News and Notes


Posted by: Don Harkey on Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Our graduates do amazing things. Now the organization is looking for ways to maximize that energy and take it even further. 

My Strengths. My Community. My Social Capital. My Impact.

Posted by: Alina Lehnert on Sunday, February 21, 2016

Leadership Springfield is more than a program or fieldtrip—it’s an intentional community learning experience- Leadership Class 23 graduate, Alina Lehnert 

Communications and Technology Refelctions from Signature Class 31

Posted by: Unknown on Monday, February 1, 2016
Communications and Technology, this program day planning team really stepped up their game by incorporating technology and interaction throughout the day, with some takeaways that will help give Class 31 skills in managing communication and ...

Congratulations to our Leadership Springfield 40 under 40 honorees

Posted by: Jamie Fields on Wednesday, January 6, 2016

The Springfield Business Journal has announced the 2016 40 Under 40 recipients, and will celebrate this honor on March 24th at The Ramada Oasis & Convention Center at 5:30pm.

Reflections from Leadership Springfield Academy student, Ryan Burch

Posted by: Ryan Burch on Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Ryan Burch is a junior at Central High School and is one of the students in Leadership Springfield Academy Class 26.  Ryan shared his reflections from what he has gained from being involved in Leadership Springfield Academy so far & what it was like to be part of the planning for the Business Day program day. His eyes were opened up by the great number of large companies started right here in Springfield & the opportunities they provide for our region.

A special thank you to the Whitlock Company for sponsoring our Business Day.

Leadership Springfield’s Class 30 played Santa for senior citizens in the Ozarks over the holiday season.

Posted by: Dan Malochowski on Wednesday, December 23, 2015

The mission of Leadership Springfield is to Inspire, Develop & Connect.  Class 30 took this to a whole new level this holiday season while playing Santa to area senior citizens.  So proud of them  & hoping their kindness inspires others to make a difference in our community.

Meet the 2016 Chamber Chair: Debbie Shantz Hart

Posted by: Jamie Fields on Friday, December 11, 2015

Our next Leadership Springfield alumni event offers an opportunity to mingle with the incoming Chairman to the Chamber's Board of Directors, Debbie Shantz Hart, The Network and Leadership Springfield Alumni. 

As always, your alumni dues will cover the cost of this event, so mark your calendar!

Leadership Springfield Academy learns The Great Game of Business

Posted by: Christopher Replogle on Thursday, December 3, 2015
Area high school students received a lesson in an open business plan taught by the man who wrote the books. Springfield businessman Jack Stack laid out his rules for success with the Leadership Springfield Academy Class Wednesday, December 2 at the ...

Public Safety and Criminal Justice Day Reflection

Posted by: Bridget Lovelle on Tuesday, December 1, 2015
Many of our Leadership Springfield Signature classes over the years have experienced Public Safety and Criminal Justice program day, but not many got to do all the great things Class 31 got to earlier this month during their day. They got to shoot ...

Leadership Springfield -Reflections from an Academy Student

Posted by: Owen Arnall - Leadership Academy Class 3 on Friday, November 27, 2015
On November 4th, the youth of Leadership Springfield Academy partook in the Education and Lifelong Learning day. I was lucky enough to serve on the team that planned the day’s events, and the experience is one that I’ll always cherish. ...

Principals of Leadership, A Dream Come True-Dr. Lynne Miller

Posted by: Dr. Lynne Miller on Wednesday, November 25, 2015
Dr. Lynne Miller(pictured far right), Principal of Springfield’s Disney Elementary School, spoke to the members of Principals of Leadership Class 3 earlier this fall. She reflected on her experience in the program’s inaugural year and ...

How Your Investment in Leadership Springfield Makes A Difference

Posted by: Parker McKenna on Tuesday, June 30, 2015
It’s time once again to renew your alumni membership with Leadership Springfield. We hope you view this membership as an investment – in yourself, in the organization and in the Springfield community. That’s how we on the Board of ...

Leadership Springfield Is All About Relationships

Posted by: Mar'Ellen Felin on Wednesday, May 27, 2015
One of the many intangibles of being a Leadership Springfield Signature Class alumnus is the opportunity to build relationships across a wide cross-section of our community. I am a graduate of Class XIII (or 13 as they refer to it now) and more than ...

Leadership Springfield Looks Ahead

Posted by: Jeff Cumley-President on Wednesday, April 22, 2015
Recently about 30 people gathered at the Chamber for a day-long strategic planning session for Leadership Springfield. The board of directors regularly sets a plan for the year ahead at our retreat each summer, but this was the first time in several ...

Leadership Springfield alum
on ballot April 7

Posted by: Kim Everest on Wednesday, April 1, 2015
Election Day in Springfield is nearly here. Local voters face a number of important decisions next week on April 7, including choosing the next three members of the Springfield Public Schools Board of Education. Leadership Springfield alumni are ...

30th Anniversary Celebration

Posted by: Caitlin Kissee on Monday, March 2, 2015
Did you know 2014-2015 marks the 30th anniversary of the Leadership Springfield program? This means that for three decades now, area leaders have had the opportunity to be inspired, developed, and connected to become stronger leaders in this ...

Welcome to the new Leadership Springfield website!

Posted by: Mike Brothers on Monday, March 2, 2015
Welcome to the new Leadership Springfield website! We’re excited to have a greatly improved online space that truly reflects the high-quality programs Leadership Springfield offers. I’d like to take you through a quick list of things ...

Leadership Springfield names David Hall as 2016 Kenworthy Award recipient

Posted by: Mike Brothers on Monday, November 30, -1
Springfield Fire Chief David Hall was named the 2016 recipient of the O. Franklin Kenworthy Award for Outstanding Leadership June 14 at the annual alumni meeting of Leadership Springfield. Hall was recognized for his service on the Leadership ...

Meet ED Recap

Posted by: Site Administrator Login (BLUE) on Monday, November 30, -1
More than 50 alumni and new class members recently gathered at Ocean Zen to get to know a little more about Leadership Springfield's new executive director. Below are the top three takeaways from the 'Meet ED' event: Carrie’s Top 5 ...