Three alumni among latest Valley Leadership class

College of Public Programs alumni Nicole Almond Anderson, Mary Foote Hebert and Jeff Stapleton were selected to participate in Valley Leadership class 36.  The class is made up of more than 50 small business owners, corporate and nonprofit executives, public officials, and leaders in technology, healthcare, law and education.

“I’m just really excited to be a part of such a great organization,” says Hebert, who received a master’s in public administration from the School of Public Affairs. “They’ve done so much for the community and they’ve helped so many leaders.”

Henry, who is director of international strategy at the Greater Phoenix Economic Council, says she’s looking forward to meeting and working with the other class members, including fellow alums Anderson and Stapleton. Anderson is director of marketing at the ASU Lodestar Center for Philanthropy and Nonprofit Innovation. Stapleton is a management assistant in the City of Phoenix aviation department.

“It is an incredible honor to have been selected to participate in Class 36. So many passionate civic leaders have gone through this leadership institute and continuously serve as an inspiration to myself and the work that I do,” says Almond Anderson, who received a master of nonprofit studies degree from the ASU Lodestar Center within the School of Community Resources and Development. “For over 35 years, Valley Leadership has served a vital role in strengthening and transforming the communities in which we live. Along with fellow classmates and VL alumni, I am excited to embark on building a vibrant, more innovative future for Arizona together.”

Valley Leadership is the oldest and best known leadership training program in the state. Participants are taught to understand and appreciate community service, diversity and working for the common good.  Those who complete the nine-month training are expected to inspire and empower others.

Photos are on the Phoenix Business Journal website.