Leadership Killeen Information


From the Desk of Amy Millsap, Chairman of the Board 2022-2024:

The key to successful leadership today is influence, not authority.” - Ken Blanchard
Our community needs successful leaders. That is why, as chairman of the board for the Greater Killeen Chamber of Commerce, I am privileged to invite you to join our Leadership Killeen class of 2023-2024.
This program has helped so many community members gain leadership training through opportunities to interact with and be influenced by recognized, successful leaders in our community. Not only will this enable you to have a greater understanding of how our community works, you will also be better equipped to find your place as a leader in our community, working with us as we encounter difficult challenges and exciting opportunities.
Join us and “Embrace the Place” as a member of the 2023-2024 Leadership Killeen class.

Mission and Goals

Leadership Killeen is designed to enhance leadership in our community through shared knowledge and skill building. By creating a partnership of local people and organizations, Leadership Killeen builds a shared vision of the future and empowers generations with the tools to make the vision a reality.

What is the value of Leadership Killeen?

  • Network and build relationships with other business leaders
  • Learn from the best and brightest local leaders
  • Grow your knowledge of government, education, military, economic development and other areas
  • Learn about volunteerism and giving back to the community


“Leadership Killeen is all about making connections and learning about our community. Because of Leadership Killeen, I have made many new friends and have established several strong business connections and partnerships that will positively impact the students of KISD.”
 -Scott Herald, KISD
"Leadership Killeen gave me an opportunity to see all of the wonderful organizations and people that are making an impact in the lives of individuals, families and businesses.  Health Care, Education, Fort Hood and Government are just a few of the topics that I found very interesting and informative concerning these and other agencies that are impacting our community on a very high level.  I was able to meet and get to know many of my classmates during L.K. and still communicate with them.  For me, it was exposure to the many different facets that make up our unique community, city and our region.
Leadership Killeen also raises expectations for yourself.  Not only are you exposed to leaders and organizations, but you are afforded the opportunity to grow exponentially as a leader yourself.  The teaching and interaction with both lecturers and those who direct and guide the class give each individual the capacity to grow beyond their currents boundaries.  Limits are taken off when you fully commit to the process of Leadership Killeen.
I would highly recommend Leadership Killeen to those who are leaders within our community, to aspiring leaders and to anyone who wants to grow in their understanding of our community, region and state."
-Mark Price

Calendar of Events

Leadership Killeen classes start in October and will meet one full day each month. The tentative schedule for each month is:
  • September - Orientation.  Introductions, networking, team building, ice breaker games.  During previous classes, the LK group met at a ropes course for the morning.
  • October - Local Government Day.  Meet many of our local elected leaders and learn about the local government in Killeen.
  • November - Fort Hood.  Meet military leaders and tour Fort Hood.
  • December - Christmas Break
  • January - Education.  Learn about the many educational facilities in Killeen
  • February - Business & Economic Development.  Learn about future economic growth in Killeen.
  • March - State Government.  Tour the state Capital & meet with legislators & others.
  • April - Health Care & Quality of Life.  Tour a local hospital & meet with health care leaders.
  • May - Graduation

During Leadership Killeen Participants will visit or hear from:

  • Fort Hood Representatives
  • Elected Officials
  • AdventHealth Central Texas
  • Killeen Economic Development Corporation
  • Mayor of Killeen
  • Killeen Fire Department
  • Killeen Police Department
  • Killeen City Hall
  • Texas A&M University- Central Texas
  • Killeen ISD
  • Central Texas College
  • State Representatives
  • Workforce Solutions of Central Texas

Enrollment Process and Tuition

  • Candidate must complete and return the enclosed application to the Greater Killeen Chamber of Commerce no later than September 30, 2023.
  • Tuition is $750 for the Greater Killeen Chamber of Commerce Business Builder Investor level or higher, $700 for GKCC Killeen 2.0 investors.
  • Tuition is $800 for all other applicants.


Would you like to see more pictures to get a great idea of all that happens during Leadership Killeen?  Check out our photo page!

Meet our current Leadership Killeen Class of 2022-2023!

Leadership Killeen 2023-2024 Application