Chamber Announces 2020 Leadership Florence Class

From Staff Reports

The Greater Florence Chamber of Commerce has announced the beginning of its largest Leadership Florence class ever, with 43 participants in the Class of 2020.

Leadership Florence is a comprehensive nine-month program designed to motivate and cultivate leadership for the Florence area. Participants will attend various events during the program that will enhance their involvement in the local community while developing valuable leadership skills along the way.

The program began Thursday with a meet-and-greet where the new members got to know a little more about each other. Typically, this program will develop great professional relationships that last forever.

Participants will increase their knowledge of the Greater Florence area and enhance their involvement in community activities while further developing their leadership skills. The nine-month program provides an in-depth look at private enterprise, government agencies, organizations and individuals that make decisions affecting Florence County every day.

Individuals benefit from the Leadership Florence program in several ways, including a comprehensive understanding of important community issues and organizations, a chance to meet with community leaders, increased leadership abilities, building a diverse network of informed colleagues and expanding contacts.


Nick Ammons, Florence County

Renee Anderson, HopeHealth

Jonathan Atkinson, Florence County

Rachel Baggett, United Way of Florence County

Capt. Scott Brown, Florence County Sheriff’s Office

Zachery Brown, First Reliance Bank

Andrew Burkempe, Coker College

Annette Davis-Cantey, Swamp Fox Security

Tonya Causey, ServiceMaster

Cookie Cawthon, Tenacious Grace

Debbie Cheek, Florence-Darlington Technical College

Rogers Coxe, Dove Print Solutions

Marc David, Florence-Darlington Technical College

Hannah Davis, city of Florence

Sandra Eckert, Assurant

Clamentine Elmore, Florence Housing Authority

Michael Elmore, Ports Authority

Adam Gamble, Citizens Bank

Michael Gleba, GE

Morgan Holley, MUSC Health-Florence Medical Center

Matt Kimrey, First Bank

Chief Deputy Glen Kirby, Florence County Sheriff’s Office

Jacob Knight, ATFC

Sabre Knight, SPC Credit Union

Anfeng Li, GE

Brent Long, HopeHealth

Perry Maclennan, Haynesworth Sinkler, Boyd

Julie Maxham, House of Hope Pee Dee

Kim McKracken, McLeod Health

Twana McRae, SC Credit Union

Terry Moore, Florence Toyota

Tyler Morris, Wells Fargo Advisors

Sharell Moses, Duke Energy

Shayla Mosley, Morning News

Diana Murphy, Diversity Works

Mike Reichenbach, Micke Reichenbach Ford

Nina Robinson, Raldex

Kaylen Snapp, Florence Center

Meredith Strader, Pepsi

Vanessa Timmons, ADP

Anna Todd, Francis Marion University

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