The Alumni Association announced members of the ASU Leadership Institute’s inaugural class. After a competitive selection process, the ASU Leadership Institute chose the members of its first class of 21 participants from a variety of industries including aviation, banking, construction management, government and the nonprofit sector.
“We’ve launched this program to develop the next generation of leaders invested in impacting their communities and ASU,” said ASU Alumni Association President & CEO Christine K. Wilkinson. “This diverse group of individuals have demonstrated a strong commitment to leadership, civic engagement, and making a difference.”
The ASU Leadership Institute immerses participants in the culture and assets essential to ASU’s future and equips them with critical leadership skills through the nine-month program. The ASU Innovation Days will feature leadership experts in many fields including business, nonprofit management, media, health and military service.
The members of ASU Leadership Institute Class 1 are:
Bridget Arenson – Sun Devil Club
Lisa Bayne – Bumble Bee Air Conditioning
Joe Bertoletti – City of Surprise
John Bevell – gigapult
Denice Diab – EdPlus Online
Morgan Dick – Arizona Advocacy Network
Jean Etchamendy – Wells Fargo Bank N.A.
Eden Higgins – Duffy Group, Inc.
Valerie Keim – ASU
Brian Lee – Landings Credit Union
Michelle Loposky – ASU
Matt Lovelady – Salt River Project
David Lucier – AZ Veterans & Military Leadership Alliance
Natalie McDonald – Dircks Moving & Logistics
Desirae Outcalt – Pacific Premier Bank
Taylor Pineda – Chicanos Por La Causa
Mike Pooley – Tempe Police Department
Lou Silverman – Silverman Law Offices
Lona Teague – Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce
Andrew Vandertoorn – Delta Air Lines
Andrew Wegner – Sundt Construction
To learn more about the members of Class 1 and apply for Class 2 of the ASU Leadership Institute and, visit alumni.asu.edu/engage/leadership-institute.