Leadership Columbia Announces 2014 Advisory Board

Leadership Columbia Announces 2014 Advisory Board
Brooke Bailey to Chair Columbia Leadership Program

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Leadership Columbia, a program created and managed by the Greater Columbia Chamber of Commerce, has announced its 2014 Leadership advisory board. As graduates of the Leadership Columbia program, these select members will serve the board for a 15-month term.

The board will work alongside the Greater Columbia Chamber of Commerce to provide existing and emerging local leaders with opportunities to enhance their civic knowledge and network, while developing the skills necessary to assume leadership roles and exposing them to involvement opportunities in the community. The committee will also maintain oversight of the annual Leadership Columbia program in partnership with the Leadership Columbia Alumni Association.

“In order to continue to grow and improve our community, it is vital that we are developing effective leaders,” said Greater Columbia Chamber President and CEO Ike McLeese. We are happy to welcome both the new and returning LC advisory board members. This group of men and women are willing to dedicate themselves wholeheartedly to this necessary effort while increasing communication and collaboration among existing and emerging leaders in the Columbia region.”

Leadership Columbia 2014 Advisory Board members include:

Chair
Brooke Bailey | South Carolina Department of Health and Human Services

Chair Elect
Nick Haigler | Sowell Gray Stepp & Laffitte, LLC

New Committee Members:
Jenna Bridgers | Above Grade Level
Callison Rawl |SC Appleseed Legal Justice Center
Courtney Melendez | Riggs Partners
Bunnie Ward | United Way of the Midlands
Reyburn Lominack | Fisher & Phillips LLP

Returning Committee Members:
Nancye Bailey I Carolina Event Consultants
Kim Cox I South Carolina Department of Health & Human Services
Nicole Curtis | Greater Columbia Chamber of Commerce
Dalia Dinkins | American Red Cross
Kevin Grindstaff | LRADAC
Lynn Hodge I Adams Eaddy & Associates
Neil Jones, CPA, Immediate Past Chair | Bauknight, Pietras & Stormer, PA
Jason Likas | LS3P Associates Ltd.
Cory Lorick | Chick-Fil-A 5 Points
Monique McDaniels I South Carolina Department of Health and Human Services
Ryan Newton I Graybill & Lansche, LLC
Scott Powers | Columbia Regional Sports Council
Derek Raper I Wells Fargo, NA
Brazand Robinson-Thomas I Palmetto Health

About Leadership Columbia
Leadership Columbia is an educational program offered through the Greater Columbia Chamber of Commerce. The 10 month program provides existing and emerging leaders in the Midlands area with an opportunity to enhance their civic knowledge and network. For 40 years, Leadership Columbia has helped participants better understand the local community, while building relationships with the region’s current and future leaders.

For more information on Leadership Columbia, visit www.columbiachamber.com/LeadershipColumbia.htm

About the Greater Columbia Chamber of Commerce
The Greater Columbia Chamber of Commerce is a private, non-profit, membership-driven organization comprised of 1,500 business enterprises, civic organizations, educational institutions and individuals in Calhoun, Fairfield, Kershaw, Lexington, Newberry and Richland counties. The Columbia Chamber serves as the voice of its members and the business community at large on matters of economic, educational, social, cultural and political concern, as well as supports and promotes the success of its members through networking, professional development, advocacy and leadership. The organization has represented the interests of the local business community since 1902.

To become a member or to learn more about the Greater Columbia Chamber of Commerce, as well as its events, programs and initiatives, visit www.ColumbiaChamber.com.

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