Dawg Parade was started by the 2018 class of Leadership Carbondale with a mission of giving back, building civic pride and beautifying the community.
Led by the Chamber of Commerce, Leadership Carbondale is a program formed to build strong leaders and prepare them for leadership roles in the community. Participants gather valuable knowledge and resources through a training curriculum designed to teach how to be better leaders, network with other leaders and professionals, and learn more about the community of Carbondale.
Class of 2018:
Katherine Burns, Director of Kids Korner, Carbondale Park District
Brian Flath, Assistant Director of Corporate Support, WSIU Public Broadcasting
Benjamin Craft, Banking Center Manager, Banterra Bank
Brittany Swims, Interim Director of Operations, Boys and Girls Club
Eli Jacobs, HVAC Technician, Jacobs Air Conditioning & Heating
Jarin Dunnigan, Detective Sergeant, Carbondale Police Department
Jennifer VanBrooker, Corporate Director of Marketing & Communications, SIH
John Barnett, Commercial Lender, First Mid-Illinois Bank & Trust
Kathy Smith-Shaffer, Assistant Dean of Students, Southern Illinois University
Lindsay Ledbetter, Regional Practice Director, SIH
Travis Taylor, Senior Planner, City of Carbondale
Vamsi Manne, Associate Director-Student Center Programs, Southern Illinois University
Nic Skovgaard, Owner, AlterEgo Marketing