Leadership Lowndes Announces Class of 2019

Staff Report From Valdosta CEO

Monday, November 26th, 2018

The Leadership Lowndes Board of Trustees is proud to announce the Leadership Lowndes Class of 2019.
The mission of Leadership Lowndes is to build a better Lowndes County by exposing existing and emerging leaders to local challenges and opportunities, to build networks that seek to address long-term solutions to community needs, and to prepare members for a more active role in community leadership.
“It’s always tough to choose the new class members in each class and this year was no different,” said Angie Crawford, 2019 President of Leadership Lowndes. “We believe this group of 30 leaders that were chosen will carry on the great tradition on Leadership Lowndes and make a positive impact in our community”, said Crawford.
The 2019 Leadership Lowndes Class members consist of a variety of local professions with differing backgrounds. They include:
·         Jeanna Allums                         South Georgia Regional Library System

·         Lauren Brown                           LEA, PC

·         Dr. Joe Buck                             Shoreline Church

·         Vivian Miller-Cody                   Valdosta City

·         Joe Dukes                                 Lowndes County Sheriff's Office

·         George Foreman                     Options Now

·         Dr. Matthew Grant                   Valdosta State University/Valdosta Aquatics

·         Jody Hall                                   Retired

·         Kara Hope Hanson                  Coleman Talley LLP

·         Zac Henry                                 Blanton & Griffin Insurance Agency

·         Dr. Brad Lawson                      Georgia Christian School

·         Ashley Lindsay                         Children's Advocacy Center of Lowndes County

·         Shannon McConico                 Wiregrass Georgia Technical College

·         Beth Meeks                               Georgia Department of Agriculture

·         Catherine Nordin                     Valdosta State University

·         Berinda Nwakamma               Georgia Home Visiting Lowndes (LCCY) Independent Contractor

·         Alice Popielarz                         Pruitt-Health Hospice Valdosta

·         Jalessa Roberts                       Moody Air Force Base

·         Tangela Rowe                          Valdosta Fire Department

·         Dr. David Schott                       South Georgia Medical Center

·         Matt Seber                                Georgia Power Company

·         Adam Setser                             Kerrigan Davis Capital and Risk Management

·         Bill Shenton                              Annette Howell Turner Center for the Arts

·         Deanna Smith                          The Investment Centre at CBC Bank

·         Col. Brian Stumpe                   Moody Air Force Base

·         Tripp Templeton III                   Express Employment Professionals of Valdosta

·         Rico Tucker                               Hahira Middle School

·         Ashley Tye                                Lowndes County Board of Commissioners

·         Lance Wilcher                          Greenleaf Center

·         Dr. Will Wright                          Valdosta Animal Hospital
The new class will have big shoes to fill as the 2018 class raised over $80,000 for five local charities and completed hundreds of hours of volunteer time aiding the Valdosta-Lowndes County Community.