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Leadership Hilton Head Island-Bluffton

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The mission of the Leadership Hilton Head Island-Bluffton program is to systematically inform, challenge and educate the participants regarding opportunities and needs in the community, as well as the dynamics and social and economic change; to create a dialogue and rapport among the participants and existing community leaders; and to identify organization and individual opportunities for community involvement and assist in the placement of participants in these positions.

The Hilton Head Island-Bluffton Chamber of Commerce began its Leadership program in 1985. It was designed to cultivate leadership resources within the community by giving participants the opportunity to study and experience the Hilton Head Island, Bluffton, Okatie and Daufuskie Island communities, including their history, government, economy, human services and culture.

The curriculum provides broad-based leadership perspectives to familiarize participants with the area’s challenges, opportunities and resources. It also includes a class initiated community project challenging participants to explore current needs and issues first hand.

The Leadership Class runs from August through May. For more information on applying for Leadership Hilton Head Island-Bluffton, please click here.

2015-2016 Class 
Quinn Baldree – TD Bank
Casey Bateman – Polaris Capital Advisors and Insurance Services
Pamela Blackshire  – Kennedy & Blackshire, LLC
Nicki Charles – Community Foundation of the Lowcountry
Susana Cook – Park Lane Hotel and Suites
Jennifer DeHart – Fidelity Investments
Robert Eidson – Webster Rogers LLP
Dan Grove – Choate Construction
Lauren Hollis – Mindstream Academy
Ben Hoover – Risk Placement Services
Julie Jones – Bluffton Self Help
Jenny Ladutko – JBanks Design
Mike Lupi – Design 9ineteen
Kate Nolan – Palmetto Dunes Property Owners Assoc
Katie Rudder – American Red Cross
Wil Saleeby – Palmetto Electric Cooperative
Doug Seifert – Beaufort County Sheriff’s Department
Travis Sizemore – Chiropractor, Fraum Wellness Center
Allison Tucker – Pulte Group
Corenza Vaughn – First Service Residential, Sun City
Rodney Walker – Sonesta Resort