July | August 2017



2011 Henry Toll Fellows

The Henry Toll Fellowship Program, named in honor of CSG’s founder, has emerged as the nation’s premier leadership development program for state leaders. Designed to connect outstanding state leaders from all three branches of government, the 2011 class included 12 leaders from each of CSG’s four regions selected in a competitive process. These inspiring leaders gathered in Lexington, Ky., home of CSG’s national headquarters, Sept. 9–14. Since 1986, more than 1,000 outstanding state leaders have joined the ranks of Toll Fellow alumni. The 2012 Henry Toll Fellowship Program will be held in Lexington, Ky., Sept. 8–13. To learn more about the program, and to apply for next year’s class, visit the CSG Leadership Center.

Keys to Effective Leadership

“The key to effective leadership is to have integrity and good relationships with those that you work with, and to value other people's opinions.”
—Nevada Assemblywoman Marilyn Dondero Loop
“Do not expect of your subordinates anything you would not do yourself.”
—Kansas Chief Justice Lawton Nuss
“The ability to help others meet their goals.”
—Arkansas Director of the Senate Ann Cornwell
“I believe that the key to effective leadership is being able to inspire and motivate others by articulating a vision that resonates with them.”
—Minnesota Deputy Secretary of State Beth Fraser
“Effective leadership must result in the inspiration of people so they work more and dream more because they want to do it and not because you make them do it.”
—Puerto Rico Secretary of Consumer Affairs Luis Rivera Marin
 

Best Piece of Advice

“The right thing and the most popular thing are not always the same, but it is of utmost importance to do the right thing instead of the most popular.”
—South Dakota Transportation Secretary Darin Bergquist
“Know precisely what is required and expected of you and focus only on that before turning to anything else.”
—Delaware Deputy Attorney General Aaron Goldstein
“My father used to tell me all the time: ‘Better to remain silent and have people think you're a fool, than to open your mouth and remove all possible doubt.’”
—Missouri Rep. Tishaura Jones
“Never burn bridges, no matter how tempting.”
—Arizona Rep. Steve Farley
“Always stay grounded in all you do. Power can corrupt; you must stay humble no matter how important others may tell you that you are. Remember where you've been and how you got where you are.”
—Alaska Rep. Anna Fairclough
 

Favorite Leadership Quote

Kansas Chief Justice Lawton Nuss
“Much has been given us, and much will rightfully be expected from us .”
—Theodore Roosevelt
Virginia Senate Finance Director Betsey Daley
“Leaders don't create followers, they create more leaders.”
—Tom Peters
Arkansas Secretary of State Mark Martin
“The greatest leader is not necessarily the one who does the greatest things. He is the one that gets the people to do the greatest things.”
—Ronald Reagan
Delaware Deputy Attorney General Aaron Goldstein
“If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.”
—John Quincy Adams
Wyoming Rep. Thomas Lubnau
“Continuous effort—not strength or intelligence—is the key to unlocking our potential.”
—Winston Churchill
 
 
 

2011 Henry Toll Fellows Class Roster

 
EAST
Connecticut Office of State Ethics Director
Carol Carson
Maine Rep. Jim Dill
Massachusetts Sen. Jennifer Flanagan
Virgin Islands Special Assistant to the Governor Derek Gabriel
Delaware Deputy Attorney General
Aaron Goldstein
New Hampshire Rep. Jeffrey Goley
Pennsylvania Rep. Glen Grell
Puerto Rico Secretary of Consumer Affairs
Luis Rivera Marin
Connecticut Rep. Patricia Billie Miller
Rhode Island Sen. Roger Picard
Delaware Chief Strategy Officer Brian Selander
Massachusetts Rep. Martha Walz
 
SOUTH
West Virginia Department of Administration
COO Timothy Abraham
Kentucky Justice Secretary J. Michael Brown
Arkansas Director of the Senate Ann Cornwell
Virginia Senate Finance Director Elizabeth Daley
Georgia Rep. Terry England
Tennessee Rep. Joshua Evans
Tennessee Sen. Jack Johnson
Missouri Rep. Tishaura Jones
Arkansas Secretary of State Mark Martin
Alabama Sen. Arthur Orr
Oklahoma Rep. Jabar Shumate
Arkansas Judge Shawn Womack
 
MIDWEST
Iowa IT Administrator Matt Behrens
South Dakota Transportation Secretary
Darin Bergquist
Indiana Sen. Ed Charbonneau
Minnesota Deputy Secretary of State
Beth Fraser
Illinois Rep. Robyn Gabel
Wisconsin Deputy Chief Cathlene Hanaman
Kansas Sen. Jeff King
Ohio Rep. Tom Letson
Nebraska Sen. Beau McCoy
Kansas Chief Justice Lawton Nuss
Iowa Rep. Renee Schulte
Ohio Judge Mary Jane Trapp
 
WEST
Utah Lt. Gov. Greg Bell
Oregon Sen. Richard Devlin
Arizona Treasurer Doug Ducey
Hawaii Rep. Cindy Evans
Wyoming Workforce Development Director
Joan Evans
Alaska Rep. Anna Fairclough
Arizona Rep. Steve Farley
Idaho Division Manager
Catherine Holland-Smith
Nevada Assemblywoman Marilyn Loop
Wyoming Rep. Thomas Lubnau
Montana Rep. Susan Malek
Colorado Rep. Beth McCann