Leadership Corpus Christi Alumni


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  • April 16, 2018 11:11 PM | Garrick Phelps (Administrator)

    The 2018 LCCA Nominating Committee has presented the following ballot for your consideration: Click here for the LCCA 2018-2019 Ballot

    Upon completion, ballots may be emailed to LeadershipCCAinfo@gmail.com; mailed to Leadership Corpus Christi Alumni, PO Box 60031, Corpus Christi, Texas 78466; hand delivered to the United Corpus Christi Chamber of Commerce, or the LCCA Annual Meeting / LCC Class 46 Graduation.

    Ballots must be returned no later than Thursday, May 24 by the close of LCCA Annual Meeting at the Omni Bayfront Hotel. Election results will be announced once all candidates have been notified. The announcement will come via email and posted on the Alumni website.

    Please note, only ballots cast by current dues paying members of LCCA will be counted.

  • March 07, 2018 5:20 PM | Garrick Phelps (Administrator)

    Know an aspiring LEADER who would be interested in learning more about Corpus Christi and being an advocate for progress?

    Application deadline to apply is 5 p.m. on May 1, 2018.

    The application and contact information can be found on the United Corpus Christi Chamber of Commerce website.

    Leadership Corpus Christi, a program of the United Corpus Christi Chamber of Commerce Foundation, is a 10-month intensive training program for emerging and existing leaders that builds the needed skills, knowledge, motivation and vision to develop a stronger community. LCC educates participants on Corpus Christi's past, present and future; provides a networking opportunity unlike any other including access to high level CEO's and government officials; and utilizes training and professional development tools such as StrengthsFinder and DiSC. Applications for Leadership Corpus Christi Class 47 are now available; the deadline to apply is 5 p.m. on May 1, 2018. Click here to apply online for what just might be the "Best Class Ever!"

  • January 01, 2018 4:06 PM | C. Michelle Unda (Peters) (Administrator)

    In December 2017, the United Corpus Christi Chamber of Commerce and UCCCC Foundation named Adam Farrell the 2017 BIZZY Awards LCC Servant Leader Honoree.  Way to go, Adam! 

    Here's a little something about and from our amazing friend: 

    Adam Farrell is a graduate of Leadership Corpus Christi, Class 31.  He was a member of the Leadership Corpus Christi Class 42, 43, 44 Steering Committees and was the Steering Committee's General Chair for Class 45.

    Adam stated,  "To be recognized as a servant leader is an unbelievable honor.  And to know that I was nominated by my peers who have studied what it truly means to be a servant leader is pretty mind blowing.

    In my life I have been fortunate enough to be exposed to many great servant leaders who entered my life at just the right time.  I would like to name a few of them now; my parents Stephen and Adele Farrell, Coach Caspar Wenzel, James "Frog" Sullivan, Dr.Scott Elliff and the entire Leadership Corpus Christi Class 45 Steering Committee.

    These men and women showed me what it looked like to naturally want to serve first and then consciously choose to lead.  Without their guidance, stewardship and friendship I would not be who I am today.

    Thank you to my wife and kids who have sacrificed many nights, weekends and family vacations so that I can strive to make a positive impact on our community.

    To my Leadership Corpus Christi Class 45 Steering Committee, thank you for your time and commitment to positively impact 30 great emerging leaders in our community.  I am a better person for our time together.

    I am honored and humbled to accept this year's Leadership Corpus Christi's Servant Leader of the Year award. Thank you."

  • October 18, 2017 11:33 AM | C. Michelle Unda (Peters) (Administrator)

    The United Corpus Christi Chamber of Commerce is seeking nominations for this year's BIZZY AWARDS!  Nominate a fellow LCC ALUM for the Leadership Corpus Christi Servant Leader Award.

    Click here to NOMINATE - by October 20th! 


    Did you know Mary Zimmerman Afuso (LCC 37) was our 2016 Bizzy LCC Servant Leader Award Winner?!?  Way to go, Mary!

  • October 18, 2017 10:26 AM | C. Michelle Unda (Peters) (Administrator)

    As this year's Board Chair, I welcome our newest members from Class XLV and thank our fellow alumni that continue to support Leadership Corpus Christi Alumni Association by renewing your annual membership.

    Our LCCA board of directors got off to a quick start in mid July with a board retreat that was facilitated by LCCA City Councilwoman Debbie Lindsey-Opal. Debbie did a fantastic job and helped us re-focus our thoughts and energy to ask ourselves many questions in order to determine what's important for the future of our organization... How can we build on the successes of our Association's past and make it even better?

    Hurricane Harvey derailed us as a Board and much of our focus rightly shifted to take care of more pressing problems. Although some of our members are still in the process of trying to recover, now is the time to put on our hard hats and unite to make sure we take advantage of the opportunities that are ahead of us.

    Your Board and Committee Chairs are working through a strategic planning process that uses our mission and vision statements to help us identify our critical issues and to better our organization. We are also strategizing on membership benefits and how we can expand our dues paying member base by re-engaging past LCC graduates who are not as engaged as we'd like. We invite and urge you to help us, so please let us know how you feel we can accomplish this together.

    Stay tuned for fun upcoming events & activities:

    • Class XLVI updates and other LCCA information!
    • Merry Holidays Party in December.
    • The 10th Annual Roast (HINT: It's not your ordinary roast this year...) right around the corner in February.

    Best wishes,

    Ed Cantu
    Ed Cantu, Class XLIII
    LCCA Board Chair 2017-2018

  • June 29, 2017 3:47 PM | C. Michelle Unda (Peters) (Administrator)

    Taking office August 1, 2017!

    Ed Cantu, Board Chair, LCC 43

    Sam Longoria, Chair-Elect, LCC 42

    Sam Canavati, Past Chair, LCC 39

    Denny Asbury, LCC 42

    Alyssa Michelle Barrera, LCC 42

    Patty Clark, LCC 40

    Doreen Harrell, LCC 44

    Lisa Hinojosa, LCC 43

    Michelle Hinojosa, LCC 43

    Tom Niskala, LCC 13

    Rick Pedraza, LCC 43

    Judge Greg Perkes, LCC 19

    Garrick Phelps, LCC 36

    Gina Prince-Bryant, LCC 34

    Leo Rios, LCC 40

    Raul Vasquez, LCC 6

    Russell Wagner, LCC 45

    Kim Wilmoth, LCC 44

  • June 29, 2017 3:46 PM | C. Michelle Unda (Peters) (Administrator)

    Good luck and thank you for your service to Class 46!

    Sean Babcock, Chair

    Natalie Villarreal, Chair Elect

    Rick Pedraza

    Curtis Clark

    Patty Clark

    Omar Lopez

    Everett Roy

    Scott Harris

    Ann Fields

    Carla Gardiner

  • June 29, 2017 3:36 PM | C. Michelle Unda (Peters) (Administrator)

    Welcome Class 46!  We look forward to congratulating you all August 3!

    Mrs. Ashley Ginithan

    C.C. Staples Management, LLC

    Mr.Kamlesh Bhikha

    Rodeway Inn

    Mrs.Rachel Pruneda Gomez

    Envoy Mortgage

    Mr. Gordon Robinson

    Corpus Christi Regional Transportation Authority

    Ms. Juliana Carlisle

    Carlisle Insurance Agency Inc.

    Mr. Benjamin Lopez

    Waddell & Reed

    Mr. Mickey Kramer

    Kramer Insurance Agency

    Ms. Rachel Benavides

    Del Mar College

    Mrs. Christina Buttler

    Coastal Bend Center for Independent Living

    Mrs. Hiliary Davis

    Kleberg Bank dba Artesia Properties

    Ms. Amalia Ferguson

    Sikorsky Aircraft (A Lockheed Martin Company)

    Mrs. DeeAnna Heavilin

    Aqua Lashes , Buttoned Up, CC AutoPlex

    Mr. Anton Kindzirsky

    Kindzirsky Group

    Mrs. Rebekah Meyer

    Youth Odyssey, Inc.

    Ms. Leanne Winkler Libby

    Corpus Christi Independent School District

    Mrs. Jodi Lynn Goings

    WKMC Architects, Inc.

    Mr. Juan Sebastian Garzon Coronado

    Coastal Bend Business Innovation Center

    Mr. Jorge Alberto Ollervides Monterde

    Fulton Construction

    Mr. Bobby Peacock

    Corpus Christi Museum of Science and History

    Mr. David Nuss

    Peterson Development Company

    Mr. Sean Kinne

    Planters Grain Cooperative

    Mrs. Courtney Schroeder

    Charlie's Place Recovery Center

    Mr. Ricardo Rincon

    Corpus Christi Army Depot

    Dr. Jacqueline Phillips

    Amistad CHC/CCMC-Bay Area

    Mr. Daniel Nash

    Frost Bank

    Mr. Michael York

    Urban Engineering

    Mrs. Erin Wilder

    American Heart Association

    Ms. Claudia Huerta

    Corpus Christi Convention and Visitors Bureau

    Ms.Vicki Reeves

    Mary Kay Beauty Concierge

    Mr. Adam Carrington

    Brooks Worship Center

  • May 22, 2017 1:53 PM | C. Michelle Unda (Peters) (Administrator)

    LCC XLV experienced the final session of their class year on Friday, May 12th at Port Royal Ocean Resort.  Thank you to SteerCom member Kendra Kinnison for welcoming us out to the island for a feature packed day.

    It has been a fantastic year with these current and emerging leaders!  This class, with hearts of gold and passion in action to match, were driven to have the best silent auction ever at the 2017 Leadership Roast in order to donate to two local charities.  During the Servant Leadership Session held at the American Bank Center during the Buccaneer Commission's Pro Rodeo, checks were presented to The Rise School and The Ark Assessment Center totaling  $ 5,220.76.  Congratulations to the hard work of the class and to the recipients who were eloquent in their gratitude for the donations.

    Graduation for LCC Class XLV will be held on Thursday, May 25th at the Omni hotel beginning with a 5:00 p.m. reception followed by the ceremony at 6:00 p.m. We hope that you will come to celebrate their achievements and welcome them into the graduate ranks of Leadership Corpus Christi.

    Written by Patty Clark, Class XL, Steering Committee Class XLV 


  • May 22, 2017 1:47 PM | C. Michelle Unda (Peters) (Administrator)

    Yvette Lara, Corpus Christi native, wife (Randy), mother (Lauren & Austin), and graduate of Incarnate Word Academy High School and St. Mary's University-San Antonio, recently joined the staff of the United Corpus Christi Chamber of Commerce as the United Chamber Foundation's new Executive Director.  In her role, Yvette is tasked not only with overseeing and implementing the Foundation's programs (such as Leadership Corpus Christi, Lemonade Day, and Mano A Mano) but also with a supportive role for the Alumni Association through an agreement with the United Chamber.

    Over the last few months, Yvette has already begun to expand upon the ever growing and evolving relationship between the Foundation, LCC Program, and our Association.  As the conduit to our lines of communication (and who better to aid 1200+ LCC graduates cooperate than a woman fluent in FOUR LANGUAGES:  Spanish, French, Japanese, and English!), she is helping decipher and translate the needs of both organizations to help us work towards an even stronger collaboration.  Yvette says thus far in her new role, "I have enjoyed meeting leaders who are very passionate about our community and are willing to dedicate their time to help shape future leaders."  She is looking forward to "continuing to grow our programs and provide more opportunities for our youth and businesses."

    Welcome to the world of LCC/LCCA, Yvette!  We look forward to your bright future with the Chamber Foundation and LCCA.

    For more information about the United Chamber Foundation and it's programs:


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