Announcing the Leadership Augusta Class of 2021

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The Leadership Augusta selection committee is pleased to announce the Leadership Augusta Class of 2021. The LA 2021 Class is comprised of 30 individuals, representing a wide variety of businesses and industries within the CSRA region. Congratulations to the following members of the LA 2021 Class:

James Allen, Augusta Metro Chamber of Commerce

Brittney Alls, Augusta University

John Barksdale, Milestone Construction

Maritess Bell, University Health Care System

Sarah Childers, Augusta Convention & Visitors Bureau

Amy Christian, Dickinson Architects, PC

Ricky Coates, Augusta GA District Attorney’s Office

Sheena Dorsey, Argos Health

Drew Epting, MAU Workforce Solutions

Shanteka Glover, Savannah River Nuclear Solutions

Will Godwin, South State Bank

John Hayes, Augusta University

Maria Henry, Boys & Girls Club of the CSRA

Keldrick Hieke, Richmond County Tax Assessor’s Office

Wade Jackson, TPB Realty, LLC

Stephen King, Jr., Georgia Power Company

Chanette Lewis, Richmond County Solicitor General’s Office

Shauntia Lewis, Augusta GA Housing & Community Development

Rebecca van Loenen, Augusta Locally Grown

Heather McCoy, Augusta University

Michelle McKenzie, RE/MAX True Advantage

Mitchell Murchison, Cranston Engineering Group

Chiquita Richardson, Richmond County Marshall’s Office

Molly Richardson, TaxSlayer

Cathy Shaw, Fort Gordon Directorate of Family & MWR

Alicia Sweat, Burn Foundation of America

Briana Williams, Queensborough National Bank & Trust Co.

Tawanaca Williams, SRP Federal Credit Union

Keri Wilson, Augusta University

Katie Wynn, Dynamik Consulting

Leadership Augusta is a professional development program started more than 30 years ago with the goal of identifying and educating current and potential community leaders in the CSRA. "Our leadership team is prioritizing the safety and wellness of our participants and volunteers while striving to maintain the programming standards of Leadership Augusta.”  Alexia Davis, 2021 Class Chair, emphasizes “We will remain vigilant and flexible as we all navigate the challenges of the current environment. We are looking forward to another great year with the Class of 2021!"


Since its inception, over 1,200 individuals have completed the Leadership Augusta program, acquiring the skills, knowledge, and passion necessary to participate fully in the life of this community. The program brings together individuals ranging from corporate executives, and entrepreneurs to educators, non-profit managers, and public servants. These individuals create lasting networks that are essential to creating a vital, positive community for current and future generations. Leadership Augusta continues to be a vital part of the overall effort to ensure that the pool of talent from which the community can draw its future leaders continues to be renewed.


Leadership Augusta was established in 1980, as an affiliate of the Augusta Metro Chamber of Commerce, to enhance the civic participation of emerging leaders within the region. For more information about the Leadership Augusta program, visit or