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Adult Member Spotlight

Meet an Exceptional Member from One of Our Programs

Leadership Toledo’s many accomplishments are only possible through the dedication and hard work of its members. Once each quarter, we spotlight an individual member so you can get to know them a little better – their life outside Leadership Toledo, their goals, their thoughts, and what they’ve learned from their service and participation.

Craig Teamer

Craig Teamer

Toledo-Lucas County Port Authority

How and when have you been involved with Leadership Toledo?

I completed the Leadership Toledo class in 2000. I was honored to serve on the Leadership Toledo board from 2001- 2006, as it was my first formative board experience. I served with some great colleagues and was fortunate to serve in various roles, including treasurer and board president.

What has been your favorite moment or experience throughout your involvement?

I served as board president when the idea of a Community Breakfast event to support Youth Leadership Toledo was proposed. The board really pushed the concept, and it has been amazing to see the event grow and take hold over the past 15 years!!

What surprised you the most about Leadership Toledo?

As a native Toledoan, I learned a lot about the city going through the program. It really opened my eyes and made me more aware about serving others to make the city a better place for all.

What did you take away from your participation?

There will always be a need for leadership. Working together (whether on LT group projects or on the LT board) yields better results and benefits more people.

What would you tell others who are considering involvement in Leadership Toledo's programs?

Leadership Toledo is a great opportunity for adults and youth to 1) meet new people 2) learn how your leadership can impact others and 3) get outside your comfort zone.

What's new since you were involved in Leadership Toledo?

My wife (Stephanie - CLT class of 2002) and I have been married for nearly 18 years and have three wonderful children. I was recognized as a 20 Under 40 award recipient in 2014. Currently, I serve as Manager, Finance & Special Projects at the Toledo-Lucas County Port Authority. I am a member of The University of Toledo Alumni Board of Trustees and a member of the United Way of Greater Toledo Audit/Finance Committee. My LT experience certainly impacted me personally and professionally!!

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