Charleston Metro Chamber Announces Graduates of Fall 2020 Leadership Discovery Program

The Charleston Metro Chamber is pleased to announce and congratulate the graduates of the Fall 2020 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.

Participants in Leadership Discovery received personalized DiSC assessments by Jean Meeks-Koch, Ph.D., CEO and Founder of Positively People. During the six mentor sessions, they honed their personal and professional skills and heard personal leadership stories and unique perspectives from the mentors. The program concluded with a three-course business etiquette dinner on December 15.

Leadership Discovery Class of Fall 2020

Name Organization        
Claire Allen Charleston Defense Contractors Association/ManTech International
Anna Aufdenkampe Goldfinger, Inc
Chloe Bales Ernst & Young, LLP
Jim Brown Choate Construction Company
Corinne Corte SMHa
Christopher Darling HITT Contracting Inc.
Tyler Heffernan Advanced Technology International
Jennifer Hightower Dominion Energy
Felicia Howard Pinnacle Financial Partners
Cady Nell Keener Charleston Southern University
Stephen Kohn Excel Real Estate - Charleston
Simone Liberty Charleston Gaillard Center
Eden McKoy Belk Lucy
Paige Morris McCay Kiddy LLC
Thomas Robbins ROBBINS Construction Group
Mellany Robinson Key Logistics Solutions, LLC
Eduardo Rossi WABCO Vehicle Control Systems
Kimberly Sawyer KION North America Corporation
Kristen Scheidegger KION North America Corporation
Charles Stephens Blackbaud
Jennifer Tyrrell Audubon South Carolina
Corey VerHage Choate Construction Company
Josh Walker Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce
Josh Whitaker KION North America Corporation
Patrick Wooten Nelson Mullins Law Firm

The Fall 2020 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:

  • Mike Carter, Founder & CEO, eGroup
  • Anton Gunn, Chief Diversity Officer and Executive Director of Community Health Innovation, Medical University of South Carolina
  • Greg Parker, Founder & CEO, Parker’s Kitchen
  • Ericka Plater, Executive Director, Our Lady of Mercy Community Outreach
  • Dr. Alan Shao, Interim Vice President, Corporate Partnerships; Dean, School of Business, College of Charleston
  • Dr. Mary Thornley, President, Trident Technical College

Thank you to our Leadership Discovery sponsors:

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