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Leadership Jackson Class of 2014 graduates

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Leadership Jackson Class of 2014
JEFFERSON - Nineteen community and professional leaders graduated the Leadership Jackson program recently.

The principle purpose of Leadership Jackson County, sponsored by the Jackson County Area Chamber of Commerce, is to build a network of community leaders who can "enhance their problem solving skills and leadership abilities through shared perspectives and by working together." Over the years,more than 300 have graduated.

“The relationships I formed during the year I went through Leadership Jackson are lasting to this day. We were able to connect on a professional and a personal level,” said Tricia Massey, Marketing Director, Northridge Medical Center. “The knowledge I gained in so many sectors of the community is irreplaceable.”

The Class of 2014 created and implemented a fundraiser called Tug of Love, a tug of war competition in which proceeds benefited Wellspring Camp. Wellspring Camp is a camp for children and adults with developmental disabilities and special needs.

This year's graduates are:

David Boring—Woodtec Millwork, Inc.
Paul Brown—Jackson County Habitat for Humanity
Leigh Carroll—Jackson County Chamber of Commerce
Maura Cobb—Northridge Medical Center

Michael Faulkner—Legacy Landscape Management
Wayne Garrison—South State Bank
Jim Hix—Jackson County Board of Commissioners
Ross Kesterson—Restore Pros

Chris Lane—Southern Power Company
Janis Mangum—Jackson County Sheriff’s Department
Flint McCullough—Georgia Power
Terri Parker—Gwinnett Technical College

Amie Pirkle—City of Jefferson
Logan Propes—Jackson County
Nancy Rhodes—Adornare Salon
Sarina Roth—Never the Rock Photography

Judy Smith—Jackson County Water and Sewage Authority
Russell Stafford—Southeast Toyota Distributors
James Wascher—City of Commerce

Chosen for membership in the Class of 2015 are:

Andre Aguilar - Co-Owner/Partner, A & S Septic and Backhoe Services, LLC
Elizabeth Evans - Assistant Manager, Tanger Outlet Center
Kevin Keller - Planning & Development Director, Town of Braselton

Jacqueline Lister - Wealth Advisory Associate, Morgan Stanley
Jennifer Nicholson - Practice Administrator, Northeast Georgia Physicians Group
Carmen Poblet – Owner, Art Design Promotions

Ralph Richardson – Commissioner, Jackson County Board of Commissioners
Kelley N. Smith - Account Executive, Spherion Staffing Services
Tom Strong – Manager, Jackson County Airport

Lisa Whitmire - Director of Office Services Jefferson, Jackson EMC
David Zellner - Zoning Administrator, City of Commerce

For more information about the program, contact Melissa Britt, Director of Membership at the Jackson County Area Chamber of Commerce at 706-387-0300.
Associated Categories: Business News, Local/State News

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