The purpose of Leadership Pickens County, sponsored by the Chambers of Commerce and the Leadership Pickens Board of Regents, is to organize and implement a framework of experiences for emerging community leaders to become better informed and more actively involved in the decision-making processes of their communities. Through participant involvement in the community endeavors of Leadership Pickens, members will be equipped with the skills and information to contribute to the betterment of their communities in Pickens County.

Program Goals

Identify and select highly motivated, emerging leaders with a willingness to commit to their county and to participate in the program.

Educate, inform and challenge participants concerning needs and opportunities of the community, county, and state.

Provide a blend of public/private participants to build working relationships and friendships.

Identify, address and find solutions to issues in the community.

Provide training on personal leadership skills.


The program consists of nine regularly scheduled sessions from September through May. Most sessions will be held the first Tuesday of each month from 8:30am – 4:00pm. The size of the class is limited. Sessions address such topics as personal leadership skills, group dynamics, the environment and infrastructure, economic development and land use planning, local and state government, education, social systems, health care, communications, recreation and tourism.   Sessions are held in locations around the county. Participants must attend eight of the nine sessions, including the first session, in order to meet the requirements of the program.
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Leadership Pickens County is open to anyone who lives or works in Pickens County. Persons interested in leadership Pickens County may apply directly or be nominated by an employer, member of the Chamber, or other individuals or organizations. Leadership Pickens County seeks to maintain a geographical, occupational, ethnic and gender blend among participants. A selection committee will review applications and make final decisions based on individual potential to meet program goals. Applications are available at each Chamber Office in Pickens County.


  • Through Leadership Pickens County it has become clear that our county is already good, but we could be so much better by working together!

    Neal Workman Class of 1999
  • The LPC program is an outstanding program that not only helped me in my business opportunities at work, but it also helped me appreciate Pickens County and not take it or its beauty for granted!

    Tony Kelly Class of 2002
  • Three years ago, I was new to Pickens County and knew nothing of the issues facing the county nor anything about the government structure, social services or the business community. As a direct result of my participation as a class member and now a leader in the LPC program, I have become well equipped to contribute to positive progress and have obtained a broad and diverse network of contacts throughout the community!

    Bill Caruthers Class of 2003
  • Leadership Pickens County is, without a doubt, one of the most pivotal moves in my personal life. The friendships made, the knowledge received, the places visited, the questions answered were all well worth the time spent. As a lifelong resident of Pickens County, i was amazed at what I did not know! I now feel more empowered because of the processes that I know are in place and the people that I have met. It is not unusual for me to pick up the phone or email one of the people that I met in my class or as a part of this training. It was a priceless experience!

    Margaret Stephens Class of 2003
  • Leadership Pickens County was a great experience for me. I gained a great deal of knowledge about myself, the Community and becoming a better leader. The professional and personal relationships I gained during my time with LPC will be cherished forever.

    Nicole Krempel Class of 2006
  • Leadership Pickens County has been one of the most meaningful leadership programs I have ever participated in. As a lifelong resident of Pickens County, I never realized there was so much I did not know about the county, and its surrounding area. I would recommend this program to anyone wanting to know more about the county, it is an invaluable resource!

    Dr. Brian Swords Class of 2008
  • What an incredible opportunity to be part of Leadership Pickens! I was amazed at how much we learned about our county. We were not only introduced to great new opportunities, we gained a whole new network of people from the classroom and the community.

    Janice Bishop Class of 2009
  • When I went through leadership, I was new to the area; it was a great way to be introduced to Pickens County, community leaders and local tourist attractions!

    Susan Gist Class of 2010
  • LPC is a crucial component in developing the leaders of tomorrow. Not only do participants in LPC gain the knowledge and understanding of the issues facing our community, but because of LPC they also develop the confidence to go out and make a difference!

    Fox Simons City of Easley
  • Leadership Pickens County was an eye opening and incredible experience. Having lived in Pickens County for almost 20 years, I was surprised to find out just how much Pickens County has to offer and how little I really knew about my county. I made several professional relationships from my class that I will keep for many years to come. I highly recommend this program to anyone wanting to learn more about Pickens County and what it means to be a leader.

    Steve Lambright United Way of Pickens County

Leadership Team

The Board of Regents consists of graduates of Leadership Pickens County that are chosen by their respective classes to serve as leadership and session coordinators of future Leadership Pickens County classes. The Board of Regents works closely with all of the Chambers of Commerce in Pickens County to assist with the Leadership Pickens County program. The Board of Regents plans, coordinates, and evaluates each session. The Leadership Pickens County Leadership Team is made up of the three chamber Presidents and the four officers of the Leadership Pickens Board of Regents.

Board of Regents

LPC Statistics

Since 1991

Projects Completed

LPC Graduates

Class Projects

Each Leadership Pickens County class is required to initiate a class project. The project can be anything that the class decides on that will assist in the community.

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Born Learning Trail JB Red Owens Park

Class of 2013

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Community Garden Project in Easley

Class of 2012

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New Mural & Garden for Helping Hands

Class of 2011

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Finance Class Holly Springs Elem.

Class of 2010

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Painting at Board of Disabilities

Class of 2009

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Design Website for LPC

Class of 2008

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Center for Fragile Children

Class of 2007

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Kitchen Equip. for Mary’s House

Class of 2006

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LPC Alumni Association

The LPC Alumni Association was initially established to create an ongoing network of past participants who could stay connected, network, and explore issues that affect Pickens County. Funds collected were used to assist LPC with scholarships, orientations, leadership books, and for alumni, social functions. A new opportunity evolved to add a Youth Leadership program to our existing leadership program. The Board of Regents, along with the LPC Alumni leadership, voted to join together in order to create a platform for the new Youth Leadership Program. Now, LPC alumni (instead of paying “dues”), along with any other individual or business, can donate to our Youth Leadership Program. The funds will be used to provide scholarships to individuals in need for all high schools in the county. We will still have our LPC Alumni group, which represents over 500 graduates from area businesses. We encourage our alumni and others to continue to support LPC with your donation to the Junior Leadership Pickens County (JLPC) Program. Please make your donation payable to Foothills Community Foundation (F/B/O JLPC) and mail to: Junior Leadership Pickens County, c/o Foothills Community Foundation, P.O. Box 1228, Anderson, SC 29622

Class of 2015

Name Employer
Dustin Ahrens Blue Ridge Electric
Michele Allison Pickens County DSN Board
Jan Bowers JM Mold South, Inc.
Heather Cirincione Pickens County YMCA
Alisaun Crenshaw
Penny Edwards Tri County Technical College
Brent Foster TD Bank
Allison Fowler Pickens Revitalization Association
Jennifer Jennings City of Easley
Clayton Kerr Pickens Federal Credit Union
Mandy Lamb South State Bank
Shannon Lambert Rape Crisis Council
Kevin Lewis Blue Ridge Electric
Eric Lundblade Edward Jones
Brandon Maddox Sealevel Systems
Channing Maddox Sealevel Systems
Christal McFarlin Pickens County Library
Armilla Moore Family Promise of Pickens County
Benson Overton Rushton Insurance
Bryan Owens Blue Lion Digital
Kyle Porter Titan Termite & Pest Control
Sue Shugart Baptist Easley Hospital
Laura Signoretti James R. Martin Inn
Eric Sikes Sealevel Systems

Class of 2014

Class of 2013

Name Employer
Bruce Benson TD Bank
Eric Carnell BB&T
Nathan Clark Artigliere and Clark, PA
Karen Culley United Way of Pickens County
Lakishia Dinkins Tri-County Tech
Alida Gardiner Pickens County YMCA
Cindy Hopkins Easley Chamber of Commerce
Jennifer Kelly Worklink
David Lane Clemson Chamber of Commerce
Grant Nicholson SunTrust
Brad Owen City of Easley
James Payne Pickens County Library
Kelly Pew School District of Pickens County
Meg Robertson Pickens Federal Credit Union
Alice Simmons Easley Combined Utilities
Daby Snipes Safe Kids/GHS
Jonathan Tarver Conference Center & Inn
Leigh Thomas Pickens County Library
Rob Wallace Edward Jones

Class of 2012

Name Employer
Josh Black Pickens Co Bd Disabilities & Special Needs
Katherine Brackett City of Pickens
Missy Gray Tri-County Tech
Will Jones Kudzu Staffing
Steven Lambright United Way
Derek Nelson Pickens County Library
Marlo Raymark NCEES
Donna Richardson SunTrust
Andy Sevic Easley Combined Utilities
Sean Thornton Kudzu Staffing
Tim Tollison City of Easley
Mike Van Daele King Asphalt

Class of 2011

Name Employer
Justin Benjamin Carolina First
Amy Gantt Pickens County YMCA
Shannan Holland Tri-County Technical College
Jennifer Kolesar Pickens County Library
Tiffany Martin Pickens County YMCA
Marshall Pickens III Capital Bank
Pam Rampey Pickens County DSS
Fox Simons City of Easley
Alan Stephens Blue Ridge Electric
Adam Williamson Pickens County Library

Class of 2010

Name Employer
Alan Abshire Coldwell Banker Caine
Jessica Baker SC Telco Fed. Cr. Union
Amanda Blanton Tri-County Tech.
Addie Bradshaw Duke Energy
Jennifer Crenshaw Pickens County Library
Michael Crenshaw King Asphalt
Susan Gist Suntrust
Danny Graybeal St. Jude
Lindsey Howerton United Way Pickens County
Heather Love United Way Pickens County
Cortni Nations Prevent Child Abuse Pickens County
Hattie S. Rhone Richmond Gear
Mary W. Suggs Retired
Ron Wilson Tri-State Pump and Control

Class of 2009

Name Employer
Allison Anderson Pickens County Library
Nate Barrett Carolina First Bank
Janice Bishop CU Conference Center & Inn
John Eaves Carolina First Bank
Keith Frazier Pickens County DSS
Will Gregory Palmetto Insurance
Jeremiah Jackson Clemson Chamber of Commerce
Kurt Mechling Performance Motor Co.
Neil Monaghan Monaghan Co.
Sharon Morgan SC Employment Security Commission
Robin Owens SC Guardian Ad Litem
Bryan Roper Blue Ridge Electric Coop
Rhonda Sauro Liberty Chamber of Commerce
Jeff Sellers First Citizens Bank
Gary Thompson St Jude Medical
Wanda White Hospice of the Upstate
Luanne Whitmire GHS Children’s Hospital
Sandra Wimphrie CU Conference Center & Inn

Class of 2008

Name Employer
Steve Burgess AFLAC
Robert Giehls RE/MAS Foothills Realty
Pam Jeter First Citizens Bank
Amanda Machen Blue Ridge Electric Coop
Lindsey Newton Clemson Chamber of Commerce
Valerie Ramsey CU College of HEHD
Drew Ray First Citizens Bank
Etta Smith Tri-County Technical College
Brian Swords Tri-County Technical College
Mark Waters Blue Ridge Electric Coop
Judith Witthoeft Educator, Non-Profit Volunteer

Class of 2007

Name Employer
Bo Beauchemin Pickens County
Kathie Bobbitt Kinesis Development
Lisa Bryant Cannon Memorial Hospital
Wes Bryant The Peoples National Bank
Rusty Bynum Bynum Financial Group
Fran Cape Easley Chamber of Commerce
Donavan Carr Firehouse Subs
David Connor City of Clemson
Emily DeRoberts Duke Energy
Kristen DeYoung United Way of Pickens County
Alan Dodd Ryll International
John Ducworth First Citizens Bank
Scott Dunn First Citizens Bank
Scott Ellenburg Carolina First
Stefani Goodenow Tri-County Technical College
Olen Hamlin City of Liberty
Lamar Hunnicutt City of Easley
Tracy Jones City of Easley
Gregory Kaye Carolina First
Desiree King Pickens Chamber of Commerce
Tripp Martin Palmetto Bank
Tim Mays Blue Ridge Electric Coop
Charles Mealy Southern Wesleyan University
Lee Morrison Century 21/Bob Capes Realtors
Gerald Nalley Trehel Corporation
Brian Peterson City of Liberty
Teresa Porter Arbonne International
Deborah Powell The Clarity Group
Francine Powers Southern Real Estate & Development
Chris Rasco Powdersville Water District
Patti Riddle Carolina First
Marlene Ryll Ryll International
Gerald Sweitzer Pickens County Vision 2025
Jason Walls Duke Energy
Monica Zielinski Carolina Real Estate

Class of 2006

Name Employer
Bruce Anders City of Liberty
Meredith Carter Hendrick Honda
Vicky Chappell First Citizens Bank
David Collins Blue Ridge Electric Coop
Donita Crowe City of Easley
Sunni Crowe Palmetto Health Baptist
Amanda Dow Cannon Memorial Hospital
Amy Edwards Oconee Memorial Hospital
Tommy Ellenburg Pickens Police Department
Jeannie Gilstrap Tinsley Chevrolet
Marie Gillespie Southern Vinyl Windows Manufacturing
Kaye Golden Pickens Co. Board of Disabilities
Camille Hess The Results Group International
Hamp Johnson Palmetto Bank
Todd Johnson Palmetto Health Baptist
Barry Kelley Clemson Automotive Service
Nicole Krimpel Liberty Federal Credit Union
Robert Lefort Honeywell
Barbara Lenar Easley Chamber of Commerce
Karen Martin St Jude Medical
Scott McClain Easley Fire Department
Alan Schaff Honeywell
David Stafford Carolina First
Kevin Steele Tri-County Technical College
Olivia Vassey Pickens County Administration
Sue Woods City of Liberty

Class of 2005

Name Employer
Harold Alexander First Citizens Bank
Janelle Beamer Southern Wesleyan University
Kandy Brooks Blue Ridge Electric
Judy Burns Easley Chamber of Commerce
Steve Campbell City of Easley
Jim Capaldi Clemson Chamber of Commerce
Sid Collins Pickens County YMCA
Sherri Cox Bank of America
Sara Dow American Red Cross
Allan Ducker Easley Chamber of Commerce
Kent Dykes Easley Chamber of Commerce
Rebecca Eidson Tri-County Technical College
Andrew Gray Gray & Willis, Inc.
Ashley Harris Pickens County Government
John Hobs Community South Bank
Helen Hockwalt Pickens County Museum
Will Hodge Central Carolina Bank
David Houck Carolina First Bank
Billy House Blue Ridge Electric
Colleen Hydrick Honeywell Nylon
Greg Kelly Clemson Automotive Service
Phyllis Mann Pickens Chamber of Commerce
Henrietta McGowens Tri-County Technical College
Eddie Nail Clemson Chamber of Commerce
Angie Reid Palmetto Health Baptist
Ken Roper Liberty Chamber of Commerce
Lamar Smitherman Easley Publications
Bill Walsh Walsh Realty
Carol Walsh Walsh Realty
Renea Watson Pickens Chamber of Commerce
Kathy Womack City of Easley

Class of 2004

Name Employer
Bobby Ballentine Retired
Hank Bond Easley Publications
Kip Deck Easley Combined Utilities
Larry Dryden Pickens County YMCA
Jim English City of Easley Minicipal Court
Grant Galloway Easley Air & Electric
Ann Garren Blue Ridge Electric Coop
Teri Gilstrap Pendleton Distr Workforce Investment Bd
Andrea Griffin Blue Ridge Electric Coop
Pat Hines Easley Combined Utilities
Tracy Martin Wachovia Bank
Donna Miller Curves of Easley
Darlene Nations Carolina First Bank
Gregg Powell City of Easley Recreation
Brian Raines American Express Financial Advisors
Doug Richardson Hendricks & Richardson, PA
Karen Roper Roper Law Firm
Stacy Sanders Carolina First Bank
Delma Senn Blue Ridge Electric Coop
Michael Sheriff Liberty City Council
Michael Tate City of Pickens
Ken Whitener Ken Whitener CPA
Jeff Willis One Tree Hill, Inc.
Jennifer Willis Pickens County Council
Claire Woelfel City of Liberty
Butch Womack City of Easley Fire Department

Class of 2004

Name Employer
Andy Blondeau Clemson Chamber of Commerce
Richard Bruner Upstate Mulch
Steve Campbell Clemson-Central Rec Department
Bill Caruthers Retired
Laura Ervin Pickens Co Bd Disabilities & Special Needs
Jill Evans Pickens Co Habitat for Humanity
Ben Hagood Wachovia Bank
Beverly Hollamon First Citizens Bank
Michael Jenkins Blue Ridge Electric Coop
Lynne King
Barry Legan Comfort Inn
Linda Lesley Easley Combined Utilities
Marilyn Madden Pickens Co First Steps
Glenna Mason Clemson Extension Service
Alicia Middleton Pickens County Governement
Liz Rampey Pickens Co Behavioral Health Services
Margaret Stephens Palmetto Health Baptist
Gina Henderson Easley Combined Utilities
David Whittemore City of Easley
Jim Wilson Upstate Mulch

Class of 2002

Name Employer
Susan Benjamin
James Blake Clemson University
Craig Boozer Easley Combined Utilities
Chip Boyles City of Clemson
Judy Burns Easley Chamber of Commerce
Brian Callahan Clemson Extension Service
Susan Colvin Easley Chamber of Commerce
Jim Gilliam Environmental Health
Heather Goss Oconee Memorial Hospital
Ralph Guarino Pickens County
Robert Halfacre Wachovia Bank
Les Hendricks Hendricks Law Firm
Tommy Holcombe City of Easley
Tony Kelley Blue Ridge Electric Coop
Ginnye Lusk Easley Combined Utilities
Edward Martin MST Concrete
Lynn Martin MST Concrete
Michael McGuinn Johnstone, Epton & Curry, CPAs
Julia Sermons Pendleton Dristric Workforce Inv Bd
Elaine Murray People’s National Bank
Eddie Nail Clemson Chamber of Commerce
Julie Walters-Steele Clemson University
Jean Thomas Re/Max Foothills Real Estate
Danny Trabar City of Easley
Michael Turnipseed Edward Jones
Renee Watson Pickens Chamber of Commerce
Joe Weaver Pettigrew & Ivester
Lyn Whitlow People’s Bancorp

Class of 2001

Name Employer
Elaine Banks Blue Ridge Electric Coop
William Bassham Easley Chamber of Commerce
Meg Benko
Dianne Carter City of Easley
Sheree Chapman Endless
Floyd Cousins First Citizens Bank
Terry Garrison Garrison Business & Tax Services
Charles Justice Financial Advisor
Joel Ledbetter Easley Combined Utilities
Bett Long
Michelle McCollum Heritage Corridor
Jan Murdoch Clemson University
Cecil Nalley City of Easley
Alan Ours Pickens County
Dave Pratt Sealevel Systems, Inc.
Tom Steele Tri-County Technical College
Dean Thomas Century 21 Youngblood Company
Lee Turza Cannon Memorial Hospital
Jean Wilson Aloe Vera Cosmetic Boutique

Class of 2000

Name Employer
Maggie Bobo Palmetto Baptist Medical Center
Ross Collins Licensed Professional Counselor
Brian Deese Ye Olde Sandwich Shoppe
Chris Eldridge City of Liberty
Delta Griffith Blue Ridge Electric
Charles Helsel City of Easley
Steve Hoeffner Clemson University
Margaret Holder First Citizens Bank
Will Huss Trehel Corporation
Collyandre Johnson Soma Therapeutics
Bill Jones BASF Corportation
Kyllonen Ahistrom Pump
Denise Lovinggood Econ Development Alliance of Pickens Co.
Peggy Mabry Piedmont Natural Gas
April Mahaffey Bank of America
Traci Nelson First Citizens Bank
Donna Owen Pickens County
Kevin Phillips VBS Physical Therapist
Brenda Riddle United Way of Pickens County
Tom Strange St. Jude Medical
Bob Vecchio City of Clemson

Class of 1999

Name Employer
Howard Barnard BB&T Bank
Woody Berrong Blue Ridge Security
David Carter Liberty Chamber of Commerce
Tommy Clarke American Red Cross
Brian Dooley Pickens County
Vera Edwards BASF Corporation
Don Estep Stancil, Cooley & Estep
Amy Fletcher G-II Solutions, Inc.
Judy Gillespie Cornell Dubilier
Eric Goodwin Durham-Greene, Inc.
Richard Hallyburton Winn Dixie, Inc.
B.R. King Cannon Memorial Hospital
Jeff Kirby National Bank
Randy Kohn Clemson Bank & Trust
Patrick Kohout Clemson University
John Nealy Blue Ridge Electric Coop
April O’Quinn
Wayne Pendergrass
Patricia Stewart Pickens Chamber of Commerce
Tim Todd Discover Upcountry Carolina Assn.
Mike Whitman Partners Medical Plan
Neal Workman Trehel Corporation
Eddie Wynn Clemson University
Arzu Yilmaz City of Clemson

Class of 1998

Name Employer
Doug Alexander Carlina First Bank
Jane Alexander Cannon Memorial Hospital
Joy Boatwright Clemson Bank & Trust
Cindy Blackwood City of Pickens
Rory Case Maven Capacitors
Scott Duncan SC Highway Patrol
Gilbert Edson Habitat for Humanity
Harold Good Vulcan Materials
Penny Hall Conference Center & Inn
Karen Hendricks Clemson Extension Service
Andy Hunter Hall’s Designer
Kevin Kay The Willows of Easley
James Lamb Affiliate of Leadership Management, Inc.
Kathy Masters United Way of Pickens County
Kirby Mitchell Legal Services Agency of West Carolina
Geoffrey Mitton Partners Medical Plan
Barbara Schuster Mail Boxes Etc.
George Suggs BASF Corporation
Elaine Thena Pickens Co Bd of Disab & Speical Needs
Alan Warner Blue Ridge Electric Coop

Class of 1997

Name Employer
Betty Sue Addington Fleetwood Internal Medicine
Rick Cotton City of Clemson
Mary Sue Day Clemson Extension Service
Melanie Dickard Sealevel Systems, Inc.
Allan Ducker Nations
Mark Eisengrein Beptist Medical Center
Jennifer Graham Pickens County Museum
Bill Harley First Citizens Bank
Jack Hensen E.N. Henson & Associates
Liza Holder Blue Ridge Electric Coop
Chila Kraft Maven Capacitors
G.L. Millspaugh Duckett Funeral Home
Richard Moore National Bank
Dayle Stewart Duke Power
Debbie Trammell Cannon Memorial Hospital

Class of 1996

Name Employer
Carl Butler Baptist Medical Center
Julie Capaldi United Way of Pickens County
Michael Chastain Cannon Memorial Hospital
Gail Cline USDA
Robert Crooks Clemson Police Department
Billy Davis Southern Wesleyan University
Susan Green Century 21 Youngblood
Celia Lampley First Union National Bank
Bob Mahony Clemson Athletic Dept/IPTAY
Janet McCarten City of Pickens
Burriss Nelson Pickens County Econ Development Alliance
Ed Parris Management Recruiters
Derrick Pierce Congressman Lindsey Graham’s Office
Willaim Reid Pickens county Aero Inc
Bobby Tinsley Easley Combined Utilities
Carolyn Wakefield Clemson University
Melvin Watson Tri-County Technical College

Class of 1994

Patrick Bralick
Judy Burns
Judy Clayton
Geraod Garrett
Duane Green
Harold Hupp
Magruerite Keenan
Brenda Massinggille
Carolyn Ninestine
Chuck Perry
Rebecca Platts
Jim Short
Keith Smith
Nell Smith
Don Thurlow
Cam Underhill
Judy Wood

Class of 1993

Name Employer
Dan Amaker Banker
Peggy Baker Tri-County Technical College
Mary Ann Bloch Teacher
Ernest Brammer Retired Teacher
Robert Brown Retired
Susan Byrne Attorney
Pamela Carnes Accounting Manager
J. Colman Retired
Susan Colvin Realtor
Kenneth Cooke Student Development Program Director
Van Cribb Pickens County
Dial DuBose Developer
Doc Evatt Senior Quality Engineer
Alesia Gramblin Pickens County
JC Hayes Retired US Navy
Joan Henry Teacher
Elaine Horton Teacher
Larry Hudson Pickens County Parks & Rec
Dale Looper Teacher
Carl Rathz Clemson University
Andre Richburg Banker
Aleta Robinson Teacher
Ken Rogers Pharmacist
Ken Roper Law Student
Michael Rowland Firefighter/Paramedic
Catherine Scott Family Therapist
Bob Spalding Clemson Extension Service
Talley Sowell Clemson Extension Service
Georgeann Stafford Clemson Extension Service
Frank Stegall Realtor
Tabitha Tanner City Planner

Class of 1992

Name Employer
Leigh Beasley Physician
Randy Bigham Maintenance Planner
Barbara Bloomer Merchandise Sales Rep
Larry Bloomer Forester
Jan Bryant Easley Chamber of Commerce
Carol Burdette
Billy Campbell Real Estate
Doug Clamp Education Administrator
Dan Crowe Textiles
Al Cumbie Duckett Funeral Home
Elwyn Deal Clemson Extension Service
Ensley Feemster Computer Tech
Brian Finley Real Estate
Russ Gantt Photographer
Lyn Garren Environmental Quality Engineer
Howard Geren Sales Manager
JoAnn Gessell
Jane Coolsby Congressional Assistant
Don Hendricks Deputy Treasurer
Tom Hendricks Pickens County
Karl Hicks Retail Sales
Thad Jones Clemson Extension Service
Linda Kalchthaler Self-Employed
George Kessler Clemson University
Cheryl Lee Educator
Jim Lollis Insurance Broker
Wendy Marshall Liberty Main Street Program
Steve Murphy Veteran’s Affairs
Norma Jean Murphy Clerical
Jerry Nalley Baptist Medical Center
Tom Ponder Human Resources
Jim Sheriff Clemson University
Jim Uzzell Hospital Administration
Dolores Walker Clerical

Class of 1991

Name Employer
George Acker Duke Power
Bruce Adkins Planning & Development Director
Terry Baker Michelin
Jerry Beck NCR
Devon Belcher
Susan Benjamin Planning & Land Use
Ed Britt Engineer
George Bryant Pickens County
Frank Cartee Retired
Bill Coogler Business Counselor
Ernie Dandeneau Brunswick Yarns
Jeannie Davis Desktop Publishing
Pam Deal Attorney
Tom Freeman Central Textiles
Grandy Gaston Moving & Storage
John Geer Duke Power
Roger Getty Industrial Manager
Bob Guerri Duke Power
Howard Hiller Clemson Extension Service
Opal Hipps Clemson University
Edgar Holder Self-Employed
Anne Holliday SHARE
Dan Hunt Attorney
Bill Knight Liberty City Council
Steve Leslie Insurance
Tom Lollis Insurance
Donna London Planner
Nancy Mawhinney Realtor
Wilmon McClellan Retired
Denis McCormick Blue Ridge Electric Coop
Bob Nash Central Wesleyan College
David Norton Realtor
Charlotte Roberts Retired
Donna Robinson South Carolina National
Ken Rohde Duke Power
Rudy Stancell HVAC Tech
Ken Tinsley Pickens County
Allen Toole Pharmacist
Jerry Vickery Newspaper Publisher

Youth Leadership Program

Mission This program will assist in the development of future leaders by providing an overview of Pickens County that shows a broad perspective of the community, while developing the leadership and communications skills of participants.   Goals   •   Present in-depth programs that acquaint participants with community needs, opportunities, problems, resources, and infrastructure.   •   Encourage understanding and acceptance of civic responsibilities and leadership roles.   •   Encourage student participants to share their Youth Leadership Pickens experiences with schoolmates.   •   Foster leadership skills and to teach youth about the community in which they live.   •   Encourage students to become more involved and remain or return to Pickens County following their education.   •   Familiarize the students with leadership roles available to them and to assist in assuming leadership roles.   •   Increase volunteerism and community involvement.   Participants   15-18 high school juniors attending Pickens County High Schools as well as private schools and home school students.   Program Commitment   The program will require students to attend four sessions outside the classroom (one day per month from January through April). Most sessions run from 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM.   Selection Process and Criteria   A selection committee, affiliated with Youth Leadership Pickens County, the Chambers of Commerce, and representatives from each high school will review applications and select participants. Participants will be selected through responses to the application questionnaire.   Funding   •   Private Donation and Solicitation by the Leadership Pickens County Board of Regents   •   Business and organization sponsors as well as Individual Sponsors will provide the needed funds for each scheduled activity during the year.   Participant Qualifications   •   Recommendation from school guidance counselor and/or principal   •   Applicants must be in academic standing and have no attendance or disciplinary problems in school.   •   Students with good character who exhibit a potential for leadership and interest in the growth and improvement of our community are encouraged to apply.   •   School counselors, teachers, principals and parents must approve all applications prior to submittal to the selection committee.   •   Applications must be submitted by established deadline.   For More Information Contact   Mr. Mike Crensahw, King Asphalt, Inc.   mcrenshaw@kingasphaltinc.com

Class of 2016

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Clemson Area Chamber of Commerce

1105 Tiger Boulevard P.O. Box 1622 Clemson, SC 29631 864-654-1200  Fax: 864-654-5096 david@clemsonareachamber.org    

Greater Easley Chamber of Commerce

2001 East Main Street P. O. Box 241 Easley, SC 29641 864-859-2693 Fax: 864-859-1941 ecc@easleychamber.org

Greater Pickens Chamber of Commerce

222 West Main Street P. O. Box 153 Pickens, SC 29671 864-878-3258 Fax: 864-878-7317 info@pickenschamber.net