2017 Top 10 Emerging Leaders

Top 5 Emerging Leaders for Week 3:


Our TOP 10 Emerging Leaders plus 3 Student Leaders!

Read individual page for complete bios on each of these young leaders and their commitment to making Southern Oregon a better and safer place to live:

The Top 10 Emerging Leaders include: Brant Boersma of Dutch Bros, David Veach of DJ Veach, Jason Licato of Northwoods Property Management, Joy Lotus of Jackson Care Connect, Kyle Quaid of Steelhead Finance, Laura Ashland of Crossfit Steelhead, Luke Murphy of Shady Cove Family Dentistry, Mekela Rae of Radio Medford, Rob Swallow of PayneWest Insurance, and Troy Wohosky of Spartan Boxing. Also included are three Student Emerging Leaders: Allison Winter of Cascade Christian High School, Madison Buck of Logos Public Charter School, and Payton Fletcher of Grants Pass High School.

Congratulations to all!

Meet the 2017 Emerging Leaders!!!

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Submit Your 2017 Nominations Now!!!

Attend the 2017 Leadership Luncheon!!!

Join us for a fabulous and quick celebration luncheon on Tuesday, October 24th at the INN at the COMMONS. The luncheon and program begins promptly at 11:30 am when the Top 10 Emerging Leaders and Student Leaders will share about their 30 day philanthropic challenge.

The Top 10 Emerging Leader Philanthropic Challenge: Get Inspired. Take Action honors 10 individuals, younger than 40, who are leaving an imprint on our community through their professional and philanthropic efforts, while generating support for a worthy cause. "Emerging Leader Philanthropic Challenge” is an innovative campaign that promotes youth mentoring initiatives, while raising financial support for Rogue Valley YFC, an organization dedicated to bringing hope to the lost and hurt kids dealing with abandonedment and relational poverty.

In 2016, over 70 potential leaders were nominated by members of the community each was individually interviewed to determine their level of interest and commitment. 10 finalists were then selected to participate in the 30 day fundraising challenge.

Selection Criteria: The primary criteria used to select the finalists include evidence of a strong interest and commitment to making our community a better (and safer) place to live; a current job that includes some level of leadership responsibilities; indications that the applicant will be an enthusiastic learner and contributor within the peer group; evidence of a strong work ethic; professional maturity; and high personal standards for performance. The type, visibility, and size of one’s place of employment is not of major importance. Also, to the extent possible, we aim to select a cohort that includes diversity among a number of dimensions (e.g., gender, background, race, ethnicity, industry, job function). Finalists will be interviewed by phone or in person.

TRICIA HIBNER, Nominations Coordinator cell 541.890.8800 email tricia-@charter.net

SHARRE WHITSON, Development Director cell 530.227.2274 email sharre@roguevalleyyfc.org

EMERGING LEADERS, Rogue Valley YFC 529 Edwards St., Medford Oregon 97501

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