Forty-eight state leaders were chosen for the selective program

Forty-eight state government officials from across the U.S. have been selected for The Council of State Governments distinguished Henry Toll Fellowship. The program is the nation’s premier leadership development opportunity for state leaders.

Elected and appointed officials from the executive, legislative and judicial branches in 32 states will meet at the CSG national headquarters in Lexington, Kentucky (Aug. 26-30), for an intensive, five-day leadership boot camp that is designed to stimulate personal assessment and growth while providing priceless networking and relationship-building opportunities.

“While the CSG Henry Toll Fellows come from every region of our nation, from both political parties and all three branches of state government, they share one thing in common — they are all people of purpose with a passion for public service,” said CSG Executive Director/CEO David Adkins, a former Kansas state senator and 1993 Toll Fellowship alumnus. “Toll Fellows are selected based on their demonstrated commitment to solve problems, to work collaboratively to get things done, and their belief that state government can and must be a force for good.”

The CSG Henry Toll Fellowship is not a traditional professional development or policy program — it’s an intense leadership experience that challenges participants to move out of their comfort zones and take an introspective look at how they view themselves as leaders. There are more than 1,300 graduates of the Toll Fellowship, which began in 1986. Distinguished alumni include five state/territorial house speakers, three sitting state supreme court justices, ten sitting members of Congress, five sitting governors and 200 Toll alumni currently serving as state/territorial legislators.

The 2022 fellowship graduates will be honored during the 2022 CSG National Conference in Honolulu, Hawaii, in December.

“Congratulations to the 2022 Toll Fellows for being selected to participate in the premier state government training program in the country,” said Washington state Sen. Sam Hunt, who serves as CSG National Chair for 2022. “As part of a very selective group chosen from state governments across the country, they are in for a rewarding experience. As a former Toll myself, I know they will sharpen their skills in making government more effective.”

The following leaders have been selected for the 2022 CSG Henry Toll Fellowship:

  • North Dakota Treasurer Thomas Beadle
  • Jace Beehler, chief of staff, North Dakota Office of the Governor
  • Mississippi state Rep. Christopher M. Bell
  • Eric C. Berthel, deputy Senate Republican leader, Connecticut
  • Rhode Island state Rep. Nathan W. Biah Sr.
  • Georgia state Rep. Rhonda Burnough
  • Dr. Antonina Capurro, deputy administrator, Nevada Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Health Care Financing and Policy
  • Jesse Chadderdon, chief of staff, Delaware Senate Majority Caucus
  • Maine state Rep. Kristen S. Cloutier
  • David D’Arcangelo, commissioner, Massachusetts Commission for the Blind; council member, National Council on Disability
  • Illinois state Sen. Dale Fowler
  • Hilary Franz, commissioner of public lands, Washington Department of Natural Resources
  • Illinois state Sen. Ann Gillespie
  • Maine state Rep. Lori K. Gramlich
  • Alabama House Minority Whip Jeremy Gray
  • Pennsylvania state Rep. L. Elizabeth F. Hanbidge
  • Illinois state Rep. Sonya Harper
  • Jay D. Hartz, director, Kentucky Legislative Research Commission
  • Hawaii state Rep. Troy N. Hashimoto
  • Taylor Hawk, policy director, Delaware Senate Majority Caucus
  • Kentucky state Rep. Samara Heavrin
  • Beverley Henry, supervising committee administrator, Connecticut General Assembly Office of Legislative Management
  • Ohio state Rep. Paula Hicks-Hudson
  • Louisiana state Rep. Jason Hughes
  • Nebraska state Sen. Megan Hunt
  • Kathleen James, assistant House majority leader, Vermont
  • Sandra Jauregui, Assembly assistant majority whip, Nevada
  • Alaska state Rep. DeLena Johnson
  • Jennelle H. Jones, general counsel, West Virginia Office of Technology
  • Shawn Jurgensen, special counsel to the chief justice, Kansas
  • Washington state Sen. Patty Kuderer
  • Tennessee state Sen. London Lamar
  • Idaho state Rep. Laurie Lickley
  • Alaska state Rep. Daniel H. Ortiz
  • Oklahoma state Rep. Daniel Pae
  • Tennessee state Sen. Bill Powers
  • South Dakota state Rep. Taylor Rehfeldt
  • Chris Reykdal, state superintendent of public instruction, Washington
  • Minnesota state Rep. Ruth Richardson
  • Jen Robison, chief of staff, Office of the Lieutenant Governor, Utah
  • Arkansas state Rep. Jamie Scott
  • Daniel Shannon, director, Wyoming Department of Corrections
  • Delaware state Rep. Michael F. Smith
  • Wisconsin House Minority Caucus Chair Lisa Subeck
  • Kansas Senate Minority Leader Dinah Sykes
  • Missouri House Minority Caucus Policy Chair Sarah Unsicker
  • Connecticut state Rep. Quentin “Q” Williams
  • Nevada District Court Judge Bita Yeager, Department 1, Eighth Judicial District Court

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