Leadership Geauga, a premier leadership development organization in Geauga County, is excited to announce the selected participants for the Signature Adult Class of 2024. This prestigious program is designed to cultivate and empower emerging leaders, equipping them with the skills, knowledge, and connections needed to positively impact the community and beyond.

The Leadership Geauga Signature Adult Class of 2024 is comprised of a diverse group of individuals from various industries and backgrounds, all of whom have demonstrated a commitment to personal growth, community engagement, and leadership excellence. These participants were selected through a competitive application process, and each brings a unique set of experiences and perspectives to the program.

The Signature Adult Class of 2024 participants are:

Jill Adams
Stephanie Anderson, Anderson Legal Services LLC
Sue Aveni, Shetler Business Solutions
Kelly Baeslach, Geauga County Engineer’s Office
Blaine Becker, Junction Auto Family
Kathleen Bergansky, Bergansky Team Realtors
Alex Berman, Geauga Mechanical
Tania Bertolone , The Learning Cafe
Angel Burton, WomenSafe, Inc. the Green House
Deanna Cutlip, USA Insulation of Cleveland
Heidi Delaney, City of Chardon
Sr. Carol Dikovitsky, Sisters of Notre Dame
Chris Elko, Thrasher Dinsmore & Dolan
Courtney Erminio, The Middlefield Banking Company
Christie Foran, Kinetico
Valerie Gonzalez, Kent State University Geauga and Twinsburg Academic Center
Lori Kaplan, Eagle Strategies, LLC
Adam Krisby, University Hospitals Geauga Medical Center
Scott Lillash, Russell Township Police Department
Larry Lopez, U.S. Coast Guard
Jim McCaskey, McCaskey Landscape & Design
Sylvia McGee, Bean’s Coffee Shop
Megan McMasters, Arms Trucking
Dawn Mighton, Smylies Commercial Cleaning
Crist Miller, Shawnee Wood Products Inc.
Heather Mountsier, Geauga County Juvenile Court
Cory Nutter, BDS Financial Network
Megan Patton, ODA Strategy, LLC
Christopher Popely, Hemly Tool Supply Inc.
Melissa Ricco, Chardon Area Chamber of Commerce
Terry Rose, Bainbridge Township
Holly Sauder, Geauga Park District
Trey Simpson, Great Lakes Cheese
Jake Smith, Geauga County Sheriff’s Office
Natalie Smith, Ravenwood Health
Bart Steigerwald III
Scott Taylor, Company 119
Michael Tomc, Geauga County Automatic Data Processing Department of Information Technology/Geauga County Auditor’s Office
Ellie Tuohey, Gatto Group, Inc.

The Signature Adult Class of 2024 will commence on September 8, 2023, and continue through June 7, 2024, culminating in a graduation ceremony that celebrates the achievements of the participants. Leadership Geauga extends its gratitude to the businesses, partners, and community supporters who make this program possible.

For more information about Leadership Geauga and its leadership development programs, please visit https://www.leadershipgeauga.org/programs/