Alumni Testimonials


There is someone from Leadership Augusta involved in every aspect of our community, which is so awesome.

Patricia Walker Class of 1990, Board Chair and Class Chair 1998-1999


After completing my class year, I knew I had to give back to the community. So, a few years later I served as Adult Class Chair. That experience was awesome so I ran for public office and won a spot on the Columbia County Commission.

Frank Spears, Class of 1991, Board Chair 2011-2012


I grew more that year than any other in my life.

Betts Murdison, Class of 2010, Healthcare Day Chair 2012 and 2013


At the end of my year, I felt the call to action. As a result of LA, I signed on as legal counsel for Civic Center and have been serving for more than 10 years.

Ed Enoch, Class of 2003, Board of Directors 2011-2015


As a member of the 2002 Leadership Augusta class, I had expectations of what the program would do for me. What has become reality, is the enrichment not only personally but also professionally. I appreciate all the opportunities I've been afforded because of being an alum.

Debby Kalliokoski, Class of 2002, Board of Directors 2011-2015


Graduating from Leadership Augusta in 2009 was a defining point in my career and personal development. I always tell people if you can only participate in one program ever - this is the one. From getting to know your lawmakers, to the inner workings of local companies, to finding out hidden facts about the CSRA, every class was enriching.

Carolyn Rahn Newsome class of 2009


The power of Leadership Augusta is that it brings together different spheres of influence in the community.

Susan Nicholson, Class of 1987, Board of Directors, 2013-2014