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The American Leadership Forum is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to join and strengthen diverse leaders to better serve the public good. We do this through a yearlong Fellows Program in each Chapter's community in which leaders can engage in dialogue, differ, and build relationships. ALF strengthens Fellows’ capacity to address public issues collaboratively and builds a strong leadership network to work for positive change in our community.

  • Marc Melcher
    Vice President
    Merrill Lynch
    Class XXXI
  • Grover Jackson
    Chairman & CEO
    Spinel Capital
    Class XIX
  • Lisa Gaines
    Director, Institute for Natural Resources
    Oregon State University
    Class XXVIII
  • Patricia Gumport
    Vice Provost for Graduate Education
    Stanford University
    Class XXIV
  • Joan Smith
    Loaves & Fishes Centers, Inc.
    Class XVI
  • Felicia Trader
  • Howard Tellepsen
    Chairman & CEO
    Tellepsen Corporation
    Class XIV
  • Linda Benge
    Trees, Inc.
  • Norma Benzon
    Class XIX
  • Denise Swanson
    Early Learning Hub Manager
    Early Learning Division
    Class XXVIII
  • Anthony Veliz
    IZO Public Relations & Marketing
    Class XV
  • Ann McGinity
    Chief Nurse Executive
    The Methodist Hospital
    Medical Community Class 2
  • James Faucett
    President & CEO
    Houston Hospice
    Medical Community Class 4
  • Paul Puente
    Executive Secretary
    Houston Gulf Coast Building and Construction Trades
    Class XL-Workforce Development
  • Robert Jackson
    Senior VP Public Affairs
    Houston First
  • Ida Eng
    Special Projects Coordinator to Independent Agent
  • Bruce Marquis
    Retired- Chief of Police
    Norfolk PD
    Class XV
  • Rayanne Darensbourg
    Director of Development
    American Leadership Forum
    Community Development Class 1
  • Nancy Dunlap

    Medical Community Class 5
  • Janet Donath
    Retired -CEO
    Good Neighbor Healthcare Center
    Medical Community Class 3
  • Grant Yoshihara
    Vice President, Utility Operations
    NW Natural
    Class XVI
  • Anne Tucker
    Retired-Curator Emerita
    Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
    Class IX
  • Rich Brown
    VP & Manager, Public Affairs
    Bank of America
    Class XII
  • Barbara Best
    Director of Student and Fellows Programs
    Harvard Kennedy School Center for Public Leadership
    Class XXV
  • Christopher Johnson
    President & CEO
    The Johnson Group, Inc.
    Class XVI

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