Leadership Manhattan


2020 Leadership Manhattan Class photo, first-day sessions, meet the class!

Listing of Leadership Manhattan Alumni


  • Identify potential business and community leaders, motivate them to become part of Leadership Manhattan
  • Provide these leaders with an awareness of the issues and opportunities facing the community
  • Expand and sharpen leadership skills and techniques
  • Facilitate ongoing communication and engagement among emerging and established leaders within the community
  • Encourage these trained and informed leaders to increase their involvement in local community affairs by matching skills and interests to existing goals


  • Increased source of quality leaders for the Manhattan area
  • Access to quality leadership training program that benefits participants, their employers and community
  • Assist potential leaders to develop, match their skills and interests with needs of the community
  • Improved communications network among civic, business, social and educational leaders
  • Leadership base with broadened perspective to more effectively guide the community into its future

Lyle Butler Distinguished Leadership Award Winners

2003Kent GlasscockClass of 1986
2004Brent BowmanClass of 1985
2005Mitzi RichardsClass of 1986
2006Bill KennedyClass of 1986
2007Mary LindquistClass of 1988
2008Wayne SloanClass of 1985
2009Sue MaesClass of 1985
2010Dan YunkClass of 1986
2011Bruce McMillanClass of 1986
2012Mark KnackendoffelClass of 1989
2013Jason HilgersClass of 2009
2014Tom HawkClass of 1985
2015Kristin BrightonClass of 2009
2016Lucy WilliamsClass of 2007
2017Neil HortonClass of 2006
2018Mary VanierClass of 2003
2019Larie SchoapClass of 2011
2020Amy Button RenzClass of 1990

Nominations for the Class of 2021 now open. Nominate someone.