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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

Meg AllenDixon Hughes Goodman, LLP 
Erin AylorCharleston Metro Chamber of Commerce 
Sadie BattleSouth Carolina  Ports Authority 
Betsy BowenServpro of Downtown Charleston 
Sam BrockDavid E Looper & Co 
Michael ChitaviThe Citadel College
Molly CoppleSouth Carolina Research Authority
Sara CorbettNaval Information Warfare Center Atlantic
Matt CruseBlackbaud 
Amanda DeatonMichael Baker International, Inc. 
Ashley DolnackSouth Carolina Aquarium 
Tyler EnsleyEvans General Contractors 
Danielle GrafAdvanced Technology International 
Colin GriffinWells Fargo 
Marshall HaasCatch Talent
Lauren HendricksUnited Bank 
Stephen JohnsonPinnacle Financial Partners 
Matthew KeaneTD Bank
Olivia KissChoate Constuction Company
Rich LorenzoFirst National Bank of PA 
Tomeka ManigaultMalone Workforce Solutions 
Lymari Rentas GonzalezDuke Health 
Kimberly RuneySouth Carolina Stingrays 
Lila SadlerLeukemia & Lymphoma Society 
Jaimee SaloneCharleston Metro Chamber of Commerce 
Emma Ruth ShillmanFloyd Lee Locums 
Tanner SmithChoate Constuction Company
Amber SobierajSouthern First Bank 
Tayshella SweatmanAdvanced Technology International (ATI)
Katie TumblestonCatch Talent
Adam WallFrampton Construction 
Morgan WallaceDixon Hughes Goodman LLP (DHG) 
Joshua WilliamsonCharleston County Department of Public Safety
Posted on
May 19th 2022
Written by
Madison Beard