Leadership Napa Valley established the John Wagenknecht Leadership Award to celebrate the achievements of the late John Wagenknecht, who launched Leadership Napa Valley in 1987 and served as the organization's first program coordinator. The annual award is presented to a member of the current class who exhibits a positive attitude, shows vision, is a team player and a resource for others, and makes it a priority to keep the class connected. The award is presented annually at the graduation ceremony by John's son, Brad Wagenknecht .
Paul Oseso awarded the John Wagenknecht Leadership Award at Leadership Napa Valley Class 32’s graduation. The award was presented by John's son, Brad Wagenknecht, and Program Director, Jill Techel.
Mary and Jason Luros