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2017 Keynote Speaker – Tom Heywood

All Roads Lead to Rome: Leadership in Tough Times

Tom HeywoodThe three learning tracks of the Community Leadership Academy – Leadership, Good Governance and Community Economic Strategy – are but different aspects of a unified set of skills, behaviors and attitudes. This unity is revealed more completely in times of challenge. Drawing on his own experiences and observations, Mr. Heywood will offer thoughts and comments about why West Virginia has a bright future, and how focused leadership, effective governance and clear strategy can help us realize that bright future.





Chris Plein

Chris Plein

Eberly Professor of Outstanding Public Service at West Virginia University

 
Daniel Eades

Daniel Eades

WVU Extension Service, Extension Specialist

 
Doug Arbogast

Doug Arbogast

WVU Extension Service, Extension Specialist

 
Gordon Gee

Gordon Gee

President, West Virginia University

 
Jason Kozlowski

Jason Kozlowski

WVU Extension Service, Extension Specialist

 
Jake Daugherty

Jake Dougherty

Executive Director of Wheeling Heritage

 
Kelli Jo McNemar

Kelli Jo McNemar

Director of WV Campus Compact

 
Kelly Nix

Kelly Nix

WVU Extension Service, Extension Specialist

 
Kent Leonhardt

Kent Leonhardt

West Virginia Commissioner of Agriculture

 
Paul Daugherty

Paul Daugherty

President & CEO of Philanthropy WV

 
Sam White

Samuel White

WVU Extension Service, Extension Specialist


Steve Bonanno

Steve Bonanno

WVU Extension Service, Dean & Director

 
Tom McConnell

Thomas McConnell

Program Leader, WVU Extension Service Small Farm Center