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36 New Class Members In 2018 Leadership Wilmington

By Christina Haley O'Neal, posted Aug 15, 2017
Three dozen Wilmington business and community leaders will make up the 2018 Leadership Wilmington class, Leadership Wilmington recently announced in a press release.

Leadership Wilmington is a program of the Wilmington Chamber Foundation. The 10-month long program, sponsored by the foundation, has an objective to educate, challenge and motivate leaders and future leaders “to utilize their skills to work for the betterment of the community,” the release from the foundation said.

This year’s diverse class brings a wealth of experience to share with the Wilmington community and their classmates, officials said in the release.  (See a full list of class members below.

An orientation was held on Aug. 10 at the Wilmington Chamber of Commerce, where the class was introduced to the scope and content of the Leadership Wilmington program.

The class will plan and conduct the Work on Wilmington project, a hands on event that provides class members an opportunity to put their leadership, decision making and teamwork skills to work.

The class will begin to work on the project during the Leadership Wilmington Retreat, Aug. 24-25 at Fort Caswell in Oak Island. The last Work on Wilmington event organized by the 2017 Leadership Wilmington class completed 38 community projects with 1,000 participating volunteers.

Following the Retreat, the 2018 Leadership Wilmington class will begin full-day sessions once a month, September through April.
The following is a list of the 36 members of the 2018 Class of Leadership Wilmington:

Tanya Armour - UNC Wilmington
Jonathan Barber - Intracoastal Realty
Amanda Black - Wells Fargo Advisory
Catherine Blankenship - NHRMC Home Care
Joe Boyd - WithersRavenel
Kathryn Bruner - U.S. Coast Guard (Ret.)
Ryan Cunningham - CresCom Bank
Natalie English - Wilmington Chamber of Commerce
Alexandra Evans - Lowes Foods
Nicholas Fernez - Dugan & Leger, PLLC
Lindsey Hallock - Cape Fear Public Utility Authority
Charrise Hart - YWCA Lower Cape Fear
Amanda Holliday - Cape Fear Academy
Julie Lamacchia - GE Aviation
Chance Lambeth – Congressman Rouzer’s Office
Traci Lanier - Corning
Erin McNally - Wilmington International Airport
Patricia McNamara - PPD Development
Adam Merritt - Miller-Motte College
Caroline Montgomery - Adam Shay CPA, PLLC
Nicholas Montoya - Blockade Runner Beach Resort
Cameron Moore - Wilmington-Cape Fear Home Builders Assoc.
Jane Morrow - Smart Start of New Hanover County
Nancy O’Dacre - New Hanover Regional Medical Center
Cheryl Piner - N.C. State Ports Authority
Annice Sevett - New Hanover County Library
Sheri Shaw - UNC Wilmington
Josh Shieffer - Duke Energy
Ruth Smith - New Hanover County
Michael Snyder - SERVPRO of New Hanover
Michael St. Jacques - GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy
Erica Talbert - Cape Fear Community College
Brent VanGilder - US Cellular
Justin Whitley - W.M. Jordan Company
Robbin Williams - GE Hitachi
Tammy Wynn - New Beginning Christian Church
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