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

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2016-2017 Class 
Mike Allen – Broad Creek PSD
Kayla Boyter – Hilton Head Island-Bluffton Chamber of Commerce
Alison Cadmus – Technical College of the Lowcountry
John Carroll – Nexsen Pruet
William Cubbage – Energy One America
Terry Davis – Palmetto Dunes Resort
Jill Dawson – Attorney
Kent Eddy – Atlantic States Management
James Ellis – Jones Brothers Tree Surgeons
Chris Haro – Keller Williams Realty
Jamie Kinnear – Sun City Hilton Head
Tracey Leaver-Williams – Hilton Head OB/GYN Partners
Diego Mahecha – Hargray
Susan Maddaloni – Community Foundation of the Lowcountry
Sara Manesiotis – Palmetto Dunes Property Owners Association
Eddie Mayers – GW Services
Ryan Stefonick – Collins Group Realty
Nancy Sulek – Volunteers In Medicine
Gwen Taylor-Chambers – Bluffton Self Help
Benji Threatt – Coastal Carolina Medical Associates
Jordan Treadaway – J Banks Design Group