Leadership Central Delaware


Congratulations to the Leadership Central Delaware Class of 2023!

Congratulations on your selection into the Class of 2023! 

We look forward to your leadership journey over the next ten months!


Logan Anderson, Delaware State News

Jamie Como, Chesapeake Utilities Corporation

Danielle Conklin, Dedicated to Women

Brianna Felts, First Command Financial Services

Keshawna Fuller, Central Delaware Habitat for Humanity

Dunkia Gilliam-Brown, Bally’s Dover Casino Resort

Tenish Gregory, CenDel Foundation 

Carrie Hart, Bayhealth

Tyler Hartman, Century Engineering

Shannon Henry, Delaware State University

Nicole Hercules, Dover Federal Credit Union

Esosa Iriowen, Mark Group Companies, LLC

Shantel Jonas, Dover Federal Credit Union

Melinda Levasseur, Bally’s Dover Casino Resort

Katie Macklin, Alzheimer’s Association Delaware Valley Chapter

Jessica Main, Raymond F. Book & Associates CPAs

Angela Nartowicz, Dover Air Force Base

Travis Neal, Del-One Federal Credit Union

Alicia Porter, Benton & Shockley Law, P.A.

Crystal Riley, Del-One Federal Credit Union

Rachel Rohm, Kent County Tourism Corporation

Tetra Shockley, Benton & Shockley Law, P. A.

Christopher Stahl, DE Advisory Council on Career & Technical Education

Chase Thompson, Advantech

Windy Thomson, Harrington Raceway & Casino

James Tompkins, Bayhealth

Stacey Wilkins, Del-One Federal Credit Union 

Amy Zook, Chesapeake Utilities Corporation


Congratulations to the Graduates of the 
Leadership Central Delaware Class of 2022 on your Graduation! 



A Special Thank You again to this year’s Sponsors for the Class of 2023!


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About Leadership Central Delaware…

Now in its 21st year and with over 500 alumni, Leadership Central Delaware (LCD) creates effective, dynamic and knowledgeable leaders.

 The 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 Closing Retreat 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. 

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!!

Tuition costs cover 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.

We also have quarterly Alumni Receptions and a Community Service (BEST IN CLASS) competition among all LCD Alumni.

The next level of the LCD program is Leadership Mastery. The Leadership Mastery Program is available to all LCD graduates to further their personal & professional development.


To apply for Leadership Central Delaware, click here. 


Check out our LCD program brochure…



For more information call the CDCC Office at (302)734-7513 or email adminassistant@cdcc.net.

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