Published On: January 15, 20241386 words6.9 min read

(SOUTHEAST GEORGIA) Leadership Southeast Georgia (LSEGA) proudly introduces the exceptional individuals who make up its diverse and dedicated Class of 2024. Representing various industries and communities across ten coastal counties, these 30 leaders have been carefully selected for their commitment to effective and inclusive leadership. With their diverse backgrounds, talents, and experiences, this class promises to bring a truly dynamic and enriching program.

From February to June 2024, the Class of 2024 will participate in a comprehensive five-month curriculum. During this time, they will delve into regional issues such as natural resources, healthcare, education, economic development, and transportation. Through insightful sessions held in different counties, they will gain firsthand knowledge of the challenges and opportunities facing our region. The program’s ultimate goal is to foster collaboration, develop leadership skills, and elevate Southeast Georgia as a whole.

Those selected to participate in the Class of 2024 are as follows:

  • DeVonn Adams, Assistant Chief of Police, Savannah Police Department, Chatham County
  • Jennifer Ball, Executive Assistant, Georgia Power, Chatham County
  • Matt Campbell, CEO, Georgia Matters, LLC, Bryan, Camden, Chatham, Glynn, Liberty, and McIntosh Counties
  • Roynesia Carroll, Program Analyst, Glynn County Board of Commissioners, Glynn County
  • Cynthia Cradduck, Managing Partner, Cecilia Russo Marketing, Chatham County
  • Lt Col Amy Drew, C130 Pilot/ Unit Conversion Officer, Georgia Air National Guard, Chatham County
  • Brendan Ferrara, CEO, EmployAbility, Chatham County
  • Gregory Finch, Partner, Bouhan Falligant, Chatham County
  • Courtney Grunninger Bonney, President, Rhowe Design + Build, Chatham County
  • Angela Hendrix, Senior Vice President, Savannah Economic Development Authority, Chatham County
  • Buck Holly, CEO, C&H Precision, Bryan County
  • Tara Jennings, Strategic Planning Administrator, Chatham County, Chatham County
  • Christopher Jordan, Partner, HunterMaclean, Glynn County
  • Antonio Key, Supervisor, Caesarstone Technologies, Bryan County
  • Heath Lloyd, Assistant City Manager, City of Savannah, Chatham County
  • Dr. Courténay Miller, Mathematics Interventionist, Glynn County School District, Glynn County
  • Billy Joe Nelson, Jr., District Attorney, State of Georgia, Bryan, Liberty, Long, and McIntosh Counties
  • Thomas Pace, CFO, Thomas & Hutton, Chatham County
  • Russell Parr, Project Manager, Resource + Land Consultants, Bryan, Bulloch, Camden, Chatham, Effingham, Glynn, Liberty, Long, McIntosh, and Screven Counties
  • Dr. Olivia Penrod, Education Services Officer, Fort Stewart/Hunter Army Airfield, Chatham and Liberty Counties
  • Desiree Riley, Office Administrator, Liberty County Chamber of Commerce, Liberty County
  • Commissioner Kendra Rolle, Legislator, Black Voters Matter Fund, Glynn County
  • Haydon Rollins, Project Manager, Hussey Gay Bell, Bulloch and Chatham Counties
  • Leigh Smiley, Broker, Coldwell Banker, Liberty County
  • Karla Stanford, Sr. Events Specialist, Gulfstream Aerospace, Chatham County
  • Ric Stewart, Director of Annual Giving, Georgia Southern University, Bulloch County
  • Aaron “Adot” Whitely, Board member & Managing Partner (respectively), Chatham County Board of Commissioners & Chunk’s Learning Center, Chatham County
  • Michael Tyler Wilson, Project Manager, The Sack Company, Bryan, Bulloch, Chatham, and Effingham Counties
  • Tiffany Zeigler, COO, Owens Supply Company, Bryan County

“We are thrilled to welcome these remarkable individuals to our program,” said Kendria Lee, Chairwoman of Leadership Southeast Georgia. “Their unwavering passion for our region and dedication to positive change will undoubtedly spark innovative solutions and strengthen the very fabric of our communities.”

We are grateful to our dedicated sponsors who generously support this program, including Evans General Contractors, Gulfstream Aerospace, Georgia Power, Georgia Southern University, M.E. Sack Engineering, Thomas & Hutton, International Paper, The Sack Company, Coleman Company, Inc., Rhowe Design + Build, Goodwill Southeast Georgia, Bouhan Falligant, HunterMaclean, Savannah Area Chamber of Commerce, Bank of Newington, Strategic Biz Solutions, Global Business Development Strategist LLC, and Hussey Gay Bell.

To discover more about the impactful LSEGA program and its transformative effects, please visit our website at

About Leadership Southeast Georgia

Leadership Southeast Georgia is a five-month, region-wide program designed to equip, empower and connect community leaders to most effectively advance positive growth and improve the quality of life in the southeast Georgia region. The executive board and program participants represent a variety of industries across Bryan, Bulloch, Camden, Chatham, Effingham, Glynn, Liberty, Long, McIntosh and Screven counties. From February through June, the class spends two to three days a month traveling to surrounding counties exploring regional issues such as healthcare, education, natural resources, economic development and transportation. For more information, visit

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