37th Leadership Waco Class Celebrated Graduation

Back row, left to right: Salvador Antonio, Benjamin Doskocil, Jessica Attas, Sune Agbuke, Sam Fisher, Bobby Horner, Mark Firmin, Carlton Willis, Kevin Stevenson, Justus Lindsey, Joel Hudson, Lute Barber and Christina Helmick
Front row, left to right: Kristina Holcomb, Nancy McEachern, Krista Brinser, Katie King, Shyneka Montgomery, Dr. Rachelle Warren, Janise Ochoa, Nicole Reynolds, Amberly Walker, Christy Bowling and Becky Kramm

The Greater Waco Chamber of Commerce is proud to announce that we have graduated our latest class of Leadership Waco students. Yesterday, we hosted a luncheon to celebrate the graduates.

“We are incredibly proud of this class,” said Rachel Martinez, program director. “They’ve persevered through an unprecedented year and participated as we worked through virtual and hybrid classes.”

Upon reflection, the class representative, Mark Firmin, Beard Kultgen Brophy Bostwick & Dickson, PLLC, remarked that participation in Leadership Waco showed him the impact and importance of creating community. This Leadership Waco class took their commitment to the community seriously and donated 326 pairs of socks and 130 pieces of underwear to Caritas, $350 in Christmas gifts to Mission Waco, 100 mattresses to Victorious Life Church and the Family Abuse Center and $900 for the Greater Waco Chamber’s Leadership Education and Development (LEAD) program. In addition to physical donations, the class helped the Family Abuse Center recover from the winter storm by repainting their kitchen and playroom as their class project.

Class XXXVII includes nearly 30 business and civic leaders representing a variety of industries throughout the Waco area:

  • Sune Agbuke
  • Salvador Antonio, Community Bank & Trust
  • Jessica Attas, Texas Association of Business
  • Lute Barber, Haley & Olson PC
  • Christy Bowling, Midway ISD
  • Krista Brinser, Baylor University
  • Benjamin Doskocil, Extraco Banks
  • Mark Firmin, Beard Kultgen Brophy Bostwick & Dickson, PLLC
  • Sam Fisher, TFNB Your Bank for Life
  • Arthur John Handscomb, University Mazda Kia
  • Christina Helmick, Extraco Banks
  • Kristina Holcomb, Premier ER & Urgent Care
  • Bobby Horner, City of Waco
  • Joel Hudson, Pattillo, Brown & Hill, LLP
  • Priscilla James, Baylor University
  • Katie King, JRBT
  • Becky Kramm, L3Harris
  • Justus Lindsey, Naman, Howell, Smith & Lee, PLLC
  • Nancy McEachern, Insurors of Texas
  • Shyneka Montgomery, Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – Hillcrest
  • Janise Ochoa, Capstone Mechanical
  • Nicole Reynolds, Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – Hillcrest
  • Clayton Rogers, Pattillo, Brown & Hill, LLP
  • Kevin Stevenson, Ascension Providence
  • Amberly Walker, ESC Region 12
  • Dr. Rachelle Warren, Waco ISD
  • Carlton Willis, Mission Waco

Sponsors of the Leadership Waco Class XXXVII include: Pattillo Brown & Hill, Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – Hillcrest, Ascension Providence, Baylor University and Green Life Interiors.