Each of these individuals, as well as many others will be profiled as NGLC prepares to host its leadership symposium in March. As the election grows closer, select candidates will appear in the news service. New business people, community activists and educators will also be highlighted as we identify the next generation of leaders.
|Roderick F. Wimberly|
There are two new candidates for the O'Mara Frossard vacancy; one of the leading challengers is Rodrick F. Wimberly, who's been an Illinois attorney since 1995. He has his own firm, Rodrick F. Wimberly & Associates. Wimberly may be the only ordained minister running for judge this year. According to his campaign website, Wimberly serves as a minister at the Apostolic Church of God and as co-facilitator of the Apostolic Church of God's Legal Ministry.
Today Dori has found herself deep into a world of politics, and as a fresh face in a new place, she's attempting to unseat a community advocate and mainstay in Illinois politics in Ken Dunkin. Dori believes that a change is needed and she is the right person at the right time to assure the 5th District has expanded opportunities.
|David A. Peterson, Jr.|
The new president's election and subsequent rise within the organization signals a change of the leadership guard as David's ascension is being billed as a resolve to Preserve, Rebuild and Move Forward, with a fresh mindset. He is under 30 years old so his youth, passion, background and vision are symbolic of the qualities the Museum needs to go forward.
In handing over the leadership reins, Dr. Hughes pointed out that Peterson has been involved in many facets of the museum since he was a child. While in high school, he lived in the historic north Pullman community, and often volunteered at the Museum. While he was in college during the summers, he worked at the Museum.
Peterson has already made significant strides in safeguarding the Museum's future by cultivating the next generation as he established the young adult division, MUSEUM 44, in honor of the 44th President, Barack Obama. Peterson has also begun the rebuilding process with a completely new multi-generational board of directors.