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Greenville Chamber Announces Leadership Greenville's 44th Class

Published Friday, July 21, 2017

The Greenville Chamber’s Leadership Greenville program has accepted 57 participants for its 44th class. Participants were selected based on a thorough application process including essays, professional resume and community involvement.

Leadership Greenville is the Chamber's premier 10-month leadership development program designed to help develop informed, committed and qualified leaders for Greenville County. By taking an intensive look into the issues affecting the area, Leadership Greenville prepares and motivates participants to provide quality, dynamic leadership. The program has graduated over 2000 alumni since 1973, many of which have served in key positions, including school board, city and county council seats, members of Congress, judges and business leaders.

Bon Secours Health System is the Leadership Greenville Class 44 Presenting Sponsor.


Ben Barfield, Brasfield & Gorrie

Tracey Boucher, ScanSource, Inc.

Matthew Burns, South Carolina Governor's School for the Arts and Humanities

Craig Byrd, Thrive Upstate

Mary-Allyson Chauvin, Melloul-Blamey Construction SC, Ltd.

Scott Craig, JTEKT North America Corporation

Erika Davis, Michelin North America, Inc.

Jennifer Derryberry, CommunityWorks

Victoria Earle, Communities In Schools of Greenville

Zach Eikenberry, NEXT High School - The NEXT Schools

Megan Finnern, Quality Business Solutions, Inc.

Trey Gardner, TD Bank

Ben Gecewich, Greenville Health System

Paola Gutierrez, Clemson University

James Hamilton, AMECO (Fluor)

Karen Hancock, Bon Secours Health System

Blaine Hart, CBRE, Inc.

Sarah Henry, Sarah Henry Law

Beth Jamieson-Daigle, Greenville First Steps

Brittney Kessler, Greenville Chamber

Taylor Krulac, Uplift Counseling Services, LLC

Kate Laffitte, Smith Moore Leatherwood LLP

Brendan Leary, GE Power

Chris Lewis, Greenville Swamp Rabbits

Will Lucas, Azalea Capital

Ted Lyerly, NAI Earle Furman, LLC

Lauren Maxwell, U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of South Carolina

Dana McConnell, Center for Developmental Services

John Merrell, Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.

Burgess Metcalf, LS3P ASSOCIATES

Brittany Moore, City of Greenville

Traci Newkirk, unSTUCK by Intellectual Capitol

Steve Newman, Poinsett Family Practice

Moses Nickerson, The Haro Group of Keller Williams Realty

Jennifer Osgood, Wagner Wealth Management

Jamie Patterson, Clemson MBA Program

Corey  Phillips, Edward Jones

Eddie Roman, Greenville County Schools

Emily Scurry, The Greenville News

Thomas Self, Elliott Davis Decosimo

Carrie Silver, Bridges to a Brighter Future at Furman University

Bill Simmons, American Leprosy Missions

Lana Sims, Haynsworth Sinkler Boyd, P.A.

Ashley Swann, Duke Brands

Theresa Thompson, Upstate Warrior Solution

Paul Thompson, North Greenville University

Ryan Tiwari, Iberia Bank

Shiree Turner-Fower, Greenville County Schools

Matt Verley, Bank of Travelers Rest

Amanda Warren, United Ministries

Jason Warren, Greenville County Schools

Cary Weekes

Craig Welch, Greenville County Sheriff's Office

Jermaine Whirl, Greenville Technical College

Marty Wilkes, Greenville Police Department

Mary Willson, Community Journals

Adam Witter, Wells Fargo SC Upstate Business Banking Group


About Leadership Greenville
Leadership Greenville is the Greenville Chamber’s premier leadership development program designed to inform and prepare 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 over 2000 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 as 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-Investor organizations.

Leadership Greenville’s Class 44 is sponsored by Bon Secours Health System.

Additional leadership development programs at the Greenville Chamber include Youth Leadership Greenville, Leadership Greenville Alumni, Ignite Corporate Leadership, Opportunity Greenville, and Pulse Young Professionals. For more information, please contact Tami Miller, Leadership Development Director, at or 864-239-3743.

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