Gates Leadership Initiative

Founded by Anne Baum and Elmer Gates, the Gates Leadership Initiative is a series of seminars and programs designed to connect successful CEOs and senior executives with aspiring leaders. We offer intensive one-day seminars involving presentations, discussions, mentoring and informal networking. The Initiative was founded to deliver high-level leadership development training to business executives, enabling them to grow their leadership skills and realize their professional potential. Borrowing elements from the most successful leadership programs in place at the world's top companies, the program offers a unique approach to leadership development using a teacher/practitioner model to focus on bringing real-world experience to the classroom. Our faculty comprises successful leaders of flourishing organizations. The faculty includes:

  • Elmer Gates, Chairman, Embassy Bank for the Lehigh Valley & Co-Founder, Gates Leadership Initiative
  • Anne Baum, President, Vision Accomplished, LLC & Co-Founder, Gates Leadership Initiative
  • Laura Azzalina, Regional President, Sovereign Bank
  • Ross Born, Co-CEO, Just Born, Inc.
  • Shelley Brown, President & CEO, State Theatre, Center for the Arts, Inc.
  • Lee Butz, President and CEO, Alvin H. Butz
  • Michael Caruso, President, Caruso Benefits Group
  • Scott Fainor, COO, National Penn Bancshares, Inc.
  • Sally Gammon, CEO, Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Hospital
  • Mike Gausling, Managing Partner, Originate Ventures
  • Jan Heller, Regional President, Wachovia Bank
  • T. Anthony Iannelli, President & CEO, Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce
  • Kostas Kalogeropoulos, Executive Vice President, Meyer Jabara Hotels
  • David Lobach, President, Embassy Bank for the Lehigh Valley
  • Ann Meredith, CEO, Girl Scouts of Eastern Pennsylvania
  • Jim Miller, President & CEO, PPL
  • Jim Petrucci, Founder & President, J.G. Petrucci Co. Inc.
  • Jack Pfunder, Executive Director, Manufacturers Resource Center
  • J.B. Reilly, President, Landmark Communities
  • Tony Salvaggio, President, Computer Aid, Inc.
  • Arthur Scott, Ph.D., President, Northampton Community College
  • Randy Seidel, President and CEO, Seidel Enterprises
  • Kim Snyder, President, Eastern Industries, Inc.
  • Martin Till, President and CEO, The Express Times
  • Todd Welch, President, Charter Partners