LEAD Metro North

A Program Empowering Metro North Leaders

LEAD Metro North’s mission is to educate, inspire, and empower individuals in the metro north region who want to make an impact as leaders in their community. 

LEAD Metro North is an 11-month professional development, business & community engagement, and immersion program. It is geared toward individuals who want to enhance their careers through leadership development, learn more about Adams County industries and the metro north economy, and build relationships with key community leaders. 

Adams County Regional Economic Partnership (AC-REP) is partnering with Leadership Science Institute on this exciting program that will provide participants rich leadership training and impactful skills development. 

The program cultivates and grows leaders in the Metro North region. The selected participants represent a broad and diverse cross-section of aspiring business, government, and nonprofit participants that share a commitment to active engagement in shaping the region’s future. 

“We are excited to convene such an impressive group of leaders ready to educate themselves on the complexity of issues facing Adams County,” said Lisa Hough, President/CEO of AC-REP. “Programs like LEAD Metro North can connect diverse community members and create meaningful action in the region and beyond.” 

Since 1986, the Metro North Leadership programs have informed and educated more than 1,800 alumni leaders who support the program via the Leadership Alumni Board (LAB). LAB members help organize and design LEAD Metro North programs. 

Applications for the Class of 2023 are now closed.

Congratulations to the LEAD Metro North Class of 2022!



2_Brian Blehm

Brian Blehm

Community Affairs Representative

United Power



4_Lilia Chavez Bernal3

Lilia Chavez Bernal

Reg. Dietitian/Food Security Specialist

Tri-County Health Department


5_Lukasz Dubaj

Lukasz Dubaj

Sr. Business Development Manager



7_Stori Hlavnicka

Stori Hlavnicka

Credit Analyst

Mountain View Bank of Commerce


8_Kathleen Huttmann-Williams

Kathleen Huttman-Williams

Business Development Manager

Fiore & Sons, Inc. 


9_Bryce Lanckriet3

Bryce Lanckriet

Project Manager

United Power


10_Lindsay Lierman

Lindsay Lierman


CASA of Adams & Broomfield Counties



11_Jenny Leon

Jenny Leon

Marketing Administrator

City of Thornton
Economic Development



12_Katherine Madden.2

Katherine Madden


Brownstein Hyatt
Farber Schreck

13_Andrew Martin2

Andrew Martin

VP – Commercial Banking

Vectra Bank Colorado


14_David McCoy2

David McCoy

Academic Success Center Director

Front Range Community College



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Wendi Nafziger

Business Development Manager

Commerce City Economic Development



16_Brian Perkins

Brian Perkins

Project Coordinator

Adams County Sheriff’s Office 


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Jordan Ricks

Senior Estimator

Adolfson & Peterson Construction


17_Misty Russell

Misty Russell

House-wide RN Educator

St. Anthony North Health Campus – Centura Health



19_Kimberly Stephens

Kimberly Stephens

Clinical Nurse Manager, OR

St. Anthony North Health Campus – Centura Health



20_Sarah Stormo

Sarah Stormo

Loan Officer, Assistant VP