Committee Members
Program Year 2016-2017

Jason Stuart (General Chair)
Guaranty Bank

Orlando Hinojosa (General Chair-Elect)
Denton County Sheriff's Office

Aaron Newquist
First State Bank

Amanda Oringderff
First United Bank

Greg Price
Verus Real Estate Advisors
Questions? Contact
Suzanne Stiles, Chamber Staff

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What is Leadership Denton?
An affiliate of the Denton Chamber of Commerce, Leadership Denton offers a learning experience for experienced and emerging leaders who live or work in the Denton area. Through sessions about state and local government, economic development, non-profits and more, participants develop an understanding of the opportunities and challenges facing Denton. Further, each class completes a unique project designed to positively affect the community.

Leadership Denton seeks people dedicated to serving their community. Applicants must show a sincere commitment, motivation and interest in the community, and have the desire to increase their service to our community in key leadership positions.

More than 30 years after its formation, Leadership Denton continues to instill in its graduates a strong commitment to community service and provides Denton with informed, responsible, and committed leaders.


Our Mission

To help emerging leaders expand their skills, enhance their knowledge of local and state issues, and leverage their individual passion to influence positive changes in our community.


2016 - 2017 Co-Chairs

Special Thanks to our Sponsors & Hosts
AccessBank Texas

City of Denton Solid Waste/Recycling
Denton Morning Rotary
Denton Regional Medical Center
First State Bank
First United Bank
Flowers Baking Co.
Guaranty Bank & Trust
James Wood AutoPark
Kuzmich Law Firm PC
Peterbilt Motors
Ramey King Insurance
Sawko & Burroughs, LLP
Shanklin & Cox, LLP
Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Denton

Alumni Contact Update
If you were a member of a previous Leadership Denton class, we would like to encourage you to keep your contact information up-to-date. To update your contact information:


Program Rules
If you are currently in the class or are considering applying in the future, you may review the rules and guidelines of the Leadership Denton program below:

Program Calendar
Leadership Denton begins in August and ends the following April. Each month has a session. Two of the sessions require an overnight stay. Review the calendar: