Leadership Institute
US Chamber
NC Chamber

The Greenville-Pitt County Chamber of Commerce Leadership Institute (LI) provides selected participants the opportunity to learn about issues facing our community, develop skills needed to enhance leadership strengths, and motivates participants to become involved in leadership roles throughout Greenville and Pitt County. Over the course of eight months, the program delivers a balanced combination of leadership training through a variety of activities and sessions.

The LI provides participants with the opportunity to meet and discuss issues with key community leaders.  Participants study the qualities that make an effective leader, analyze individual leadership roles, and develop personal leadership styles and skills. They are then challenged to apply their talents by joining professional associations, civic clubs, public boards and commissions.

The program will open your eyes to new challenges and opportunities and the role you can play in shaping the future of our community and region.

Presented by


Jon Anderson
BB&T
Dale Mills
Greenville Police Department
Jason Arnold
T.A. Loving Company
Brian Murphy
Greenville Utilities Commission
Steven Asby
East Carolina University
LaTonya Nixon
Pitt Community College
Becky Avery
Warner, Hood & Culpepper Family Wealth
Mgt. Group of Wells Fargo Advisors, LLC
Neil Patel
Vidant Medical Center
Amy Biehl
Express Employment Professionals
Lena Previll
Greenville Utilities Commission
Michael Brohawn
Orthopaedics East & Sports Medicine Clinic, Inc.
Lauren Allenspach
Caremaster
Adam Denney
ECU - Career Services
Winston Shade
First Citizens Bank
Connor Duke
Hill, Chesson & Woody
Ernest Simmons
Pitt Community College
Mark Ellingwood
U.S. Cellular
Andy Street
Hyster-Yale Group
John Filo
U.S. Army
Kevin Swindell
Domtar
Belinda Harrington
Hyster-Yale Material Handling
Equipment Supplier
Sarah von Stein
East Carolina University
Missy Howell
Eastern Radiologist Breast Imaging Center
Charlene Wilson
Vidant Medical Center
Sierra Jones
Greenville-Pitt County CVB
Christi Williamson
City of Greenville
Kim Kazda
Ronald McDonald House
Meghan Woolard
Ronald McDonald House
Lisa Kirby
City of Greenville
Barbara Yamulla
Hyster-Yale Group
Worth Lewis
C.A. Lewis

Applicants must be employed by a Chamber member business/organization in good standing and live and/or work in Pitt County to be considered for participation. All applicants are review by a selection committee and final participants are selected from all applicants.  Leadership potential, community interest and involvement, accomplishments, recommendations, and the ability to assume community responsibility are all taken into consideration during the selection process.  Applicants must have prior approval of their supervisor, if applicable for this commitment.

The Leadership Institute requires participants to meet twice a month from October - May.  The time commitments involves:

  • Welcome Reception/Orientation in September
  • Mandatory overnight retreat in September
  • Seven (7) program sessions from 8:30 a.m. - 4:45 p.m.
  • Session No. 8 is the class graduation in May from 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
  • Learn Where You Live assignment (not included within scheduled sessions)
  • Class project to be presented at graduation

Participants are allowed to miss only (2) two sessions during the program.  If a session is missed it may not be made up at a later date.  Any participant missing more than two sessions forfeits his/her opportunity to graduate.  No make-up days or work assignments will be given in order to graduate.  Arriving late or leaving early will be counted as a half-day’s absence.  If a participant is unable to attend a session, he/she must notify the Chamber’s coordinator or the Chairman of the Leadership Institute Advisory Board.  Attendance at the opening reception and the overnight retreat is required.

The retreat will take place at the Trinity Center in Pine Knoll Shores, NC.  Attendance is mandatory.  Participants are required to arrive to the Trinity Center by 3:00 p.m. on Sunday and the retreat will adjourn at 2:00 p.m. on Monday.  Click here for directions.

The per person tuition fee for the Leadership Institute is $950.00.  The tuition fee covers all expenses associated with the program.  Cancellation after acceptance into the program, but prior to the retreat, results in forfeiture of 50% of the tuition.  No refund will be made if cancellation occurs during/after retreat.  Tuition must be paid in full by the due date listed on the application

For more information, please contact Kate Teel or call (252) 752-4101 ext. 228.

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