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8/1/2016 General
Leadership Grand Strand Announces Class XXXVII

August 1, 2016

Media Contacts:
Diana Greene
Executive Director
Leadership Grand Strand
(843) 916-7222

Leadership Grand Strand Announces Class XXXVII

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. – Thirty-one business and community members were recently selected for Leadership Grand Strand Class XXXVII. The 10-month program that begins with an orientation on Aug. 19 explores topics such as Grand Strand history, tourism and economic development, business, education, criminal justice, human services, government and the arts. Leadership Grand Strand is sponsored by the Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce.

In its 37 years of service to the community, Leadership Grand Strand has tackled real community needs as part of each class’s graduation requirements. Each member is required to do 75 total project hours that will be split between Youth Leadership Academy, the Ann DeBock Leadership Award nomination project, community clean-up and personal hours.

Leadership Grand Strand Class XXXVII:

Rachel Ammon, Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce
Jackie Barrett, Horry Georgetown Technical College
April Betsch, Coastal Carolina University
Amanda Blomquist, Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce
Peter Boggeman, The Brandon Agency
Kristin Boullion, REMAX Ocean Shores
Jodi Erin Bridschge, Dunes Realty
Austin Cox, Coastal Carolina National Bank
Whitney Crislip, Hospice & Palliative Care Foundation
Darcy Dennis, Allied Management
Olivia Elswick, Visibility and Conversions
Monica Fine, Coastal Carolina University
Wynn Godbold, Bee Sharp, LLC
Chuck Harrison, Harrison Realty Co.
Joshua Holford, Fifteenth Circuit Solicitor’s Office
Sabrina Israel, WFXB FOX TV
Myia Joiner, HTC (Horry Telephone Cooperative)
Patsy Kelly, WBTW (Media General)
Karla Marion, South Atlantic Bank
Beverly Boone McCain, Storytelling Foundation
Kim McCutchen, Waccamaw Regional Council of Governments
Cassidy Moore, Intellistrand/
Ryan Moore, Myrtle Beach Pelicans
Chelsea Patton, Seaside Premier Vacation Homes
Justin P. Powell, Horry County
Tony Roman, Roman Clinical Consulting, LLC
Kenneth Sandiford, Santee Cooper
Michelle Schmalfeldt, Complete Legal Defense Team
Fox Simons, City of Myrtle Beach
Ed Tkacz, Tkacz Engineering, LLC
Stephanie Wilhelm, HTC (Horry Telephone Cooperative)

For more information, visit or contact Diana Greene, LGS executive director, at or (843) 916-7222.

NOTE TO MEDIA: Media are invited to attend Class XXXVII’s first day of class on Aug. 19 at 1 p.m. in the Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce boardroom. Photo and interview opportunities with both board and class members will be available.

About Leadership Grand Strand
The goal of Leadership Grand Strand, a program of the Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce, is to develop a corps of informed, committed and qualified individuals capable of providing dynamic leadership for the Grand Strand. Over the years, Leadership Grand Strand has created a cadre of leaders who guide the direction of change throughout the Grand Strand.

About The Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce
Since 1938, the Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce has stood as the unified voice of the Grand Strand's business community. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce has awarded the MBACC its five-star accreditation, one of only several chambers in South Carolina to earn this distinction. The MBACC serves Myrtle Beach, North Myrtle Beach, Surfside Beach, Little River, Atlantic Beach, Garden City Beach, Loris, Conway, Aynor, Murrells Inlet, Litchfield Beach and Pawleys Island. For more information, visit