CHARLESTON CHAMBER OF COMMERCE: Congratulations to Leadership Charleston Class of 2013

Including our very own Jessica Sage!

logo-large2xThe Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce proudly announces the graduation of the Leadership Charleston Class of 2013 – the program’s 39th year. Since its inception in 1974, the mission of Leadership Charleston is to identify and motivate emerging leaders and to develop their leadership potential by introducing them to the realities, opportunities, and challenges of our civic and business communities. Graduates learn and experience power of working with other community leaders and organizations for positive growth and advancement of the region.

This year’s graduates completed a total of 520 hours of community service at the following five non-profits: Promise Neighborhood, Crisis Ministries, East Cooper Community Outreach, Lowcountry Food Bank and Ronald McDonald House. Leadership students also attended more than 360 public meetings and participated in a CARTA bus ride challenge to experience public transportation availability and services. These experiential activities aided students’ vision of their community from different viewpoints, allowing them to focus on where they can make a positive difference using their unique perspective.

Corporate sponsors for Leadership Charleston class of 2013 are:
Clawson & Staubes, LLC
The Post and Courier
Roper St. Francis Healthcare
The Sanctuary at Kiawah Island Golf Resort
South Carolina Aquarium

Leadership Charleston is currently accepting applications for the 2014 class until Friday, June 28, 2013. This 40th Anniversary class will feature prominent and stimulating speakers including alumni, along with visits to various community assets, including schools, hospitals, the Port of Charleston, military facilities, and a trip to the S.C. Statehouse. Those interested need to complete an application which includes a commitment to participate in each session. Candidates accepted for the 2014 class will notified by July 31 and will attend a two-day retreat in September at The Sanctuary at Kiawah Island Golf Resort.

2013 Graduates who join the 1500+ program alumni are:
Nicole Bates: Mount Pleasant Waterworks
Deborah Blalock: Charleston Dorchester Mental Health Center
Matt Brewer: Choate Construction Company
Terra Burke: Porter-Gaud School
Tony Case: Northwestern Mutual Financial Network
Michael Chase: CMA-CGM
Gary Collins: Seamon Whiteside + Associates
John Connell: Charleston County Aviation Authority
Sheri Cooper: South Carolina Public Railways
Mary Creese: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Charleston District
Deborah Davidson: SCRA
Mark Dickson: Roper St. Francis Healthcare
Randy Domikis: Merrill Lynch
James Ducker: ADC Engineering Inc.
David Fichman: SunTrust
Ryan Funke: First Citizens Bank
Amy Gilbert: The Post and Courier
Alex Glasgow: Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce
Michael Halasz: Wells Fargo
Ashley Heggie: Greystar Real Estate Planners
Jennifer Hightower: Office of US Senator Jim DeMint
Jarret Hudson: Rosenblum Coe Architects Inc.
Rachel Kalisperis: South Carolina Aquarium
Jennifer Kerl-Schutte: LS3P Associates LTD
Richard Kinard Jr.: Mashburn Construction Company
James King III: Hussey, Gay, Bell & DeYoung
Erica Lanford: Coca-Cola Bottling Company Consolidated
Noah Leask: ISHPI
Troi Mack: South Carolina Federal Credit Union
Franklin McAlhany: SPAWAR Systems Center Charleston
John Michael McCants: Charleston Area Convention and Visitors Bureau
Jenna McGee: Parker Poe Adamd & Bernstein LLP
Jennifer Murray: South Carolina Bank and Trust
Michael Patterson: Trident Technical College
Edward Phipps: Phipps Law Firm
Juli Reynolds: Elliott Davis LLC
Harmony Romo: Dixon Hughes Goodman
William Rust: Moore & Van Allen PLLC
Robert Rutherford: SteelFab of South Carolina
Kevin Ryan: Pet Helpers
Jessica Sage: Charleston’s Rigging and Marine Hardware Inc.
Mary Schnabel: First Federal Bank
Ruben Schwarte: Wild Dunes Resort
Trey Simmons: O.L Thompson Contrsuction Co. Inc.
Andy Smith: HLA Inc.
Jeremy Stewart: Boeing
Timothy Thompson: Clawson & Staubes LLC
May Wahab: House Calls for Seniors
Jessica Simpson: Kiawah Island Golf Resort
Stephanie Webb:LimRic Heating and Air
Melissa White: Hill-Rom Company
Jess Wickersham: The Education Foundation

For more information about Leadership Charleston’s 40th Anniversary class and sponsorship opportunities call Alex Glasgow at 843.805.3087 or Jeremy Cauthen at 843.805.3075.

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