Congratulations to TROXELL employees, Steve Hewell and Austin Mudd, for graduating from the 2018 class of The Greater Springfield Chamber of Commerce’s Leadership Springfield program. Steve is an Account Executive on TROXELL’s Benefits Team and Austin is an agent on the Property and Casualty side.
As part of the Leadership Program, both Hewell and Mudd participated in group projects to better the community. Hewell’s group was tasked with creating a pre-kindergarten readiness camp, which would help equip young children with the necessary skills in order to excel in kindergarten and beyond. This required his team to research a curriculum, community support, location, budget and time-frame, while also establishing what type of need there is for this program in the community.
Mudd’s team worked with United Way of Central Illinois to help put together a program that would sponsor reading corners within laundry mats of low-income areas. The idea is to help promote childhood literacy in areas that have the most undereducated populations. His team contacted local laundromat owners to get their insight and interest in the project as well as come up with a budget for implementing the program.
Leadership Springfield is a community leadership development program that benefits both the individual and the community. The program offers:
- Visibility to individuals, businesses and involved organizations.
- Promotion of a network of contacts among participants.
- Completion of a team project which benefits the community, and promotes team-building skills.
- Enhancement of leadership skills and abilities.
- Identification of community service opportunities.
“Leadership Springfield is a rewarding program because it allows participants to interact with other like-minded, ambitious individuals who are interested in furthering their own careers while being stewards of the community,” mentions Hewell.
Congratulations to all graduates of the program and to TROXELL’s Steve Hewell and Austin Mudd.