Leadership Atmore Class of 2009 ready for camp

Published 7:32 pm Tuesday, September 16, 2008

By By MaryClaire Foster
The Leadership Atmore Class of 2009 was recently selected and will begin its program Thursday with a trip to the Camp Beckwith high ropes course.
Each member of the group also took a Myers-Briggs personality test last week. Manning said that members take this test to learn more about themselves and to better their relationships.
Current class member Andrea Lassiter said she joined Leadership Atmore to further inform herself about her hometown, “I wanted to learn more about our community and have better team building and leadership skills to help me in my job,” she said.
Leadership Atmore was begun in 1993 to unite members of the community. The class will meet once a month for eight months to learn about different aspects of the community. Each class will focus on different topics such as culture, business, history and government.
There are nineteen people in this year’s class. They are: Gil Bonner, vice president of operations for Huddle House; Stephanie Buitron, buyer for Alto Products Corp.; Gregory M. Cole, sales consultant for Chuck Stevens Chevrolet; Judd Coley, manager for Coley Air Conditioning; Larry Grant, supervisor for Escofab, Inc.; Andrea R. Lassiter, personal banker for First National Bank &Trust; Gary Mast, economy shop director for the We Care Program; William (Matt) Martin, procurement officer for CIE; Suzanne McGill, clinical director of nursing for Atmore Community Hospital; Jamel Moore, industrial engineer technician for Masland Carpets, Inc.; Chandler Myers, sports editor for The Atmore Advance; Keesha O’Barr, tribal court administrator for the Poarch Band of Creek Indians; Cyndi D. Stacey, accounting specialist III for United Bank; Angela W. Stewart, branch specialist for United Bank; Dennis Tyree, sales supervisor for Pepsi Cola Bottling Co.; Sheryl Vickery, executive director for the Atmore Area Chamber of Commerce; Christopher E. Walker, business manager for Jim Johnson Ford Inc.; Melissa M. Ward, loan processor for FNB&T and Conrad Weber, leadership catalyst for Grace Fellowship.
Members will depart Atmore at 6:30 am Thursday morning for Weeks Bay in south Baldwin County. They will participate in numerous team-building exercises that morning before taking to the ropes course after lunch. Following a night at Camp Beckwith, including a cookout, members will learn the results of their Myers-Briggs personality test Friday morning. They will head home that afternoon following lunch in Malbis.

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