Gwinnett Young Professionals Leadership Institute Kicks Off Fall 2018 Class

Gwinnett Young Professionals is pleased to announce its newest Leadership Institute class, which kicked off Tuesday, July 31, at the Gwinnett Chamber. The Gwinnett Young Professionals Leadership Institute is designed to be an interactive exploration of personal leadership development. Active learning on the part of each individual is an essential component of this valuable experience and it involves more than just attending the Leadership Institute – it also requires participants to engage in critical reflection of readings and discussions, formulate individual perspectives on the issues raised in the Institute and actively participate in the exchange of ideas with other young professionals.

“We understand the importance of building a network of support to grow and sustain our young professional community here in Gwinnett County, especially since half of our workforce will be comprised of millennials in just two years,” said Jessica Stewart, Gwinnett YP Program Coordinator. “We are looking forward to watching more leaders grow out of this program and taking on more roles in Gwinnett County.”

In partnership with Rocket IT, as well as corporate partner Country Financial, and supporting partners Gwinnett County Community Outreach, Gwinnett Technical College and Leadership Gwinnett, the program features monthly gatherings and lectures at various locations around Gwinnett County and will conclude with a commencement ceremony in June at the John C. Maxwell Leadership Center.

“The focus on personal development in the leadership journey really sets the Gwinnett Young Professional Leadership Institute apart from others,” said Liz Hartnett Santamaria, Director of Institutional Giving at Aurora Theatre. “I came away from the experience having learned a great deal about myself and feeling empowered by the supportive network we built as a class.”


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The Fall 2018 Gwinnett Young Professionals Leadership Institute Class:

Alma De La Luz. Marlow’s Tavern
Antjuan Lankford Marlow’s Tavern
Brandon Miller Sebacia. Inc.
Cameron Green Newell Brands
Gaby Copello-Hall Frenik Marketing Group
Griffin Gambill Mighty 8th Media, LLC
Huck Holder NEMA, Inc.
Jace Pritchard Price Industries, Inc.
Jami Williams Price Industries, Inc.
Jasmine Billings City of Lawrenceville
Jessica Stewart Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce
Jessie Saunders PrideStaff
Kimberly Thomas Gwinnett Coalition for Health and Human Services
Kimmie Zlatunich Rock, Paper, Scissors
Kyu Hwang Price Industries, Inc.
Miles Eibe Crawford & Company
Montana Busch Alternative Energy Southeast
Nathan Bohannon Jackson EMC
Rashi Sood eBOARDsolutions, Inc.
Seth Blankenship Shuma Sports, LLC
Stephanie Foster Fiserv
Todd Stovall Price Industries
Van Vo Price Industries
Zain Lilani Ya Molla Corporation
Dr. Steven Brown Fall 2018 Instructor, Georgia Gwinnett College