LCC Class 44 Announced!

Congratulations to each member of LCC Class 44 for their selection into the next Best Class Ever!  Join LCCA as we host Class 44 at our Annual Welcome Mixer on August 13 at the Omni Corpus Christi Hotel – Nueces Ballroom, 5:30pm.

Mr. Denny Asbury Corpus Christi Police Department
Mrs. Leslie Smith Community Volunteer
Mr. George Lerma Corpus Christi Independent School District
Ms. Kimberly Becerra Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi
Mr. Kenneth Erben Corpus Christi Fire Department
Mrs. Doreen Harrell Kailo Communications Studio
Mr. Raul Ramirez Department Of The Army – Texas A&M CC Army ROTC
Mr. Jonathan Torres Fsg Electric
Mr. Scott Harris Lockwood, Andrews & Newnam, Inc. (Lan)
Mr. Bill Bonilla Bonilla & Chapa, P.C.
Mr. Louis Williams Porter, Rogers, Dahlman & Gordon, P.C.
Mr. Shawn Karaca Moore Supply Co.
Mr. Bill Stockley Fastsigns
Dr. Nick Nilest Corpus Christi Rehabilitation Hospital
Ms. Monica Espericueta H-E-B
Mr. Christopher Majors AG/CM Inc.
Mrs. Katy Urias American Bank
Ms. Heidi Hovda Corpus Christi Convention And Visitors Bureau
Ms. Amy Mccoy Buccaneer Commission
Mr. Luis Sanchez New York Life
Mrs. Natalie Villarreal Del Mar College
Ms. Tracey Cazalas Keller Williams
Mr. Curtis Clark IBC Bank
Mrs. Kim Wilmoth Javier Alonso, M.D.
Mrs. Jillian Becquet Corpus Christi Museum Of Science And History
Mrs. Melanie Gavlik Naismith Engineering Inc.
Mrs. Heather Garcia Spherion Staffing, Llc
Mr. Julian Camacho Camacho Demolition Llc
Mr. Everett Roy Kleberg Bank
Ms. Stephanie Kusy American Cancer Society
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Leadership Corpus Christi Presents $7,610 to Coastal Bend Community Foundation

Leadership Corpus Christi Presents $7,610 to Coastal Bend Community Foundation

Leadership Corpus Christi Class 43 presented $7,610 to the Coastal Bend Community Foundation today to the LCC Scholarship fund created by Leadership Corpus Christi Classes 36 and 39.

The fund awards $1,000 each year to a graduating senior or college freshman with less than 30 credit hours planning to attend Del Mar College, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi or The Craft Training Center. The student must demonstrate financial need and a commitment to community service and leadership. Students apply for the scholarship through the Coastal Bend Community Foundation.

The presentation took place Wednesday, June 17 at the Corpus Christi Chamber of Commerce. In attendance to present the award were members of Leadership Corpus Christi Class 43, the Leadership Corpus Christi Alumni Association, Chamber of Commerce and past Leadership Alumni. Karen Wesson, Director of Scholarships for the Coastal Bend Community Foundation, was present to accept the check on behalf of the Community Foundation.

About Leadership Corpus Christi
Leadership Corpus Christi is a 10 month leadership program to educate potential and existing business and community leaders through exposure to the diverse realities, personalities and challenges in the community; and to develop and enhance visionary leadership skills through in-depth training. It is a program of the Corpus Christi Chamber of Commerce Foundation and began in 1972. LCC is currently on its 44th consecutive class.

About the Corpus Christi Chamber of Commerce Foundation
The Corpus Christi Chamber of Commerce Foundation is a 501(c)3 nonprofit and partner organization of the Corpus Christi Chamber of Commerce. The mission of the Foundation is to develop and empower leaders and entrepreneurs to make a positive impact in Corpus Christi. Foundation Programs include Leadership Corpus Christi, Lemonade Day Corpus Christi, What’s up Corpus Christi? Online Calendar and Special Event, Conquer the Coast™.

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Alumnus of the Year – Tom Niskala

“I love the program… It’s near and dear to my heart, and I thoroughly enjoy it.” – Tom Niskala

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Leadership Corpus Christi Alumni Association Elections for 2015-2016

It’s time to cast your vote for new and returning board members for 2015-16.

The 2015 Nominating Committee has presented the following names for your consideration.

Original ballots may be emailed to, faxed to 361.882.4256 or mailed to Leadership Corpus Christi Alumni, P.O. Box 60031, Corpus Christi, Texas 78466.

Ballots must be returned no later than Thursday, May 28 by the close of LCCA Annual Meeting/LCCXLIII Graduation at the Omni Bayfront Hotel. Election results will be announced the following day via email and posted on the Alumni website at

Download the Ballot (PDF)
Download the Ballot (DOCX)
Download a copy of the recommended amendments to the bylaws (PDF)

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LCC Class XLIV Applications are Open!

Do you have a peer or mentee who should go through Leadership Corpus Christi?  Now’s the time to encourage them to apply!

Leadership Corpus Christi is a training program for emerging and existing leaders that builds the needed skills, knowledge, motivation, and vision to develop a stronger community.

Established in 1972 by the Chamber of Commerce, the program is the third oldest community leadership program in the nation. Over 1,200 graduates are having a powerful impact on virtually every community and business organization throughout Corpus Christi.

Visit for application details, timelines and contacts. Applications are due by May 1st.

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LCCA is excited to announce our 2015 Roasters are…. On Spring Break?!?!?

Todd Hunter, Bill Pettus, Mark & Carol Scott, and Sam Susser, enjoy but don’t forget you have jokes to write!

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LCCA presents the Roast of Al Jonesical – a Whale of a Tale!


Join the Leadership Corpus Christi Alumni Association for our 7th Annual Roast featuring Al Jones, Chairman and CEO of American Bank, LCC Class VI.

Jumping out of the frying pan and into the 2015 Emcee seat is last year’s roastee Ken Trevino!

When?  April 1st!  No fool’s joke, well… maybe on Al!
Attire? Reel Casual!
Roasters? We’re announcing that soon!

Proceeds from the Roast benefit the LCC Program, provide scholarships for future LCC class members, and funds projects for LCCA.

Is the bait sweet enough?
Call Kimberly Mcnierney-DeVisser, Samuel Longoria, or Paige Kimball Terry to catch your Sponsorships, Tables and Tickets at 881-1800!

For event details and to download the sponsor form Click Here!

Don’t let this Whale of a Tale get away! Stay tuned as LCCA casts the net wider with fun memes, goofy announcements, and our special catch of the week!

Did you know the current class has taken the lead on our silent auction for the past few years?  LCC Class 43 won’t break tradition!  Donate an item, here’s how.

Are you an LCC Alumni on Facebook?  We have an event page!

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LCC Class XLIV Steering Committee Applications Open

Attention all LCC Alumni:  The applications for the next steering committee is available now!  Are you ready?  Download the application here to join the steering committee for the Best Class Ever!  Applications are due by March 3.

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Paige Kimball Terry – LCCA Liaison & Executive Director of the Corpus Christi Chamber of Commerce Foundation

The Leadership Corpus Christi Alumni Association is pleased to announce
Paige Kimball Terry as the new LCCA Liaison & Executive Director of the Corpus Christi Chamber of Commerce Foundation. Both LCCA & the Chamber Foundation are excited about Paige’s new energy, skills, and ideas that she brings to the table. Her proven track record for implementing new programs and fundraising initiatives will allow both entities to continue and expand their leadership and entrepreneurship programs in Corpus Christi.

Paige previously served as program manager for Junior Achievement of the Coastal Bend, the local chapter of a worldwide nonprofit that provides economic education programs to K-12 students. As head of programs at JA, Paige was able to increase the number of students served in the area by more than 50% — from 13,000 to more than 20,000 students expected to receive JA programs in 2014-2015.

“We are very excited to have Paige on board. She is a graduate of Leadership Corpus Christi, helped chair the development of the What’s up Corpus Christi? app and has experience managing large special events and implementing economic programs,” said LCCA Chair Kimberly DeVisser.

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2014-2015 Board of Directors

Welcome to our new and returning Board Members for 2014-2015

Kimberly DeVisser- Chairman, Class XXXIII

C. Michelle Unda – Chair-Elect, Class XXXVI

Gina Prince-Bryant- Immediate Past Chairman, Class XXXIV

Pedro Azevedo – Treasurer, Class XLI

Betsy Herring – Secretary, Class XXXVIII

Sam Canavati, Class XXXIX

Patty Clark, Class XL

Amy Griffin, Class XL

Christina A. Cisneros-Guzman, Class XVIII

Dr. Roland Hernandez, Class XL

Samuel Longoria, Class XLII

Judge Greg Perkes, Class XIX

Sally Reigle, Class XL

Leo Rios, Class XL

Laura Rodgers, Class XLII

Charlotte Waters, Class XXXVI

Bill Wilson III, Class XLI


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