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Columbia Chamber Celebrates Leadership Columbia Class of 2015

On Tuesday, June 9, 2015 the Columbia Chamber Proudly Recognized the Graduation of 56 Young Leaders from the Chamber’s Leadership Columbia Program

Leadership Columbia (LC), a Columbia Chamber program for emerging and existing leaders, announced the graduation of the 42nd class of the LC program.

These graduates participated in a 10-month curriculum cumulating with their efforts on the class project: Shared Streets Columbia. Since its inception in 1973, Leadership Columbia has celebrated more than 1,700 graduates.
Leadership Columbia Graduating Class of 2015 includes:

  • Jana Ackerman
  • Mike Adams | Colonial Life
  • Eugenia Aldinger | BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina
  • Zachary Alford | BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina
  • DeAnna Bookert | Community Relations Council
  • Allie Boykin | InterMedical Hospital of SC, Inc.
  • Maudra Brown | SC Department of Health & Human Services
  • Annie Caggiano | Richland County Economic Development
  • Renee Chow | Midlands Authority for Conventions, Sports & Tourism
  • Christopher Church | Children’s Law Center, USC School of Law
  • Patrick Cleary | Bowman and Brooke LLP
  • Melissa Constante | Colonial Life
  • Ryal Curtis | BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina
  • Michael Dover
  • Lauren Angelo Duck | United Way of the Midlands
  • Tina Emerson | Rogers Townsend
  • Emily Farr | Haynsworth Sinkler Boyd, P.A.
  • Janie Langdale | Collins & Lacy, P.C.
  • Allison Lee | Advanced Automation Consulting (AAC)
  • Emilie Lewis | Palmetto Citizens Federal Credit Union
  • Lasenta Lewis-Ellis | LLE Construction Group, LLC
  • Brenda Littleton | Intel
  • Staci Lovelace | South State Bank
  • Emily Luther | Parker, Poe, Adams & Bernstein LLP
  • Kayla Mallett | Girl Scouts of SC – Mountains to Midlands
  • Steve Mallett | Total Comfort Solutions
  • Tad McLeod | Mike Kelly Law Group
  • Ashton Mundy | First Palmetto Bank
  • Joseph Neary | University of South Carolina
  • Harrison Penn | McCarthy Law Firm, LLC
  • Maurice Phillips | Wentworth Printing Corporation
  • Shanna Poston | Autism Academy of South Carolina
  • Kara Powell | The Saluda River Club
  • Brent Reese | JD Shirley LLC
  • Angela Rewis | Answer Carolina
  • William Roach | South State Bank
  • John Roberts | Willoughby & Hoefer, P.A
  • Becky Fowler | Eau Claire Cooperative Health Center
  • Janice Holmes | Gallivan, White & Boyd, P.A.
  • Nikki Hutchison | South Carolina Council on Economic Education
  • Tiffany James | The COMET
  • Adam Jones | Jones McAden & Associates
  • Brandon Jones | McKay, Cauthen, Settana & Stubley, P.A.
  • Justine Jones
  • Leah Staton Kososki | University of South Carolina
  • Erica Lake | University of South Carolina Career Center
  • Aaron Roe | Russell & Jeffcoat Real Estate
  • Naomi Sargent | Midlands Technical College
  • Samuel Schieb | The COMET
  • Kara Simmons | The Cooperative Ministry
  • Lana Sims | Adams and Reece LLP
  • Necole Stinson | South Carolina Medical Association
  • Sallie Thomas | Midlands Technical College
  • Marcus Tomlinson | Elliott Davis
  • Kelly Truesdale | Tminus6 Startup Accelerator
  • Alexis Watts | Alzheimer’s Association

This summer the Columbia Chamber will announce the upcoming Leadership Columbia Class of 2015-2016.
About Leadership Columbia Leadership Columbia is an educational program offered through the Columbia Chamber. The 10 month program provides emerging and existing leaders in the Midlands area with an opportunity to enhance their civic knowledge and network. For over 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.
About the Columbia Chamber
The Columbia Chamber is a private, non-profit, partner-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 partners 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 partners through networking, professional development, advocacy and leadership. The organization has represented the interests of the local business community since 1902.

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

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