Savannah Chamber Announces Selectees for 2018-2019 Leadership Savannah Class

Staff Report From Savannah CEO

Wednesday, September 19th, 2018

The Savannah Area Chamber Leadership Savannah selections committee has chosen 41 current and potential leaders in the community to make up its 2018-2019 class. These professionals are active in business, education, the arts, religion, government, community-based organizations. Leadership Savannah strives to select candidates who reflect the diversity of Savannah’s economy.

The 2018-2019 class is:

Laura Ballock – Barge Design Solutions, Inc.

Arthur Best – Economic Opportunity Authority Savannah-Chatham

Christopher Boyer – Georgia Power Company

Kendra Boyle – EmployAbility

Melissa Brophy – The Greenery, Inc.

Candace Carpenter – Savannah Airport Commission

Katherine Chancy – Development Associates, Inc. / DAI Commercial Realty

Kenneth Clark – Housing Authority of Savannah

Jesse Dillon – Savannah Economic Development Authority

Samuel Evans – Hancock Askew & Co. LLP

Michelle Gavin – City of Savannah

Jeffrey Gazaway – J. E. Dunn Construction Company

Caroline Gordon-Jelks – Savannah-Chatham County Public School System

Michael Groover – Groover Family Dentistry

Matthew Hallett – Hallett & Company

Trevor Hess – Junkluggers of the Coastal Empire and Low Country

Cary Hill – City of Savannah

Ed Hissam – Choate Construction

Elizabeth Howells – Georgia Southern University

Tiffany Hughes – The Pinyan Company

Ryan Jacobsma – Stryker

Conrad Kearns – Chatham Emergency Services

Patrick McCarthy – Sterling Seacrest Partners

Linsey McDougal – Remax Savannah

Tim Moody – Georgia Southern University

Steven Morgan – The Landings Club

David Mullens – Oliver Maner LLP

John Northup – Bouhan Falligant LLP

Thomas Pace – Thomas & Hutton Engineering

Brooke Phillips – Savannah Area Chamber of Commerce

Jamie Richman – Savannah Jewish Federation

Chelsea Sawyer – Chatham Emergency Management Agency

Cheryl Smith – Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation

Sarah Smith – WTOC

Angel Sorochak – Lutheran Services of Georgia

Zachary Thomas – Bergen & Bergen, P.C.

Michele Thompson – Spectrum Printing and Marketing, Inc.

Matthew Toler – McManamy Jackson, P.C.

Courtney Valentine – Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation

Anne Weisel – Saint Andrew’s School

Rachel Young Fields – Hunter Maclean

The Leadership Savannah program is a one-year commitment designed to enrich the leadership skills of its class. By the end of the course, graduates will be prepared to meet the challenges of the Savannah of the present and future. Class members will attend monthly interactive sessions lead by top community experts in their field beginning in September and concluding in June 2019 with a graduation ceremony.

By the conclusion of the program, participants will have a better understanding of their individual leadership styles, and a deeper knowledge of the community and how it fits into the regional, state, national and global economy. They will also have identified major challenges facing the Savannah area, build relationships with other class members and community leaders, and developed a deep commitment to making the community a better place to live and work.