Augusta Metro Chamber Selects Members of the Leadership Augusta Class of 2023

Posted By: Kathryn Freemon News Releases,

The Augusta Metro Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce the members of the Leadership Augusta Class of 2023. This ten-month professional development program is designed to inform and inspire existing and emerging leaders of the greater Augusta area to build a stronger community. Through educational class days focused on topics like healthcare, community service, government, military and economic development, Leadership Augusta aims to cultivate leaders who will build upon those relationships, collaborate across cultural and economic boundaries, and develop innovative ways for the Augusta area to thrive, socially and economically.


The Leadership Augusta selection committee chose the following individuals based on their sincere commitment, motivation and interest to serve their community:


Elizabeth Agostino, Keen Signs and Graphics

Kimberly Barker, Hull Barrett, PC

Pax Bobrow, Greater Augusta Arts Council

Katherine Bonner, Downtown Development Authority of Augusta

Dorothy Brandon, Regions Bank

Maggie DeLoach, St. Mary on the Hill Catholic School

Brandon Dominy, SD Clifton Construction Inc.

Tom Dunaway, Cranston Engineering

Jeri-Michel Duncan, Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Augusta

Bernadette Fortune, Goodwill Industries of Middle Georgia

Tyler Gambrell, Augusta Entertainment Complex

Savanna Gonzales, Augusta Sports Council

Garrett Green, Augusta University

Nathan Heigle, McKnight Construction Co

Kelsey Holcomb, Savannah River Nuclear Solutions

Kimberly Holden, Augusta Technical College

Henry Holt III, Augusta University Medical Center

David Hymel, Fulcher Hagler LLP

Matt Kelly, Blanchard & Calhoun Real Estate - The Matt Kelly Group

Julie Kelly, Richmond County Marshal's Office

Georgia Latremouille, Georgia Miller Photography

Sarah Maffetone, Wier/Stewart

Felina Martin, HUB for Community Innovation

Aaron Matthews, Matthews Motors

Kelly Mooney, TaxSlayer

Britney Pooser, Medical College of Georgia Foundation

Justin Prince, Richmond County Tax Commissioner's Office

Barry Slaymaker, ATC Development

Michael Thurman, McGillicuddy Rental Properties

Natonia Tillman, Vision 2002 & Beyond, Inc./The Network Power

Morgan Tucker, TaxSlayer

Nathan Vick, Christopher Booker & Assoc. P.C.

Brandon Windham, Ellefson Transportation Group


Leadership Augusta Class of 2023 will be led by Class Chair Chris Bird, GM of Augusta Entertainment Complex, along with Co-Chair Kate Sanders of Alison South Marketing Group. “Kate and I are excited to see what the Class of 2023 is passionate about and how they invest their time to make meaningful impacts throughout the Augusta river region,” said Chris Bird.


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. To learn more about Leadership Augusta, visit




Media Contacts:

Sue Parr, President/CEO

Augusta Metro Chamber of Commerce


Kathryn Freemon, Communications Coordinator

Augusta Metro Chamber of Commerce