Greater Waco Chamber Introduces Leadership Waco Class XXXIX

Leadership Waco, with presenting sponsor Pattillo, Brown & Hill, LLP, is a Greater Waco Chamber program that offers structured learning opportunities in an atmosphere that stimulates creative thinking and encourages participants to work together to utilize both new and proven tools to meet the challenges of today and to prepare for tomorrow.

Class XXXIX includes 37 business and civic leaders representing a variety of industries throughout the Waco area:

  • Arash Abnoussi, ESC Region 12
  • Robert Barnes, Greater Waco Realty
  • Lisa Blackmon, City of Waco
  • Jennifer Boen, CP&Y
  • Claudia Brill, JRBT
  • Christy Dobranski, Coca Cola Southwest Beverages
  • Emelia Doku, Cargill
  • Rachel Donohue, Stylecraft
  • Blake Dotson, Central National Bank
  • Mason Dunnam, Dunnam & Dunnam
  • Jon Ellison, Bailey Insurance & Risk Management
  • Steven Fischer, Community Bank & Trust
  • Daniel Garcia, Extraco Banks
  • Edgar Guerrero, Alliance Bank Central Texas
  • Sara Herbelin, Seedhouse Creative
  • Lesia Holt, Ascension Providence
  • Stephanie Jackson, BancorpSouth Bank
  • Dr. Alexandra Jones Adesina, Waco Family Medicine
  • Cameron Kendrick, The Mitchell Group
  • Andrea Kosar, Cen-Tex Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
  • Jackson Kucera, The First National Bank of Central Texas
  • Sonia Madatali, Di’Amore Fine Jewelers
  • John Morkovsky, Blanchard & Thomas
  • Kathryn Moseley, Baylor Scott & White
  • Amber Nava, L3Harris
  • Kassie Padgett, BrazosBraces
  • Rachel Pate, Cen-Tex African American Chamber of Commerce
  • Clarissa Pompa, Waco Civic Theatre
  • Carrie Qualls, HouseMaster
  • LeeAnn Ray, Raising Canes
  • Lexy Reil, Greater Waco Chamber of Commerce
  • Mark Sauer, Bitty & Beau’s Coffee
  • Monica Sedelmeier, City of Waco
  • Mike Vogelaar, Greater Waco Sports Commission
  • Kristen Warford, Pattillo Brown & Hill LLP
  • Yolanda Williams, Waco ISD
  • Joshua Wucher, Transformation Waco

Leadership Waco informs, educates and motivates class members through a series of monthly meetings on topics from healthcare to economic development and philanthropy. Applications for the next class will be announced spring 2023.

For more information, contact Rachel Martinez at (254) 757-5633 or visit