Creating Leaders for Over 37 Years

Leadership is a skill worth cultivating and your Hilton Head Island-Bluffton Chamber of Commerce has been doing just that for over 37 years.

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 projects stay a part of the community long after graduation.

Why do we take the time to invest in our members and their leadership capabilities? Because we look at business from a 30,000-foot view. We know that the leaders created and cultivated today will make a difference in our community in the coming years.

The Leadership Class runs annually from August through May with a graduation ceremony in June. 

Questions? Please contact [email protected].

Welcome, 2022-23 Leadership Class

Jesse Baker, Hargray
Scott Baker, Morgan Stanley
Dale Douthat, United Way of the Lowcountry
Thomas Dowling, Alliance Global Partners
Allyson Etheridge, The Etheridge Group, Daniel Ravenel Sotheby's International Realty
Randall Herrington, Carey & Co.
Lisa Hodge, Community Foundation of the Lowcountry
Nicole Holsopple, JP Morgan Chase
Ryan Lee, Hilton Head Regional Healthcare
Mat Loxley, Palmetto Electric Cooperative
Kyle Reilly, Holiday Inn Express Hilton Head Island
Russell Rogers, Hilton Head Island Fire Rescue
Taylor Stokes, The Sea Pines Resort
Jen Wallace, Bluffton Self Help
Cary Welker, SERG Restaurant Group

Thank you to our 2022-2023 Leadership Program Sponsors!

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Projects

Discover in-depth, impactful projects our previous classes have worked on over the years. 

Photos

See how Lowcountry professionals have come together to learn about the local area and determine ways they can contribute to the community.

Sponsorship

Contribute to the continuation and success of our leadership program.

Leadership Alumni Association

Are you a graduate of the Leadership program?

Congratulations Class of 2022

  • Lauren Albrecht,  Hilton Head Insurance & Brokerage
  • Anna Almeida, Elite Resort Group
  • Brittani Anderson, J Banks Design
  • Jason Ashley
  • Henry Criss, Palmetto Breeze
  • Megan Gorden, Gotham Events
  • Brandon Greenplate, Brandon Greenplate Real Estate
  • Brent Lett, Synovus Bank
  • Kimberly Lewis, Pinnacle Financial
  • Frederick Lowery, Island Recreation Association 
  • Natalie Majorkiewicz, Town of Bluffton
  • Adam Martin, Haig Point
  • Lawrence Melton, Island Funeral Home
  • Joan Richardson, Carey & Company
  • Corey Smith, Fraser & Allen
  • Mark Stanley, Palmetto Breeze
  • Corey Tuten, Palmetto Electric
  • Harrison Williams, Shelton Law Firm
  • Sally Zuniga, Tio's Latin American Kitchen
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Junior Leadership Program

Discover a signature, unique leadership program for local high school students. 

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