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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
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Two Local Companies Present $15,000 to Leadership Southeast Georgia Program

Two Local Companies Present $15,000 to Leadership Southeast Georgia Program

The Sack Company and Evans General Contractors Sponsor Five-Month Leadership Class

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Sack Company (SACK) and Evans General Contractors presented $15,000 to the Leadership Southeast Georgia (LSEGA) 2017 class of regional leaders.

Founded in 1945, SACK has established its reputation by safely providing high-quality construction services in the electrical, mechanical/HVAC and plumbing trades to industrial, commercial, educational, institutional, federal and healthcare clients.

“We believe that it is our responsibility to give back to the communities that give so much to us,” said Paul Roesel, president and CEO of SACK. Since 2009, SACK has donated more than $333,000 to various charities and events in the southeast Georgia region. SACK presented $10,000 to the 2017 LSEGA program.

Evans General Contractors provides comprehensive design/build and general contracting services to a wide variety of public and private corporations, institutions and commercial developers. Jesse Bentley, Savannah division manager for Evans General Contractors, was a member of the LSEGA class of 2016. LSEGA had such a rewarding impact on his leadership, Bentley championed for his company to support the program. Evans General Contractors donated $5,000 to LSEGA’s 2017 class.

“Community involvement has always been a priority at Evans,” said Bentley, “My experience with Leadership Southeast Georgia was invaluable. I am better equipped to face industry challenges because of skills and connections the program helped me build, and I’m very happy my company supported the program this year.”

LSEGA began in January 1999, when leaders representing the business, local government and education communities in 10 southeast Georgia counties collaborated to create a program that crosses districts to promote community and economic development.

The annual five-month leadership program is designed to equip and empower community leaders to work effectively to promote positive growth while improving the quality of life in the Southeast Georgia Coastal Region.

These sponsorships directly supported the session in Chatham County, which this year primarily focused on advancement in public safety and health.

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

Leadership Southeast Georgia Donation in Savannah

Pictured (left to right): Ruel Joyner, Chair of Leadership Southeast Georgia; Paul Roesel, President and CEO of The Sack Company; Jesse Bentley, Savannah division manager for Evans General Contractors; Lee Beckman, Vice Chair of Leadership Southeast Georgia.

ABOUT LEADERSHIP SOUTHEAST GEORGIA
Leadership Southeast Georgia is a 501©3 regional five-month program designed to equip and empower community leaders to work effectively to promote positive growth while improving the quality of life in the Southeast Georgia Coastal region. All 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
Ruel Joyner
Leadership Southeast Georgia, Chair
ruel@24estyle.com

Lee Beckmann
Leadership Southeast Georgia, Vice Chair
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 Announces 2016 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 2016. 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.

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 2016 are:

Steven Asplund, GeoVista Credit Union (Bryan)
Robbie Cheek, Thomas and Hutton (Camden)
James Coughlin, Camden County Joint Development Authority (Camden)
Patti Downs, Pinova Holdings, Inc. (Glynn)
James Ervin, Ft. Stewart (Liberty)
Julie Gerbsch, Armstrong State University (Chatham)
Wade Herring, Hunter Maclean (Chatham)
Drew Hunt, Savannah Chamber of Commerce (Chatham)
Willis Keene, Citizens State Bank (Camden)
Dinah King, Georgia Power (Effingham)
Cecilia Russo, Cecilia Russo Marketing, LLC (Chatham)
Leigh Ryan, World Trade Center Savannah (Chatham)
John Scott, Brunswick Glynn Development Authority (Glynn)
Jesse Bentley, Evans General Contractors (Chatham)
Phyllis Taylor, Ft. Stewart (Liberty)
Margaret VanHouten, Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems (Liberty)
James Wilburn, Georgia Institute of Technology (Chatham)
Michelle Pfeffer, Claxton-Evans County Chamber (Bulloch)
Barbara Prosser, Effingham College and Career Academy (Effingham)
Ben Taylor, Bryan County (Bryan)
Dawn Morgan, Collins Construction (Chatham)
Kathryn Downs, Glynn County (Glynn)
Mandy Harrison, Darien-McIntosh County Chamber (McIntosh)
Paula Kreissler, Healthy Savannah and Wound Care Clinic ESU (Chatham)
Shauntia Lewis, Habitat for Humanity (Glynn)
Nick Puhala, USI Insurance Service (Chatham)
Mark Bennett, Gulfstream (Chatham)
Randy McCall, Chatham County Health Department (Chatham)

“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 member of 2016 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.”

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

The LSEGA also recently elected its 2016 Board of Directors. They are: Leigh Acevedo (Vice President), Tan Adams, Lee Beckmann, David Boland, Jared Downs, Frank Fortune, Bill Gross, John Henry, Freddy Howell, Ruel Joyner (President), Steve Liotta, Royce Proctor (Secretary), Jon Seagraves and Sherrie Struble (Treasurer). 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
carriagetradepr.com