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Guided by the foundational principles of gratitude, humility and service, the Whitworth Institute of Leadership is designed to prepare and empower high-potential individuals to make innovative and sustainable impact in their positions of leadership. This dynamic reinvention of leadership training is built upon an engaging, intensive retreat model.

2023-24 Cohort

  • Courtney Altringer
    Financial Advisor
    Wells Fargo Advisors
  • Melissa Boland
    Sr. Director of Sales & Conference Services
    Northern Quest Resort & Casino
  • Dan Crowley
    General Manager
    Gee Automotive
  • Meredith Devey
    Director, Dornsife Center for Community Engagement
    Whitworth University
  • Jen Fisher-Finnegan
    Vice President, Client Service
    BDS Connected Solutions
  • Jeff Galloway
    Witherspoon Brajcich McPhee, PLLC
  • Timothy Hewitt
    Senior Product Manager
  • Sarah Jones
    District Manager – Montana and Wyoming
    US Bank
  • Kori Keller
    Project Manager
    Johnston Architects
  • James King
    Audit & Assurance Managing Director
    Deloitte & Touche LLP


  • Joseph Longworth
    Sr. Manager, Operations Program Management
    Jubilant HollisterStier
  • Steve McBride
    Vice President, Operations
  • Melissa Miller
    Vice President, Loan Accounting
    AgWest Farm Credit
  • Amanda Moorhouse (Markley)
    Thrivent Financial
  • Leeanne Nikolao
    Vice President, Application Services
    AgWest Farm Credit
  • Ryan Overton
    Communications Manager
    Washington State Department of Transportation
  • Zach Proett
    Area Vice President/Consultant
    Arthur J. Gallagher
  • Jeremy Rodgers
    Associate Vice President, Internal Operations
    BDS Connected Solutions
  • Stephen Sykora
    School Program Supervisor
    Northwest Autism Center
  • Chelsea Updegrove
    Financial Advisor
    Edward Jones
  • Matt Wetzel
    Commercial Relationship Manager
    Umpqua Bank