Leadership Kenosha was launched in September 1998 with the first class of participants graduating in May 1999.  The idea for a community leadership program rose from the need to develop emerging leaders in Kenosha.  The Kenosha Area Chamber of Commerce, led by Patrick Guard, formed a steering committee to develop a “hands-on” program that would build leadership skills as well as provide an overview of the community and its assets.

From the beginning the core foundation for the program has consisted of three components: development of leadership skills, enhancement of awareness of community issues, and participation in small group community projects.

Over the last two decades hundreds of individuals have graduated from Leadership Kenosha.  Alumni have gone on to serve in numerous leadership roles in Kenosha County including Kenosha County Board of Supervisors, Kenosha Unified School District Board, Nonprofit Directors, and Service Club Presidents.


2022-23 Steering Committee

Chairperson
Tamarra Coleman (LK2019)
Shalom Center

Trisha Camosy (LK2018)
Camosy Construction

Amber Elizabeth (LK2020)
Westwords Consulting

Amy Garrigan (LK2017)
UW-Parkside

Erin Ginn (LK2019)
Herzing University

Debra Karp (LR2006)
UW-Parkside

Marisa Markowski (LK2021)
United Way Kenosha

Kristie Matteau (LK2016)
Kenosha Achievement Center

Jennifer McMillan (LK2018)
Aurora Medical Center

Jacqueline Morris (LK2006)
Gateway Technical College

Rich Musselman (LK2021)
Kalle USA

Bobby Nash (LK2013)
ResCare Workforce Services

Annalisa Nelson (LK2016)
Aurora Medical Center

Robert Niccolai (LK2018)
First American Bank

Holly Pobiecke (LK2021)

Theresa Swisher (LK2018)
Aurora Medical Center

Landon Thomas (LK2021)
Witico Development Corporation