Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce Announces 2018 Leadership Discovery Graduates

Charleston, SC – 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