About Greater Tucson Leadership
Founded in 1980, Greater Tucson Leadership (GTL) is a non-profit, non-partisan leadership organization dedicated to providing leadership education, community development and civic engagement for the overall care of and commitment to our Tucson community for over 30 years. GTL hosts an annual leadership class in which class participants expand their knowledge of our region and become strong community leaders. We provide a platform to create understanding of community and critical issues, encourage discussion and problem-solving, cultivate appreciation for differing perspectives and inspire leadership at all levels of our community. We also offer professional development activities and leadership opportunities for our alumni. The strong GTL alumni network has been the cornerstone of GTL success in meeting its mission throughout the years.
In 2012, GTL became of partner program of the Tucson Metro Chamber (TMCC), where the program originated in 1980. GTL has retained its separate 501(c)(3) non-profit status but operates from a Management Agreement with the TMCC. Both GTL and TMCC share the vision of growing leadership in our region.
GTL is led by a governing board comprised of community leaders who have a vested interest in building strong leaders in our region. Some members are graduates of the GTL class and others are community partners who support our mission. Our Governing Board guides the strategic direction and attends to the sustainability of our organization to keep us relevant and healthy.
Alumni Committees lead GTL issue days and alumni activities. GTL alumni make it possible to create the strong annual leadership class and spread the GTL mission through additional programs.
The Executive Director of GTL is Kasey Hill. Kasey is a public relations and marketing professional with 13 years of experience in the communications field.