Founding Members2021-05-20T09:13:28-04:00

Wally Hipps

Wally is a SC native, born in Greenville and moved to Charleston in 1994. He is a founding member of Charleston Leaders. Wally is a systems design and integrated specialist

Tricia Haggerty

I have lived in Charleston for over 40+ years and enjoy the outdoors to include oyster roasts, festivals and concerts, kayaking and camping. I enjoy traveling and spending time with

Tom Leonard

Tom is a veteran of 48 successful years in business with companies like Procter & Gamble, PepsiCo/Wilson Spt. Goods +.  Has been President of 5 companies, including Samsonite Luggage &

Thomas Heath

Entrepreneur. Coach. Branding Strategist. Award-winning Director and Playwright. Some consider our founder a Renaissance man, but Thomas believes he is merely fulfilling his dual-purpose in life as a teacher

Stuart Whiteside

Stuart is the Vice President of SW+. He holds Masters and Bachelor civil engineering degrees from Clemson University and is a registered Professional Engineer. After a number of years

Steve Rapchick

Owner of All American Awards, Inc. in M. Pleasant, SC. Partners with Ken Carrington in Industry Video Productions. Raised in Charleston, SC and attended Bishop England High School and the

Stacey Lindbergh

Consortium for Execution of Rendezvous & Servicing Operations (CONFERS) Program Manager at Advanced Technology International, and Executive Director of the Medical Technology Enterprise Consortium, a biomedical technology consortium under a

Sharon L. Middleton McGhee, SHRM-CP, PHR

Currently, she is the Minority, Women, Small Business Administration Coordinator for the Charleston County Aviation Authority, where she is responsible for building relationships and partnerships with minority, women-owned, small businesses,

Ruthann Kelly Hipps

I moved to Charleston in 1998 and began my career at The Post and Courier in advertising. It was there that I honed a deep appreciation for living in the

Richard Moore

Richard Moore is President of Meridian Energy & Environment, LLC. He has over 25 years experience in environmental consulting and co-founded Meridian in 2011. Meridian is a full service environmental

PJ Johnson

PJ is a proven business and insurance executive with a track record of innovation, customer service and community leadership. PJ graduated with honors from the Medical College of Georgia with

Peter Wertimer

Peter Wertimer is an owner of Chernoff Newman, one of the premier marketing communications companies in the Southeast. Peter serves not only as the President of its Advertising Division, but

Pete Bailey

With 30 years of experience and a BS in Mechanical Engineering from the University of South Carolina, Pete is our President/CEO. He is responsible for all company operations including Project

Neil Whitman

I started Dunhill in 2001 as a franchise and became an independent in 2010. We are a full service staffing company working with many of America’s most recognized corporations and

Michelle Kelly Fifield

Michelle is the managing partner of The Ad Agency, Charleston and has been in the marketing and advertising industry for over 23 years. After serving as Director of Sales with

Melissa Muhl

Melissa is a 20+ year Charleston resident working in the construction industry as the operations manager for Ashton Woods. After years of traveling the southeast as a manufacturers rep, I

Kyra Morris

Besides work I enjoy good food and beverage. My son says I am a wine "yes" not a wino. I enjoy learning about food and regularly take cooking classes

Kirk Paulsen

A native New Yorker, transplanted to Charleston, after working 30 years for various investment banks on Wall Street. Charleston was the perfect destination for a lifestyle change and an opportunity

Kent Floyd

I have lived in Charleston, SC since 2001 and originally from Fort Collins, Colorado. Growing up in the beautiful state of Colorado i have a passion for being outdoors and

Karen Elsey

Charlestonian. Entrepreneur. Food, wine and American craft beer enthusiast. Married 40 years to my high school sweetheart. We have proudly raised and educated two children that are now successful in

Jeffrey Parks

Facilities Manager and Physical Security Officer at SCFCU since 2001, Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce TRC volunteer 2008-2011, 2011 CMCC Leadership Charleston graduate, 2016 ASIS Charleston Chapter 181 Secretary, 2016

Jason Rosenblum

THE LAW OFFICE OF JASON H. ROSENBLUM, PLLC protects it clients, products, brands, and businesses from getting ripped off, so that they can focus on their talent and creativity. We

Janet Newham

Dedicated to helping you meet your real estate goals - buying or selling your home, finding your second home or building your real estate investment portfolio My experience is

Jairy C. Hunter, Jr.

Dr. Jairy C. Hunter Jr. is president and professor of management at Charleston Southern University. Previously, he served as vice chancellor for business affairs, vice chancellor for development and professor

Jack Ross

House Doctors Handyman of Charleston is the home repair service you can trust for quality home improvements and home repairs. I am the Owner and operator and opened House Doctors to

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