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2018 Leadership Columbus Class Graduates

Posted June 19, 2018    

 2018 Leadership Columbus Class Graduates 

Columbus, GA – The 2017-2018 Leadership Columbus graduation ceremony was held Tuesday, June 19th, at The Cunningham Center for Leadership Development. This is the 36th class to graduate from Leadership Columbus.


Leadership Columbus is a ten-month leadership training program of the Greater Columbus Georgia Chamber of Commerce. The program provides a learning experience for existing and emerging leaders to the region. Participants are given experiences and information to develop an understanding of the opportunities, challenges and problems of Columbus and the region. Class members gain a broader understanding of the complexities that our community represents and are better prepared to lead for a better future.


Participants had 10 full day sessions, preformed volunteer work, rode with a police officer, attended an art event, attended a board of education meeting, completed a public bus ride, attended a city council meeting and participated in a community service project while expanding their network by building friendships within their class and establishing relationships within the community.


The class also completed various community service projects in collaboration with the Chamber’s Youth Leadership Columbus Program which included work with Boys & Girls Club of the Chattahoochee Valley, Inc., Wounded Warrior, Mercy Med, Empowered Youth of Columbus and Safe House Ministries. Collectively, the class provided over 200 hours of community service for the numerous projects.


Leadership Columbus is currently accepting applications for the 2018-2019 program, for more information visit,




2018 Leadership Columbus Graduates


Kyle Albright

Knox Pest Control

Rosalind Alston

Twin Cedars Youth & Family Services, Inc.

Jamie Austin

Enrichment Services Program, Inc.

Kristin Barker

Columbus State University

Holli Browder

Columbus Consolidated Government

Craig Burgess

Columbus State University

Gail Burgos


Verona Campbell

Housing Authority of Columbus, GA (HACG)

Larry Derby

Liberty Utilities

Kara Edgerson


John Finley

Columbus State University

Gina L. Hall

Merrill Lynch Wealth Management

Jo Anne S. Hill


Donna S. Hix

Hall Booth Smith, PC

Billy Holbrook

MercyMed of Columbus

Laura Johnson

Columbus Consolidated Government

Pete Jones

U.S. Army (Retired) / Self Employed

Brian Lackey

Columbus Consolidated Government

Sendreka Lakes

Greater Columbus GA Chamber of Commerce

Holly B. Lewis


Eric Litz

Delta Data

Martin Lyles

Columbus Water Works

Dannell Mastrean


Lieutenant Herman Miles

Columbus Police Department

Bill Miller

WT Miller LLC

Rachel Murrell

Woodruff Brokerage Company

Cheryl Myers

Columbus Technical College

Max Patrick

Muscogee County Tax Commissioner

Andy Redmond

National Infantry Museum Foundation

Steve Reiff


Ed Schlies

Robinson, Grimes & Company, P.C.

Michael Sellers

St. Francis Columbus Clinic

Alap Shah

Foot & Ankle of West Georgia

Scott Sullivan

IACT Health

Bill Tustin

Piedmont Columbus Regional

Angela Vickers

Muscogee County School District

Aaron Warren

Aaron Warren State Farm

Allen Whitley


Daniel Woodward



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