The 2024-25 Power of 10 Class has been selected. Congratulations to all class members!

Makayla Balogh, Livingston
Alyssa Bennin, Three Forks
Cody Boyce, Sidney
Maddie Comes, Lewistown
Markee Dupea, Billings
Lacey Fahrmeier, Roberts
Jessica French, Big Timber
Emily Gosda, White Sulphur Springs
Lilly Griffin-Duncan, Butte
Chris Kimbrell, Belgrade
Madison McCann, Shepherd
Whitney Potts, Lewistown
Michael Whitmore, Havre


The Power of 10 Leadership Program is an initiative designed to cultivate leadership capacity in recent graduates (graduated between 2016 and 2023) and provide learning experiences that will enrich the individual and benefit the individual’s practice, community, and profession. It is designed to help recent graduates develop foundational skills in leadership, communication, and business.

Ten participants are selected from the applicant pool to participate in the Power of 10 leadership academy. Veterinarians from any practice type or career path are invited to apply. Power of 10 is a pathway to help recent graduates answer questions such as:

  • I emerged from veterinary school and I’m in practice -- but how can I get a better grasp on what makes me tick?
  • Now that I have a technical staff, how can I form, manage, and lead an effective team?
  • Who am I in the bigger picture, and what can I give to my family, my community, and my profession that will be my legacy?

Participation in the Power of 10 class creates a spirit of community and participants build lasting bonds with other members of the leadership academy class. In-person learning experiences are scheduled to minimize the impact on working hours -- and the entire program is designed to garner support from practice owners who recognize their key responsibility in developing human potential.

Curriculum coaches include Dr. Katie Rein, Dr. Mark Albrecht and Dr. Beth Blevins. They will be assisted by subject matter experts, veterinary mentors, and certified facilitators in helping Power of 10 participants grow through in-depth, high-impact learning experiences.

There is no tuition fee for this program. MVMA will provide coaches and the curriculum team and meeting room facilities. Participants are responsible for their own food and lodging if needed, and for transportation to all learning experiences.

Key Benefits

  • Develop fundamental understanding of leadership skills and emotional intelligence.
  • Deepen comprehension of communication styles and skills.
  • Acquire critical skills to intensify business acumen.
  • Gain the competency to utilize these skills within one’s life, practice, and community.
  • Heighten awareness of one’s self and better understand how to maximize interactions with those around you.
  • Develop a vision of the leader you can be -- and what it takes to become that leader.
  • Experience a supportive environment that fosters meaningful interpersonal relationships and collaborative, lifelong interactions

For questions about the Power of 10 Program contact Beth Emter, MVMA association coordinator, at [email protected].