By Nick Johnson
Published July 10, 2012
Fifty community and business leaders graduated from Charleston Chamber of Commerce’s 10-month Leadership Charleston program on June 21.
The program begins with a two-day retreat, followed by one-day sessions each month from October through June. It features speakers along with visits to various community assets, including schools, hospitals, the Port of Charleston, military facilities and the Statehouse.
In addition to examining leadership roles in political, social and economic affairs, participants have the option to communicate with local elected officials and community leaders.
The chamber has graduated nearly 1,900 people from the Leadership Charleston program since its inception in 1974.
For more information about the program, click here.
Leadership Charleston 2012 graduates
Amy Barch, East Cooper Community Outreach
Ali Bedard, Charleston Area Convention and Visitors Bureau
Will Beecher, Wells Fargo
Blair Belk, Lincoln Harris
Jeremy Betstill, Dixon Hughes Goodman LLP
Pam Brock, Trident Health
Derek Byzinski, Chipton-Ross
Brandy Cence, O.L Thompson Construction Co. Inc.
Erica Chase, Stantec
Michael Chauvin, The Post and Courier
Jason Christopher, First Citizens Bank
Ernie Cochran, K&L Gates LLP
Matt Cogdill, Roper St. Francis Healthcare
Chris Colwell, Moore & Van Allen PLLC
Jake DeMint, BRPH
Alex DeSeta, Lee & Associates Charleston
Mark Dishaw, MeadWestvaco
DuBose Egleston, Porter-Gaud School
Ron Felkel, HLA Inc.
Scott Garcia, Tidelands Bank
Julie Gerthoffer, Fowler Hospitality-Marriott
Caleb Goding, Wells Fargo
Mike Hampton, Choate Construction Co.
Robert Hawk, Young Clement Rivers LLP
Daniel Hiers, Elliott Davis LLC
Ashley Holbrook, The Boeing Co.
Amanda Hollinger, Trident Technical College
Jenny Honeycutt, Haynsworth Sinkler Boyd P.A.
Miles Hopkins, Johnson Lambert & Co. LLP
Jessica Jackson, South Carolina Federal Credit Union
Ryan Johnson, city of North Charleston
Matt Kiefer, Hagemeyer North America
Liz King, Kiawah Island Golf Resort
Trent Lawhorn, Trident Construction Co.
Mirriam Navarro-Gilliard, Lowcountry Food Bank
Stacey Manigault, Charleston County Aviation Authority
Andrew McGlaughon, College of Charleston Athletics
Edward McKelvey, First Federal
Sarah Moore, Seamon Whiteside & Associates
Terry Pendergist, Greystar
Ashley Richardson, town of Mount Pleasant
Jason Sakran, Charleston County School District
Brandan Scully, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Shawn Smith, 4SCapital LLC
Robert Sumner IV, Moore & Van Allen PLLC
Jennifer Thiem, K&L Gates LLP
Dylan Towe, LS3P Associates Ltd.
Tracey Turner, S&ME Inc.
Tim Whisler, Clawson & Staubes LLC
Laura Williams, Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce