Published on: Jun. 26, 2017
Leadership Savannah Graduates its 2016-2017 Class

Last Thursday, June 22, the 2016-2017 class of Leadership Savannah graduated from the program. 42 members of the class were recognized and received certificates for their outstanding efforts in the program throughout the year. The graduation ceremony and reception were held at the Savannah Yacht Club on Whitemarsh Island. Members of the 2016-2017 class include:


  • Stephen Albright, Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation
  • Katie Balthrop, Savannah Sport & Wellness, LLC
  • Nathan Benson, Chatham County Government
  • Heather Bilton, Savannah-Chatham County Public School System
  • Pete Boone, Savannah Air National Guard
  • Larry Browder, Visit Savannah/Savannah Chamber of Commerce
  • Derrick Butler, SCCPSS- Windsor Forest High School
  • Michael Caputo, BankSouth Mortgage
  • Mathew Cremeans, Edward Jones Investments
  • Leia Dedic, Savannah Economic Development Authority
  • Andrew Dekle, Bouhan Falligant, LLP
  • Manny Dominguez, City of Savannah
  • Megan Feasel, Armstrong State University
  • Nancy Fullbright, Abshire Public Relations
  • Rob Gavin, Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department
  • Miller Glover, CCMG
  • Lenny Gunther, Savannah Chatham Metropolitan Police Department
  • Ronnie Hall, Choate Construction Company
  • Donna Hall, Georgia Power
  • Heather Handy, Savannah Chatham County Public School System
  • Ken Harrison, Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Jeff Joyner, SunTrust Bank
  • Brett Lundy, Thomas and Hutton
  • Francesca Macchiaverna, Hunter Maclean Exley & Dunn P.C.
  • Miranda Marchant, Brasseler USA
  • Marlon Marchena, South Coast Contracting Group, Inc.
  • Grace McWilliams, Live Oak Public Library
  • Heather Murphy, Heather Murphy Real Estate Group
  • Thomas Odom, Seacrest Partners, Inc.
  • Stephanie Painter, Savannah Area Chamber of Commerce
  • Orlando Pearson, Oliver Maner, LLP
  • Ryan Peters, Hodges, Harbin, Newberry & Tribble, Inc.
  • Melissa Reams, Georgia Association for Primary Health Care
  • Hilary Shipley, Colliers International Savannah
  • Moncello Stewart, Savannah State University
  • Kim Tanner, United Way of the Coastal Empire
  • Erin Tatum, Savannah Music Festival
  • Jeanine Thompson, The Heritage Bank
  • Brent Watts, Cabretta Capital Corporation
  • Candis Whitfield, Saint Leo University
  • Mark Wilkes, MPC
  • Monique Williams, Bethesda Academy


Leadership Savannah was begun in 1961 for the purpose of informing future leaders in the Savannah area of issues confronting the community on a variety of subjects. This program provides the opportunity for its participants to develop an awareness of community successes and problems as well as the knowledge to help meet the challenge of the future.

Applications for the 2017-2018 class are now being accepted. Go to and click on apply to begin the application process. Applications will be accepted through July 7, 2017 at 11:55 p.m.

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