President's Leadership Program

Alumni Board


To continue to enhance students' and alumni personal growth through leadership endeavors, while incorporating integrity and compassion.


The Alumni Board is representative of the graduating classes of the UNC PLP Alumni Program

Chair: Jessica Ford

I was fortunate to enter into the President’s Leadership Program (PLP) my freshman year of college in 2001.  At first, I thought of PLP as an academic program designed to enhance my college learning experience; however, it quickly became much more.  I had the honor to know and work with John Bromley and Amy Smart, who were the Director and Assistant Director for PLP during my college years.  These two individuals left a lasting impact on my life, becoming mentors of mine and eventually steering me into my career in the banking industry.  PLP introduced me to some of my closest friends and provided opportunities that have helped shape who I am today.

I graduated in 2005 with a Bachelor of Science in Business Management and minors in Spanish and Economics.  After a recommendation from John, I began a career with FirstBank and have been there ever since.  I am a Vice President for FirstBank, responsible for branch management and business development.  I serve on the board of directors for Alternatives to Family Violence, the Brighton Housing Authority, and the President’s Leadership Program Alumni Board.

Class: 2001


Vice Chair: Nubia Duran

Graduated from UNC in 2004.
Major: Business Administration Minor: Spanish
Graduated from CU Denver with an MBA in 2010.
Current position: Investment Management Specialist with Wells Fargo Private Bank. I work with a select group of individuals, families, and institutions to build, manage, protect and transfer wealth.
Hobbies: Reading, Zumba, cross-stitching, spending time with family and friends

Class: 2000


Secretary: Amanda Lindenmayer (Rodenburg)

I entered UNC as part of the PLP class of 2002.  During my time in PLP I served on student staff in numerous positions. I graduated in 2007 with a BA in Visual Arts and a BS in Business Management.  Since graduating I have started my own photography business, Foothills Photography.  I also enjoy my time at home with my 2 daughters, Claire (6) and Sofie (2).  I am the coordinator for my local MOPS group and volunteer in the Sunday school at our church, Christ Community.

Class: 2002


Treasurer: Emily Haymond

I entered PLP in the fall of 2004 and was thrilled to join a program so focused on expanding academic opportunities and so devoted to community and service leadership. During my four years with PLP, I was lucky to work with and get to know both John Bromley and Amy Smart, whose guidance and wisdom transformed me and my amazing four years at UNC. I worked on student staff in various different positions, including recruitment, official office cleaner for John, PLP 100 teaching assistant and general work study office assistant. I enjoyed getting to know and experience so many different aspects of the program.
I graduated UNC with Bachelors of Science in Mathematics and an emphasis in Statistics. Currently I am working for FirstBank as a new account and customer service representative. I am finishing my pre-requisites to go back and get my masters in dietetics. I live downtown with my boyfriend and enjoy working with his non-profit to support amazing community leaders tackling some pretty hefty challenges in their neighborhoods. I enjoy gardening, running and time with friends and family.

Class: 2004


Social Media Chair: Kelby Siegfried

I was thrilled to enter the PLP as a freshman in 2006. My involvement with PLP was especially rewarding throughout my four years in college. I traveled, met many new and interesting people, took classes that I would have otherwise not experienced, reached out to the community through volunteerism, and made connections that have stuck with me today. It was also an honor to be amongst the students who were under the tutelage and guidance of John Bromley.
In the spring of 2010, I graduated with a Bachelor of Music Education degree. I fortunately was able to secure employment through the Thompson School District in Loveland and I currently teach middle level vocal music at Lucile Erwin Middle School. I am actively involved with the Colorado Music Educators Association, American Choral Directors Association, the Greeley Chorale, and serve on the UNC PLP Alumni Board as the Social Media Chair.

Class: 2006


Current PLP Class Representative: Daniel Gosch

I entered the program when I came to UNC in the fall of 2008 and I graduated in December 2011. I currently teach special education at Greeley Central High School. I am originally from Illinois, but came to Colorado to enjoy the mountains.

Class: 2008




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