Charleston Metro Chamber announces Spring 2023 Leadership Discovery Class

March 9, 2023

Leadership Discovery, a leadership development program by the Charleston Metro Chamber, is excited to announce the Spring 2023 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 build valuable community connections and gain skills that will directly impact their current work. In addition to mentor sessions, they will receive a personalized DiSC Leadership Profile Assessment from Jean Meeks-Koch, Ph.D., CEO and Founder of Positively People, LLC, and attend a three-course business etiquette dinner led by Cynthia Grosso of Charleston School of Protocol.

This year’s class began in February and will conclude in May.

Spring 2023 Leadership Discovery Mentors:

  • Jennifer Blumenthal, Partner, Burr & Forman LLP
  • Mamie Bush, Senior Event & Logistics Specialist, Boeing
  • Bryan Derreberry, President and CEO, Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce
  • Colonel Freeman, Commander, Joint Base Charleston
  • Natalie C. Hauff, Deputy Director of Innovation, Charleston County Public Library
  • Bernie Mazyck, President and CEO, SCACED
  • Mayor Tecklenburg, City of Charleston

Leadership Discovery Spring 2023 Class

Name Organization
Natasha Balarezo Charleston County Public Library
Melissa Barrett Lowcountry Center for Academic Equity
Tyler Bartlett NHC HealthCare, Charleston
Chris Baxa Choate Construction Company
Katie Bendon Carolina Youth Development Center
Isaac Blevins ATI – Advanced Technology International
Neffertiti Bourne Charleston County Sheriff’s Office
Darryl Brown Charleston Metro Chamber
Grace Carlson Charleston Metro Chamber
Claudio Carrara Ingevity
John Cassibry Nexsen Pruet/ NP Strategy
Dalton  Churchwell Choate Construction Company
Donald Ennis Jr Floyd Lee Locums
Jason Felix Robbins Construction Group
Alexis Finch Ronald McDonald House Charities of Charleston
Kravonda Forrest Simmons Charleston Trident Association of Realtors
Meredith Hagen Naval Information Warfare Center Atlantic
Kalyn Huether Palmettos of Charleston Assisted Living and Memory Care
Alexis James Choate Construction Company
Ryan Jones Floyd Lee Locums
Brennan King SouthState Bank
Blake  Knobloch JE Dunn Construction
Shanelle Loffler Palmetto Surety Corporation
Ashley Marques Southeastern College
Chelsea McCracken Charleston Metro Chamber
Liz McGayhey PMC Commercial Interiors
Anthony Mole Blackbaud
David Oliphant Frampton Construction
Christine Phillips Daniel Island Real Estate
Clarissa Pryor Pinnacle Finacial Partners
Savannah Scott Chernoff Newman
Kayla Sewell The Cooper School
Alexis Stokes Patriots Point
Lauren Swann Boeing
Taylor Varner ATI – Advanced Technology International
Lashonda Raybon Wells Fargo


Visit the Chamber’s website for additional information on Leadership Discovery.