Leadership Central Delaware



Leadership Central Delaware Class of 2019

Lynsey Baer                                        Delaware Solid Waste Authority (DSWA)

Katelyn Blank                                    Procter and Gamble

Amanda Bowie                                 Bayhealth Medical Center

Nikisha Brown                                   Chesapeake Utilities Corp.

Zachary Cacicia                                 DAFB 512th Airlift Wing

Ron Cox                                               New Image, Inc.

April Deer                                           Harrington Raceway & Casino

Joyce Dew                                          Dover Federal Credit Union

David Eisenberger                           Dover International Speedway

Deborah Farley-Blunt                    The Kritter Sitter

Connor Greenwood                       Diamond State Pest Control

Donyale Hall                                      Minority Contractors & Associates, LLC

Dustin Herridge                                DAFB 436th Airlift Wing

Susan Hoffman                                 KraftHeinz Company

Nina Jenkins                                      Dover Downs® Hotel & Casino

Nakia Johnson                                  Faw Casson

Shucca Lawrence                             Del-One Federal Credit Union

Michael Lee                                       Shape Up Sales Coaching

Michelle Lessard                              Lessard Builders, Inc.

Jason McPherson                            Bright Side Roofing and Siding

Ashleigh Peck                                    DAFB 436th Airlift Wing

Marina Shillingford                        DAFB 512th Airlift Wing

Debbie Smith                                    Chesapeake Utilities Corp.

Torshana Towles                             Delaware State University

Ashlee Walker                                  Dover Federal Credit Union

Kendall Wilson-Lamourine         Wesley College


Now in its 17th year and with over 380 alumni, Leadership Central Delaware creates effective, dynamic and knowledgeable leaders.

 The Leadership Central Delaware (LCD) program will prepare the leaders of tomorrow with the information, knowledge and resources they need to make our county a better place to live and work. The class is composed of a maximum of 28 participants representing a diverse community.  Selection is based upon an individual’s desire for involvement in community leadership and Leadership Central Delaware’s goal of bringing together diverse leaders. 

It is a ten month program beginning in September with an opening retreat focusing on team building and leadership skills and then meets the first Thursday of each month for a full day exploring Economic Drivers such as Agriculture & Agri-Tourism, Tourism, Energy & the Environment and Healthcare, Community Awareness with topics including Government, Criminal Justice & Public Safety and Media and Communications and Business Development including Economic Development and Education.  The final day will include a program evaluation, a self-evaluation and leadership training including goal setting, time management and much more.  This is a perfect introduction into the next step, Leadership Mastery. 

The Leadership Mastery Program is available to all LCD graduates to further your personal & professional development.  We also have quarterly Alumni Receptions and Community Service (BEST IN CLASS) competitions amongst all LCD Alumni.


If you have……

  • A sincere concern about the future of Kent County and a personal commitment to help shape that future
  • A desire to learn about leadership techniques
  • An ability and a willingness to commit the time and energy necessary to complete the program (Leadership Central Delaware adheres to a strict attendance policy.)
  • An organization/business that fully supports its employees.

……this program is for you!!


Applications for the Class of 2020 will be accepted in early 2019. Be on the lookout for information regarding the program and application process!

Tuition costs covers all program costs.  Leadership Central Delaware has some scholarship funds available for individuals who demonstrate a need.  Scholarships may be provided for up to 50% of the tuition.

For more information contact Heather at 302-734-7513 or lcd@cdcc.net.