John W. Barton, Sr. Community Leadership Development Program
BARTON PROGRAM applications are no longer available.
John W. Barton Sr. was committed to Baton Rouge's nonprofit sector for over 75 years including his desire to see young professionals become the future leaders. Inspired by Mr. Barton's passion in 2004, Forum 35 created the John W. Barton, Sr. Community Leadership Development Program in Partnership with the Louisiana Association of Nonprofit Organizations (LANO). This program is a core pillar under Forum 35's leadership initiative and enables our members to develop their leadership skills while promoting community involvement and volunteerism in Baton Rouge. In recent year's, The Powell Group and Irene W. and C.B. Pennington Foundation have generously supported the Barton Program.
on the applications received, the 2013 John W. Barton, Sr. Community Leadership
Development Program selected 29 participants. The selected
applicants represent a diverse population of the Greater Baton Rouge community.
Matthew Adams –
Louisiana Board of Regents
Katie Barlow –
Baton Rouge Speech and Hearing Foundation
Russell Blanchard – Hannis T Bourgeois, LLP
Blanchard – Dow Chemical U.S.A.
Eric Dexter – Execupay,
Karen Edward – Ducote's
Restaurant & Bar Equipment
Megan Johnson – BR
Crisis Intervention Center
James Klock – Louisiana
Adam Kurz – CSRS,
Mathew Laborde – Beau
Box Commercial Real Estate
Logan Leger – NewAperio
– Vivid Ink Graphics
Patricia Manetsch – Grad. Assistant at LSU
Manship School/LSU Law Student
Shanna McCarty – Capital Area United Way
Larry Minor – Iberville
Brendan O'Kelly – Mentorship
Heather Otten – Families
Helping Families of Greater Baton Rouge
Adrian Owen – LSU
Lori Pilley – Grief
Kimberly Powell – Southern
University and A & M College
LaToria Thomas –
Baton Rouge Area Foundation
Johanna Trees – Team
Monica Valenciano – DIG Magazine
Laura Vinsant – Teach
Sabrina Vutera – Louisiana Department of
Theodore Williams –
Tiger Athletic Foundation
Jacqueline Wilson –
Louisiana CASA Association
Trimica Woodard – Staples, Inc.
If you are interested in Forum 35 or need more information on the
leadership program, visit contact John Snow, Forum 35 or Ann Williamson, LANO.