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Greenville Chamber Announces 47th Leadership Greenville Class

Published Thursday, September 17, 2020 3:00 pm

The Greenville Chamber’s Leadership Greenville program has accepted 35 participants for its 47th 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 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 2,200 alumni since 1973, many of which have served in key positions, including school board, city and county council seats, members of the General Assembly and Congress, judges, and business leaders.

For this year’s class, every measure has been considered to provide a safe Leadership Greenville experience while maintaining the legacy of the program, including introducing virtual elements, reducing the class size and following all covid safety guidelines when meeting in-person.

Bon Secours St. Francis is the Leadership Greenville Class 47 Presenting Sponsor.


Mike Austin, Greenville Police Department

Jimmy Buddenberg, Elliott Davis

Katie Callahan, Friends of the Reedy River

Matthew Collins, Barbara Stone Foundation

William Coxe, Greenwood Capital

Lisa Davies, Fluor Corporation

Julia Dietz, Audubon South Carolina

Michelle Dodge, SunTrust Now Truist

Kathryn Dotson, Signature Homes – Keller Williams Drive

Elizabeth Edwards Martin, Blue Ridge Electric Cooperative

Jalen Elrod       

Germaine Foo, EP+Co

Clintonette Garrison, Bon Secours St. Francis

Chris Goldman, Goldman Dahlia Homes

Merle Johnson, City of Greenville

Ray Lambert, Greenville Technical College

Camden Massingill, Wyche, P.A.

Jessica  McCoy, Brasfield & Gorrie, LLC

Seth McDonald, Brown & Brown Insurance

Jerry Pilewski, Mission FocalPoint

Angie Price, Renewable Water Resources

Gris Pruneda, GE Gas Power

Allison Safford, Hollingsworth Funds

Chuck Saylors, M.B. Kahn Construction Co, Inc.

Steve Schindler, Prisma Health

Kirsten Schoettelkotte, LS3P Associates, Ltd.

Shelley Smith, Greenville County Schools

Jordan  Smith, Greenville Drive, LLC

Lauren   Stephens, The Salvation Army of Greenville

Bowman Still, CBI Workplace Solutions

Norma Jean Suarez, Unity Health on Main

Eli Valentin II, South Carolina Democratic Party and Blue Dot SC

Andrew Van, Greenville Chamber

Travis Wharton, United Way of Greenville County

Eric Williams, Greenville County Schools

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