Current Class & Alumni
More than 300 diverse individuals have graduated from the Leadership Whitley County program each year since 2001. These leaders and companies have made a tremendous impact on our community, and continue to lead by example and serve our community.
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Meet LWC Class 17 (2017-2018)
(Not in order by photo) Thomas Beck, James Beer, Emma Bulmahn, Beverly Flanagan, Chad Graves, Tamela Hamilton, Michelle Hecht, Lindsey Horvath, Machele Howard, Beth Igney, Kay Landwehr, Maren Lehman, Khelli Leitch, Kylee Longenbaugh, Roderick Perry, Rachel Saggars, Jordan Schinbeckler, Kimberly Slucher, Natalie Spain, Jacie Stahl, Jennifer Stephenson, Sheena Stewart, Rodney Strack, Stephanie Walpole.
Thank you to our generous sponsors for Class 17:
Companies and organizations who have participated in the LWC program:
80/20, Advanced Assembly, AgPlus, AllStar Communications, Beds and Britches, Etc. (BABE), Bloom, Gates, Sigler and Whiteleather, Bowen Center, Britton Marketing & Design, C & A Tool, City of Columbia City, Columbia City Area Chamber of Commerce, Columbia City Parks Department, Columbia City Police Department, Columbia City United Methodist Church, Community Foundation of Whitley County, Cornerstone Vision Counseling, Crossroads Bank, East Wayne Street Center, Eberhard Lutheran Church, Edward Jones, Embarq, Family Care Center of Fort Wayne, Farmers and Merchants Bank, Fort Wayne Metals, Great Batch Medical, Greater Fort Wayne Inc., Habitat for Humanity,Huntington University, INDOT, J & J Insurance, J & K Communications, JuneStar Corp., Lighthouse Interfaith Mission, MAHLE Clevite, Inc, Martin-Riley Architects, Micropulse, Miller’s Merry Manor, NIPSCO, Northeastern REMC, Old National Insurance, Orizon Real Estate, Parkview Health System, Passages, Pathfinder Services, Peabody Public Library, PNC Bank, Purdue Extension of Whitley County, Quality Inspection and Gage, Reelcraft, S & W Electric, Schrader Real Estate and Auction, Sleep Center of Fort Wayne, Smith-Green Community Schools, South Whitley Library, STAR Insurance, STAR Financial Bank, Steel Dynamics, Inc., Three Rivers Federal Credit Union, TK Ladd Architecture, The Center, The Oaks/OakPointe, The Post and Mail, Trier Ford Chrysler, Town of South Whitley, Undersea Sensor Systems, United Way of Whitley County, USDA Rural Development, Wabash Electric, Warner Electric, Whitko School Corporation, Whitley County Consolidated Schools, Whitley County Council/Commissioners,Whitley County Council on Aging, Whitley County Economic Development Corporation, Whitley County Extension Homemakers, Whitley County Emergency Management,Whitley County Historical Museum, Whitley County Humane Society, Whitley County Literacy Council, Whitley County Sheriff’s Department, Whitley County Solid Waste, Youth For Christ.