Leadership Lufkin



Applications for the 2020-2021 are now available. Twenty-five qualified applicants are selected on a first-come basis with Chamber Investors having priority. 

Click here for a brochure. 
Click here to an application.



Applicants must be at least 21 years of age and are required to either reside or work in Angelina County. Tuition for the program is $1,200, which covers costs of some meals and transportation, training materials and speakers.

The Program

Leadership Lufkin is a prestigious nine-month introductory program designed to identify and educate the existing and potential leaders of Lufkin and Angelina County. It consists of day-long sessions targeted at orienting the class to particular aspects and issues of the community, such as the health care and safety, social services, local/county/state government, education, economic development, and quality of life in Angelina County. The program also includes an empowering leadership training segment within each session, facilitated by professionals, and culminates at the celebratory graduation.

The program requires participation in an intense two-day opening retreat with a ropes course of high and low elements, a three-day high-energy trip to Austin to study state government and host the Lufkin/Angelina County Day reception, and 5 hours volunteering at the Texas State Forest Festival. The class is also required to attend a City Council Meeting, an Angelina County school board meeting, a County Commissioner's meeting, and a Lufkin Police Department Ride-Along. A class project is also carried out from start to finish during the 9-month program that fills a need in our community. Leadership Lufkin allows class members to become acquainted with volunteer opportunities, needs of local non-profits, Chamber goals and benefits, and community issues to find each class member’s passion and niche the community. The program will prepare participants to graduate into Leadership Lufkin and begin using the skills and knowledge learned to lead our community.

Financial Assistance

If you require financial assistance, a letter explaining your request and the Commitment Statement must be included with your application. Upon acceptance into the program tuition is due in full. Limited scholarships may be available. Click here for instructions, a copy of the Scholarship Request and the Commitment Statement.

LEADERSHIP LUFKIN Sponsors 2019-2020

A special thank you to all of the businesses and individuals who support Leadership Lufkin through sponsorship. Our 2019-2020 program sponsors:

Presenting Sponsor:

 Graduation Sponsor

  • Fenley & Bate, L.L.P.

 Welcome Reception Sponsor

  • Consolidated Communications

 Silver Sponsors

  • Alexander, Lankford & Hiers
  • KSWP/KAVX Radio
  • The Advanced Financial Group

 Austin – State Government Trip Sponsor (February)

  • Luftex Gears

Sessions Sponsors:

 Community Impact Session (September)

  • Junior Achievement
  • Sherri Anthony

 Business & Economy Session (October)

  • Real Graphics
  • Walmart

 Health Care & Safety Session (November)

  • Hospice in the Pines, Inc.
  • Joe W. Elliott House
  • Larkspur

 Education Session (December)

  • Skelton Slusher Barnhill Watkins & Wells PLLC

Quality of Life Session (January)

  • Angelina Arts Alliance

 Local Government Session (March)

  • The Junior League of Lufkin

 Call to Action Session (April)

  • Angelina Beautiful/Clean
  • Angelina Rotary Club
  • Limitless Event Venues


Leadership Lufkin Class of 2019-2020 (Class #38) 

Stevie Alders Alfac
Maira Carrillo Law Office of Kaye M. Alderman, PLLC
Ty Cauthen Lufkin High School
Laura Edmundson Brookshire Brothers, Inc
Crystal Gann Gann Medford Real Estate, Inc
Randy George, Jr William George Company
Claudia Gonzalez Kovar Capital
Andrew Hall McWilliams & Son Heating and Air Conditioning
Tara Hendrix The Chamber of Commerce
Todd Laird Lockheed Martin Missile and Fire Control
Debbie Laroe Signs by Debbie
Randy Lewis 
Roger Lindsey ONCOR Electric Delivery
Jed Morris Goodwin-Lasiter-Strong
Tempestt Parker Southside Bank
Anndrea Pickett Angelina County and Cities Health District
Janice Porter Cascade Health Services, LLC
Nathan Pruitt Georgia-Pacific
Nicole Roberts Overseas Hardwoods Company
Eric Robinson CHI St. Luke’s Health-Memorial
Kevin Terry Hospice in the Pines
LaMarcus Wallace Etech
Katie Webb BancorpSouth
Shawn Woods Morgan Insurance
Monica Woods The Advanced Financial Group 

Click below to view previous Leadership Lufkin Classes