Charleston Metro Chamber Announces 2020 Spring Leadership Discovery Class

Staff Report From Charleston CEO

Tuesday, April 28th, 2020

Leadership Discovery, a leadership development program by the Charleston Metro Chamber and presented by Charleston Southern University, is excited to announce the spring class of 2020.

The program is an innovative experience that allows members the opportunity to learn from experienced business leaders in the Charleston region. Participants in this program gain skills that will directly impact their current work and build valuable community connections. They also receive a personalized DiSC Leadership Profile Assessment from Jean Meeks-Koch, Ph.D., CEO and Founder of Positively People.

This year’s class will begin on May 12 with a virtual orientation and concludes on July 29 with a 3-course business etiquette dinner. In order to adapt to the current environment while still providing the highest quality program experience, the Chamber has added an additional session and will deliver sessions virtually via Zoom as necessary.

Spring 2020 Leadership Discovery Featured Mentors:

LaVanda Brown, Executive Director, YWCA Greater Charleston

Willis Cantey, President & CEO, Cantey Tech Consulting

Kenya Dunn, Founder & CEO, The Power-Filled Woman

Christie Rainwater, Mayor, City of Hanahan

Bill Stanfield, Executive Director, Metanoia

Dr. Mary Thornley, President, Trident Technical College


Leadership Discovery Spring Class of 2020

Name  Company
Candy Acanfora Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce 
Lauren Anthony Skyline Exhibits & Design Inc
Frances Black Dixon Hughes Goodman LLP
Elliot Condon Haynsworth Sinkler Boyd PA
Robert Doty Trident United Way
Kimberly Ford Charleston Southern University
Holland Hall JE Dunn Construction 
Techina Jacques Novus Architects Inc.
Kelly Killeen-Haupt Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce 
Anna Kooper Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce 
Simone Liberty Charleston Gaillard Center
Eyma Marrero-Alfonso Ingevity
Michael Mathis City of Charleston – Traffic and Transportation
Matt Pickard Colliers International
Jake Shoecraft Benefitfocus
Eva Singleton Advanced Technology International (ATI) 
Genni Swalley Blackbaud
Nick Valponi K&L Gates LLP
Matt Weatherford Samet Corporation
Atiya Williams-Small Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce 
Jennifer Willis Ingevity
LaQuinta Yates Trident Technical College