Charleston Metro Chamber Announces Fall 2019 Leadership Discovery Graduates

The Charleston Metro Chamber is pleased to announce and congratulate the graduates of the Fall 2019 Leadership Discovery class.

Leadership Discovery is an innovative, skills-based leadership development program that allows participants the opportunity to learn from experienced executives in the Charleston region. The Fall 2019 Leadership Discovery program featured a DiSC workshop, five mentor sessions and concluded with an etiquette dinner on December 10. 

“Leadership Discovery is one of the most worthwhile leadership programs that I have had the chance to participate in as an adult,” said Najeema Davis Washington, Fall 2019 graduate. “I learned so much from the diverse mix of public service, military and business innovators, but also from my fellow participants. I’ve made contacts and gained perspectives that are going to be invaluable as I move forward in my career, and in my life.”​

The 2019 fall program featured an impressive lineup of presenters, providing participants with the opportunity to connect with and learn from some of the region’s top leaders. This session’s mentors included:

  • Lorraine Lutton, Market Operations Executive, Bon Secours Mercy Health
  • Henry L. Taylor, Brigadier General, United States Air Force (Retired)
  • Chloe Tonney, President & CEO, Trident United Way
  • Marc Marchant, CEO-elect & Vice President, LS3P
  • Patrick Bryant, Partner, Code/+/Trust

Participants in Leadership Discovery received personalized DiSC assessments by Jean Meeks-Koch, Ph.D., CEO and Founder of Positively People. During monthly sessions, they honed their personal and professional skills and made valuable connections with peers and top leaders in our region. The five presenters told personal leadership stories, offered unique perspectives and answered questions.

Leadership Discovery Class of Fall 2019

Name Organization
Coleman Allen Coastal Engineering & Testing Co., Inc.
Robert Baker Coastal Equity Group
Kelly Bramble Charleston Trident Association of Realtors (CTAR)
Adam Burak Turning Leaf Project
Robert Campo JE Dunn Construction
Jessica Chiasson Dixon Hughes Goodman, LLP
Jenny Cronkey Charleston County Aviation Authority
Zach Cunningham Ingevity
Stephanie England Ingevity
Blair Gottfried Charlestowne Hotels
Keaton Green Frampton Construction Company
Ryne Hardwick ADC Engineering, Inc.
Christopher Hopkins HOP Properties/SIRIS
Carleigh Hoy Dixon Hughes Goodman, LLP
Margaux Kaynard Collection Human Resources Consulting
Justin Kiddy McCay Kiddy LLC
Kellie Lawson Charleston Gaillard Center
Charlotte Livingston Windwood Family Services
Jesse Malan ADC Engineering, Inc.
Anthony Markham Cantey Tech Consulting
Steven Mosgo Cantey Tech Consulting
Joe Owens Willoughby & Hoefer, P.A.
Alex Pelbath 16th Airlift Squadron, Joint Base Charleston, United States Air Force
Stephanie Schumacher NAVWAR
Salli Smith Carolina Waste & Recycling, LLC
Erin Smith Choate Construction
Luis Sosa Ingevity
Michael Tecosky Pinnacle Financial Partners
Paul Varadi Choate Construction
Najeema Davis Washington College of Charleston (Alumni Association)
Jaime Washington CPM Federal Credit Union

Thank you to the Fall 2019 Leadership Discovery Sponsors:

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