Greater Naples Leadership (GNL) is pleased to announce the nonprofit organization’s Masters Class XXII.

Members of the Masters Class XXII are (listed in alphabetical order): Jorge Aguilera, Caren Arnstein, Phyllis Barolsky, Jayne Bennett, Lloyd Bettis, Lee Bewley, Paul Boymel, Clare Carragan, Bernadine Caruso, Carleton Cleveland, Tim Diegel, Joan Engstrom, Jeremy Farmer, Beverly Feagin, Dave Fu, Jan Face Glassman, Beth Grossman, Don Hamilton, Mike Hanson, Jane Hilk, Hal Hills, Barbara Hurt-Simmons, Alan Jaffe, Lauren Johnston, Tara Meenan Lansen, Don Lawson, Bob Levy, Gerry Loftus, John Mancuso, Lynn Martin, Donna McGinnis, Jack Miller, Pat Mullin, Vince Obsitnik, Charlie Offutt, Kris Pfaehler, Dave Pizur, Katrina Reusche, George Sharp, Walt Stueple, Jan Temkiewicz, Barbara Tyrrell, Julie Wade, Emily Walker and Gunther Winkler.

The mission of Greater Naples Leadership is to provide proven leaders with a unique opportunity to learn firsthand about the issues and needs in Collier County and to encourage the use of their skills individually and collectively in bettering the community. “The 2017-2018 GNL Masters Class XXII,” stated Jacquelyn Pierce, president, “is composed of outstanding men and women who are committed to enhancing the lives of others through community volunteer service by furthering the mission statement of GNL.”

From October 2017 through March 2018, Class XXII members will participate in sessions that focus on history, culture, healthcare, education, the environment, economic development, human services, government, Immokalee and law enforcement, as well as receive exposure to volunteer opportunities.

The nine sessions include presentations, panel discussions, on-site visits and field trips that are planned by members of the previous Masters Class and overseen by the Class Leaders.

A full 75% of active Alumni Association members report contributing a minimum of 24 hours a month to their volunteer commitments after graduating from the GNL Masters Program.