ALP Announces 2024 Board

The Association of Leadership Programs is pleased to announce its 2024 Board of Directors.

The 16-person board, including four new directors, was elected through a nomination process at the conclusion of 2023. The 2024 Board of Directors is led by Cheri Gengler, Vice President of Talent and Workforce at the Minneapolis Regional Chamber.

The full slate of ALP’s 2024 Board of Directors is as follows (complete bios are available here):
  • Cheri Gengler, Chair – Vice President of Talent & Workforce, Minneapolis Regional Chamber | Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Andre Santiago, Chair-Elect - Vice President & Chief Program Officer, Leadership Greater Hartford | Hartford, Connecticut
  • Nicole Morristell, Treasurer - Executive Director, Leadership Lackawanna | Scranton, Pennsylvania
  • Hollie Tometich, Secretary - Executive Director, Ottumwa Leadership Academy | Ottumwa, Iowa
  • David Sachs, Immediate Past Chair - Executive Director, The Leadership | Baltimore, Maryland
  • Reggie Crenshaw, Director - President & CEO, Leadership Memphis | Memphis, Tennessee*
  • Alfred Degrafinreid II, Director - President & CEO, Leadership Tennessee | Nashville, Tennessee*
  • Shannon Drake, Director - President & CEO, Leadership Greater Huntsville | Huntsville, Alabama
  • Myra Goodman Smith, Director - President & CEO, Leadership Metro Richmond | Richmond, Virginia*
  • Jessica Hendricks, CCLP, Director - Executive Director, Leadership Unlimited | Grand Island, Nebraska
  • Mark Hollander, Director - Executive Director, Vision St. Charles County Leadership | Greater St. Louis, Missouri 
  • Jan Kearce, Director - Senior Team Leader, Leadership & Workforce Development, Maine Development Foundation | Hallowell, Maine
  • Michelle McInnis, Director - Senior Vice President, Southwest Louisiana Economic Development Alliance | Lake Charles, Louisiana
  • Jaxon Riley, Director - Executive Director, Leadership Spokane | Spokane, Washington*
  • Lisa Winkelbauer, Director - Director, Leadership Orlando - Orlando Economic Partnership | Orlando, Florida
  • Lynn Wood, CCLP, Director - Director, Leadership Greater Madison | Madison, Wisconsin

*New to the ALP Board in 2024

About the Association of Leadership Programs
The Association of Leadership Programs serves nearly 300 community leadership programs across the United States and beyond. The association strives to enhance the well-being of all communities through the work of community leadership programs. Founded in 2010, the mission of ALP is to strengthen the effectiveness of leadership programs and professionals. Authentic and organic community leadership development requires taking a critical look at situations, opportunities, and challenges our communities face through the lens of the entire community and pursuing a course that enhances the well-being of all.

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