Charleston Metro Chamber Announces Spring 2022 Leadership Discovery Graduates

Leadership Discovery, a leadership development program by the Charleston Metro Chamber, is excited to welcome the Spring 2022 class. Leadership Discovery is an innovative program that allows participants the opportunity to learn from experienced business leaders in the Charleston region.

Participants in this program built valuable community connections and gained skills that will directly impact their current work. In addition to mentor sessions, they received a personalized DiSC Leadership Profile Assessment from Jean Meeks-Koch, Ph.D., CEO and Founder of Positively People, LLC, and attended a three-course business etiquette dinner led by Cynthia Grosso of Charleston School of Protocol. 

This year’s class began on February 15 with a socially distanced orientation at the Chamber’s headquarters in Park Circle and will conclude in May at Halls Signature Events at 5 Faber.

“Leadership Discovery is an incredible experience and the perfect program for those looking to jumpstart their leadership journey,” said Jaimee Salone, Leadership Discovery participant. “In a short time, our class gained valuable insight from our region’s top community leaders on how to be an effective, impactful and humble servant leader.”

Spring 2022 Leadership Discovery Mentors:

  • Matt Brewer, President and CEO, Choate Construction Company
  • Chief Reggie Burgess, City of North Charleston Police Department
  • Bryan Derreberry, President and CEO, Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce
  • Dr. Shawn S. Edwards, MBA, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, Chief Inclusive Excellence Officer, The Citadel, the Military College of SC
  • Natasha Lee, CEO, Floyd Lee Locums
  • Barbara Melvin, Chief Operating Officer, SC Ports Authority
  • Representative Marvin Pendarvis, Esq., South Carolina State Representative

Leadership Discovery Spring 2022 Class

Name Company
Meg Allen Dixon Hughes Goodman, LLP 
Erin Aylor Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce 
Sadie Battle South Carolina  Ports Authority 
Betsy Bowen Servpro of Downtown Charleston 
Sam Brock David E Looper & Co 
Michael Chitavi The Citadel College
Molly Copple South Carolina Research Authority
Sara Corbett Naval Information Warfare Center Atlantic
Matt Cruse Blackbaud 
Amanda Deaton Michael Baker International, Inc. 
Ashley Dolnack South Carolina Aquarium 
Tyler Ensley Evans General Contractors 
Danielle Graf Advanced Technology International 
Colin Griffin Wells Fargo 
Marshall Haas Catch Talent
Lauren Hendricks United Bank 
Stephen Johnson Pinnacle Financial Partners 
Matthew Keane TD Bank
Olivia Kiss Choate Constuction Company
Rich Lorenzo First National Bank of PA 
Tomeka Manigault Malone Workforce Solutions 
Lymari Rentas Gonzalez Duke Health 
Kimberly Runey South Carolina Stingrays 
Lila Sadler Leukemia & Lymphoma Society 
Jaimee Salone Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce 
Emma Ruth Shillman Floyd Lee Locums 
Tanner Smith Choate Constuction Company
Amber Sobieraj Southern First Bank 
Tayshella Sweatman Advanced Technology International (ATI)
Katie Tumbleston Catch Talent
Adam Wall Frampton Construction 
Morgan Wallace Dixon Hughes Goodman LLP (DHG) 
Joshua Williamson Charleston County Department of Public Safety
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