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Leadership Augusta Announces Class of 2018

Published Monday, May 8, 2017

The Leadership Augusta selection committee has completed the selection process for the 2018 adult class. The Leadership Augusta Class of 2018 is comprised of 40 individuals, representing a wide variety of businesses and industries within the CSRA region. The selection process is always difficult due to the large number of applicants and high qualifications of those who apply.


Congratulations to the following members of the 2018 Class:


Stacie Adkins, Augusta Sports Council

Jeff Asselin, LOOP Recruiting

Tami Awe, U.S. Army Signal School

Joy Barr, Augusta Warrior Project

Lisa Barrett, Dickinson Architects

Jennifer Bateman, Open Door Preschool

Shell Berry, Community Foundation for the CSRA

Allen Bonds, Auben Realty

Nikki Butts, Richmond County Marshal's Office

Katie Cason, Spectra Venue Management

Don Clark, Greater Augusta Partnership for Social Change

Brandon Dial, Brandon K. Dial, LLC

Matthew Ennis, SRNS/National Laboratory

Mordecai L. Evans, Gideon Health, LLC

Matthew Fraser, Perry Broadcasting

Lindsay Fruchtl, Augusta Convention & Visitors Bureau

Eric J. Garber, Eric Garber Law, LLC

Tripp Harrison, Goodwill Industries of Middle GA and the CSRA

Barbara Henley, Augusta University

Patrick Jasper, Auben Realty

Anne-Rutledge Kacos, Augusta Metro Chamber of Commerce

Brad King, 2KM Architects, Inc.

Wesley Kisting, Augusta University

DeMargo D. Lewis, Richmond Board of Education

Carter Murphy, WJBF-TV

Robin Pierce, Georgia Power Co.

Rev. J. Searcy, New Direction Christian Center

Emma Slater, Fibrant, LLC

Sarah Stone, Augusta VAH Federal Credit Union

Bill Thomas, Jr., Eisenhower Army Medical Center

Rachel Thompson, Textron Specialized Vehicles

Jim Thorpe, Ellefson Transportation Group

Emmett Turner, Elliott Davis Decosimo, LLC

Paula Wade, Trinity Hospital of Augusta

Kelli Walker, City of Augusta, GA

Vanessa White, Augusta University

Le'Joi Williamson, Richmond County Solicitor General's Office

Madeline Willis, AU Health

Michael Woods, Tabernacle Baptist Church

R. Wayne Woodson, Paine College


Leadership Augusta is a professional development program started more than 30 years ago with the goal of identifying and educating current and potential community leaders in the CSRA. Since its inception, over 1,200 individuals have completed the Leadership Augusta program, acquiring the skills, knowledge, and passion necessary to participate fully in the life of this community. The program brings together individuals ranging from corporate executives, and entrepreneurs to educators, non-profit managers, and public servants. These individuals create lasting networks that are essential to creating a vital, positive community for current and future generations. Leadership Augusta continues to be a vital part of the overall effort to ensure that the pool of talent from which the community can draw its future leaders continues to be renewed.


Leadership Augusta was established in 1980, as an affiliate of the Augusta Metro Chamber of Commerce, to enhance the civic participation of emerging leaders within the region. For more information about the Leadership Augusta program, visit or




Media Contacts:

Kate Lecea, Leadership Augusta Coordinator



Kathryn Freemon, Communications Coordinator

Augusta Metro Chamber of Commerce


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