Introducing Our Inaugural Leadership Class


Inaugural Leadership Class of 2019.


Leadership Venice is designed to expose current and future leaders to all aspects of the Venice community.

The program’s purpose is:

  • To gather community leaders of diverse backgrounds
  • To develop their knowledge and desire to accept civic responsibilities and leadership roles
  • To expose participants to the problems and opportunities that face the Venice community.
  • To open dialogue among emerging and current community leaders


Sessions will take place on the second Friday of each month beginning Friday March 8th, 2019 until October 11th.





Welcome To Leadership Venice


DETAILS:   click here


March 4, 2019




March 8, 2019


April 12, 2019
Venice:  Then and Now Day


May 10, 2019


June 14, 2019


July 12, 2019
Health & Human Services Day


August 9, 2019
Community Awareness Day



September 13, 2019
Arts & Culture Day

The Venice Area Chamber of Commerce proudly announces our Inaugural Leadership Class of 2019.

Andrea Arnold, Venice Area Chamber of Commerce
Michael Bacon, Brewburgers
Dawn-Marie Bates-Buchanan, Bates-Buchanan & Savitsky Law
Lance Broat, Venice Print Center
Jennifer Bushinger, Loveland Center
Michelle Butler, The SKY Family YMCA
Len Carney, Englewood Bank & Trust
Adam Cellini, Visit Sarasota
Connor Colett, An Organized Move
Cassie Collins, Edward Jones
Linda Emery, Ian Black Real Estate
Jennifer Fagenbaum, Family Promise
Courtney Green, Premier Sotheby’s International Realty
Gregg G. Hassler, Jr., DMD., P.L.
Bob Hite, Venice Regional Bayfront Health
Mark Houston, Tampa Bay Rays
Andy Leisenring, Venice Police Department
Jan Lugar
Danielle Lutz, State College of Florida
Kelly Olliver, British Open Pub
Kathy Pace, Englewood Community Hospital
Kim Phillips, Venice Gondolier Sun
Jennifer Simon, Encompass Health Rehab Hospital
Victoria Stultz, Victoria Stultz LLC/Premier Sotheby’s International Realty
Justin Taylor, MRT Lawn and Garden Center
Jeff Twigg, Bright Realty
Janelle Worthington, Pregnancy Solutions



    Class Visits & Highlights

    (Above video was made before our fourth founder, Robinson, Gruters & Roberts P.A. joined us as a program sponsor.)

    You are Invited.

    Candidate Information & Application

    Individuals selected will:

    • Have demonstrated commitment through past and current community activities or exhibit a desire to commit to community involvement.
    • Represent a cross section of the community of all ages and geographic representation. Diversity is an important component of the program’s purpose.

    Want to know more? 
     Please contact Barbara Hines, Leadership Venice Director

    Part of our 2018-19 Enhanced Entrepreneurial Exchange Series for 2018-19