NEW PHILADELPHIA -- Leadership Tuscarawas is pleased to announce the class of 2013-2014.

This year's class and their sponsoring companies are: LeNay Abel, First Federal Community Bank Dover; Adria Burgeron, Glimcher Properties Partnership New Towne Mall; Beth Carpenter, Allied Machine & Engineering; Chris Delatore, The Commercial Savings Bank, New Phila; Chris Enos, Tusco Display; Mike Griesen, Community Hospice; Danielle Lurie, ADMHS Board of Tuscarawas and Carroll Counties; Heather Milburn, Investment Partners LTC; Mike Morellli, Kent State Tuscarawas Performing Arts Center; Joe Obermiller, WTUZ; Cheryl Ramos, Buckeye Career Center; Rachel Rothacher, Village of Sugarcreek; Dana Roll, Dover-Phila Federal Credit Union; Nicki Snyder, Adventure Harley-Davidson; Erick Stealey, First Federal Community Bank Dover and Jody Stoldt, Union Hospital.

The Retreat was held at Atwood Lake Resort and Golf Club. The class was welcomed by Leadership Tuscarawas President Milo Miller and Executive Director Lynn Angelozzi. Facilitators Rich and Cathy Geib, Geib & Associates, led the class by sharing the learning philosophy for the nine month course -- connecting personal growth with leadership development and team-building.

The day and a half retreat challenged the participants with a Values in Action Character Strengths Assessment and a Kolb Learning Styles Inventory Assessment. Self-awareness and teamwork were the theme of day one. On Day 2 the class explored their commitment to serve Tuscarawas County, find the sweet spot of the motivated capabilities and built an energized personal vision.

Mark Murphy, Superintendent Tusky Valley Schools, addressed the class on "Serving the Community." He shared his experience in being governed by a board and as serving on the New Pointe Church Board of Directors.

The Mission of Leadership Tuscarawas is to develop passionate, visionary leaders to strengthen the community. Now entering its twelfth year, the program is designed to improve the quality of life in Tuscarawas County by identifying and developing community leaders, preparing them to assume greater leadership roles and promoting and facilitating their involvement in initiatives that will shape the area's future.

Leadership Tuscarawas in a non-profit organization governed by the following board members: Sarah Andreas, Adventure Harley Davidson; Anjum Azhar, American's Best Value Inn & Suites; Pam Ferrell, Tuscarawas County Senior Center; Joe Garrett, Quanex IG Inc,; Rich Geib, Geib & Associates; Bill Harding, Union Hospital (retired); Cindy Laughlin, East Central Ohio ESC; Brendan Lloyd, PNC Bank; Michael Mason, Tuscarawas County Chamber of Commerce; Milo Miller, The Budget Newspaper; Kim Nathan, Union Hospital; Perry Petrullo, Timken Company and Renee West, Deflecto LLC.

For information, visit www.leadershiptusc.org or phone 330-340-5105.