Columbia County Chamber Unveils Leadership Columbia County Class of 2020

Staff Report From Augusta CEO

Wednesday, August 14th, 2019

The Columbia County Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce the Leadership Columbia County Class of 2020.

The 10-month long leadership program is managed by the Columbia County Chamber of Commerce. A highly informative and engaging program, it is designed to expose businesses and area leaders to the opportunities and challenges facing our community, promote and foster the development of leadership, and educate and prepare community leaders who are committed to shaping Columbia County’s future.

Each month, the participants experience topics concerning our community, including economic development, education, media, healthcare, government, diversification, military and law enforcement.

The Leadership Columbia County Class of 2020 includes:

Jeff Barrow, Budget Blinds of Grovetown

Jillian Begin, Doctors Hospital

Wade Caldwell, Augusta University

Jeremy Cope, Doctors Hospital

Tom D’Abruzzo, BrandStorm Promotions

Rhonda Davis, Goodwyn Mills Cawood

Becky Dearden, SME CPAs

Katie J. Douglas, Queensborough National Bank and Trust

Jacob Elliott, Brandon Wilde

Scott Farlow, John Deere

Ben Guest, University Health System

Ashley Hock Smith, The Pinnacle Club

Kyria Jefferies, BHHS Beazley, REALTORS

Heather Johnson, The Augusta Chronicle

Brandy Jones, Harlem Merchants Association

Kari L. Jones, Augusta University Medical Center

Colby Kukelski, Rhodes Law Firm, P.C.

Rachel Moore, Ellefson Transportation Group

Jim Mumford, Pediatric Partners of Augusta

Thomas Parrott, Cranston Engineering

Jessica Pharr, Print It!

Lindsey Rosenlieb, University Health Care System

Jenny Samuelson, Meybohm Real Estate

Susan See, Nothing Bundt Cakes

Stephanie Sharpe, SRP

Van Simpson, South State Bank

Brooks Smith, Columbia County Schools

Erik Smith, Chick-fil-A at Grovetown

Amy Sowinski, Clean ‘N Brite Home Improvements

Quynh Spicer, Harlem Family Dental

Jason Stott, Georgia Power

Zack Teffeteller, Edward Jones Investments

Daniel Wilson, Total Comfort Solutions

Kayla Wilson, Sherman & Hemstreet Real Estate

Each Leadership class collaborates on a project to address a specific concern in our community. Past class projects have included the Give a Pair Share a Pair project, which provided socks and underwear to indigent students, and the creation of Bingo de Mayo, a fundraiser to assist When Help Can’t Wait, a nonprofit that provides assistance to nursing home residents.