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Local and Statewide Leaders Present at Leadership Southeast Georgia 2018 Graduation Weekend in Savannah

Local and Statewide Leaders Present at Leadership Southeast Georgia 2018 Graduation Weekend in Savannah

(CHATHAM COUNTY) Leadership Southeast Georgia (LSEGA), a regional leadership program designed to advance the economic and community development in the 10-county southeast Georgia region, hosted well-respected statewide and local leaders during their 2018 graduation weekend held in Savannah, Georgia.

Speakers and presenters included Don Waters, Vice Chairman of the Board of Regents for the University System of Georgia; Kevin Jackson, Georgia Ports Authority Board member and Chairman of the Savannah Economic Development Authority; David Paddison, CEO of Sterling Seacrest Insurance; Steve Green, Savannah Airport Commision board member and former chair of the Georgia Chamber, Georgia Ports Authority and Savannah Economic Development Authority; The Honorable Eddie DeLoach, Mayor, City of Savannah; Becky Keightley, Dr. Paul Balthrop and Lisa Koons from HCA Memorial; Michael Owens, Executive Director of Savannah’s Tourism Leadership Council, and Griffith Lynch and John Petrino with the Georgia Ports Authority.

This session, hosted in Chatham County, was organized and led by LSEGA graduate Jennifer Abshire with support from her 2017 classmate Carol Coppola. The three-day program gave the Class of 2018 an opportunity to revisit core principles they have covered across the five sessions as they graduate and join the vast LSEGA alumni network. Suzanne Kirk, President & Executive Consultant of Employee Development Strategies (www.kirkhr.com), serves as the program’s facilitator, and Cynthia Wright, Junior Partner of Cecilia Russo Marketing (www.crussomarketing.com), serves as the administrator.

The group toured the Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport, The Georgia Ports Authority and HCA Memorial Hospital, rode on buses provided by Chatham Area Transit and enjoyed dinners at the home of Cora Bett Thomas, CEO of Cora Bett Thomas Realty and Charles Bowen, Founder of The Bowen Law Group and the Savannah Film Alliance.

Leadership Southeast Georgia graduates are already respected leaders in their own communities,” said Lee Beckmann, Leadership Southeast Georgia’s chairman. “This program helps them further enhance their leadership skills, learn more about our unique area and figure out how they can work together to create more collaborative projects that can improve the quality of life in our region.”

Since January 1999, as part of Leadership Southeast Georgia, representatives of business, government, education and non-profit organizations in 10 southeast Georgia counties have taken part in creating a leadership network for regional community and economic development.

The annual five-month program is designed to grow and inspire engaged community leaders to improve the overall quality of life in the area. Major sponsors for this year’s class included Evans General Contractors, Gulfstream Aerospace Corp., The Sack Company (SACK), Georgia Southern University and Georgia Power.

Leadership Southeast Georgia Class of 2018 Chatham County

Leadership Southeast Georgia Class of 2018

ABOUT LEADERSHIP SOUTHEAST GEORGIA
Leadership Southeast Georgia is a 501c(3) regional leadership program designed to advance the economic and community development in the 10-county southeast Georgia region and effectively build a network of regional leadership across county lines. With a focus on leadership and economic development, the program explores topics such as health and public safety, natural resources, military installations, education, agriculture, and transportation and infrastructure across Bryan, Bulloch, Camden, Chatham, Effingham, Glynn, Liberty, Long, McIntosh, Screven counties. Since 1999, Leadership Southeast Georgia has graduated 15 classes representing approximately 325 graduates from throughout the region. For more information, visit: http://www.lsega.com/

CONTACT
Lee Beckmann
Leadership Southeast Georgia
LBECKMANN@gaports.com

MEDIA CONTACT
Marjorie Young
Carriage Trade Public Relations® Inc.
marjorie@carriagetradepr.com
912.844.9075

Leadership Southeast Georgia Continues 2018 Classes with Session Three

Leadership Southeast Georgia Continues 2018 Classes with Session Three

(CAMDEN COUNTY) Leadership Southeast Georgia, a regional leadership development program, held its third of five sessions to focus on the impact of the region’s military installations on economic development and how those military resources interconnect with the leadership program’s topics.

The session, held in Camden County, also addressed the region’s disaster preparedness and resources in the wake of recent hurricanes.

“This session was highly beneficial for the entire 2018 class,” said Lee Beckmann, the leadership program’s chairman. “Our region has a very strong military presence; so to expand on the economic implications and resources of the bases was an important piece of our program.”

On the first day of the session, the class was given a tour of the Kings Bay naval base and a presentation on the economic impact of the base and other military elements in the area followed by a trip to the waterfront to view the U.S.S. Trident, a submarine anchored there.

Later, in the city of St. Mary’s, Camden County emergency services director Chuck White discussed disaster preparedness and response. That was followed by a panel with U.S. Coast Guard personnel on hurricane response.

The group began its second day at the St. Mary’s Convention & Visitors Bureau with talks on Spaceport Camden and the St. Mary’s Marine Center. The class then addressed the issue of leadership with a review of performance management strategies, led by facilitator Suzanne Kirk, HR Consultant with Employee Development Strategies, Inc.

Since January 1999, representatives of business, government, education and non-profit organizations in 10 southeast Georgia counties have taken part in creating a leadership network for regional community and economic development.

The annual five-month program is designed to grow and inspire engaged community leaders to improve the overall quality of life in the area. This year, the class is sponsored by Evans General Contractors, Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation, Georgia Southern University and The Sack Company (SACK).

The next session will be held in Bulloch and Screven counties in April.

Leadership Southeast Georgia Session 3 Class of 2018 Group Photo.

Leadership Southeast Georgia 2018 Session 3 Discussion.

Susanne Kirk Speaks at Leadership Southeast Georgia 2018 Session 3

Leadership Southeast Georgia 2018 Session 3 Dinner.

Leadership Southeast Georgia 2018 Session 3 Dinner Venue.

Leadership Southeast Georgia 2018 Session 3 Submarine.

Leadership Southeast Georgia 2018 Session 3 Group Breakout.

Leadership Southeast Georgia 2018 Session 3 Presentation.

Leadership Southeast Georgia 2018 Session 3 Speech.

ABOUT LEADERSHIP SOUTHEAST GEORGIA
Leadership Southeast Georgia is a 501c(3) regional leadership program designed to advance the economic and community development in the 10-county southeast Georgia region and effectively build a network of regional leadership across county lines. With a focus on leadership and economic development, the program explores topics such as health and public safety, natural resources, military installations, education, agriculture, and transportation and infrastructure across Bryan, Bulloch, Camden, Chatham, Effingham, Glynn, Liberty, Long, McIntosh, Screven counties. Since 1999, Leadership Southeast Georgia has graduated 15 classes representing approximately 325 graduates from throughout the region. For more info visit: http://www.lsega.com/

CONTACT
Lee Beckmann
Leadership Southeast Georgia
LBECKMANN@gaports.com

MEDIA CONTACT
Marjorie Young
Carriage Trade Public Relations® Inc.
marjorie@carriagetradepr.com
912.844.9075