NICEVILLE — Northwest Florida State College’s Costa Leadership Institute, in partnership with the Crestview, Destin, Niceville, Valparaiso and the Greater Fort Walton Beach chambers of commerce, honored 36 Okaloosa County professionals during a May 21 graduation ceremony.
The honorees celebrated their completion of the 2012-13 Leadership Okaloosa program.
North Okaloosa graduates and their employers are Kyle Bremer, North Okaloosa Medical Center; and Beverly Britton and Billy Hemphill, InDyne Inc.
Graduates also included Paula Andrews, a community volunteer; Ashley Bailey, Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office; Stacia Berryman, Emerald Coast Autism Center; Marilyn Bilby, Rocky Bayou Christian School; Wendy Borcyk, Twin Cities Hospital; Loren Boyer, Spence Brothers Properties; Mark Chambers, CCB Community Bank; Jessica Davenport, Raymond James/Morgan Keegan; Bree Durham, Northwest Florida State College; Katerina Eckert, Carr, Riggs & Ingram, LLC; and Tara Hagan, Chesser & Barr, P.A.
Also: Lauren Haggett, White-Wilson Medical Center; Eric Halter, Raymond James Financial Services; Jim Harkins, Okaloosa County Tax Collector; Robert Hruby, surgeon; Erin Igram, Boys & Girls Clubs of the Emerald Coast; Armand Izzo, TASC Inc.; Leo King, Gulf Power Company; Bill Kuhn, Edible Arrangements; Richard Lamar, Southern Vacation Rentals; Brooke Lord, Choctawhatchee High School; and Rose Marie Martin, Niceville Valparaiso Chamber of Commerce.
Also: Grant Meyer, Niceville High School; Joan O'Dowd, Laura Roesch, CPA, PLLC; Steven Pepper, Advanced Concepts Enterprises Inc.; Dee Reynolds, Rocky Bayou Christian School; Missy Rogers, Horizons of Okaloosa County Inc.; Andrea Rymer, University of West Florida; Jon David Simpson, attorney; Karyn Soltis-Habeck, University of West Florida; Luke Tatum and Matt Turpin, Carr, Riggs & Ingram, LLC; and Kristin Taylor, Cox Communications.
How to apply for the next session of leadership training
The Costa Leadership Institute is accepting applications for the 2013-14 Leadership Okaloosa program. Tuition is $900. Applications are due July 26.
Applications are available at www.nwfsc.edu/LI, by calling 729-6880 or emailing Leadership@NWFSC.edu.