Tagged: Leadership Southeast Georgia

Leadership Southeast Georgia Class of 2017 Provides “Hands Up” Scholarship for Three Regional Technical College Students

Leadership Southeast Georgia Class of 2017 Provides “Hands Up” Scholarship for Three Regional Technical College Students

(HINESVILLE, GA) Members of the 2017 class of Leadership Southeast Georgia (LSEGA) provided a “hands up” scholarship for three worthy regional technical college students recently.

The Class raised $500.00 to help two students from Savannah Technical College in the areas of aviation and accounting and one student from Ogeechee Tech in the area of nursing have the necessary funds they needed to continue their course work. Without this assistance, each one of these students would have had to drop out of school until they could raise the necessary funds to cover tuition and fees.

“It is not surprising members of this class stepped up and decided to give a hand up to students who needed assistance. It’s amazing how just a little bit of help makes such a great impact,” said Ruel Joyner, LSEGA Chairman.

Dr. Kathy Love, who was present at LSEGA’s 2017 graduation presentations, thanked the class on behalf of the students. “I know these students will never get the chance to personally thank each of you, but on behalf of Ogeechee Tech and Savannah Technical College, thank you so much for your generosity. Your efforts will make a difference.”

For more information about Leadership Southeast Georgia, please visit lsega.com.

The Leadership Southeast Georgia Class of 2017

The Leadership Southeast Georgia Class of 2017

 

ABOUT LEADERSHIP SOUTHEAST GEORGIA
Leadership Southeast Georgia is a 501c3 regional five-month program designed to equip and empower community leaders to effectively work promoting positive growth while improving the quality of life in the Southeast Georgia Coastal region, which includes 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
LBECKMANN@gaports.com

MEDIA CONTACT
Marjorie Young
Carriage Trade PR
marjorie@carriagetradepr.com
912.844.9075
carriagetradepr.com

Leadership Southeast Announces 2017 Class

(SOUTHEAST GA) Leadership Southeast Georgia (LSEGA) is pleased to announce 28 program participants from across the region have been selected for the LSEGA class of 2017. The five-month program is designed to equip and empower community leaders to effectively work promoting positive growth while improving the quality of life in the Southeast Georgia Coastal Region.

Beginning in January 1999, leaders representing the business, local government and education communities in 10 southeast Georgia counties set about the difficult task of creating a regional strategic plan for community and economic development.

All of the 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.

The members of the LSEGA Class of 2017 are:

Brad Brookshire, Ameris Bank (Bryan)
John Petrino, Georgia Ports Authority (Bryan)
Gary Sanchez, AT&T (Bryan)
Christy Sherman, Richmond Hill CVB (Bryan)
Lori Grice, Lori Grice Photography (Bulloch)
Kendria Lee, Georgia Southern University (Bulloch)
Terry Landreth, Camden Bicycle Center (Camden)
Charles Bowen, The Bowen Law Group (Chatham)
Carol Coppola, Sun Trust (Chatham)
Alfred McGuire, Woodville Tompkins Technical & Career High School (Chatham)
C.A. Miller, C.A. Miller Enterprises (Chatham)
Chris Nowicki, Gulfstream (Chatham)
Lynn Tootle, Gro-Masters (Chatham)
Mike Tucker, Coastal Workforce Services (Chatham)
Mark Wilcox, Seacrest Partners (Chatham)
Jennifer Abshire, Abshire PR (Chatham)
Sheila Burtz, Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems (Effingham)
Phillip Scroggin, Hargray (Effingham)
Ryan Thompson, Thomas & Hutton (Effingham)
Randy Mayfield, Georgia Power (Evans)
Heard Galis, Phillipps Galis Insurance (Glynn)
Christy Jordan, Southeast Georgia Health System (Glynn)
Tonya Miller, Glynn County (Glynn)
Joey Strength, Hunter Maclean (Glynn)
Rick Townsend, College & Career Academy (Glynn)
Chuck Moss, U.S. Army Garrison Fort, Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield (Liberty)
David Southerland, U.S. Army Garrison, Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield (Liberty)
Elise Stafford, Coastal Manor (Long)

“We have almost every county in the region represented, and they are a diverse group from various ages and experience,” said Lee Beckmann, a graduate of LSEGA’s class of 2013 and current vice chair for the 2017 board of directors. Beckmann is also the manager of governmental affairs with the Georgia Ports Authority. “I look forward to working with this group and watching their ideas develop into meaningful projects for our region.”

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

Georgia Power, A Southern Company, and Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation are the presenting sponsors for this year’s class. Other sponsors include Carriage Trade Public Relations™, Cecilia Russo Marketing, HunterMaclean, Seacrest Partners, Rives Worrell, Savannah Economic Development Authority, Camden County Development Authority, the Savannah Chamber of Commerce and Thomas and Hutton.

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

ABOUT LEADERSHIP SOUTHEAST GEORGIA
Leadership Southeast Georgia is a 501©3 regional five-month program designed to equip and empower community leaders to effectively work promoting positive growth while improving the quality of life in the Southeast Georgia Coastal region. All of the participants live or work within Bryan, Bulloch, Camden, Chatham, Effingham, Glynn, Liberty, Long, McIntosh and Screven counties. For more information, visit http://www.lsega.com/.

CONTACT
Lee Beckmann
Leadership Southeast Georgia
LBECKMANN@gaports.com

MEDIA CONTACT
Marjorie Young
Carriage Trade PR
marjorie@carriagetradepr.com
912.844.9075
http://www.carriagetradepr.com

Leadership Southeast Georgia Announces 2017 Board of Directors

(SAVANNAH, GA) Leadership Southeast Georgia (LSEGA) is pleased to announce the election of its 2017 Board of Directors. Ruel Joyner will serve as chair, Lee Beckmann as vice chair, Sherrie Struble as treasurer and Margaret VanHouten as secretary.

Leadership Southeast Georgia is a regional five-month program designed to equip and empower community leaders to effectively work promoting positive growth while improving the quality of life in the Southeast Georgia Coastal region. The LSEGA executive board, representative of all of the program’s participants, live or work within Bryan, Bulloch, Camden, Chatham, Effingham, Glynn, Liberty, Long, McIntosh and Screven counties.

Joyner is a Savannah native who studied business at Georgia Southern University and later founded 24e Furniture, now 24e Design Co., at the same Broughton Street address where his parents once owned a business. As a long time champion of the Historic Downtown District, Joyner currently serves as the immediate past president of the Downtown Business Association and as a Board member of the Savannah Area Chamber of Commerce, Visit Savannah, and Tourism Leadership Council. He is active in the Downtown Rotary and is a past recipient of ARTS Awards, Savannah Area Chamber of Commerce Helen V. Head Award Small Business Advocate, Buy Local Advocate of the Year 2013 and 2006 Small Business of the Year. He is also a Grey’s Reef National Marine Sanctuary Foundation Trustee.

Beckmann has been manager of governmental affairs with the Georgia Ports Authority since 2003. His responsibilities include managing governmental relations and a statewide outreach campaign.

Prior to joining the GPA, Beckmann served as a legislative assistant to Congressman Jack Kingston. Lee received his Bachelor of Arts in history from Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. He is a member of the Metro Savannah Rotary Club and a graduate of both Leadership Southeast Georgia and Leadership Savannah.

Also serving on the 2016 Board of Directors are: Brynn Grant (Chatham cnty); Frank Fortune (Bulloch cnty); Jeff Davis (Bulloch cnty); Jeff Grant (Bulloch cnty); Steve Liotta (Effingham cnty); John Henry (Effingham cnty); Jon Seagraves (Bryan cnty); Freddie Howell (Bryan cnty); Jason Coley (McIntosh cnty); Jared Downs (Glynn cnty); David Boland (Glynn cnty); Bill Gross (Camden cnty); Alyce Thornhill (Camden cnty).

Each year, alumni of the Leadership Southeast Georgia program, along with community business leaders in the coastal region, nominate new program participants. There are 28 participants in the LSEGA class of 2017, who will each spend one weekend a month in surrounding counties learning about topics that affect the region such as healthcare, education, economic development and transportation.

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

ABOUT LEADERSHIP SOUTHEAST GEORGIA
Leadership Southeast Georgia is a 501c(3) regional five-month program designed to equip and empower community leaders to effectively work promoting positive growth while improving the quality of life in the Southeast Georgia Coastal region. All of the participants live or work within Bryan, Bulloch, Camden, Chatham, Effingham, Glynn, Liberty, Long, McIntosh and Screven counties. For more information, visit http://www.lsega.com/.

CONTACT
Lee Beckmann
Leadership Southeast Georgia
LBECKMANN@gaports.com

MEDIA CONTACT
Marjorie Young
Carriage Trade PR
marjorie@carriagetradepr.com
912.844.9075
http://www.carriagetradepr.com

Leadership Southeast Georgia Calls For Nominations for the 2017 Leadership Training Program

(SOUTHEAST GA) Leadership Southeast Georgia, a leadership development program for professionals across 10 counties, is calling for nominations for the 2017 course. The deadline to nominate is Monday, August 15.

The Leadership Southeast Georgia program fosters relationships between leaders in the region and strives to teach conflict resolution, self awareness and critical thinking that helps to improve business and communication skills.

Applicants may be nominated by Leadership Southeast Georgia alumni, leaders in the region or they may self-nominate. Residents of Bryan, Bulloch, Camden, Chatham, Effingham, Glynn, Liberty, Long, McIntosh and Screven counties are eligible for consideration. Nominations can be made on the Leadership Southeast Georgia website (www.lsega.com).

The selection process is competitive and ensures that a diverse group of members from each county, culture, race and gender will be represented. The selection committee is comprised of Leadership Southeast Georgia alumni.

The criteria for a candidate takes numerous factors into consideration. A candidate must live or work in the county from which he or she applies, must be willing to serve the community, must be open to growing as a professional, must be eager to learn new skills, must work well and participate in group activities and must be professional, motivated and prompt.

The Leadership Southeast program is held over five sessions during a five-month period beginning in February and ending in June, and each session takes place in a different county throughout the region. Since 2000, the program has produced thirteen graduating classes with 240 graduates.

For more information on the Leadership Southeast Georgia program, visit http://www.lsega.com/home.html.

ABOUT LEADERSHIP SOUTHEAST GEORGIA
Beginning in January 1999, leaders representing the business, local government and education communities in 10 southeast Georgia counties set about the difficult task of creating a regional strategic plan for community and economic development.
A regional leadership program that brought together citizens from each of the 10 counties in the coastal region was envisioned as a means of reinforcing the regional capacity to address challenges and capitalize on common opportunities. The region includes Bryan, Bulloch, Camden, Chatham, Effingham, Glynn, Liberty, Long, McIntosh and Screven counties along with their 35 municipalities.
Program content focuses on the assets of the area, as well as potential threats to those assets.

CONTACT
Lee Beckmann
Leadership Southeast Georgia
LBECKMANN@gaports.com

MEDIA CONTACT
Marjorie Young
Carriage Trade Public Relations™, Inc.
marjorie@carriagetradepr.com
912.844.9075
http://www.carriagetradepr.com

lsega-logo.jpg