Dave Binsfeld, Class XII
Vice President, General Southwest Ins. Agency
It’s hard to believe it has been 13 years since I started my relationship with Scottsdale Leadership as member of class XII, a.k.a. The Dirty Dozen. Looking back, I can see how the knowledge and understanding I gained in leadership has helped me do a better job in my community service endeavors.
In leadership, I got a clear picture of how the various institutions of our community, from city council, city services, police and fire services, social service organizations, the school districts, etc are all interwoven with each other to create the fabric of our community. No one institution operates on its own in a vacuum.
I am a volunteer mentor and leader with the New Pathways Teen Mentoring program at Coronado High School. The New Pathways Program is a collaborative partnership between Greater Phoenix Youth at Risk and Coronado High School to support teens that are at risk of dropping out of school and/or at risk of other negative behaviors. In my capacity as a mentor of a 17-year-old young man and a member of the leadership team of this program, I frequently call upon my knowledge and experience gained in Scottsdale Leadership as I work with Teens and their Mentors. I know Scottsdale Leadership has made me more effective in my efforts to make Scottsdale a better place.
Thanks Scottsdale Leadership.