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Chamber Announces Leadership Charleston Class of 2023 Graduates

The Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce celebrated the 49th graduating class of Leadership Charleston at Wild Dunes on September 7. During the past half decade, Leadership Charleston has aided in the development of leaders who have gone on to advanced careers in local, regional and global industries, legislative appointments and civic stewardship.

Throughout the immersive class, participants had the opportunity to dive deep into the challenges, concerns, opportunities and realities of both the business community and the region’s civic responsibilities. Upon completion of Leadership Charleston, graduates have had the opportunity to experience the impact they can have by working with organizations and community leaders in efforts to advance the Charleston region.

“The 49th Class of Leadership Charleston fully embraced the opportunity to develop their leadership skills and relationships with classmates as they gained insight into the challenges that face the Charleston metro region,” said Therese Gordon, Associate Vice President of Leadership at the Charleston Chamber. “The Chamber is proud to have the graduates of the 2023 Class join a prestigious group of Leadership Charleston alumni who have used skills learned to elevate their careers and make meaningful impact in their community.”

Thank you to our Leadership Charleston 2023 Presenting Sponsors, South Carolina Ports Authority, Home Telecom, Pinnacle Financial Partners, Roper St. Francis Healthcare, South Carolina Federal Credit Union and BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina, along with Kick-Off Sponsor On-Purpose Adventures and Positively People.

Angelike AngelopoulosSeamon Whiteside
Omar AsbySouth Carolina Ports Authority
Kelsey BarlowCharleston County Government
Kyle BoggsRobert Bosch LLC
Grace ButlerCLIMB Fund
Addison ByrdOperation Home
Georgianna CampbellNaval Information Warfare Center Atlantic
Laurie CarterCharleston Metro Chamber of Commerce
Michelle CookeSelect Health of South Carolina
William CoxThomas & Hutton
Alex CroyNorth Point Development
Maggie DangerfieldCharleston County School District
Edward DarbyMonteith Construction
Charles DewTruist Bank
Jeremy ErlingNorth Charleston Housing Authority
Herman Fuller BaptisteRoper St. Francis
John Givens IIIEdifice General Contractors
Darcie GoodwinCollege of Charleston
Andrew GraysonChoate Construction Company
Heather GroganCharleston Animal Society
Brian HalienaGEL Engineering, LLC
Janister HerringSonepar USA
Jason HerringSynovus Bnk
Kelly Hosack
Daezhue HuntCharleston Trident Association of Realtors
Charles JenkinsHome Telecom
Stephen JohnsonPinnacle Financial Partners
Heather JohnsonSouthpaw Roofing
F. A. Johnson, II Esq.Charleston Redevelopment Corporation
Richard KellyFirst National Bank
Audrey LaneE3 Foundation
Lindsey LaRocqueUnited States Army Corps of Engineers
Donald LinskeyMoody & O’Neal CPAs LLC
Andrew MacLatchieBeemok Capital
Eric MacMartinLiberty Place Charleston
Christopher Makowski
Daniel ManesSantee Cooper
Katie McCravySC Women in Leadership
Stephanie McLellanBlueCross BlueShield of SC
Tiffany McPhersonMUSC
Amber MufaleSmith/Packett Med-Com
Kyle NeffHLA, Inc.
Kevin NellerSouth Carolina Ports Authority
Caitlin NevinK&L Gates LLP
Lauren NilanElliott Davis
Lance OgrenBrighton Swim Academy
Andrew ParkerAnderson Insurance Associates
Joshua PerryMatt ONeill Real Estate
Kristin Pichon-VarinSouthern First Bank
Shelley PuckettREV Federal Credit Union
Kimberly RacinePinnacle Bank
Lymari Rentas GonzalezLRG’s Research, Taxes & Business Consultant Group LLC
Rhett RicardNexsen Pruet, LLC
Brae RichardsonCharleston Wine + Food
Matthew SasieneEvans General Contractors
Michael SavinoReveer Group, LLC
Andrew SchiavoneFirst Citizens Bank
Kathryn SedorRed Iron Architects, LLC.
Catherine SkeenCharleston Day School
Lauren StarkeyBuxton & Collie, LLC
Nicole Stenstad437th Airlift Wing – Joint Base Charleston
Christopher WalkerMcMillan Pazdan Smith
Patrick WardFORVIS LLP
Benjamin WestRaymond
Lewis WhiteTrident Construction, LLC
Erin WhitsittKiawah Island Golf Resort
Thomas ZamadicsWomble Bond Dickinson (US) LLP
Posted on
September 12th 2023
Written by
Justin Allen