As published in the Daily Progress, Charlottesville Business Journal / June 1, 2009
The Charlottesville Regional Chamber of Commerce established Leadership Charlottesville in 1982 as a chamber economic development initiative to serve member enterprises to help build a reservoir of informed, engaged dedicated civic leaders.
The Class of 2009 graduated on May 27 and includes Elizabeth Barber, Senior Center Inc.; Lance Blakely, Charlottesville Fire Department; Luvelle Brown, Albemarle County Public Schools; Carol Coffey, Charlottesville City Schools; Kim Connolly, United Way – Thomas Jefferson Area; Thomas Cox, Draper Aden Associates; Betsy Dance; One Clean World – Martin Horn subsidiary; Marguerite David, Jefferson Area Board for Aging; Alexandra Edeleanu, Boar’s Head Sports Club/Boar’s Head Inn; Sasha Farmer, Montague Miller & Co. Realtors; Jay Fritz, SunTrust; Henry Graff, WVIR-TV NBC 29; Fred Greer, The Daily Progress (Media General); Daniel Hennicke, Gray Television (CBS 19/ABC 16/Fox 27); Lauren Hildebrand, city of Charlottesville, Utilities Division; Annette Jackson, State Farm Insurance Co.; Paul Knodel, LexisNexis; Laura Knox, Albert State Farm Insurance Agency; Linda Kolker, Kolker Associates; Hollie Lee, city of Charlottesville, Economic Development; Susan Liberman, Branchlands Properties; Joel Litchfield, BB&T; Eric Lund, Target Media Inc.; Jesse Lynn, SMG/John Paul Jones Arena; Patrick May, Nielsen Builders Inc.; Dennis Mockler, Monticello Media LLC; John Neal, Neighborhood Properties Inc.; Michael O’Donnell, R.E. Lee Construction Management; Leontyne Peck, Girl Scouts of the Virginia Skyline; Samuel Saunders, Timmons Group; Anita Showers, Piedmont Virginia Community College; Melissa Soutter, Omni Charlottesville Hotel; Joan Tepper, University of Virginia Health System; Jeffrey Ulmer, Hantzmon Wiebel LLP; Careen Waterman, University of Virginia Community Relations; and Jamie Yowell, Alltel Wireless.