Charleston Metro Chamber congratulates Leadership Charleston Class of 2024

June 27, 2024

The Charleston Metro Chamber is excited to announce the graduates of the Leadership Charleston Class of 2024. For 50 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 10-month program, the class met each month, with program days focused on a facet of the community, such as local government, military, criminal justice, 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 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 2024 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 HealthcareSouth Carolina Ports Authority and Thomas and Hutton for their support as Presenting Sponsors, and Positively People and On Purpose Adventures for their continued support of Leadership Charleston.

Leadership Charleston Class of 2024

Name Organization
Abrahim Abdul-Kareem South Carolina Ports Authority
Bryan Adams Metanoia
Walker Avant South Atlantic Bank
Heather Benson Advanced Technology International
Gene Borzendowski Charleston County Economic Development
Jon Bruce Volvo Cars USA
Aaron Butner Pinnacle Financial Partners
Crystal Byler Moody & O’Neal CPAs, LLC
Daniel Cinnante First Citizens Bank
Rainer Cooke SunCap Property Group
Abigail Darlington NP Strategy
David Day Reveer Group, LLC
Elizabeth Dees Trident Construction
Wills Denton First Citizens Bank
Bryanna Dering LS3P
Mckenzie Deutsch Bridge Commercial
LaShea DuBois Darby Development Company Inc.
Will Ederle Colliers
Cecilia Ehresman K&L Gates LLP
Dave Ensor HLA, Inc.
Adam Epstein South Carolina Federal Credit Union
Stephanie Ezell The Blood Connection
Mary Gallivan Just So Mary
Maryn Goolsby Favors My Sister’s House
Colin Griffin
Fabian Grimm Mankiewicz Coatings LLC
Ryan Gunst Naval Information Warfare Center Atlantic
Molly Hall Maynard Nexsen
Tim Hefferon ARCO Design / Build – Charleston
Ashton Hernandez Charleston Promise Neighborhood
Michelle Hertel LS3P
Tori Hill KLH Group
Libba Holland Boeing
Keith Horton Frampton Construction
Jennifer Johnson McMillan Pazdan Smith
Kevin Kampwerth South Carolina Aquarium
Brennan King SouthState Bank
Blake Knobloch JE Dunn Construction
Adam Lytton Advanced Technology International
Cami McCoy South Carolina Ports Authority
Mayci McLeod Coastal Community Foundation
Jason Murley Joint Base Charleston
Cassie Nelson Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce
Neil Oliver First Reliance Bank
Arpan Patel Joint Base Charleston
Brandon Paul Elliott Davis, LLC
Andrew Peiffer Charleston Animal Society
Michael Ramsey Berkeley County Economic Development
Rebecca Riess Roper St. Francis Healthcare
Emily Ross Ross Printing
Jenn Salegna Raines
Megan Smith Cranston Engineering
Molly Speciale Low Country Case & Millwork
Michael Sutton Choate Construction Company
Dorota Szubert Town of Kiawah Island
Shannon Tant Tideline CPA Group, LLC
Kenzie Tolbert Greystar
Jessica Turner Kiawah Island Golf Resort
LaTisha Vaughn E3: Educate, Empower, Elevate
Harriet O’Malley Womble Bond Dickinson (US) LLP
Richard Waring Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce
Jeff Weeks Mashburn Construction
David West Home Telecom
Lindsey Whitley Santee Cooper
Kyle Wicks SeamonWhiteside
Rob Wiggins City of Goose Creek
Nathan Wilkes U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Charleston District
David Williams Thomas & Hutton
Tom Williams II Evans General Contractors
Stephen Wright Advanced Technology International
Gaelyn Zafred DWG Inc. Consulting Engineers


About the Charleston Metro Chamber

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