Leadership Tyler is an organization serving Tyler and Smith County through their mission of equipping leaders to enrich our community. Since 1986, the Leadership Tyler Core Program has graduated more than 750 emerging and established leaders committed to a life of community service. The organization offers training opportunities to business leaders and companies and has developed a strong network of alumni who can be found in leadership positions throughout our region.
Leadership Tyler's lasting legacy is its graduates. The alumni serve as policy-level community trustees, as elected and appointed officials, and as leaders in the private, public, and non-profit sectors of the Smith County area. On Tuesday, February 5, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., Leadership Tyler will be hosting the event Homecoming for Leadership Tyler for their alumni to celebrate another successful year, to honor their Distinguished Alumni, and to be informed about the new initiatives occurring in the organization.
Andy Stinson has served on the Leadership Tyler board of directors for five years and is currently serving as the immediate past president. He is an alumnus of the 2007 Leadership Tyler Class 22. Mr. Stinson is involved in the Leadership Tyler selection process for those applying for the next Core Program. (Applications will be available in April and are due on June 1). Mr. Stinson has also served on the Boys and Girls Club of East Texas board of directors for five years and is the current board president.
“Leadership Tyler’s Core Program develops leaders who go on to make meaningful impacts on our community,” Mr. Stinson said. “Volunteerism is an opportunity to help make our community a better place – particularly for those who need help the most.”
Born in Texarkana, Texas, Mr. Stinson has resided in Tyler for 13 years. He and his wife, Christine, have been married for nine years and are the parents of McCade, 6, Dylan, 4, and Levi, 5 months. Mr. Stinson earned his undergraduate degree from Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas, and received his juris doctorate degree from Baylor Law School in Waco, Texas. He is a shareholder with the Ramey & Flock Law Firm. The Stinsons are members of Green Acres Baptist Church.
“Tyler’s commitment to community and passion for service is second to none, making Tyler a great place to live and raise a family. I enjoy being a part of this community largely because of the people who make up our community. Having the opportunity to volunteer alongside so many wonderful and dedicated individuals is a blessing as is knowing that collectively, we are making positive differences in our community,” Mr. Stinson said.
For more information about Leadership Tyler or to apply online for the upcoming Core Program, please visit www.leadershiptyler.org.