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Celebrating 40 Years of Leadership Charleston

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On Thursday, June 25, the Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce celebrated the graduation of the Leadership Charleston Class of 2014. For forty years, Leadership Charleston has been identifying and developing leaders in our community, producing over 2000 graduates that have become leaders in local, regional and global industries, legislative appointments and civic stewardship.

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 experience the power of working with other community leaders and organizations for positive growth and advancement of the region.

This year’s graduates completed projects with the following non-profits: American Red Cross, Carolina Lowcountry; Metanoia; Operation Home; Family Corps (Parents Anonymous); Ronald McDonald House; Teachers’ Supply Closet; and Trident Literacy Association.  Leadership students also attended at least one public meeting a month 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.

Leadership Charleston Class of 2014

ThomasAndersonSouth Carolina Bank and Trust
CameronBakerBowman Consulting
LarryBarthelemyADC Engineering Inc.
NormanBoatwrightSeamon Whiteside + Associates
StacyBrownMetanoia Community Development Corp.
HalBurtonPremier Logistics Solutions
Elizabeth Burwell Wells Fargo 
AmandaCallanderClawson and Staubes LLC
AdrianaCarsonHLA Inc.
JamesChoateUS Army Corps of Engineers
WillClevelandK&L Gates LLP
Mary BethClineS&ME Inc.
JulesDeas, IIISunTrust Mortgage Corporation
AndrewDennisNexsen Pruet
BlakeDresslerSouthern First Bank
FeliciaEasterlinInternational African American Museum
MichaelFerrerLincoln Harris Corporate Service Group
Frank FrazierBank of America Merrill Lynch
ChrisGilbertFirst Federal
ShelbyGreeneThe Brandon Agency
AndrewHagoodTrident Construction
MandyHarrisonEast Shore Athletic Cub
Stacey HollingsElliott Davis LLC
RichHooksSPAWAR Systems Center Atlantic
KyleHoytHoyt + Berenyi
SeanHughesCharleston County School District
Ken HydePorter-Gaud School
DennisJordanMeyer Kapp & Associates LLC
CoriLovernHomewood Suites by Hilton
BrianMaidenPerigee Partners, Inc.
VipinMenonKiawah Island Golf Resort
SandyMillikenOperation Home
PhilMinardCharleston Export Assistance Center
WhitneyNewmanRosenblum Coe Architects, Inc.
RachelNightengaleDixon Hughes Goodman LLP
JarredOvercashFirst Citizens Bank and Trust Company
KaraPressonTrident Technical College
AndrewReinhardtChoate Construction
JenniferRobertsCharleston Dorchester Mental Health Center
KeithSchnulleWild Dunes Resort
HalseySchreierSmith Moore Leatherwood LLP
Roger SchwartzCharleston County Aviation Authority
MeredithSiemensSouth Carolina Federal Credit Union
BradSmithCyber Solutions International, LLC
WendyTuckerGreystar Real Estate Partners
JohnWardMiller-Valentine Group
ScottWarrenHarbor National Bank
EricaWrightCharleston Metro Chamber of Commerce

Leadership Charleston is now accepting applications for the 2015 class and is open to all members of the Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce. Applications can be submitted until June 30, 2015. Learn more.

For more information, contact Alex Glasgow at 843.805.3087 or Jeremy Cauthen.