Monday, February 23, 2015, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Shadle Library meeting room
W. 2111 Wellesley Ave., Spokane
Brian Newberry, Executive Director of Leadership Spokane, was the Commander of the 92d Air Refueling Wing at Fairchild Air Force Base. Based on his military and leadership experience, he loves to inspire young people with his interactive presentation. Leadership Spokane was founded in 1982 by the Spokane Area Chamber of Commerce and a group of business and community leaders. Leadership Spokane offers a civic leadership training program in which the voices of all sectors of the community are balanced, with the clear understanding that the health of all these sectors is vital to a healthy Spokane. Today, individuals from a variety of professions, races, backgrounds and neighborhoods from all over the county compose the Adult and Youth Leadership class each year. Classes focus on Servant Leadership, “Spokane 101″ information and skills such as team building, systems thinking, facilitation, conflict resolution, envisioning and project management.
Building leadership for Spokane one leader at a time, Leadership Spokane has graduated over 1000 alumni over the past thirty years, with a goal of reaching its 10,000 graduate.
Prior to his Director appointment in August of 2014, Colonel Brian M. Newberry was the Commander, 92d Air Refueling Wing, Fairchild Air Force Base, Washington. The Wing provides global reach airpower and deploys expeditionary forces in support of worldwide combat, contingency, and humanitarian requirements. It operates 35 KC-135 Stratotanker aircraft performing air refueling, airlift and aeromedical evacuation missions. As installation commander, he was also responsible for activities and assigned functions of Fairchild Air Force Base and support for 17 associate units. He also has commanded an Expeditionary Operations Group and an airlift squadron. He is a 1991 USAF Academy distinguished graduate. Colonel Newberry was a command pilot with more than 4,300 flying hours and 397 combat hours in the C-17A, KC-135R/T, EC-135C, T-38 and T-37.
Ages: This presentation is designed for students in grades 4-12 although all kids are welcome to attend as long as they can be quietly attentive.
Tour limits: 50 people