altering the program to allow for social distancing will greatly diminish the networking and relationship-building opportunities that the program offers. The value of that networking cannot be overstated and is part of the entire “Leadership Midland experience.” ‘

This, in addition to the recent flooding our community, experienced led us to this cancellation. We are saddened but we know it is the right decision. We will also roll over the applications already in hand, to next year (program dates TBD). Applicants will have the opportunity to update their application if they would like.


Joel Beeck ’04, Huntington Bank

Kristi Kaye ’14, Midland Hypnotherapy

Jenni Bush ’16, SPACE Inc.
Daniel Buzzell ’17, Ace Hardware & Sports, Inc.
Scott Dondineau ’18, Garber Chevrolet
Erick Forshee ’07, Fisher Sand & Gravel
Julie Foster ’19, AMPM
Dave Gray ’05, Express Mart Food Stores, LLC
Caleb Guthrie ’15, Custom Crate
Kevin Heye ’08, Greater Midland Community Center
Millie Jezior ’09, MidMichigan Health
Jerry Ladwig ’09, 75th District Court
Vaughn Lakatos ’19, Trinseo
Kristy LeVasseur ’08, J. Ranck Electric
Scott MacNellis ’14, LaLonde’s Foods
Dennis Pilaske ’02, Chippewa Nature Center
Bob Rider ’99, Rider Type & Design
Madhu Rishi ’03, Physical Therapy & Rehab Specialists
Bridget Sadenwater ’07, ABC—Greater Michigan Chapter
Melissa Snelling ’09, Midland County Central Dispatch Authority
Mike Sullivan ’14, Northwood University
Adam Thiel ’19, Edward Jones – Adam Thiel
Dan Tuma ’17, Dan Tuma Media, LLC
Kim White ’18, Lifestyle Garment Care

Diane Middleton ’10, Midland Business Alliance

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