Bangor Region Leadership Institute Announces the Class of 2019

Amanda Burke, Mortgage Network, Inc.; Jeffrey Pangburn, TD Bank; Jennifer Laferte-Carlson, Bangor Region YMCA; Catherine Myatt, Boys & Girls Club of Bangor; Matthew Dexter, Christine B. Foundation; Brett Speed, MAINE SAVINGS; Emily Tilton, Central Maine Auction Center; Hailey Wilkins, Machias Savings Bank; Carrie Bishop, Camden National Bank; Nick Mamula, Husson University; Jen Ireland, Emera Maine; Cassie Tenan, Bangor Savings Bank; Michael Bunker, Lucky Clover Hospitality TA; Michelle Austin, Emera Maine; Jennifer King, City of Bangor, Maine – City Hall; Mikele Reynolds, Pathways Maine; Craig Wyatt, EMHS (Eastern Maine Healthcare Systems); Jacob Baker, Bangor Savings Bank; Shawn Sutherland, MAINE SAVINGS; Miranda Bouchard, Maine Discovery Museum; David Melanson, Somic America Inc; Alexander Small, NEWS CENTER Maine; Natasha Pomeroy, Cumberland Title Services; Julie Plummer, HW Staffing Solutions

BRLI is designed to give potential and emerging leaders the skills, knowledge and on-going support they need to succeed in the greater Bangor community. Classes begin in the fall of each year and run through spring in nine separate, day-long sessions. Each session takes place at a different location within the Bangor Region based on the day’s theme. Themes include education, healthcare, energy, transportation and more. BRLI curriculum includes a dynamic array of presenters chosen based on expertise, leadership capacity, community commitment, and communication skills.

Throughout the class year, each BRLI class works closely with a local nonprofit to further develop the leadership skills fundamental to the BRLI experience. Prior year’s nonprofit partners have included Bangor Area Homeless Shelter, Penobscot Theatre Company, Ronald McDonald House of Bangor and, most recently, Unlimited Solutions Clubhouse. The Class of 2018 nonprofit partner will be announced in September.

Thursday, October 11th marks the first BRLI class day for the Class of 2019, followed by the Annual Alumni Breakfast held the next morning at 7:30am at Hollywood Casino. This is a great opportunity for alumni to catch up, meet the incoming class, and give them a warm welcome into the program. Those interested in attending should visit brliexperience.org/events for tickets.

BRLI is a program of the Bangor Region Chamber of Commerce. For more information, please contact the Chamber at 207-947-0307.

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