Charleston Metro Chamber congratulates Leadership Charleston Class of 2022

September 15, 2022

The Charleston Metro Chamber is excited to announce the graduates of the Leadership Charleston Class of 2022. For over 45 years, the Chamber has offered this highly sought-after professional development opportunity.

Through community immersion and interactions with diverse leaders, Leadership Charleston cultivates leaders and ignites the advancement of the Charleston metro. Throughout the year-long program, the class met each month, with program days focused on a facet of the community, such as local government, military, philanthropy and economic development.

Offering an intensive and up-close look at the most challenging issues and opportunities facing the region, the program introduced leaders to the realities, opportunities and challenges of our civic and business communities. Participants experienced the power of working with other community leaders and organizations for positive growth and advancement of the region.

Leadership Charleston Class of 2022 members now become Leadership Charleston Alumni, a distinguished group of leaders that includes Chamber Board of Directors, elected officials and prominent local leaders.

The Charleston Metro Chamber would like to thank BlueCross BlueShield of South CarolinaHome TelecomPinnacle Financial PartnersRoper St. Francis HealthcareSantee CooperSouth Carolina Ports Authority and Thomas and Hutton for their support as Presenting Sponsors, and Positively People for their continued support as the Leadership Charleston Training Sponsor.

Leadership Charleston Class of 2022

Name Organization
Bob Almirall Reveer Group
Devon Andrews Charleston Parks Conservancy
Abigail Appleton Charleston Animal Society
Juwan Ayers Synovus Bank
Daniel Bailey Elliott Davis
Scott Barhight Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce
Chelsea Bessler Dixon Hughes Goodman LLP
Melinda Blitch Cantey Technology Consulting LLC
Stephanie Braswell Need Her Company Name
Chris Burrell Trident Construction
Ryan Carmody CBRE
Cassie Cherichello Blue Cross Blue Shield of South Carolina
Karen Cooke Naval Information Warfare Center Atlantic
George Cooke SMHa
Mary Delaney Roper St. Francis Foundation
Savannah DeWitt Evans General Contractors
Heather Dolan Ingevity
Paul Dudley ATI
Bryan Ferris Middle Street Partners
Mariah Fleming Robert Bosch LLC
Ben French Home Telecom
Greg Fudacz Pinnacle Financial Partners
Kim Gailliard College of Charleston
Quinn Gaines Choate Construction Company
Kelly Gilreath LS3P Associates Ltd.
Sherri Ginger Delta Air Lines
Justin Graves Truist
Sarah Hamblin SeamonWhiteside
Andie Hershberger McGuire & Co., LLC
Sean Holleran First National Bank
Rachel Igdal The Steinberg Law Firm, LLP
Ron Jaruzel J Davis Construction
Paul Julian Joint Base Charleston
Paul Kelton Matt O’Neill Real Estate
Jay Kramer Charleston County Economic Development
Marissa Locher The Brandon Agency
Shawanna Mackey South Carolina Ports Authority
Clinton Magill Epting & Rannik, LLC
Abby Martin Charleston Promise Neighborhood
Kristy McFadden Charleston Police Department
Whit McGreevy Womble Bond Dickinson
Michelle McMahon Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.
Zachary Meeks Positively People LLC
Christopher Mims U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Joris Montero Kiawah Island Golf Resort
Ted Moore First Citizens Bank
Elizabeth Sterling Moose Haynsworth Sinkler Boyd
Michael Moxley Roper St. Francis Healthcare
Jason Oddo South Carolina Aquarium
Kameron Quick LS3P Associates Ltd.
Bidd Smith Berkeley County Economic Development
Kris Reed Tideline CPA Group LLC
Lauren Sims Town of Mount Pleasant
Thomas Smoak Terracon
Rima Smurro South Carolina Federal Credit Union
Barbara Stapleton Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce
Ed Stehmeyer, III South Carolina Ports Authority
Lawson Still CBI Workplace Solutions
Rob Still Cranston Engineering
Dillon Turner Kimley-Horn
Erik Versen Ingevity
Gavin Wait Polsinelli
Drew Werner Robert Bosch, LLC
John Winters Thomas & Hutton
Doug Wurster Charleston County Government
Kristen Wurster Charleston County Government
Cameron Yost Lee & Associates Charleston


About the Charleston Metro Chamber

With approximately 1,600 member organizations representing 160,000 professionals, the Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce serves as the collective voice of the business community, and a catalyst for regional economic advancement and member success through Talent, Advocacy, Leadership and Business Development. Visit