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Class XXXVII Celebrates Graduation

The 29 participants of Class XXXVII graduated in May, 2017 from Leadership Grand Strand during a ceremony at the Dunes Golf and Beach Club in Myrtle Beach.

The class chose Rachel Ammon as their social coordinator. Kim McCutchen was elected to serve as a community service coordinator for the group to keep them out and about making a difference in the Grand Strand. The class also selected April Betsch, Joshua Holford and Myia Joiner to serve on the LGS Board of Regents.

Leadership Grand Strand is currently accepting applications for Class XXXVIII. Applications, which require three letters of reference, must be typed and are due by June 30, 2017. Applications are available at The tuition cost is $999 per person.

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Leadership Grand Strand Class XXXVII:

Rachel Ammon, Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce
April Betsch, Coastal Carolina University
Amanda Blomquist, Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce
Peter Boggeman, The Brandon Agency
Kristin Boullion, RE/MAX Ocean Shores
Jodi Erin Bridschge, Dunes Realty
Austin Cox, Coastal Carolina National Bank
Whitney Crislip, Hospice & Palliative Care Foundation
Darcy Dennis, Ally Management
Olivia Elswick, Visibility and Conversions
Monica Fine, Coastal Carolina University
Wynn Godbold, Bee Sharp, LLC
Chuck Harrison, Harrison Realty Co.
Joshua Holford, Fifteenth Circuit Solicitor’s Office
Sabrina Israel, WFXB Fox 43 TV
Myia Joiner, HTC (Horry Telephone Cooperative)
Patsy Kelly, WBTW (Media General)
Karla Marion, South Atlantic Bank
Kim McCutchen, Waccamaw Regional Council of Governments
Cassidy Moore, Intellistrand/
Ryan Moore, Myrtle Beach Pelicans
Chelsea Patton, Seaside Premier Vacation Homes
Tony Roman, Roman Clinical Consulting, LLC
Kenneth Sandiford, Santee Cooper
Michelle Schmalfeldt, Ally Management
Fox Simons, City of Myrtle Beach
Jackie Snyder, Horry Georgetown Technical College
Ed Tkacz, Tkacz Engineering, LLC
Stephanie Wilhelm, HTC (Horry Telephone Cooperative)

For more information, visit or contact Diana Greene, LGS executive director, at or (843) 916-7222.

About Leadership Grand Strand

The goal of Leadership Grand Strand, a program of the Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce, is to develop a corps of informed, committed and qualified individuals capable of providing dynamic leadership for the Grand Strand. Over the years, Leadership Grand Strand has created a cadre of leaders who guide the direction of change throughout the Grand Strand.

About The Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce
Since 1938, the Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce has stood as the unified voice of the Grand Strand's business community. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce has awarded the MBACC its five-star accreditation, one of only several chambers in South Carolina to earn this distinction. The MBACC serves Myrtle Beach, North Myrtle Beach, Surfside Beach, Little River, Atlantic Beach, Garden City Beach, Loris, Conway, Aynor, Murrells Inlet, Litchfield Beach and Pawleys Island. For more information, visit