2017 Metro Leadership Visit:
Chattanooga, TN and Jacksonville, FL
The 2017 Metro Leadership Visit (MLV) provides you with the unique opportunity to travel to Chattanooga, TN and Jacksonville, FL aboard a chartered flight with 100 regional influencers. Explore the development of Chattanooga’s automotive industry and gain insight on how Jacksonville tackled regional transportation in an innovative and effective way. #MLVJAXCHATT
Cost $2,350 per person*
*includes most meals, ground/ chartered air transportation and overnight accommodations
Have questions or want to reserve your spot now? Contact Alex Glasgow at 843.805.3087.
For sponsorship opportunities contact Ruthann Kelly at 843.805.3036.
2017 Confirmed Travelers:
|Sonya Addison Stewart||Berkeley County School District|
|Mamie Bush||Hilton Garden Inn on Lockwood|
|Willis Cantey||Cantey Technology Consulting|
|Paige Carlton||Thompson Turner Construction|
|Kerri Chisolm||First Citizens|
|Carter Deupree||Haynsworth Sinkler Boyd PA|
|Steve Dudash||Thomas & Hutton|
|Nicole Ewing||Nexsen Pruet LLC|
|Michael Ferrer||Rock Creek Real Estate Advisors|
|Archie Franchini||Berkeley County School District|
|Pat Garner||Total Comfort Solutions|
|Joe Grech||South Carolina Federal Credit Union|
|Melonie Hammond Trace||Elliott Davis Decosimo|
|Dustin Haynes||Heritage Trust Federal Credit Union|
|Will Helmly||Home Telecom|
|Ryan Johnson||City of North Charleston|
|Brent Jonas||Charleston Regional Development Alliance|
|Mark Lattanzio||SunTrust Bank|
|Nise Lowell||Heritage Trust Federal Credit Union|
|Chappy McKay||Trident Construction|
|Ron Mitchum||BCD Council of Governments|
|Kyra Morris||Morris Financial Concepts|
|Jennifer Murray||South State Bank|
|Matt O'Neill||Matt O'Neill Real Estate|
|Craig Pelletier||Dorchester District 2|
|Hernan Pena||Charleston County Aviation Authority|
|Emily Reynolds||Heritage Trust Federal Credit Union|
|Robert Robbins||Robert Robbins Attorney at Law LLC|
|Meredith Siemens||South Carolina Federal Credit Union|
|Melissa Stowasser||Trident Technical College|
|Hal Turner||Thompson Turner Construction|
|TBD||Morris Financial Concepts|
|TBD||Ogletree Deakins Nash|
About Metro Leadership Visit
Each year, the Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce conducts the Metro Leadership Visit, in which a delegation of local leaders in the public, private and non-profit sectors travel to other communities to garner insight on best practices and program ideas.
Innovative ideas introduced during the visit may then be adapted and implemented in the Charleston Region. Past visits include Nashville, TN; San Antonio, TX; and Indianapolis, Indiana.
The Chamber’s Metro Leadership Visit seeks to accomplish two things:
- Provide an exclusive experience to deepen bonds between the dynamic regional leaders who play a significant role in shaping the Charleston region.
- Enhance our region’s future performance by embracing actions we can import. We’ll use these lessons to advance the Chamber’s key priorities.
2016 Metro Leadership Visit: Seattle, WA
Charleston’s economic evolution has positioned our region as a global competitor alongside major metros – one of which is Seattle. Though much larger, Seattle boasts similar economic assets, including aerospace, port and transportation logistics, an exploding tech sector and many of the challenges Charleston faces, including managing growth as well as attracting and retaining young professionals.
The 2016 Metro Leadership Visit was a two-day immersion into Seattle’s development and the challenges and differences of operating on the West Coast versus the East Coast. Through the visit, our region’s leaders had the opportunity to learn from and improve upon Seattle’s progress, by allowing innovative techniques to be applied in Charleston. The visit featured tours with Boeing, Microsoft and the Port of Tacoma to explore the newly formed Northwest Seaport Alliance – the only one like it in the country.