Leadership Cherokee Class of 2014 Named

The Cherokee County Chamber of Commerce has selected the Leadership Cherokee Class of 2014. This 26th Anniversary Class was chosen following participation in a nomination, application and interview process.

The 20 class members traveled to Brasstown Valley Resort for their Retreat. The group participated in both indoor and outdoor team building exercises that enabled them to learn not only about each other, but themselves through a look at personality types and communication styles”, said Susan Filiberto of Bethesda Community Clinic and the 2014 Chair of Leadership Cherokee.

Over the next nine months, the Leadership Cherokee Class will participate in a broad range of sessions that will focus on a variety of topics such as economic development, infrastructure, government, justice, education, recreation, tourism, public safety, healthcare and social/human services. Chamber President & CEO Pam Carnes commented that the knowledge gained from programs such as these would prepare the class members for a more active role in the community.

 Following the nine-months of leadership training, the Leadership Cherokee Class of 2014 will graduate during a ceremony in September. For information on the Leadership Cherokee Class of 2015 feel free to contact the Chamber office at 770-345-0400 or visit the Chamber’s website, www.CherokeeChamber.com.


Class members include:  Front Row (l to r): Karen Fegely, Bethesda Community Clinic; Rick Steiner, Rick Steiner & Associates; Jason Lingerfelt, Attorney at Law; Anne Dropp, Kaiser Permanente.  Second Row (l to r): Matthew Thomas, City of Canton; Lori Bray, Allstate Insurance-The Bray Agency; Hanna Pintozzi, American Book Company; Neely Motiejunas, Cherokee Recreation & Parks Agency; Cheryl Ruffer, Give a Kid a Chance; Kelley Johnson, Reinhardt University; Shannon Wallace, Cherokee County District Attorney’s Office; Katrin Meiser, Cherokee County; Charity Kemp, Cherokee County Department of Family & Children Services; Stacy Lind, WellStar Health System; Michele Beal, March of Dimes; John Barker, Delphi Global Technology.  Back Row (l to r):  Vic Knight, Waste Management; Wesley Pals, Goshen Valley Boys Ranch; Matt Menerey, Mauldin & Jenkins, LLC; Brian Stockton, Woodstock Office of Economic Development.