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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 a former program 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 time in our programs.

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Mike George

Genacross Lutheran Services Foundation

How and when have you been involved with Leadership Toledo?

I graduated from the signature program and also currently serve on the Leadership Toledo Board.

What was your favorite experience or takeaway from your involvement?

Leadership takes many forms, sometimes it requires you to be at the head of the line, other times it shows you how to lead from the end of the line.  

How do you personally define leadership?

As a servant leader, I feel you are never as strong a leader as when you are helping someone else. 

What strategies or resources do you find useful in order to continue your leadership development?

Blogs, books, professional organizations and just talking to others who lead all help me refresh my leadership skills. 

How do you stay active in your community?

I sit on several organizations' boards or committees including Society of Financial Services Professionals: Toledo Chapter, Heritage Sylvania, Leadership Toledo and 577 Foundation. I also helped establish the LeadingAge Ohio Development Committee to help educate those raising funds for senior living communities.  

What's new since you first became involved with Leadership Toledo?

So much has changed since I graduated from LT! I am happy to be at a new(ish) job as the Executive Director of Genacross Lutheran Services Foundation. Helping raise funds for kids 6 and up in our youth group homes or for older adults residing in our senior living communities, is an incredible honor for me.     

If you have questions about Leadership Toledo or our programs, we would love to connect with you!

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