Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce Announces 2018 Leadership Discovery Graduates

Staff Report From Charleston CEO

Wednesday, June 13th, 2018

Leadership Discovery, a leadership development program by the Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce, has announced this year's graduates. The program is an innovative, team-based experience that allows members the opportunity to learn from experienced executives in the Charleston region.

“Leadership Discovery has allowed me the opportunity to network across industries and gain inspiration from proven leaders within our own community,” said Kevin Braitsch, Director of Villa Banquets, Kiawah Island Golf Resort. "I plan on taking the information and techniques I learned from our sessions into my own work place to assist in building a culture which promotes problem solving and employee buy in."

Featured executives included:

Elaine Banks, Information Technology Senior Manager, The Boeing Company

Jasmine Kang, Plant Manager, Cummins Turbo Technologies

Mark Lattanzio, President & CEO Charleston Region, SunTrust Bank

Jamie Tozzi, General Manager, Microsoft

Michael Wilson, President, CEO and Director, Ingevity

Participants in Leadership Discovery received personalized DISC assessments by Jean Meeks-Koch, Ph.D., CEO and Founder of Positively People. During monthly sessions, they networked, attended a business etiquette dinner and honed their personal and professional skills. Additionally, five top leaders in our region shared their personal leadership stories, offered unique perspectives and answered questions.

Leadership Discovery Class of 2018
Name                            Organization

Madison Anderson    Junior League of Charleston

Caroline Axman    Charleston County Aviation Authority

Ryan Barry    Alsco Inc.

Josh Bates    Choate Construction

Kevin Braitsch    Kiawah Island Golf Resort

Kai Campbell    Saint Leo University

Amy Carter    Charleston Parks Conservancy

Kelsi Childress    South Carolina Ports Authority

Lee Cochrane III    Charleston Young Professionals

Morgan Crittenden    Dixon Hughes Goodman LLP

Daezhue Crumbie    Charleston Trident Association of Realtors

Nina Davis    Charleston Southern University

Anna Graham    Dixon Hughes Goodman LLP

Christopher Hauff    Patriots Point Development Authority

Ed Kirsch    K-Con Inc.

Paige Knowlson    Pattison's Academy

Casey Loyal    Adams Property  Group

Gable Morris    Morris Tax Planning LLC

Amy Orr    College of Charleston

Marshall Overton    Adams Property Group LLC

Hector Pages    in/PACT

Chris Paolini    Charleston ENT & Allergy

Elizabeth Parker    Charleston Trident Association of Realtors

Alex Poppell    Adams Property Group, LLC

Bryan Pribula    Baker Roofing

Laura Ryan    Morris Financial Concepts

Karen Salem    College of Charleston, School of Business

Ashley Sheridan    Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce

Lauren Shultz    Beckham Insurance Group

Nate Strickler    K&L Gates

Bethany Watson    Interface

Thomas Williams    Choate Construction Company