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Leadership Charleston Announces Graduates Of Class of 2019

On Thursday, May 16, the Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce celebrated the graduation of the Leadership Charleston Class of 2019 at Middleton Place. For more than 45 years, Leadership Charleston has been identifying and developing leaders in our community, producing more than 2,000 graduates that have become leaders in local, regional, and global industries, legislative appointments, and civic stewardship.

The mission of Leadership Charleston is to identify and motivate emerging leaders and to develop their leadership potential by introducing them to the realities, opportunities and challenges of our civic and business communities. Graduates experience the power of working with other community leaders and organizations for positive growth and advancement of the region.

“Leadership Charleston was an absolutely incredible program, and something I looked forward to every month! From touring local businesses and meeting local government representatives to sitting inside a C-17 cockpit...the experiences were amazing. Being a part of Leadership Charleston not only allowed me the opportunity to learn about important industries and issues in the Charleston region, but also armed me with tools to be a more effective and mindful leader,” said Chelsea Ex-Lubeskie with the MUSC Foundation for Research Development. “I look forward to continuing to serve our community and stay engaged so that we can keep Charleston an amazing place to live and work.”

This year's graduates participated in a Ports tour, boarded a C-17 Static at Joint Base Charleston, rode CARTA to experience public transportation availability and services, and participated in a police ride-along. These experiential activities aided participants' vision of their community from different viewpoints, allowing them to focus on where they can make a positive difference using their unique perspective.

The Leadership Charleston Class of 2019 was sponsored by Pinnacle Financial Partners, Roper St. Francis Healthcare, Singular Private Wealth, and Positively People. 

The Charleston Metro Chamber is currently accepting applications for the Class of 2020. To learn more about Leadership Charleston, visit

Leadership Charleston Class of 2019


Morgan AllisonReveer Group
Erin AylorCharleston Metro Chamber of Commerce
Kimberly BalaguerMedical University of South Carolina
John C. Bedell Jr.LS3P
Stephanie BodrickUnited States Army Corps of Engineers - Charleston
Reid BoehmSynovus Bank
Joseph BowerWells Fargo
Tim BowmanThe Beach Company
Amy L. CarterLowcountry Land Trust
Ryan CassThe Boeing Company
Megan ChapmanAmeris Bank
Jena ClemGibbes Museum of Art
Tosha ConnorsMy Sister's House
Elizabeth CorrLiollio Architecture
Jacob CusterSouth Carolina Federal Credit Union
Josh DixCharleston Trident Association of Realtors
Chelsea Ex-LubeskieMUSC Foundation for Research Development
Patterson FarmerSeamon Whiteside + Associates
Alicia FloydThe Boeing Company
Stanislava FowlerDixon Hughes Goodman LLP
LaTasha GandyBank of America Merrill Lynch
Ryan GriffinPinnacle Financial Partners
William HamiltonIngevity
Nathan HarrisonSouth State Bank
Charlean J. HorneStantec Consulting Services Inc.
Ashley IsemanSouth Carolina Ports Authority
Nathan JohnsonBuxton & Collie, LLC
Benjamin JoyceBurr Forman McNair
Iordanis KaragiannidisThe Citadel - Tommy and Victoria Baker School of Business
Deron LeeKiawah Island Golf Resort
Mary MartinichSeamon Whiteside + Associates
Reginald McNeilCharleston County School District
Todd McNerneyCollege of Charleston - School of the Arts
Robynn MillarSouth Carolina Ports Authority 
Caroline MolufMedical University of South Carolina
Hagood MorrisonBridge Commercial
Marianne MoseleyKimley-Horn
Stephen NickersonEarth Tech, LLC
Karen B. QuadrioCharleston Promise Neighborhood
Marysa RaymondGreystar
Derek K. RobbinsRobbins Construction Group
Tim RogersCharleston Metro Chamber of Commerce
Paul ShorterSunTrust Private Wealth Management
Richard SierzegaSingular Private Wealth, P.C.
Sam SkardonOne Region
A. Grayson SmithGallivan White Boyd, PA
Benjamin SmithRoper St. Francis Healthcare
Katie SmithOne80 Place
Rebecca SmithIngevity
Stephen SmithTD Bank
Karen SpainK&L Gates LLP
Melissa SpenceNexsen Pruet, LLC
Bobby Teachey IIBrownstone Construction Group
Allison TrochessetCharleston Southern University
Richard TurnerCharleston County Transportation Development
Candice WigfieldHamby Catering & Events
Jacob YostJP Morgan Chase
Michael YoungAP Recovery