33 Wilmington business and community leaders will compose the 2014 Leadership Wilmington class and will plan and conduct the area’s largest single-day volunteer activity: Work On Wilmington.
Sponsored by the Wilmington Chamber Foundation, the objective of the ten-month long program is to educate, challenge and motivate leaders and future leaders to utilize their skills to work for the betterment of our community. The class project, Work on Wilmington, is a “hands-on” event that provides the class members an opportunity to put their leadership, decision-making and teamwork skills to work.
This year’s diverse class brings a wealth of experience to share with the Wilmington community and their classmates. (A full list of class members follows.) The class members will gather on August 8th at the Wilmington Chamber of Commerce for an orientation session. The class will be introduced to the scope and content of the Leadership Wilmington program and to their fellow program participants.
Next up is the Leadership Wilmington Retreat, which will take place at Trinity Center in Salter Path, on Bogue Banks, in Carteret County. There the class will be treated to a day-long session with international bestselling author and motivational speaker Tom Morris, whose work includes “If Aristotle Ran General Motors.” On day two the new class will begin work on their class project – Work On Wilmington (WOW). Last year the 2013 Leadership Wilmington class completed 24 community projects with 2,000 local volunteers participating.
Following the Retreat, the class will begin full-day sessions once a month, beginning in September and continuing through April. Each session will focus on a different topic: Arts & Culture; Environment; Education; Health & Human Services; Infrastructure; Diversity; Growth & Development; Crime & Punishment, and Politics & Government.
Leadership Wilmington is a program of the Wilmington Chamber Foundation. The objective of LW is to educate, challenge and motivate leaders and future leaders to utilize their leadership skills to work for the betterment of our community. The ten-month program consists of eight all-day sessions, an orientation social, a two-day retreat to begin the program, Work On Wilmington, and a graduation ceremony.
The 2014 Leadership Wilmington Class
Maggie Ashburn (McGladrey LLP)
Kathleen Bowles (Country Club of Landfall)
Shameena Broach (First Federal)
Nancy Bullock (The Cotton Exchange)
Greg Capobianco (Baker Roofing Company)
Michelle Clark (Intracoastal Realty)
Jeremy Dickinson (First Citizens Bank)
Hugh Hardage (WECT – TV 6)
Craig Ihrke (GE Hitachi Nuclear)
Sonya Johnson (Cape Fear Community College)
John Mackleer (GE Hitachi Nuclear)
Charlie Mattox (BB&T)
Scott McGuinn (Cape Fear Soccer Club)
Evan McMillan (American Red Cross)
Monique Moore (U.S. Cellular)
Brian Morrison (Smith Moore Leatherwood)
David Oehler (New Hanover Regional Medical Center)
John Padgett (Brady)
Josh Padgett (Piedmont Service Group)
Laura Petty (Live Oak Bank)
Jen Pullum (PPD)
Jennifer Rigby (New Hanover County)
Meridith Rosborough (Adam Shay CPA)
Grant Rush (New Hanover Regional Medical Center)
JC Skane (Wilmington Area Rebuilding Ministry, Inc.)
Mackenzie Spivey (The ADR Center)
Ted Spring (Cape Fear Community College)
TC Tatum (NC State Ports Authority)
Mitch Taylor (Andrew Consulting Engineers)
Lisa Thaden (PPD)
Jeremy Tomlinson (Enfuse Technology Solutions)
Luke Waddell (Intracoastal Realty)
Brian Webber (The Home Depot #3655)