(Berkeley County, SC) – The 2019 Leadership Berkeley class kicked off the 10-month long program on February 21, 2019. The program is designed to expose businesses and area leaders to the opportunities and challenges facing our community; promoting and fostering leadership creates a strong and diverse poll of community leaders who are committed to shaping Berkeley County’s future. Graduates emerge from the program with an unprecedented level of community awareness as well as insights that they can apply in the workforce.
Each month, the participants experience topics concerning our community, including economic development, education and workforce, healthcare and social issues, government, and law enforcement and judiciary. Dr. Constance J. Pritchard, Master Career Counselor and Trainer, stated “this is a dynamic class and with their diverse backgrounds this will be one group who will set out to make a change.”
The Leadership Berkeley Class of 2019 includes Sheryl Adams, Berkeley Electric Cooperative; Hillary Aton, Thomas & Hutton; Scott Baxley, Nucor Steel Berkeley; Sylvia Blake, Bradley Blake Foundation; Mike Coker, Santee Cooper; Taylor Grooms, Steinberg Law Firm; Melissa Hardee, First Citizens Bank; James Lisi, Alpek Polyester - Cooper River Site; John Watson, Santee Cooper; Rochelle McLawhorn, Heritage Trust Federal Credit Union; Amber Middleton, Home Telecom; Marcus Moore, Nucor Steel Berkeley; Lana Musti, M&M Staffing LLC; Casey Smith, Home Telecom; Reed Spring, Nucor Steel; Bert Walling, Berkeley Electric Cooperative.
About Leadership Berkeley
Leadership Berkeley is an educational program offered through the Berkeley Chamber. The 10-month program provides emerging and existing leaders in the Greater Berkeley County area with an opportunity to enhance their civic knowledge and network. For over 25 years, Leadership Berkeley has helped participants better understand the local community, while building relationships with current and future leaders. For more information on Leadership Berkeley, visit www.berkeleysc.org or contact Simone Thornton at 843.761.8238.
About Berkeley Chamber of Commerce
The Berkeley Chamber of Commerce is the voice of business in the greater Berkeley County area. The Chamber seeks to accomplish this vision by advocating for initiatives that enable businesses to grow, thrive and remain relevant and forward-thinking in an ever-changing world. The chamber exists to create a positive impact on our community. The Berkeley Chamber strives to be the unifying force that brings together and leads those who work to improve the quality of life in the Berkeley County region through business growth.
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