The Gulf Coast Community Foundation announced the 25 people who will make up the 2014 class of the Gulf Coast Leadership Institute.

The group will take part in a comprehensive leadership-training program led by faculty from the University of Georgia’s J.W. Fanning Institute for Leadership Development. The participants were selected from over 60 applicants to represent the diversity of the region’s public, private and independent sectors, the foundation said.

The participants are:

Claudia Cardillo, retired, former vice president of Johnson & Johnson; Christina de Guia, psychiatrist; Tomas Dinverno, assistant principal, North Port High School; Elizabeth Fisher, president and CEO, Selah Freedom; Kristen Fisher, preschool director, Englewood United Methodist Church; Leslie Gnaegy, brand marketing manager, Observer Media Group; Douglas Grosso, broker associate, Premier Sotheby’s International Realty; Gregory Hall, president, Hall Architects PA; Dean Harloff, owner, Dean R. Harloff, CPA/PA; Michael Harshman, attorney, Najmy Thompson PL Attorneys at Law; Dave Herbert, chief engineer, Sun Hydraulics; Austin Jambor, financial adviser, Morgan Stanley; Perry Korszen, financial adviser, Raymond James; Christine Lange, special assistant to the president for media and community relations, Ringling College of Art and Design; Nicole Lee, individual gifts manager, Sarasota Orchestra; Lisl Liang, president and CEO, SRQ Media Group; Jeff Maultsby, director of business and economic development, Sarasota County; Anand Pallegar, founder/CEO, atLarge Inc.; Stacy Prouty, chief operating officer, Institute for the Ages; Jamie Ruetz, client manager/sales manager, Silexx Financial Systems; Jennifer Rust, assistant vice president/banking adviser, PNC Wealth Management; Mimi Steger, owner/program director, North Port Taekwondo; Tony Stopperan, special projects assistant to the president, Ringling College of Art and Design; Sarah Wertheimer, associate executive director, Embracing Our Differences; and Michael Williams, owner, ClikWiz.