Leadership Columbia, a program created and managed by the Greater Columbia Chamber of Commerce, is pleased to announce the Leadership Columbia Class of 2012. The 60 member class will engage in a 10-month program including monthly learning sessions, class retreat, group project and other enrichment activities. Since its inception in 1973, Leadership Columbia has celebrated close to 1,700 graduates.
“We are excited to welcome the Leadership Columbia Class of 2012,” said Krisdee Foster, Leadership Columbia advisory committee chair. “These select members represent leaders within the Greater Columbia region who want to make a difference here and in the surrounding areas. Leadership Columbia gives them the opportunity to enhance their civic knowledge while developing the skills necessary to assume leadership roles. This is sure to be an exciting year!”
Leadership Columbia Class of 2012 includes:
Nancye Bailey I Carolina Event Consultants
David Beaty I Florence & Hutcheson, Inc.
Cheryl Benjamin I United Way of the Midlands
David Bornemann I McAngus Goudelock & Courie, LLC
Chappelle Broome I Columbia Metropolitan Airport
Kyle Carlson I Rogers Townsend & Thomas, PC
Todd Carroll I Hall & Bowers, LLC
Frank Cason I Colliers International
Amy Clayton I Nexsen Pruet, LLC
Katie Coker I Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center
Nicole Curtis I Greater Columbia Chamber of Commerce
Jasmine Drain I Childs & Halligan, P.A.
Todd Elfert I Aetna Inc.
Brian Etheridge I City of Columbia Drew Wellness Center
Helen Fields I University of South Carolina Career Center
Lawrence Flynn III I Pope Zeigler, LLC
Sean Foerster I Roger Townsend & Thomas, PC
Kalenia Frederick I Kalenia Frederick-State Farm Insurance
Mims Goza I Palmetto Health Foundation
Kevin Grindstaff I LRADAC
Kaela Harmon I SC Confederate Relic Room & Military Museum
Natalie Henderson I Snelling Staffing Services
Michelle Herman I Elliott Davis, LLC
Gordon James I Colonial Life & Accident Insurance Company
Rania Jamison I BANCO/Bannister Company
Vida Jennings I BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina
Chad Johnston I Willoughby & Hoefer, P.A.
Beth Kelly I Cohn Construction Services, LLC
Tamara King I Richland County Government
Matt LaMarche I Aetna Inc.
Holly Lathrop I Stevens & Wilkinson
Jeff Lawler I 2nd Wind Heating & Air Conditioning Inc.
Lindsey Livingston I Haynsworth Sinkler Boyd, P.A.
Melissa Lyerly I NAI Avant, LLC
Denise Lyons I South Carolina State Library
Tyler Matthews I The Northwestern Mutual Financial Life Insurance Company
Ashleigh Messervy I Central South Carolina Habitat for Humanity
David Moore I TD Bank
Elizabeth Moses I The Law Offices of Marion M. Moses
Scott Powers I Columbia Regional Sports Council
Virginia Roach I First Citizens Bank and Trust
Marcus Robinson I Robinson Group Properties
Sara Jane Salley I Richland County Government
Heather Sewell I Ingersoll-Rand PLC
Amy Sheehan I Palmetto GBA, LLC
Alex Shuler I Westinghouse Electric Company, LLC
Amanda Simconis I BB&T
Eunika Simons I Reconnecting Communities Coalition in Richland Two
Alexanderia Smith-Glenn I Webster University
Allison Spry I SCANA Corp.
Powers Strickland I IT-oLogy | TM Floyd
Bobby Sutton I Wells Fargo
Courtney Thomas I The Cooperative Ministry
Jessica Turner I First Citizens Bank
Lorri Unumb I Autism Speaks Inc.
Gill Weathers I Keenan & Suggs Insurance, Inc.
McKenzie Welsh I WIS-TV
Javad Wigfall I Fairfield County School District
Jessica Wilson I The South Carolina Center for Fathers and Families
Kim Zlogar I Bauknight Pietras & Stormer, P.A.
Applications were reviewed and rated by a panel of Leadership Columbia alumni; applicants where then interviewed by a separate alumni panel. The class was chosen from the combined scores of the application review and interview. The selection criteria included civic involvement, leadership potential, diversity of perspective and commitment to the leadership program and the community.
For more information on Leadership Columbia click here.