It is the mission of Leadership Amarillo & Canyon to strengthen our community by providing leadership development. Since 1981, Leadership Amarillo & Canyon has educated and developed leaders. Our program (August-May) is designed to introduce leadership development, networking, community awareness and social consciousness to individuals who desire to make a difference in their community. Participants meet one day a month to experience a variety of businesses, industries, networking opportunities, and interactions with civic, business and non-profit leadership.
Leadership Amarillo & Canyon will engage your thinking on current political and social issues, and expose you to many of the challenges facing our community. Through partnerships with many organizations, participants are involved in understanding the workings of government, the variety of business in the area, issues facing individuals in poverty, and the wonderful cultural diversity that is evident in our community. This powerful program will challenge the way you think about your community, your business and yourself.
Lisa Blake joined Leadership Amarillo & Canyon in July of 2012.
Lisa Blake began her banking career in 1991 at First National Bank of Amarillo, Texas. Her focus was business development, customer service, advertising, sales training, employee motivation and public relations. She also served as the Marketing Director of the new First National.
In 2002, Wells Fargo acquired First National. Lisa began her career with Wells Fargo Bank as the District Manager. She was responsible for the effective management of 12 branches throughout the Texas Panhandle. Her position encompassed both Market Management and Human Resource Management, while focusing on customer relations and community support.
Lisa Blake is currently the Executive Director of Leadership Amarillo since 2012. She is responsible for overseeing the adult and teen programs. Leadership Amarillo & Canyon educates, develops and refines area leaders. The program also educates leaders on the challenges facing our community, as well as the successes. This program provides leadership tools to improve one’s workplace, family and service in the community.
Lisa grew up in Amarillo, Texas, and has been married to Ron Blake for 39 years. They have 4 daughters, a 4 year old daughter and 7 grandchildren.