SMN: Leadership Savannah graduates 48 in class of 2013-14

June 19, 2014

Daniel R. Crook

As published in Savannah Morning News on June 19, 2014.

During a ceremony held Thursday night at the Savannah Yacht Club, Leadership Savannah – sponsored by the Savannah Area Chamber of Commerce – graduated 48 people in its class of 2013-14:

– Jamal Barrow, U.S. Air Force.
– John Bennett, Savannah Bicycle Campaign.
– Mark Bennett, Gulfstream Aerospace Corp.
– Kate Blair, USI.
– Karen Bogans, International Paper.
– Tommy Branch, Callaway, Braun, Riddle & Hughes P.C.
– Toby Browne, Colony Bank.
– Eric Bull, Spine and Sport.
– Todd Cellini, South University.
– Patrick Connell, Ellis, Painter, Ratterree and Adams.
– Carol Coppola, SunTrust Bank.
– Kerry Coursey, Savannah-Chatham County Public Schools.
– Daniel Crook, HunterMaclean.
– Beth Desloges, Susan G. Komen Coastal Georgia.
– Emily Dickinson, Wet Willie’s Management Corp.
– Megan Duffy, city of Savannah.
– Patton Dugas, The Coastal Bank.
– Catherine Edwards, Skidaway Institute of Oceanography.
– Troy Follak, Gulfstream Aerospace Corp.
– John Giordano, Thomas & Hutton Engineering.
– John Harper, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Georgia.
– Tom Hartridge, BB&T Insurance.
– Amy Henderson, Bart Meyer & Company LLP.
– Brandt Herndon, Savannah Economic Development Authority.
– Tina Hinson, Savannah Area Chamber of Commerce.
– Robert Howard, Armstrong Atlantic State University.
– Dani Ibarra-Beckmann, Savannah College of Art and Design.
– Wanda Jackson, USG-Savannah State University.
– Benjamin Karpf, Bouhan Falligant LLP.
– Gina Kreiss-Peper, North Point Hospitality Group.
– Ryan Martin, Sea Island Bank.
– Alfred McGuire, Savannah-Chatham County Public Schools.
– Brian Mitchell, Georgia Power.
– Sheron Morgan, city of Savannah.
– Jessica Pedigo, Seacrest Partners Inc.
– Michael Poulios, H+K Engineering Group.
– Mark Revenew, city of Pooler.
– Nancy Reyes, Savannah Morning News/
– Lizann Roberts, Lizann Roberts Consulting.
– Ernie Tafoya, U.S. Army, Hunter Army Airfield.
– Cody Tharpe, Tharpe Structural Design Group.
– Jessica Thomas, Memorial Health.
– Tripp Turner, J.T. Turner Construction.
– Tony Uhrich, Hussey Gay Bell & DeYoung.
– Randall Webb, TJS Deemer Dana.
– Jenny Woodruff, Savannah Music Festival.
– Bea Wray, The Creative Coast.
– Paul Yarborough, Georgia Ports Authority.

Leadership Savannah was formed in 1961 to inform future leaders in the Savannah area of issues concerning the community on a variety of subjects.

Applications for the 2014-2015 class are now being accepted. Go to and click on apply to begin the application process. Applications will be accepted through June 27.

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