About the Program

The Greenville-Pitt County Chamber of Commerce Leadership Institute strives to provide Greenville-Pitt County with an enduring source of diverse leaders who are prepared and committed to serving the community.  During the eight-month program, participants get an in-depth view of community issues, develop leadership skills necessary to assume leadership roles, and are exposed to community involvement opportunities.  Participants study the qualities that make an effective leader, analyze individual leadership roles, and develop personal leadership styles and skills.  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.

Through hands-on experience, participants fully explore topics such as: education, government and law, arts and culture, economic development, health care, business and industry, and media.  The program culminates with a graduation ceremony and the unveiling of the class project.  Once graduated, participants become alumni of the program and continue their impact on the Greenville-Pitt County community.

The Greenville-Pitt County Chamber of Commerce Leadership Institute has trained and graduated over 1,000 civic leaders since its inception in 1983.

2023 - 2024 Leadership Participants

Vince Apolloni

Hyster-Yale Group

Danielle Hodges 

Southern Bank

Erica Askew

Eastern Radiologists

Sebastian Kressley

KW Commercial - McCann Commercial

Beth Ann Atkins
ECU Health Foundation

Brittany Langley

Jimmy John's

Jacob Barnes
Greenville Utilities Commission

Vonzetta May

East Carolina Vocational Center

Margot Clark 
City of Greenville

Erica Patrick

Orthopaedics East 

Jeremy Cleaton
City of Greenville Fire/Rescue

Lauren Phillips 

Greenville-Pitt County Chamber of Commerce

Roberto Concepcion
Orthopaedics East

Trista Porter

Greenville Museum of Art

Chris Currin
Hyster-Yale Group

Brad Roberson

State Employees' Credit Union

Ce'Nedra Dillard 
Greenville Convention & Visitors Bureau

Chris Sanders

ECU Health

Nickie Dixon 
ECU Health

Juanita Sims

Greenville Utilities Commission

Chris Duxbury
Construction Materials Group

Jason Speaker

Physicians East

Sara English
Pitt County Schools

Jennifer Vogt

Pitt Community College

Alexis Hales
Physicians East

Whykeshia White 

Food Bank of Central & Eastern NC

Elton Hart


LaNika Wright 

East Carolina University

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Please contact Kimber Stone or call (252) 752-4101 ext. 2222.

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