Leadership Augusta Announces Class of 2019

Posted By: Kathryn Freemon News Releases,

The Leadership Augusta selection committee, along with the 2019 Chairman of the Board Mike Cleary, is pleased to announce the Leadership Augusta Class of 2019 roster. The Leadership Augusta Class of 2019 is comprised of 40 existing and emerging leaders within the greater Augusta area, representing a wide variety of businesses and industries. The 2019 Class will be lead by Leadership Augusta alumni James Heffner, 2019 Class Chair, Vice President of Commercial Banking at First Community Bank of South Carolina and Lauren Dallas, 2019 Class Co-Chair, Executive Director of Turn Back the Block. Congratulations to the following members of the 2019 Class:


Michael Albright, ADP

Malcolm Banks, Allstate Financial Services, LLC

Jane Barrett, Georgia Cancer Center, AU Health

Chris Boerner, Augusta On Ice

Stephen Bradshaw, Queensborough National Bank & Trust

Chad Brantley, Christ Community Health Services

Kigwana Cherry, Department of Veterans Affairs

Moose Cunningham, Augusta Warrior Project

Amy Dalton, Augusta Mall / GGP, Inc.

James Dean, Cranston Engineering Group, PC

Gary M. Dennis, Jessye Norman School of the Arts

Ryan Downs, WDM Family Enterprises

Bridget Duffie, TaxSlayer

Crystal Farrow, First Citizens Bank

Meredith Guedry, Merrill Lynch

Ashley Gutierrez Siler, Golden Harvest Food Bank

Jodie Hammerberg, Mission Essential

Brooke Hillis, Augusta Entertainment Complex

Jay Jefferies, WFXG-TV

Kristi Jilson, Westobou

Tameka Jones, Cerner Corporation

Rachel Mack, Augusta-Richmond County Government

Ali Mays, Dickinson Architects

Linda McKnight, Southeastern Firefighters Burn Foundation

Sean Mooney, Showpony

Angela Moseley, Augusta Technical College

Andy Palmer, Augusta Judicial Circuit, District Attorney's Office

Eleanor Prater, Richmond County School System

Patrick Regan, Ballard Brands

Jonathan Rios, Masters Housing Bureau

Natalie Scoggins, Kruhu

Mitch Snyder, Hull Barrett, PC

Catherine W. Stewart, Children's Hospital of Georgia, AU Health

Kimberly Stewart, Augusta Magazine

Jason Stott, Georgia Power Company

Ashley Strong-Green, Augusta Technical College

Linda Tucciarone, Heritage Academy

David Ussery, Serotta Maddocks Evans, CPAs

Steven Vincent, Gold Cross EMS

Madeline Wills, Augusta University Health


Leadership Augusta recognizes the power that trusted relationships between community leaders bring to the region. Leadership Augusta’s vision is to cultivate leaders who will build upon those relationships, collaborate across cultural and economic boundaries, and develop innovative ways for the greater Augusta area to thrive, socially and economically. In addition to gaining an awareness and understanding of the issues and challenges facing the region, participants in Leadership Augusta can refine their personal and public leadership style and skills, develop diverse contacts and an excellent communication network, receive recognition for themselves and their organization for their voluntary civic activities, and access better opportunities for taking an active role in addressing community needs.


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. Leadership Augusta is a ten-month training program affiliated with the Augusta Metro Chamber of Commerce where more than 900 citizens of all ages, professions and educational backgrounds have had the opportunity each month to meet, learn and train to be informed leaders in the community.




Media Contacts:


Kate Lecea

Leadership Augusta Coordinator





Kathryn Freemon

Communications Coordinator

Augusta Metro Chamber of Commerce