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New Leadership Summit

New Leadership Summit is a unique opportunity in Northeast Florida targeted for CEO’s and senior level executives who are new or relatively new to the community. Participants learn about the region’s assets, issues, institutions and leadership from some of the area’s key corporate, civic, social and educational leaders.

During the two day overnight summit participants have the opportunity to meet and develop relationships with a variety of top executives, community leaders, and political officials as well as with their fellow class members. Group size is limited to 18 to allow for meaningful interaction. The most recent Class of 2023 was held February 20 and 21 at The Historic Casa Monica Resort & Spa. 

Participation in New Leadership Summit is by invitation only.
New Leadership Summit 2024 will take place on Monday, February 19 and Tuesday, February 20, 2024, at The Lodge & Club Ponte Vedra.

If you would like to receive more information about this program,
please contact Gracie Simendinger, CEO of Leadership Jacksonville.

The Program Features:

  • Historical perspective
  • Regional Economic Development – Growth Management
  • Political Realities – Regional and Local Perspectives
  • Education
  • Culture and Leisure
  • Future Trends of the First Coast Region
  • The Nonprofit Sector and Philanthropy

“The New Leadership Summit opened my eyes not only with respect to the various aspects of our community where I could contribute, but also opened my eyes to the fact that I needed to become a better steward of our community, and just be involved.”

-Michael Grebe, Former Chairman and CEO, Interline Brands, Inc.