Leadership Central Delaware


We’re proud to announce the
Leadership Central Delaware Class of 2020! 

Veronica Aceveda                              512th Airlift Wing

Jennifer Archer                                 436th Airlift Wing

James Trey Bowden                          GoodBetterBest Technologies, LLC

Courtney Duncan                              Merrill Lynch

Kendra Friel                                       DEMEC

Cynthia Friese                                   Central Delaware Chamber of Commerce

Michelle Garrison                             R&R Commercial Realty

Carrie Green                                      Dover Federal Credit Union

Catherine Hancock                           Love Bella Creations

Wendell Howell                                 Detailing by Wendell

Jason Lowrey                                     512th Airlift Wing

John Martin                                       Chesapeake Utilities Corp.

Kerry McElwee                                   Dream Coaching

Brennan McKone                              Chesapeake Utilities Corp.

Dawne Nickerson-Banez                 436th Airlift Wing

Stephanie Poet                                  Harvest Ridge Winery

Ed Rexroth, Jr.                                   OnQ Financial

Michele Rudzik                                  Home Instead Senior Care

Vincent Setnar                                   Dover Federal Credit Union

Justin Smith                                        Del-One Federal Credit Union

Robert Smith                                      436th Airlift Wing

Marcia Taylor                                     Delaware State University                                       

Sharon Urban                                     Bayhealth Medical Center


Now in its 19th year and with over 435 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.

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