Leadership Spartanburg Celebrates Graduating Class of 2023

OneSpartanburg, Inc. recognized the graduates of the Leadership Spartanburg class of 2023 during a ceremony at The Piedmont Club on May 10.

Over nine months, the Leadership Spartanburg class of 2023 approached community issues facing Spartanburg County while learning more about the county’s history, government, education, arts and culture, community health, economic development and much more.

Applications for the 2023-24 class of Leadership Spartanburg are open, and will be accepted through June 15, 2023.

The 2023 graduating class of Leadership Spartanburg included:

  • C.J. Armour  Spartanburg Water
  • Gail Awan Urban League of the Upstate
  • Toney Benson OneSpartanburg, Inc.
  • Alena Blair VCOM
  • Erica Brown Southern First Bank
  • Kelli Brown Spartanburg County Public Libraries
  • Melissa Brown Founders Federal Credit Union
  • Meghan Burdette SRHS
  • Kelly Casteel Kearney & Company, P.C.
  • Brittany Clarke Globe Life and InteleTravel Advisor
  • John Coggins Halliday, Schwartz & Co.
  • Sarah Daniel United Way of the Piedmont
  • Kim Deering Junior League of Spartanburg
  • Taylor Dement OneSpartanburg, Inc.
  • Michelle Duncan Toray Composite Materials America, Inc.
  • Shun Eison SRHS
  • Brett English SRHS
  • Stacy Evans Worldwide Equipment
  • Zach Fox OneSpartanburg, Inc.
  • Jackie Gaffney Community Works Carolina
  •  Hope Garcia SRHS
  • Jess Gilliland Spartanburg County
  • RJ Gimbl USC Upstate
  • Russell Goff Sherman College of Chiropractic
  • Colton Grace Spartanburg Community College
  • Midas Hampton Strategic Spartanburg
  • John Harrelson Clayton Construction Co.
  • Joe Lanahan City of Inman
  • Stacey Laurin Milliken & Co.
  • Rod McCants Contec, Inc.
  • Ysante McDowell Ed’s All Purpose Seasoning and Rub
  • Alyssa McKenzie Chapman Cultural Center
  • Anna Montufar Pinnacle Partnership
  • Jordan Noblin The Noblin Company
  • Marilyn Nguyen City of Spartanburg
  • Sabrina Prazak Park National Bank
  • Sophi Schwartzbauer PAL: Play. Advocate. Live Well.
  • Kevin Smith Spartanburg Water
  • Karli Taylor Spartanburg County Parks and Recreation
  • Carrie Vaughn USC Upstate
  • Tim Webb Truist
  • Ashley Williams Spartanburg County
  • Eboni Williams BirthMatters
  • Matt Williams McMillan Pazdan Smith Architecture
  • Lucy Woodhouse Wofford College