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.

2018-19 Steering Committee

Bobby Nash
ResCare Workforce Services

Trisha Camosy
Camosy Construction

Willie Days
Kenosha Unified School District

Katrina Frank

Debra Karp

Kristie Matteau
Kenosha Achievement Center

Jennifer McMillan
Aurora Medical Center

Jacqueline Morris
Gateway Technical College

Annalisa Nelson
Aurora Medical Center

Robert Niccolai
First American Bank

Anne Rasmussen
Kenosha Public Library

Theresa Swisher
Aurora Medical Center

Matthew Thomas

Renee Young-Trego
Carthage College