August 19, 2016

Celebrating 22 years of outstanding leadership development in the Dan River Region, the Danville Pittsylvania County Chamber Foundation is pleased to announce the selection of Leadership Southside XXII.

Leadership Southside is an interactive, informative program which offers current and future leaders skill building and leadership development. The program is designed to foster a commitment to community service and to develop leadership skills applicable to community service and the workplace. This year’s program will integrate volunteer opportunities and Leadership Southside Mentors in order to engage participants in the places where they are passionate about affecting change.

Leadership Southside is an eight month program running from September through April. The class will graduate during the Chamber’s Annual Awards Dinner in May.

Congratulations to the following 23 candidates who will be participating in the 2016-2017 class:

Meagan Baker – City of Danville Utilities
Sam Barr – First Citizens Bank
Sheila Baynes
Jessica Beebe – Institute for Advanced Learning and Research
George Brooks – Harris, Harvey, Neal
Kimberly Buck – Danville Community College
Susan Calvitti – Virginia Employment Commission
Cody Clark – URW Community Federal Credit Union
Sara Craddock – Danville Pittsylvania Community Services
Robin Dabney – Danville Community College
Michelle Durand – URW Community Federal Credit Union
Tammy Finney – Centra Medical Group
Donna Gibson – ERA Holley & Gibson Realty
Jennifer Gregory – Middle Border Forward
Richie Guill – City of Danville Fire Department
Jeff Johnson – Supply Resources
Starr Miner – Danville Redevelopment and Housing Authority
Bobby Allen Roach – Chatham Star-Tribune
Keisha Walker – Wilkins & Company Realtors
Sara Weller – City of Danville
Dustin Whittle – Danville Family YMCA
Drew Wilson – Averett University
Matthew Wyatt – Danville Sheriff’s Office

Leadership Southside is made possible with the assistance of a sponsorship by Danville Regional Medical Center. Sponsorship opportunities for Leadership Southside are available at the following levels: Scholarship Sponsor:  $1,000 and Program Day Sponsor:  $500. For more information about the program, please contact Lynnette Lawson with the Danville Pittsylvania County Chamber of Commerce at 434.836.6990 or