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Leadership Southeast Georgia begins new class

Leadership Southeast Georgia began its sixth leadership training class this fall with the maximum enrollment of 20 participants.

Conceptualized in 1999, the program combines leadership training and regional networking opportunities and offers a broader perspective on the region.

Leadership Southeast Georgia’s design effectively builds on local leadership development programs and provides an interactive curriculum with a regional scope. The program visits multiple locations within the region, allowing participants to see resources not otherwise evident to visitors.

Working in a partnership that includes Regional Advisory Council (RAC) 12, the 10 county RAC chambers of commerce, and Georgia Southern University’s College of Business Administration and Continuing Education Center, the program has graduated nearly 80 alumni so far.

The 2006-2007 Leadership Southeast Georgia program’s first session convened in Glynn County in early September. Five upcoming sessions for the next year will meet in Bulloch, Chatham, Liberty, McIntosh and Screven counties.

Session topics will include team building, environmental issues, health care, education, community and economic development, industry and tourism.

The participants in this year’s class come from the fields of business, government and non-profit organizations. They have made a personal commitment to gaining leadership skills, teamwork tools and knowledge about issues relevant to the region.

The broad cross-section of individuals enrolled in the program includes:

  • Latisha Arrington of Chatham County. She is a communication liaison with the Savannah-Chatham County Board of Education.
  • William Bradley Blackmon of Bulloch County. He is chief operations officer with Digital Office Equipment.
  • April Brinson of Chatham County. She works in business development with Manpower.
  • Pamela K. Cawthon of Bryan County. She is director of business operations with Comcast Communications.
  • C. Brett Cook of McIntosh County. He is the city manager for the City of Darien.
  • Kimberly T. Davis of Liberty County. She is the chief financial officer for the City of Hinesville.
  • Julie Dawson of Long County. She is a realtor with ERA Kelly and Fischer.
  • Bill Doxey of Bulloch County. He is an executive vice president with Farmers and Merchants Bank.
  • Joseph Ford of Liberty County. He is vice president and division manager with the Heritage Bank.
  • Andy Green of Liberty County. He is an account executive with VIP Office and Furniture Supply.
  • Richard Johns of McIntosh County. He is president of the Weimar Group.
  • Machelle Mavromat of Liberty County. She is the utility billing supervisor with the City of Hinesville.
  • Debbie Peebles of Liberty County. She is ISP/LAN manager with Coastal Communications.
  • Keith F. Post of McIntosh County. He is a realtor with Southern Choice GMAC Real Estate.
  • Marcus Scott of Long County. He is a teacher with the Liberty County Board of Education.
  • Kenneth L. Sellers of Chatham County. He is sales manager with Ashford Advisors.
  • R. Stan Sparks of Chatham County. He is an area manager with Georgia Power Company.
  • Stacy Underwood of Bulloch County. He is owner and general manager of Uncle Shug’s Chicken Barn.
  • Mason Waters of Glynn County. He is vice president of lending with Atlantic National Bank.
  • Delmons White of Effingham County. He is a business manager and operator with Del’s Enterprises.

For more information on Leadership Southeast Georgia, call (912) 681-5555.

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