SCCT Managing Director, Katie O’Kelly joins Leadership Greenville

SCCT Managing Director, Katie O’Kelly joins the 50th class of Leadership Greenville! Read about the 50th class in this article below, which was published by The Greenville Chamber of Commerce. Congrats also to SCCT board member Debra Alvarez!

Greenville Chamber Celebrates Leadership Greenville’s 50th Anniversary, Introduces Class Participants

Original article posted by: Anna Grace Galloway on Thursday, August 24, 2023 on The Greenville Chamber of Commerce’s website
Photo Aug 23 2023 3 38 43 AM scaled - SCCT Managing Director, Katie O'Kelly joins Leadership GreenvilleThe Greenville Chamber has accepted participants into its 50th Leadership Greenville class. Participants were selected based on a thorough application process including essays, professional resume and community involvement. To commemorate Leadership Greenville’s 50th anniversary, the Greenville Chamber will be celebrating the impact the program has had since its inception in 1973 and will be engaging Class 50 through a series of service events and celebrations throughout the program’s 10 months.

“We’re so excited to kick off Leadership Greenville’s 50th year,” said Dr. Cheryl Garrison, Executive Director of Greenville Chamber Foundation & Director of Talent, Education, and Leadership. “There is so much to celebrate about this impactful program and its history, and we’re thrilled to introduce this year’s class participants. Our hope is that, like the thousands of Leadership Greenville alumni before them, Class 50 will develop leadership skills and relationships that will last a lifetime in service to our wonderful Upstate community.”

Leadership Greenville is the Chamber’s premier leadership development program designed to develop informed, committed and qualified leaders for Greenville County. By taking an intensive look into the issues affecting the area, Leadership Greenville prepares and motivates graduates to provide quality, dynamic leadership. The program has graduated more than 2000 alumni since 1973, many of whom have served in key positions, including school board, city and county council seats, members of the General Assembly and Congress, judges, and business leaders. USC Upstate is the Leadership Greenville Class 50 Presenting Sponsor.

Class 50 Participants:

  • Ronald Acker, Countybank
  • Debbra Alvarado, Hispanic Alliance
  • Jessie Amos, The Children’s Museum of the Upstate
  • Martha Armstrong, Gateway House, Inc.
  • Bryan Baysinger, Maynard Nexsen, PC
  • Grant Blackwell, Candid Home Inspections
  • Braden Busold, Messer Construction Co.
  • Chuck Carnes, McMillan Pazdan Smith Architecture
  • Nicolas Cherry, Fox Rothschild LLP
  • Robert Cooper, AcumenIT
  • Michele Covington, USC Upstate Greenville
  • Bernie Crawford, Mavin Construction
  • Clancy Crowley, Morgan Stanley
  • Kathy Dickson, Apprenticeship Carolina (SC Technical College System)
  • Marissa DiLoreto, LS3P
  • Andrew Eckenbrecht, Brasfield & Gorrie
  • Cody Edgar, Kopis
  • Emily Fournier, Emily’s Table
  • Stacey Franklin, The Hayes Approach
  • Michael Garren, Trehel Corporation
  • Michelle Guevara, VisitGreenvilleSC
  • Lauren Hilderbran, Lowe’s
  • Matthew Hubbard, Group Therapy Pub & Playground
  • Angela Jenkins, Prisma Health
  • Jay Jennings-Gresham, Thirteenth Judicial Circuit Solicitor’s Office
  • Sandy Jordan, Able South Carolina
  • Kayla Kernich, Thomas & Hutton
  • Rachel Lyons Sibilio, Bank of America
  • Jeb Maloney, Marsh Bell Construction
  • Rene McCurdy, Girl Scouts Mountains to Midlands
  • Cameron McDowell, YMCA of Greenville
  • Holly McKissick, Hughes Agency
  • C. Coley Mitchell, ITW Hartness
  • Kimberly Mogan, GirlUp GVL
  • Victoria Novak, Greenville Literacy Association
  • Katie O’Kelly, South Carolina Children’s Theatre
  • Crystal Pace, Pinnacle Partnership/ Pinnacle Hospitality
  • Erin Predmore, Greenville Connects
  • Kim Purdy, USC Upstate
  • JD Redman, International Transportation Innovation Center (ITIC)
  • Julie Selof, Truliant Federal Credit Union
  • Katie Smithson, Clemson University
  • Robert Stevens, Elliott Davis, LLC
  • Janell Strickland, Find Great People
  • Ebony Sullivan, Suga Pie Honeybun
  • Alan’a Thornton, Real Impact Technology Consulting
  • Amber Wilson, Fluor
  • Bethany Winston, Kidding Around Media
  • Scott Yandle, FORVIS, LLP
  • Michael Yearout, Greenville Police Department
  • Megan Young, City of Greenville