Leadership Greenville

Leadership Greenville is a program designed and facilitated by the Greenville Chamber to help develop informed, committed and qualified leaders for Greenville County. By taking an intensive look into the issues affecting Greenville County, Leadership Greenville prepares and motivates participants to provide quality, dynamic leadership within the area. Since the program began in 1973, there have been approximately 1900 participants. Many alumni have served in key leadership positions within their businesses and organizations, as well as city council, county council, school board, members of Congress and judges.

Leadership Greenville requires a 10-month commitment. Participants are selected through an application process based upon their past involvement in the community and their ability to set and achieve high personal goals. New classes embark each year on a journey to understand the inner-workings of our area, including Managed Growth and the Economy, Quality of Life, Human Services, Local Government, Justice, Education and State Government.

Each class selects a project or projects to meet a need in the area. Class Projects are chosen based on proposals submitted by class members, as well as nonprofit Chamber-member organizations.

Class 42 Presenting Sponsors




"Effective leaders are 1) well versed on the issues and threats to prosperity, 2) holistic in their approach to problem solving, and 3) inclusive during the decision making process. Leadership Greenville provides future leaders with the necessary tools to make a meaningful positive impact on our community, as well as insight on our future challenges."   
-John Castile, Greenville City Manager