Matt Wells, Director of Field Services of NYAS, Selected to Participate in NY Leadership Program
GLENMONT, NY - LEAD New York, a 34-year-old leadership program, has a new member in Matt Wells, New York Apple Sales’ (NYAS) Director of Field Services, Glenmont New York. This intensive program has inspired more than 500 graduates to take on leadership roles in various segments of food, agricultural, and natural resource industries in the Northeast.
According to a press release, Wells will be privy to seminars, workshops, and field travel experiences both in and out of New York State, including a week-long international study trip. Throughout the length of the program, participants will focus on leadership skill development, self-awareness, civic engagement, in addition to cultivating a greater understanding of rural issues and cultivating leadership networks.
Those who enter the program come with different levels of leadership experience and diverse backgrounds, but all of them share a desire to lead New York’s food, ag, and rural communities. Through LEAD New York, they will become immersed in the latest trends, issues, perceptions, and technological advancements in food and agriculture and get hands-on experience through facility tours and face-to-face meetings with influential figures.
Participants will gain leadership and communication skills including public speaking, meeting management, and effective listening while building valuable professional relationships. The program enhances an overall understanding of agriculture and our food system from production to consumption, allowing individuals to seek creative solutions to today’s problems and anticipate tomorrow’s needs.
Congratulations to Matt on this exciting opportunity!