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Leadership Augusta class announced

The Augusta Metro Chamber of Commerce has named its Leadership Augusta Class of 2022. The goal of the 10-month training program is to identify and educate current and potential community leaders in the area.  

Leadership Augusta was established in 1980 as a chamber affiliate to enhance civic participation of emerging leaders within the region. The 2022 class chairwoman is Kim Evans, CEO of Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Augusta; and class co-chairman is Chris Bird, general manager of the Augusta Entertainment Complex.

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The members of the Leadership Augusta Class of 2022 are:

Sam Adams, Fulcher Hagler LLP

Taylor Barbato, WJBF News Channel 6

Opal Blanding, Blanding & Blanding Transportation

Phillip Bowman, Textron Specialized Vehicles

Amber Brantley, Solicitor General’s Office

Lucy Brantley, OBGYN Partners of Augusta


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