Post Leadership Lab

In 2011, the Post started an annual Young Professional (YP) mentoring program which is now open to all Post members.To date over 120 members have graduated from the program. The Leadership Lab is aimed at both up-and-coming leaders and established operational leaders in government and industry that would benefit from the discussion, sharing of thoughts and experiences, and readings in leadership and related topics.

The Leadership Lab’s goals are:

  • Provide students the chance to push individual comfort limits to develop their own style of leadership
  • Offer a broad understanding of leadership theories and the practical application of those concepts
  • Afford the opportunity to listen and learn from leadership speakers on their leadership experiences
  • Provide students an enriching experience that met their desire for professional and personal growth

The program includes:

  • 10 – 12 students
  • Broken up into Accountability Pairs
  • Bi-weekly meetings for about 8 months
  • Review of 2-3 leadership books
  • Group facilitated discussion on assigned reading
  • DiSC Profiles
  • Speaker Series (Military, Civic, Business Leaders)
  • Team Building Experience
  • Volunteering/Service Projects (Community Service, SAME Event)
  • Mentor-Protégé Program
  • Professional Development Plan

For more information, contact our Post Lab Directors: Cathy Bond Cassidy and Cade Deines

Applications are now open for the 2024-25 Post’s Leadership Lab (LLAB) Program. Applications will be accepted until Friday. July 19, 2024. Click HERE for the application. Completed applications should be sent to Cathy Bond Cassidy and Cade Deines by the deadline.

Page 3 of the application explains the eligibility criteria, submittal procedures, selection process, planned schedule and commitments expected of LLAB participants. Having a mentor is a key requirement for LLAB participants. If you do not already have a mentor, the LLAB application also includes a Mentee Application so the Post can help you get a mentor.

You may know or be in the same company/organization as some of our past graduates of our LLAB Program which started back in 2011 and are listed below. We encourage you to contact them to learn more about their experience in our LLAB Program.

Leadership Lab Graduates

2011

  • Ron Branyon
  • Frank Corey
  • Erica Gagne
  • Kay Grosinke
  • Josh Heiss
  • Mason Liebeau
  • Joe Martinez
  • Ross Ormond
  • Byron Sanderfer
  • Tracy Watson

2012

  • Isaias Aranda
  • Alethea Asbury
  • Megan Cavazos Forthman
  • Shubhashis Chakravarty
  • Barbara Gunter
  • Nancy Kalter
  • Christine Lurtz
  • Mario Morales
  • Ann Quinn
  • Hilda Quinones
  • Lauren Setterbo
  • Alex Villareal

2013

  • Joseph Diciolla
  • Matthew Henley
  • Jorge Martinez
  • Ray Mendez
  • Scott Mikos
  • Zakary Payne
  • Cynthia Petit
  • Gina Roman Scott
  • Marciano Sanchez
  • Erica Woodring

2014

  • Martin Gomez
  • Marie Masbad
  • Edward Medina
  • Alain Rivard
  • Terry Scott
  • Brent Sinn
  • Erin Weatherly

2015

  • Erica Becvar
  • Teresa ElHabr
  • Daniel Harrington
  • Samuel Klein
  • Craig Mills
  • Andrea Munoz
  • Amy Shirlberg
  • Palani Whiting
  • Eric Wilbur

2016

  • Stan Brown
  • Andy Carruth
  • April Clemmensen
  • Marion Cook
  • Francisco Gomez
  • Melissa Gonzales
  • Joshua Graham
  • Jeannie Harrington
  • Seth Poulsen
  • Veronica Robinson
  • Eric Tennyson
  • Joel Trejo
  • Szymon Waciawiak

2017

  • Elias Abdulahad
  • Lily Cartwright
  • Joseph Domeier
  • Breggar Garrison
  • Matt Nichols
  • Brian Nazarian
  • Mikayla Nichols
  • Jennifer Peters
  • Brandy Smart
  • Clark Smith

2018

  • Patrick Deering
  • Patricia DeHaro
  • Sarah Fowlkes
  • Oscar Martinez
  • Kara Marks
  • Melody Marsh
  • Elliot Poduska
  • Erin Sanders

2019-2020

  • Alex Bower
  • Harding Cloudt
  • Hope Hernandez
  • Michael Jackson
  • Marie Christina Erwin/Ortega
  • Jacobo Paz
  • Bailey Porter
  • NIcholas Riley
  • Kindall Shannon
  • Desiree Villareal
  • William Zermeno

2020-2021

  • Melissa Alarcon
  • Dawn Butler
  • Joshua Champion
  • Allen Duplichan
  • Harold Eberbach
  • Daniel Guinan
  • Victoria Hernandez
  • Amanda Navarro
  • Steven Tate
  • Ludivine Varga
  • Breanne Whipple

2021-2022

  • Jonathan Alberto Page
  • Eric Dowdy
  • Letticia Lafuente
  • Justin Hickman
  • Jay Petratis
  • Cassandra Price

2022-2023

  • Sam Barnett
  • Cathy Bond Cassidy
  • Brant Burnett
  • Roland Cardona
  • Cade Deines
  • Chris Krenek
  • Kelly Riley
  • Andrew Silves
  • Shawn Thompson
  • Jeff Womack

2023-2024

  • Justin Bellot
  • Alisha Excobedo
  • Nick Gillette
  • Fallon Jordan
  • Shelby Gund
  • Salvador Jimenez
  • Andrea Plascencia
  • Moses Ramirez
  • Colleen Rust