These local leaders just graduated from the Chamber’s Leadership Stephenville Class!


Special to Beneath the Surface News


A group of 16 local leaders recently celebrated a year of community education and leadership development through a program hosted by the Stephenville Chamber of Commerce.


Participants gained knowledge about local government, industry, education, agriculture, utilities, transportation and quality of life.

Class members were also challenged to work together on a project having a positive impact on the community while building leadership skills and using their personal talents and resources.


The Class of 2022 gathered donations and supplies to put together emergency backpacks with essentials for those displaced by a fire or other disaster.


More details on the project can be found here.


This year’s graduates include Dwayne Akins (TechnipFMC), Josh Basham (Bruner Auto Family), Matt Coates (Erath County Sheriff), Eric Compton (United Cooperative Services), JJ Conway (Conway Financial Group), Doyle Cooper (TexasBank), Callie Fender (Tarleton State University), Kelsey Goates (Wellington State Bank), Dan Harris (Stephenville Police Department), Teri Hodges (Stephenville ISD), Megan Lutrick (V6 Ranch Weddings & Events), Amauri Martinez (TechnipFMC), Sarah Matai (Makhuwa Brazilian JiuJitsu), James Stephenson (InterBank), Isabel Talamantes (CASA), Douglas Young (Foster’s Home for Children).


Click here for more information on the Leadership Stephenville program.