Lessner relates how leaders grow into role during program kick-off

When local entrepreneur Elizabeth Lessner — who also calls herself a civic-minded gal — was in high school, she never sat up front.

She rarely raised her hand.

She admitted that if she were in the same Bexley High School audience she addressed Friday, Jan. 10, during the school’s Leadership Bexley Kick-Off, she would likely have been sitting in the back, arms crossed on her chest — not very receptive.

And definitely not perceived as a leader. But today, she is called just that.