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Huntington Regional Chamber Announces Inaugural Leadership Huntington Class

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Huntington, W.Va. –  The Huntington Regional Chamber of Commerce is excited to announce their inaugural Leadership Huntington class. Launched in May, Leadership Huntington is designed to connect, develop, empower, and mobilize current and emerging leaders who are committed to making a difference in Cabell and Wayne counties.

The program aims to bring together leaders from diverse industries and backgrounds to foster collaboration, promote community involvement, and develop a network of informed and engaged leaders. The curriculum is designed to provide participants with a comprehensive understanding of the region's economic, social, and political landscape, while equipping them with the tools and knowledge needed to tackle complex business challenges.

The following 24 individuals have been named to the first Leadership Huntington class:

  • Anna Adkins, Huntington Area Convention & Visitors Bureau
  • Jake Aganus, Marshall University Athletics
  • Mendy Aluise, Suttle & Stalnaker, CPA
  • Megan Archer, Mountain Health Network
  • Rory Chapman, FaithHealth Appalachia
  • Leslie Comer-Porter, Developmental Therapy Center
  • Jacob Curnutte, Alcon
  • Anna Ford, Huntington Federal Savings Bank
  • Suzanne House, Service Pump & Supply
  • Shelli Fox, Humana
  • Stephanie Hurley Collier, Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Tri-State
  • Matt James, The Marshall University Foundation, Inc.
  • Katie Kiefer, City of Huntington
  • Jimmy Lemon, Bullseye Total Media
  • Sarah-Frances Lyon, Edit with SF
  • Ryan Mayo, Neighborgall Construction
  • Brad Merritt, Kitchens By Woody’s
  • John Null, Network Innovation Solutions
  • Anna Price, Jenkins Fenstermaker, PLLC
  • Zachary Robinson, United Bank
  • Andrew Smith, Steptoe & Johnson, PLLC
  • Deacon Stone, Marshall Advanced Manufacturing Center
  • Charles Walker, Cabell County Commission

The first class of Leadership Huntington will attend monthly sessions running from September 2023 to May 2024, with a graduation ceremony in June 2024. Each session will be organized around a theme and will be explored through speakers, discussions, field trips, and exclusive experiential activities. Sessions will include an orientation, health care, local government, Marshall University, manufacturing, media and arts, state government, tourism, and workforce development.


Read more about the inaugural class here.
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