Callaway Chamber of Commerce held a commencement ceremony Thursday at the Brick District Playhouse for the class of 2022 Leadership Callaway students.
Tamara Tateosian, executive director at Callaway Chamber of Commerce, helped recognize graduates.
“My hope for this class is that they will take what they have learned and go do great things in Callaway County,” Tateosian said.
Leadership Callaway is a premier leadership training program of the Callaway Chamber of Commerce. The annual program consists of future community leaders and provides participants the opportunity to gain leadership skills and engage in team building and personal growth activities.
The program aims to develop and strengthen up-and-coming leaders in the community through classes centered around personal development, tours, group building activities, hands-on experience and one-on-one interaction with community leaders.
Those selected are required to fully participate in program activities, including an orientation, monthly classes, community project and commencement.
The guest speaker during the ceremony was Janae Danuser, of Danuser Machine Co.
“I am excited to see you grow and continue what you learned,” Danuser said.
Leadership Callaway has a class size limited to 15 participants. To be selected, criteria is based on demonstrated leadership or potential leadership ability along with commitment to community.
There were 10 graduates honored during the commencement.
Among graduates were Kegan Brown, of Flat Branch Home Loans, Rebecca Brietzke, of Missouri Department of Transportation, Rachel Anderson, of City of Holts Summit, Adrienne Lindsey, of Missouri Department of Social Services, Andrew Kleindienst, of Callaway Electric Cooperative, Jacob Lauer, of Koelling Family Chiropractic, Harrison Backer, of Wise Bros. Inc., Samantha Shults, Callaway Electric Cooperative/Callabyte Technology, Jessica Parker, of Callaway Bank, and Chelsea Lopez, of Callaway County Public Adminstrator Office.