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Leadership is critical to the success of a community.  Fort Bend County is in a cycle of positive growth becasue of the outstanding efforts of its diverse contingent of leaders.

Many of those leaders are graduates of Leadership Fort Bend, as will be many of those who lead Fort Bend County into the future. Leadership Fort Bend was organized in 1986 under the sponsorship of the Central Fort Bend Chamber Alliance. The concept for the program grew out of what was perceived to be a real and ever growing need for volunteer leadership in the Fort Bend County area.

As a program of the Chamber, Leadership Fort Bend is designed to create an understanding of how the community functions, and to increase leadership skills and incentive. The program offers skills training, education and new approaches to the study of regional issues. This provides the community with a pool of talent for participation on boards, employment, volunteerism and project facilitation, while building relationships.

Graduates of Leadership Fort Bend are encouraged to use these newly acquired skills to contribute greatly to the area through their service with the Chamber, local government, and many other worthy endeavors.

Download PDF:

Leadership Fort Bend 2017-2018 Application Packet

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Leadership Fort Bend is a nine-month program, from September to May, including two two-day retreats, a two-day trip to the state capitol and six all-day sessions.

Participants missing any of the two-day sessions or more than two of the one-day sessions will not graduate.

The program includes training in communications, character and personal career management skills, as well as community issues. The sessions’ topics include education, infrastructure and economic development, city and county government and history, the judicial system, state government, health and social services and volunteerism.

The sessions are facilitated by program alumni.

All graduates are encouraged to remain active in alumni affairs and Chamber activities that support the ongoing success of the Chamber and the Leadership Fort Bend program.

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The programs commitment to the community:

  • To provide a continuing source of active, responsible and trained leaders to meet community needs;

  • To provide a forum for discussion of challenges facing the Fort Bend community;

  • To promote a better understanding of local and state-level government, and the issues affecting the community.

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Candidates are chosen each year from a wide spectrum of the area’s population. Those selected represent business, government, civic and nonprofit organizations, and many other professional fields. Candidates are usually nominated by businesses and organizations, or by self-nomination. Nominees must be able to commit to the attendance requirements as it is stated in the program information below.

An important factor in selecting participants is identifying individuals apt to utilize their leadership for the long-term benefit of the community.

Basic criteria for the process are as follows:

  • A sincere commitment, motivation and interest to serve the community;

  • Demonstrated leadership through past activities;

  • Intentions of seeking key leadership roles;

  • Possessing the potential for advancement in to leadership positions within one’s own organization;

  • Having an occupational commitment to remain in Fort Bend County for the immediate future;

Graduating Class of 2017


Name Company
Ables, Whitney ABHR (Allen Boon Humphries Robinson, LLP)
Aelmore, Whitney Si Environmental, LLC
Arreola (Torres), Tori Johnson Development Corporation
Atkins, Alice WCJC
Barker, Kevin Texana Center
Biermann, Jared Jones|Carter
Campbell, Bruce Fort Bend County DA's office
Cantu, James "Jimmy" Pier 36
Compean, Irene NRG - WA Parish
Cope, Brittany Tate Moerer & King, LLP
DiLalla, Anthony "Tony" Tree Frog Printing
Engelbrecht, Bryan Engelbrecht Manufacturing
Fotorny, Suzanne Republic Services
Hamman, Linda Phil Hamman, CPA
Herbst, Rose Old Republic Title
Hernandez, David Chapel Roofing
Hernandez, Heather Reining Strength Therapeutic Horsemanship
Krauss, Shelley Needville ISD/ Needville Education Foundation
Manrique, Adrianne CFBCA (Central Fort Bend Chamber)
Mayer, Colleen Literacy Council of Fort Bend
McDonald, Alexandra McDonald & Wessendorff Insurance
Messina, Michelle Tamara Osina DDS
Moore, Melvin WCA (Waste Corporation of Texas, LP)
Mulligan, Sean Nabco Entrances, Inc
Osina, Tracy Mitchell & Duff, LLC
Petrosewicz, Norma Norma Montalvo Petrosewicz, P.C.
Reaves, Cindy AccessHealth
Rivera, Nina NewFirst National Bank
Robinson, Kathryn "Kat" Heritage Texas Properties
Sams, Steve Johnson Development Corporation
Sands, Barbara Sterling McCall Lexus
Short, Jason Texas Gun Club, LLC
Stripling, Tracy WCJC (Wharton County Junior College)
Thompson, Brad IBM Corp.
Toomey, Liz Fort Bend Seniors Meals on Wheels
Valdez, Brian Expert Collision
Zafar, Tariq Alimohammad & Zafar PLLC

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Become a Leadership Fort Bend Sponsor:

Sponsoring Leadership Fort Bend is a great way to meet our dynamic Leadership class and promote your business to future leaders of Fort Bend County. 

Opportunities included below are available for both the State Governement Session in February and the Closing Retreat in May.

  • Breakfast Sponsors
  • Lunch Sponsors
  • Dinner Sponsors

We also have session sponsorship opportunities available.

To learn more, please contact Debbie Kilen at dkilen@cfbca.org and download the sponsorship packet below.

Download PDF:

2017-2018 Session Sponosorship Packet
2017-2018 State Government Session Sponsorship Packet
2017-2018 Closing Retreat Sponsorship Packet

Thank you to our Leadership Fort Bend 2016 - 2017 Sponsors

State Government Trip Sponsor               Closing Retreat - Dinner Sponsors

                                                Leadership Fort Bend Sponsors

Absolutely Brazos Community Magazine   

Session Sponsor - History Session

Alimohammad & Zafar, PLLC                      

Session Sponsor - Judicial Session 

All- Star Storage                       

Session Sponsor - Infrastructure Session

Campbell Garrett Homes & Estates        

Session Sponsor - History Session

Casanova Insurance                      

Session Sponsor - State Government Session

CivilTech Engineering, Inc.

Session Sponsor – Health & Human Services Session

Costello, Inc.                          

Session Sponsor - City & County Gov't Session

Coverup Graphics                        

Session Sponsor - State Government Session

Expert Collision                        

Session Sponsor - State Government Session

George Ranch Historical Park            

Lunch Sponsor - History Session

Gurecky Manfacturing Serivce, Inc.      

Session Sponsor - Education Session

Literacy Council                        

Session Sponsor - Education Session

Memorial Hermann Sugar Land

Session Sponsor – Health & Human Services Session

Moody National Bank                     

Session Sponsor - History Session

Needville Insurance  Breakfast Sponsor - Closing Retreat 

NewFirst National Bank                  

Session Sponsor - History Session

Norma Montalvo Petrosewicz, P.C.        

Session Sponsor - Judicial Session

NRG WA Parish                           

Breakfast Sponsor - Infrastructure Session

Rosenberg Development Corporation       

Session Sponsor - City & County Gov't Session

SERVOPRO of Fort Bend                   

Session Sponsor - Infrastructure Session

Stancil Property Tax                    

Session Sponsor - State Government Session

State Farm Tracy Walker Agency

Session Sponsor – Health & Human Services Session

Stephenson & Hamman PLLC                

Session Sponsor - State Government Session

Sugar Land Skeeters                     

Session Sponsor - State Government Session


Session Sponsor - History Session

Texas Gun Club                          

Session Sponsor - State Government Session

Texas State Technical College           

Session Sponsor - Education Session

Tree Frog Printing

Lunch Sponsor – Closing Retreat


Breakfast Sponsor - Opening Retreat

Wortham Insurance                       

Session Sponsor - State Government Session

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Special Thanks to the CFBCA Patrons:

Alaina Caldwell Companies   City of Richmond City of Rosenberg Greater Fort Bend EDCSiEnviro    Group One   Memorial Hermann Sugar Land NISD Oak Bend S & B Infrastructure Silver Eagle Van De Wiele & Vogler Engineering