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9 From Covington & Northern Kentucky Selected for Leadership Kentucky

Nine leaders from Covington and surrounding Northern Kentucky cities have been selected among the sixty-six members of the next Leadership Kentucky class, the organization announced Friday.

Created in 1984 as a non-profit educational organization, Leadership Kentucky brings together a selected group of people that possess a broad variety of leadership abilities, career accomplishments, and volunteer activities to gain insight into complex issues facing the state. The goal is to prepare its participants to take an active role in advancing the state for the common good. According to a news release, Leadership Kentucky graduates bring a fresh and informed perspective to their communities and companies, serving as important participants in the unified effort to shape Kentucky’s future. 

The nine from Northern Kentucky are:
 
Carri J. Chandler, Erlanger (Toyota)
Terri Cox-Cruey, Ft. Wright (Superintendent, Kenton Co. Schools)
Joshua B. Crabtree, Covington (Children's Law Center)
Rocco O. D'Ascenzo​, Erlanger (Duke Energy)
Natalie Gardner, Covington (City of Covington)
Jonathan E. Marshall, Florence (Divinity Group Family of Services)
J.C. Morgan, Cold Spring (Campbell Co. Library)
John P. Muller, Ft. Thomas (Carespring Healthcare Management)
Jeanne Schroer​, Covington (Catalytic Fund)
 
The class will travel across Kentucky this year for seven monthly sessions (May through November). From their opening retreat at Jabez, to Fort Campbell, Eddyville, Louisville, Bowling Green, Frankfort, Paintsville, and Covington, they will go on an incredible journey to see and learn about Kentucky. 
 
Locations for class sessions vary from year to year. Topics covered during this year’s sessions will be Leadership, Kentucky History, Education, Healthcare, Government, Energy, Military, Economic Development, Media, Natural Resources and Environment, Global Issues. Arts, Culture, and Tourism are included in each session by our host communities and the optional activities offered.