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Greenville Chamber announces Leadership Greenville class

Staff Report //September 17, 2020//

Greenville Chamber announces Leadership Greenville class

Staff Report //September 17, 2020//

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Leadership Greenville's 10-month class will include both virtual and in-person elements this year. (Photo/Provided)The Greenville Chamber has announced the 35 participants in its 47th Leadership Greenville class, sponsored this year by Bon Secours St. Francis.

The 10-month leadership development program delves into issues impacting Greenville County and prepares participants to provide “quality, dynamic leadership,” according to a news release. More than 2,200 alumni have graduated from the program since 1973 including school board members, city and county councilors, judges, business leaders and members of the General Assembly and U.S. Congress.

Participants were selected for the program based off their essays, professional resume and involvement in the community. This year, the class will have both virtual and socially-distanced in-person elements, according to the release.

Honorees include:

Mike Austin of the Greenville Police Department

Jimmy Buddenberg of Elliott Davis

Katie Callahan of Friends of the Reedy River

Matthew Collins of Barbara Stone Foundation

William Coxe of Greenwood Capital

Lisa Davies of Fluor Corporation

Julia Dietz of Audubon South Carolina

Michelle Dodge of SunTrust, now Truist

Kathryn Dotson of Signature Homes – Keller Williams Drive

Elizabeth Edwards Martin of Blue Ridge Electric Cooperative

Jalen Elrod      

Germaine Foo of EP+Co

Clintonette Garrison of Bon Secours St. Francis

Chris Goldman of Goldman Dahlia Homes

Merle Johnson of the city of Greenville

Ray Lambert of Greenville Technical College

Camden Massingill of Wyche P.A.

Jessica  McCoy of Brasfield & Gorrie LLC

Seth McDonald of Brown & Brown Insurance

Jerry Pilewski of Mission FocalPoint

Angie Price of Renewable Water Resources

Gris Pruneda of GE Gas Power

Allison Safford of Hollingsworth Funds

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

Steve Schindler of Prisma Health

Kirsten Schoettelkotte of LS3P Associates

Shelley Smith of Greenville County Schools

Jordan Smith of the Greenville Drive

Lauren  Stephens of the Salvation Army of Greenville

Bowman Still of CBI Workplace Solutions

Norma Jean Suarez of Unity Health on Main

Eli Valentin II of the S.C. Democratic Party and Blue Dot SC

Andrew Van of the Greenville Chamber

Travis Wharton of United Way of Greenville County

Eric Williams of Greenville County Schools