The Charlottesville Regional Chamber of Commerce on Wednesday announced the members of the 2013 Leadership Charlottesville class.
Established in 1982 as a chamber economic development initiative, the program introduces participants to the region’s key institutions and people that shape community issues.
Class members also must complete a community service project and attend 80 percent of the sessions to graduate. More than 800 people have graduated since the program’s inception.
The United Way — Thomas Jefferson Area and Klockner Pentaplast are the program’s lead sponsors. Fourteen other organizations are also providing financial support.
The members of the 2013 class are:
Richard Abidin, R.E. Lee & Sons; Molly Akeel, Tastefully Simple; Simone Alley, CenturyLink; Dyan Aretakis, UVa Teen Health Center; Tara Atkins-Brady, Piedmont Virginia Community College; Gayle Bragg, Allen, Allen, Allen & Allen; Edward Carder, State Farm Insurance; Leigh Ann Carver, Mountaintop Montessori; Bruce Cauthen, Worksource Enterprises; Thomas Cobb, Allied Concrete; Andrea Copeland, Charlottesville Regional Chamber of Commerce; Stacy Crowell, UVa Health System; Helene Downs, Hantzmon Wiebel; Elaine Fogliani, Crabtree, Rohrbaugh & Associates, Architects; Molly Fulton, Jefferson Area CHiP (via the United Way); Anne Gardner, Charlottesville Area Association of Realtors; Richard Grant, LexisNexis; Eric Grodt, Cville Cleaning Solutions; David Hassler, State Farm Insurance; Wendy Heifetz, MH Swanson & Associates; Amy Hughes, Comcast Spotlight; Brooke Jenkins, Virginia National Bank; Amelia Johnson, Omni Charlottesville Hotel; Vicki Karabinus, InFocus Small Business Strategies; Kenneth Lewis Jr., James Madison University; Holen Lewis, Samuel T. Freeman & Co.; Jennifer McCune, Rodan & Fields; Albert Mensah, DexOne; Hope Rana, SunTrust Bank; Gloria Rockhold, Albemarle County Public Schools; Michelle Rupp, Charlottesville Newsplex; David Saunier, OAR-Jefferson Area Community Corrections; Jamie Shifflett, Charlottesville Fire Department; Bryan Slaughter, MichieHamlett; Brigitte Belanger-Warner, Charlottesville Albemarle Convention and Visitors Bureau; Erica Wheat, UVa Human Resources; and Robert Wood Jr., United Bank.