Georgia Chamber Hosted a Successful High Potentials Leadership Program

Staff Report From Georgia CEO

Wednesday, May 8th, 2019

The Georgia Chamber of Commerce hosted the second cohort of the High Potentials Leadership Program this week at the Battery Atlanta and SunTrust Park. This extraordinary group of rising business leaders consisted of individuals nominated by their company and selected to participate in the program.

The Georgia Chamber High Potentials Leadership Program builds confidence and tangible leadership skills in high potential individuals preparing for outward-facing responsibilities. Programming focused on civic engagement, policy and political engagement, external effectiveness and corporate social responsibility. Leaders within the Georgia Chamber membership presented to the cohort to provide practical advice and real world professional experiences. Cognizant of new political and social expectations, graduates will be equipped to address emerging opportunities and challenges facing individual companies and their community.

This year’s cohort consisted of 19 individuals representing a diverse group of Georgia Chamber member companies. Participants and their companies are listed below:   

Abby Bradley, Pinewood Atlanta Studios

Camron Carden, Georgia Transmission Corporation

David Correa, Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Shaun Dodson, Georgia EMC

Chandler Faccento, Atlanta Braves

Kristen Fraser, Aflac

Toni Hannah, Georgia Power Company

Stephanie Hardy, AT&T

Joey Heath, Oglethorpe Power Company

Chris Hughes, JE Dunn Construction

Sydney Langdon, Turner

McKenzie Lewis, Georgia Association of Broadcasters

William Mann, Grant Thornton LLP

Ashley Mock, CBC Bank- Langdale Company

James Nixon, Meadows Regional Medical Center

Shannon O’Keefe, Abshire Public Relations

Kevin Parrish, Wells Fargo

Rachel Rhodes, Comcast

Sabrina Taylor, Delta Air Lines

Chris Clark, President and CEO of the Georgia Chamber, stated, “The most critical component to the long-term economic prosperity of Georgia is how we develop the next generation of servant leaders in the corporate community. The High Potentials Leadership Program was designed to position these leaders to find personal and service-oriented success.”