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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.

Congratulations to this year’s class!


Front: Kaci Hollingsworth (Weichert Realtors Coastal Properties), Olivia Baddley (Outside Brands), Lindsay Sutcliffe (Ellis, Painter, Ratterree & Adams, LLP), Janelle Shaw (Sprenger Health Care Systems), Maureen Doering (Crescent Communities), Tiffany Franseen (vis-a-vis LLC)
Standing: Harrison Dolyniuk (Coastal Plains Insurance), Ashley Cubbage (ASH Therapy Services & Pure Barre), Angel del Valle (Weichert Coastal Properties), Melissa Krauss (IBM), Anton Abraham (University of South Carolina Beaufort), David Zeoli (Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office), Jacob Hunt (Jolley Law Group, LLC), Brandon Arent (Coastal Home & Villa), Mark Perkins (Worldplay), Tripp Hawkins (Kevin King Associates / Charter One Realty), Lauren Williams (Russell P. Patterson, P.A.) & Lindsay Skirtich (Beaufort County School District)