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Leadership Cape Class of 2018 Graduates

The Cape Chamber is pleased to announce the successful completion of the 29th year of the Leadership Cape program – an innovative 7-month program that exposes participants to the opportunities, realities and challenges of our community, while creating opportunities for professional growth.

Leadership Cape is a program led by the Cape Chamber, designed to identify and motivate emerging leaders, and to develop their potential for community leadership roles by exposing them to opportunities, realities and challenges of our area. Individuals who have a genuine interest in leadership, who desire to increase their own levels of involvement, and who wish to broaden their knowledge are encouraged to participate in Leadership Cape.

Class participants develop rapport with key community leaders, leading to long-term essential relationships. Those who participate in a leadership program such as Leadership Cape, benefit from the camaraderie developed among classmates, personal growth from session content, expanded knowledge of community structure, and an understanding of the importance of community involvement.

Kim Voelker, Cape Chamber Vice President, serves as the staff liaison for the Leadership Development committee at the Chamber. Voelker works closely with the committee to plan and execute the monthly classes.

“I have the pleasure of interacting with the participants and getting to know them on a more personal level,” says Voelker, “and that makes it very interesting!”

Leadership Cape Girardeau Class of 2018 graduates include:

Ms. Katherine Amrhein
Southeast Missouri State University

Lt. Rodney Barker
Cape Girardeau Police Department

Ms. Tiffany Barr
Ray’s Banquet Center

Ms. Erica Bogenpohl
Alliance Water Resources

Ms. Gayle Conrad
City of Cape Girardeau

Mr. Brandon Cooper
Moss & Cooper

Mr. Richard Crowley

Ms. Tammy Deimund
Saint Francis Health Care

Mr. Calvin Garner
Community Caring Council

Mr. Zachery Gendron
The Bank of Missouri

Ms. Amanda Geske
Banterra Bank

Ms. Patricia Harrell
Montgomery Bank

Mr. Dennis Kinkead
Southeast Missouri State University

Mr. Gunnar Knudtson
First Missouri State Bank

Ms. Taylor Laws
Cape Chamber

Pastor Jacob May
Christ Lutheran Church

Ms. Samantha Mlot
Old Town Cape

Mr. Todd Obergoenner
W. E. Walker-Lakenan

Ms. Katie Palisch
Realty Executives of Cape County

Ms. Debbie Pensel
First Midwest

Mr. Bruce Pfeifer
Drury Southwest, Inc.

Ms. Whitney Quick
Better Business Bureau

Mr. Larry Rhodes
Commerce Bank

Mr. John Ryan
Spencer Fane LLP

Ms. Mary Schabbing
Saint Francis Healthcare

Mr. Michael Siebert
Coalter Insurance Group

Mr. Greg Vaughn
Media Leaf, LLC

Mr. Mike Warren
Main Street Signs

Ms. Rinda Wiseman

Applications for the 2019 Leadership Cape class will become available at a later date. If you would like to receive notification of the opening of applications, contact Kim Voelker at


For more information about the Cape Chamber or the Leadership Cape program, visit

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