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Leadership Southeast Georgia Names 2019 Class Members

Leadership Southeast Georgia Names 2019 Class Members

(SOUTHEAST GEORGIA) Leadership Southeast Georgiais pleased to announce 29 people have been selected from 10 counties across the region for its class of 2019.

The five-month program, which celebrates its 20th anniversary this year, is designed to equip, empower and connect community leaders to help them promote positive growth and improve the quality of life in the southeast Georgia region.

Participants live and work within Bryan, Bulloch, Camden, Chatham, Effingham, Glynn, Liberty, Long, McIntosh and Screven counties, which together are known as Georgia’s coastal region. Leadership Southeast Georgiaoffers a unique opportunity for leaders in this area to build close working relationships, promote positive growth and advance strategic goals to benefit our coast.

Members of the Leadership Southeast Georgiaclass of 2019 are:

Laura Lee Bocade, DIRTT Environmental Solutions(Chatham)
Stephanie Brown, WorkSource Georgia-Coastal(Camden)
C.J. Chance, P.E., Hussey Gay Bell(Bulloch)
Leia Dedic, Savannah Economic Development Authority(Chatham)
Dr. Robin K. Ellert, Department of the Army (Liberty)
Chris Ellison, The Heritage Bank(Long)
Justin Farquhar, Development Authority of Bryan County(Chatham)
Jenny Gentry, (Chatham)
Emily Goldman, Georgia Ports Authority(Effingham)
Gloria Goosby, Georgia Southern University(Bulloch)
Allyson Harvin, SERVPRO of Savannah(Chatham)
Staci Ignell, Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation(Jasper)
Kimberly Iler, Coldwell Banker Commercial(Effingham)
Will Johnson, Evans General Contractors(Chatham)
Francesca Macchiaverna, HunterMaclean(Chatham)
Dawn Malin, McIntosh County Industrial Development Authority(McIntosh)
Ronald McGee, Comcast(Chatham)
Mark Miller (Glynn)
Tanya Milton, The Savannah Tribune(Chatham)
DJ Roberson, Daniel Defense, Inc.(Effingham)
Madison Roesel, The SACK Company(Chatham)
Matt Sawhill, Georgia Power – Southern Company(Bulloch)
Ryan Sewell, Sterling Seacrest Partners(Chatham)
David Simons, Simons Political Group(Chatham)
Kevin Smith, P.E., Thomas & Hutton(Chatham)
Ron Stalnaker, Georgia Southern University(Bulloch)
Mark Stovall, SunTrust Bank(Glynn)
Walter Strong III, The Strong Group / Alair Homes Savannah(Chatham)
Paul Teague, P.E., Atlanta Gas Light Company(Bryan)

“It’s an exceptionally powerful group of participants this year,” said Lee Beckmann, a graduate of the class of 2013 and chairman of the 2019 board of directors, who also is the manager of governmental affairs with the Georgia Ports Authority. “This group represents the strengths of our region well, and I’m confident that the next five months will further equip them to lead our region.”

Participants were nominated by alumni of the leadership program and by business leaders in the coastal region. They will spend one weekend a month in surrounding counties learning about topics that affect the region such as healthcare, education, economic development and transportation.

“Last year’s group developed ideas that made tangible differences in our communities, and I’m thrilled to see what impacts this class will make,” said Beckmann. “There is a tremendous amount of innovation and creativity between our selected class members.”

For more information, visit http://www.lsega.com/

ABOUT LEADERSHIP SOUTHEAST GEORGIA
Leadership Southeast Georgiais a five-month region-wide program designed to equip, empower and connect community leaders to help them promote positive growth and improve the quality of life in the southeast Georgia region. The executive board and program participants represent a variety of industries across Bryan, Bulloch, Camden, Chatham, Effingham, Glynn, Liberty, Long, McIntosh and Screven counties. The class spends one weekend a month traveling to surrounding counties to learn about the impact of local issues such as healthcare, education, economic development and transportation. For more information, visit http://www.lsega.com/

CONTACT
Lee Beckmann
Leadership Southeast Georgia
lsegainfo@gmail.com

MEDIA CONTACT
Cynthia Cradduck
Cecilia Russo Marketing, LLC
cynthia@crussomarketing.com
912.856.9075

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