Beatrice Area Chamber of Commerce & Tourism

Leadership Beatrice




Leadership Beatrice is a ten-session program of the Beatrice Area Chamber of Commerce, to identify, educate and develop a select group of Beatrice citizens for positions of community leadership. The class year runs from August-May. 


Mission Statement: A vehicle to develop and unite existing and aspiring community leadership in Beatrice and Gage County. 


If you have a desire to grow your leadership skills, learn about many different businesses and industries, and make new connections, then you should consider being a part of Leadership Beatrice. 


2019-2020 Leadership Beatrice Participants

Pictured above, left photo: Front Row, L to R: Katie Swift (Katie Swift -Shelter Insurance),  Sandy Grigg (NE Department of Labor), Kim Barnes (Edward Jones Investments), Tasha Hesman (Beatrice Community Hospital & Health Center) Second Row: Kayla Busboom (Exmark), Jessica Damrow (Neapco), Alex Fall (The Kensington), Amber Lovitt (Southeast Nebraska CASA),  Courtney Luedders (Deines Pharmacy) Third Row: Mike Mayfield (Exmark), Brandi Heard (Beatrice Community Hospital & Health Center), Gina Heckey (Beatrice Community Hospital Foundation), Kristin Scheele (Beatrice Community Hospital & Health Center) Back Row: Jerry Foral (Neapco), Kurt Genrich (Jones Group), Ryan Krupicka (Norris Public Power District), Chris Jones (Security First Bank), Ryan Wiese (Security First Insurance).


2019-2020: Class 14 Schedule

August 21: Orientation

September 18: Art, Media, & Culture

October 24-25: Retreat

November 20: Business & Industry

December 18: Non-Profit

January 15: Education

February 19: State Government

March 18: Health & Human Services

April 15: Local Government

May 13: Agriculture

May 19: Graduation


2012-13 Class

2013-14 Class

2014-15 Class

2015-16 Class

2016-17 Class

2017-18 Class Graduation

2018-2019 Class





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Beatrice Area Chamber of Commerce & Tourism
218 N 5th Street Beatrice, NE, 68310
Phone: 402-223-2338
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