LeadershipKeys
 
 
I hope to gain new perspectives on legislative leadership and share
my experiences as a sixth-term veteran with my colleagues. I am also
hoping I can overcome some fears I feel as a political leader, as well.    

 

 

DBerry

Deborah Berry

Representative

Iowa

GBevan

G. Richard Bevan

Administrative District Judge

District Court for Fifth Judicial District

Idaho

 

 

 

A better understanding of what I can do to be a more engaged leader,
while still maintaining objectivity and independence required of a judge. I also
hope to make many new friends from across this great country.

 

 

 

 

I hope to better identify and foster my leadership style in addition to building relationships with state officials. I hope to learn from presenters and fellow participants in order to acquire new skills and resources as a legislator
to prepare for a future in leadership in my caucus.

 

 

JBillings

Jill Billings

Representative

Wisconsin

EBowers

Elaine Bowers

Senator
Kansas

 
 
Gaining new advice from legislators across the nation and most importantly
the insight of the judicial and executive branches.  I want them to know me [as] a citizen legislator and what challenges I face in my elected job.

 

 


To develop greater leadership skills, broaden perspectives and discover
new problem solving approaches. To challenge myself intellectually and
grow into heightened levels of awareness and resolve in interactions
and service for others and the world around us. To become so inspired and
full of renewed momentum where my experience with Toll Fellows creates
or instills energy not only in myself, but also in others; to achieve what may
have been believed unachievable.

LBrasch

Lydia Brasch

Senator
Nebraska

DBurkhart

Donald Burkhart

Representative

Wyoming

 

 
I hope to increase my leadership skills and abilities to avoid the
pitfalls that sometimes come with leadership. I hope to push beyond my
current limits and expand my horizons. Eliminate or improve in myself those
things of which I might not be aware of, but which limit my leadership abilities.
I then want to be able to use these new abilities to better serve the people
of my district and state. For me, this is an investment in future performance.

 

 

 

 

I feel the Tolls experience will give me the opportunity to work collaboratively with others in senior government positions across all three branches to improve my leadership skills so that I will be positioned to take on increasingly challenging and critical leadership roles in transforming human service policy and delivery either in Wisconsin or elsewhere in the country.

SBuschman

Sara Buschman

Assistant Deputy Secretary, Department of Children and Families
Wisconsin

AClark

Andrew Clark

Director, Institute for
Municipal & Regional Policy
Connecticut

 
 
To learn, grow, be challenged and inspired are my ultimate aspirations. I also
look forward to meeting other people from across the country as we share experiences and perspectives. The ability to discuss policy as we network
will also be extremely beneficial.

 

 
 
To be a more effective leader.

 

BCruff

Bradley Cruff

District Judge
Southeast Judicial District
North Dakota

LDenney

Lee Denney

Representative

Oklahoma

 
 
A great leadership experience by learning by learning more about myself,
as well as meeting new people who represent other states across
all three branches of government.

 

 

 

I believe the rigors of CSG’s Toll Fellowship program will help to develop
my skills to continue creating important policy and become a leader who can
guide major issues through the political process. Exposure to experienced and
vibrant speakers with a national view will foster an environment for all participants
to succeed and carry back to their home state newfound skills and knowledge
to help us express and carry out our vision.

 

MDevin

Michael Devin

Representative
Maine

GDodge

George Dodge

Representative

New Mexico

 

 
Knowledge on how others handle some of the same issues I face
every day. Cultivate friendships and working relationships with colleagues
from around the country.

 

 

 
I hope to gain a better understanding of who I am and how I can best work
with others to get a desired outcome. I would like to be able to use not only my strengths but also my weaknesses to achieve success.

JEdwards

John Edwards

Representative

Rhode Island

DGormley

David Michael Gormley

Judge

Delaware Municipal Court

Ohio

 
 
I hope that I will return home with greater insights about how to inspire my staff and other people with whom I interact, and I hope that I will emerge from the program as a better listener and a better problem solver.

 

 
I hope to come away with insightful ideas, new ways of looking at old problems
and a better understanding of how others handle the types of challenges that
I expect to face. I look forward to gaining an increased appreciation for and
tolerance of the different ways that different individuals look at similar problems.

 

DHarris

David Harris

Representative

Illinois

NHatfield

Nathan Hatfield

Senate Assistant Clerk
Virginia

 
By meeting with leaders from across the nation who work in all three branches,
I hope to have an even better grasp of the challenges (and views on responses
to those challenges) that face state governments today.
 
 

 

I hope to increase my ability to enhance my strengths and mitigate my weaknesses
so that I can better serve the people I represent.

 

DHenderson

Deidre Henderson

Senator
Utah

WHoltzclaw

William Holtzclaw

Senator

Alabama

 

 

To enhance my leadership skills through interfacing with a variety
of leaders– citizens of communities–that have voluntarily placed themselves
on the arena floor and are successfully addressing challenges.
 

 

 
 
I hope to learn from fellow state officials and gain a variety of techniques
to improve my own leadership style.

 

LIchiyama

Linda Ichiyama

Representative

Hawaii

TJones

Trevor Jones

Cabinet Secretary
Department of Public Safety

South Dakota

 

 

I hope to acquire a new network of individuals with varied experiences
in government service that are willing to share ideas, problems and solutions that will help me to become a better asset to Gov. Daugaard and
the state of South Dakota.

 

 

 

Tools and techniques that will help me bring people together from all walks of life
to push fresh ideas to move the needle to fix the long-standing challenges
facing New Mexico.

 

TKeller

Tim Keller

Senator
New Mexico

LLandgraf

Lois Landgraf

Representative

Colorado

 
Immersion into this intensive, collaborative program while engaging with government officials from around the country will help me acquire the knowledge, insight and skill set to bring visionary leadership to my state. It will allow me to develop my personal knowledge and growth, gaining skills necessary to advance in leadership positions within my organization.

 

 

 

A greater understanding of my personal leadership strengths, style and limitations.
The ability to interact and learn from folks across the country about their respective challenges and victories in their home states.

 

RLemar

Roland Lemar

Representative

Connecticut

MLittle

Marquita Little

Director of Policy and Planning

Department of Human Services

Arkansas

 
 
I hope to gain new experiences, insights and skills that will help me
better serve the people of Arkansas. I look forward to engaging
with leaders from across the nation and gaining nuggets of wisdom
and building relationships.

 

 
Inspiration, broadened perspective, new ideas and renewed energy are what
I am hoping to gain from participating in the fellowship program. Having the opportunity to spend five days with interesting, talented, creative leaders from
around the country will be transformative. I hope the program intensity will push
me outside of my comfort zone and provide inspiration and insight into new ways
to handle old issues and proven techniques to handle emerging challenges.

 

NMacKay

Noelle MacKay

Commissioner
Department of Housing and Community Development

Vermont

RMackenzie

Ryan Mackenzie

Representative

Pennsylvania

 
I hope to gain a greater perspective on what it takes to be a
successful state official and leader. I hope to hear insights from others,
share in challenging experiences, and collaboratively learn with other participants... States are laboratories of democracy and I believe
interacting with others in the Toll Fellowship program will allow for a
positive exchange of ideas and new approaches that I will be able
to bring back and apply to my work in Pennsylvania.

 

 

 
 
I'm excited to meet and share this fellowship experience with the
other participants. I look forward to learning from such a diverse group
of experienced state government officials, and improving
my leadership skills and performance.

 

SMacLeod

Scott MacLeod

Mitigation & Disaster Recovery Section Chief

Emergency Management Agency

Massachusetts

NMajeski

Nicole Majeski

Deputy Secretary
Department of Transportation

Delaware

 

 

A better understanding of the different perspectives from
the other members representing the other branches of government.
Also, enhancing my own leadership skills.

 

 
I expect to imcrease my leadership skills to help me be a more
effective legislator
and also be a better leader in my community. I know
that to become a better leader, it takes time, energy and hard work. I am willing
to pay the price to improve my skills... I also know that I will develop
new professional relationships and friendships with leaders from
throughout the country that I will be able to network with in the future,
share ideas and brainstorm on solutions to problems.

BMassey

Becky Massey

Senator

Tennessee

JMcMillin

Judson McMillin

Representative

Indiana

 
 
To learn from the program and all of those who attend. To grow personally.
To emerge as a better father, husband, lawyer, statesman and leader.

 

 

 

To absorb the wisdom of others, to be inspired, and to have at least
one major "aha" moment: the thought, probably quoted from a participant's unscripted comment, that will be jotted in my notes, and become a guidepost
on a note under a refrigerator magnet.

 

NNathanson

Nancy Nathanson

Representative

Oregon

DNewberry

Dan Newberry

Senator

 Oklahoma

 

 

It is my hope I will gain a greater understanding of governing through leadership and develop deep relationships with other legislators and state officials that will last well beyond our week together.

 

 
So far in my career, I have benefited from having caring and thoughtful mentors. Some of those mentors are alumni of the Toll Fellowship program... The leadership and professional development training offered to Toll Fellows is second-to-none and I'm looking forward to the education, networking and relationship-building that will occur with my counterparts from across the nation. I hope to listen, but also contribute, and then return to West Virginia with ideas and concepts that can, ultimately, help me be a more effective public servant.

JPizatella

Jason Pizatella

Deputy Chief of Staff
Office of the Governor

West Virginia

NPoore

Nicole Poore

Senator

 Delaware

 
I look forward to learning new ways to meet the challenges in our
small state. I hope to have the opportunity to network with my peers and
find a wealth of information that comes from experience and knowledge.
I want to learn new trends happening throughout the country and
bring those new ideas to Delaware and implement
them for the betterment of our citizens.

 

 
 
I hope to gain new insights and share experiences into other
leadership styles. I would also like to expand the network of highly
skilled leaders as potential resources. 

 

 

RPrezioso

Roman Prezioso

Senator

West Virginia

LReinbold

Lora Reinbold

Representative
Alaska

 

 

Networking, leadership skill development. Learn about issues facing our states and nation, and helping to solve them through servant leadership.

 

 
 
I want to better understand how to improve my own leadership skills
so that I may become a more effective leader and better serve the public.

 

CRosenwald

Cindy Rosenwald

Representative

New Hampshire

JStevens

John Stevens

Senator

  Tennessee

 
 
Networking cannot be understated as an important part of being an effective leader. I want to listen to, learn from and share information with the
class members who share positions of responsibility.

 

 
 
Teamwork. Find ways to accomplish goals.
Solve problems in a consistent way.

 

JSuarez

Jorge Suárez

Senator

Puerto Rico

 

KTallian

Karen Tallian

Senator

Indiana

 

 
 
This is an opportunity to engage in training and networking with high level government officials from across the country. Hopefully, I will be able
to observe their leadership styles and solutions and come back
to Indianapolis with a broader view and some new perspectives.

 

 

 

I hope to emerge from the program having learned 1) about
my particular leadership style, and 2) tools for utilizing that style in
ways that enhance my effectiveness as a leader and team player.

ETindill

Erika Tindill

Judge
Superior Court

Connecticut

MTrebelhorn

Matthew Trebelhorn

Legislative Analyst, Judiciary Committe
Legislative Research Commission
Kentucky

 
 
I hope to get a better understanding of my strengths and weaknesses
as a leader, to learn from the examples of my classmates and
to become a better, more effective public servant.
 
 
I hope to learn additional skills and tools that will make me a more
effective leader, as well as meet other state officials and benefit from
their knowledge and experiences, make some new friends and take back some ideas and skills to share with my staff and others.

 

LValenti

Lynne Valenti

Cabinet Secretary
Department of Social Services

South Dakota

KWard

Kelli Ward

Senator

Arizona

 
 
I hope to build a strong network of leaders from around the country
who I can call upon for their expertise when issues face our state.
I want to build my leadership and relationship building skills.

 

 
 
An opportunity to become a better public servant.

LValenti

Rhonda Wood

Judge
Court of Appeals & Justice-Elect, Supreme Court

Arkansas