Charleston Metro Chamber Announces Leadership Charleston Graduates
Tuesday, June 19th, 2018
On Thursday, June 14, the Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce celebrated the graduation of the Leadership Charleston Class of 2018. For more than 44 years, Leadership Charleston has been identifying and developing leaders in our community, producing over 2000 graduates that have become leaders in local, regional and global industries, legislative appointments and civic stewardship.
The mission of Leadership Charleston is to identify and motivate emerging leaders and to develop their leadership potential by introducing them to the realities, opportunities and challenges of our civic and business communities. Graduates experience the power of working with other community leaders and organizations for positive growth and advancement of the region.
"It has been an absolute pleasure and delight to be a part of Leadership Charleston this year," said Kaneshi Hart, InterContinental Hotels Group, Class of 2018. "One of my favorite things about the program was the CARTA ride, which was an eye opening experience for me with our public transportation system. The other part of Leadership Charleston I enjoyed was the incredible new contacts and friendships that I made throughout this program. In the future, I hope to be an advocate for the community and a voice in our region to improve the area in which we live and work."
This year's graduates participated in Day of Caring, attended more than 450 public meetings, rode CARTA to experience public transportation availability and services and participated in a police ride along. These experiential activities aided students' vision of their community from different viewpoints, allowing them to focus on where they can make a positive difference using their unique perspective.
The Leadership Charleston Class of 2018 was sponsored by Kiawah Island Golf Resort, LS3P ASSOCIATES LTD., Pinnacle Financial Partners and South Carolina Aquarium. To learn more about Leadership Charleston, visit charlestonchamber.org/leadership.
Leadership Charleston Class of 2018
Eric Adams Charleston County - Transportation Development
Nelson Akwari The Boeing Company
Nathan Allen Sandis Civil Engineers Surveyors Planners
Phillip Anderson Pinnacle Financial Partners
Patrick Arnold Charleston Home Builders Association
Paul Asper DaVita Inc.
Tom Black Frampton Construction Company
Laurie Boeding Trident Technical College
Amy Bower Haynsworth Sinkler Boyd, P.A.
Chris Carter Hightower Construction Company
Nicholas Carusos South Carolina Federal Credit Union
Kevin Coats JLL
Billy Connell Stubbs Muldrow Herin Architects
Carlyle Cromer Turner Padget Graham & Laney, P.A.
Stuart Day Stantec Consulting Services Inc.
Christie DeAntonio The Brandon Agency
Zandria Dickens SPAWAR Systems Center Atlantic
Brent Duncan South Carolina Aquarium
Jennifer Flanagin Kase & Associates, P.C.
Paul Ford The Reveer Group
Shawn Gaffin First Citizens Bank
Joseph Garcia Buist Byars & Taylor, LLC
Scott Greene Thomas and Hutton
Kaneshi Hart InterContinental Hotels Group
Bryan Heffner Trane
Courtney Hilliard South State Bank
Justin Hoyle Nexsen Pruet, LLC
Ashley Jackrel Carolina One Commercial Real Estate
Ashton Johnson Beyond Basics
Casey Johnston O.L. Thompson Construction Co., Inc.
Cristen Jones Dixon Hughes Goodman LLP
Meredith Kidd Charleston County Aviation Authority
Miriam Langley Operation Home
Hank Maxwell Hill Construction
Jamie McAdams Medical University of South Carolina
Eddy Medina Choate Construction
Ashleigh Messervy Provence Messervy
Debbie O'Hara Charleston Animal Society
Joanna Orlando The Boeing Company
Terryn Patterson Southern First Bank
Andrew Preston Welch, Roberts, Amburn & Hutto, LLC
Joe Queenan Frontline Engagements
Jill Rowley Jill Rowley LLC
Barbie Schreiner College of Charleston
Ian Scott Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce
Don Smith Hendrick Automotive Group
Chad Smith Ameris Bank
Michael Sosnowski Water Mission
Lindsey Stang LS3P Associates, LTD.
Nick Tanana Avison Young
Brandon Thomas Elliott Davis
Frances Timmons Seamon Whiteside + Associates
Shannon Utsey Kiawah Island Golf Resort
Lindsay Van Slambrook Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP
Bryan Webb Davis & Floyd Inc.