Charleston Metro Chamber Announces 2022 Civic Leaders Academy Graduates

We are thrilled to announce the inaugural Civic Leaders Academy graduating class. In partnership with Charleston Trident Association of Realtors and Charleston Home Builders Association, this advanced and informative public service training program is designed to identify, cultivate and train individuals from across our region to both run for public office and serve on appointed boards and commissions.

In three half-day sessions with regional and national experts, participants will gain insight on campaign fundraising and budgeting, develop a deeper understanding of polling and data-driven decision making and enhance their knowledge of what is expected from a civic leader.

First Name  Last Name  Company 
Rita Adkins  The Adkins Group LLC 
Jennifer  Baez  Charleston County School District 
Kevin Braitsch  Kiawah Island Golf Resort 
Michelle Brandt  Charleston County Parks and Recreation Commission 
Katesha Breland  Charleston Trident Association of Realtors 
Kravonda  Forrest Simmons Charleston Trident Association of Realtors 
La’Shon  Horton  EXCEL Real Estate – Charleston 
Nashonda  Hunter The Charity Foundation
Jared  Jackson Rainbow Row Real Estate 
Ron  Jaruzel  J Davis Construction
Stephen Johnson Pinnacle Financial Partners 
Shawn  Kaup  REV Federal Credit Union 
KJ  Kearney  Charleston Promises Neighborhood
Stephen  Kohn Excel Real Estate – Charleston 
Nikki Kuniej  Charleston Radio Group 
Timothy  Lewis Wells Fargo 
Chris  Magaldi  Thomas and Hutton 
Chappy McKay Trident Construction 
Mark  Mitchell  Dunes Properties of Charleston 
Richard  Pierce  Pinnacle Financial Partners 
Lymari  Rentas Gonzalez  LRG’s Research, Taxes and Business Consultant Group 
Shana Swain Charleston Trident Association of Realtors 
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