The WHA Rising Leaders Program will create and grow a network of emerging leaders and mentors within the West Houston Association that will share information and access to enhance understanding and the ability of these leaders to make positive changes in West Houston.
The WHA Rising Leaders Program is designed for those who plan to be active with the West Houston Association for sizable part of their career. The program provides an accelerated introduction to the topics and issues of interest to the association and its members as well as an opportunity for networking among others who aspire to be leaders (i.e. serve as committee chair, vice-chairs, or take on major projects) within WHA in the coming years.
The program involves six sessions which focus on topics in alignment with WHA Committees and the 2060 Plan. At these sessions participants engage with experts, industry leaders, and creative thinkers who are able to highlight opportunities to improve quality of life across the Greater West Houston Region. Participants are also invited to special networking events and paired with a WHA Board Member mentor. The program is guided by a steering committee of past participants who guide programing and provide insights to continuously improve the experience.
- Introduce WHA’s Rising leaders to established leaders in WHA and the broader community to work to continue quality growth in the West Houston Area;
- Cultivate WHA Rising Leaders’ participation in WHA’s committees, event, and initiatives;
- Provide the perspective of WHA Rising Leaders to WHA, its Board, and the public; and
- Facilitate ongoing learning and leadership opportunities for WHA Rising Leaders in the West Houston Association and other key organizations.
Rising Leaders – Class 6
Lilian Baldwin, HCC – Northwest
Sanjay Bapat, Allen, Boone, Humphries, Robinson, LLP
Brian Gates, Newland
Diana Miller, Schwartz, Page & Harding, LLP
Kent Milson, META Planning + Design
Karina Moreno, LJA Engineering
Monica Navarro, Texas Children’s Hospital – West
Taylor Reed, Vogler & Spencer Engineering
Previous Rising Leaders
Jon D. Polley