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Leadership Jacksonville hosts annual New Leadership Summit

May 25th, 2012 · Leave a Comment

Leadership Jacksonville, an organization that develops youth and adult leaders in Northeast Florida, welcomed 18 participants to its 2012 New Leadership Summit event. The two-day program was held at the Ritz-Carlton in Amelia Island. Attendees were CEOs and other executives who are new or relatively new to Northeast Florida.

The program aimed to inform participants of Jacksonville’s assets and potential, highlighting key issues of community importance and facilitating relationships between the participants. During the two-day summit, participants had the opportunity to meet and develop relationships with a variety of community leaders as well as with their fellow class members.

The event included presentations by Matt Rapp, executive director of THE PLAYERS Championship, who spoke to participants about the unique aspects of the sports and leisure industry as well as former Jacksonville Mayor and current University of North Florida President John Delaney, who gave a talk on the political context of the city. The summit included a talk by Mayor Alvin Brown, who spoke about his vision for the community. Also featured on the program were Sheriff John Rutherford, Judge Brian Davis, Ed Pratt-Dannals, Deborah Heald and Dr. Kerry Romesburg.

Leadership Jacksonville annually offers The New Leadership Summit as a unique opportunity in Northeast Florida targeted to CEOs and senior level executives who are new or relatively new to the community. Participants learn about the region’s assets, issues, institutions and leadership from some of the key corporate, civic, social and educational leaders. Group size is limited to 20 to allow for meaningful interaction. Participation is by invitation only. To learn more about Leadership Jacksonville and its programs, visit www.leadershipjax.org or call (904) 396-6263.

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