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.

Leadership Hilton Head Island-Bluffton Class of 2014
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Class of 2014

Front Row: Channing Heiss, The Binyah Foundation; Andrew Brown, Beach Properties of Hilton Head; Tom Dunn, Town of Hilton Head Fire & Rescue; Patrick Carr, Berry & Carr Attorneys at Law; Ashley Faubion, Techincal College of the Lowcountry; Brian Neumann, Mortgage Network, Inc.; Leslie Adlam, retired; Coretta Lincoln, First Federal; Kiley Fusco, Palmetto Dunes POA; Lynn King, TidePointe/Broad Creek Care Center; Bree Kennedy, Law Offices of Bree Kennedy; Melissa Brock, The Greenery; Greg Viventi, Merrill Lynch; Jason Stevens, TD Bank; Jonathan Riviera, La Isla Magazine

Back Row: Glenn Love, Know2 Program HHI-Bluffton; Kristin Keller, Palmetto Electric Cooperative; Carl Conklin, Community Foundation of the Lowcountry; Jill Ulicny, BrightStar Healthcare; Alan Perry, Synovus Mortgage/NBSC; Lisa Cunningham, Town of Bluffton; Michael Girardi, GW Services, Inc.; Chad Perrine, Reno Pro Inc.; Eric Norman, Reno Pro, Inc.; Rick Culbreth, Hilton Head Exterminators

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 from August through May. For more information on applying for Leadership Hilton Head Island-Bluffton, please click here.

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