The mission of LMC is to prepare emerging and existing leaders to understand local issues, grow their leadership skills and connect with others to better serve Montgomery County.
Leadership Montgomery County (LMC) began originally as Leadership Conroe, founded by the Conroe/Lake Conroe Chamber of Commerce in 1987. In 1995, The Woodlands Area Chamber of Commerce joined with the Conroe/Lake Conroe Chamber of Commerce to establish Leadership Montgomery County. Since that time, the Greater East Montgomery County Chamber, the Greater Magnolia Parkway Chamber, the Montgomery County Hispanic Chamber, and the Montgomery Area Chamber have all become partner chambers. LMC is an independent 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.
Since its inception as Leadership Montgomery County, Frankie Alexander served as president of the organization. Affectionately known as “mom” to her classes, Frankie retired in 2011 after 15 years of service to LMC. She now holds the honorary titles of both President Emeritus and Honorary Alumnus.
Sarah Rhea, a graduate of the LMC Class of 2007 and a past LMC board member, has served as Executive Director of Leadership Montgomery County since 2011.
Throughout its history, Leadership Montgomery County has produced more than 1,000 graduates. LMC alumni members stay involved in the organization through educational programs, social activities, helping plan events, and supporting the organization in various ways.
In 2022, LMC added two new offerings, the Montgomery County Leadership Summit and the Leadership Master Class. The Montgomery County Leadership Summit is a one-day leadership conference open to all business and community leaders. The Leadership Master Class is offered as a next-level leadership program to LMC graduates as a way to continue in their lifetime learning and growth as leaders.
Leadership Montgomery County is a member of the Association of Leadership Programs.