Two from Thomas Nelson Selected for LEAD Peninsula’s 2020 Class | Thomas Nelson Community College

Two from Thomas Nelson Selected for LEAD Peninsula’s 2020 Class

August 29, 2019

Thomas Nelson’s Steven Felker and John Mason are among 57 selectees for LEAD Peninsula’s class of 2020. An immersive 10-month program, LEAD Peninsula fosters opportunities for increased communication and cooperation among private, public and nonprofit sectors. It allows established and emerging leaders to work collaboratively on important issues facing the community.

The program’s educational sessions, tours, and candid conversations with community leaders offers participants a deeper appreciation for their community in areas such as education, public safety, health and human services, economic drivers, environmental sustainability, local and state government, workforce development, and the military.  

Felker, who is director of Institutional Research and Effectiveness and Mason, who on Thomas Nelson’s Plant Services team, are part of a diverse group representing government, business, military, faith-based organizations, non-profit agencies, and more while in the leadership program, which is a Virginia Peninsula Chamber of Commerce initaitive. 

Formally called Leadership Institute of the Virginia Peninsula, LEAD Peninsula has been exposing its participants to he greater Peninsula community's major facets since1984. The program boasts more than 1,000 graduates.  

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