The Stephenville Chamber of Commerce has announced its members of the Leadership Stephenville Class of 2017.

The new members kicked off their orientation Thursday with a ROPES course at Tarleton State University, which is designed to help the participants get to know one another and be introduced to the program.

Here are your new Leadership Stephenville members:

Dr. Jordan Barkley - Dean, College of Education, Tarleton State University

Dr. Laura Boren - Vice President for Student Life, Tarleton State University

Sherry Carroll - Director of Grace Place Ministries, First Baptist Church

James Childress - General Manager CDJR, Bruner Motors Inc. 

Nathan Collier - Engineer, Collier Consulting   

Noah Cullis - Director of Planning & Building Services, City of Stephenville

Heather Dawes - Client Services Director, Choices Clinic & Life Resource Center          

Ivore Garza - Compliance Officer/Trainer, InterBank    

Kathy Hampton-Haynes - Executive Director of HR & Student Services, Stephenville ISD           

Curt Norman - Senior Pastor, St. Luke's Episcopal Church        

Kelli Raymond - Mortgage Lending Officer, TexasBank

Jim Shernisky - Manufacturing Manager, FMC Technologies    

Shelby Slawson - Attorney/Owner, Slawson Law, PLLC           

Spencer Sligh - Financial Advisor, McLemore Financial Group   

Sheila Williams - Owner, Easter Heat & Air / All Around Laundry         

Nina Zarate - Staff Accountant, Boucher, Morgan and Young, a P.C.

“The mission of the program is to expand understanding of leadership, broaden the knowledge of our greater community infrastructure, deepen the sense of quality within our community, and foster the responsibility of increased involvement in volunteer associations, neighborhoods and the community as a whole,” July Danley, president/CEO of the Chamber, wrote in a release. “Participation in the program is a commitment to take the contributions from former leaders and to build on that foundation.”

Members will go through a series of nine sessions once a month that focus on industry, city/county government, education, health care, agriculture, transportation, communication and quality of life.

“Upon completion of the program, Leadership Stephenville participants are eligible for membership in the Alumni Association,” Danley wrote. “Alumni members assist the organization in continuing the process of leadership development.”

To learn more about Leadership Stephenville or the Chamber of Commerce visit www.stephenvilletexas.org.