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LEAD of Greater Williamsburg Celebrates Class of 2019 Graduation at American Revolution Museum
Submitted by Melissa Davidson

LEAD19 imageWILLIAMSBURG -- The LEAD Greater Williamsburg Board of Directors, along with the board of the Greater Williamsburg Chamber and Tourism Alliance, celebrated the graduation of the LEAD Class of 2019 at a ceremony on Thursday, May 16.

The celebration was held at the American Revolution Museum in Yorktown and attended by more than 100 program alumni and supporters. Bryan K. Stephens, President and CEO of the Hampton Roads Chamber, served as the keynote speaker. LEAD Board Chairman, Mark Morrow of Crosswalk Community Church, and Bob Hershberger, Program Coordinator for LEAD Greater Williamsburg, gave special recognition to Phil Emerson, Executive Director of the Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation, for his many years of service and dedication to the community.

The Class of 2019 consisted of 29 members from the region. The graduating class was diverse; representing all facets of the community. Occupations represented included government, business, military, faithbased and non-profit organizations, and many more. This year’s class project was WMBG Kind, a community kindness and awareness campaign with a goal of inspiring Greater Williamsburg to become the next "Community of Kindness.” Through strong community engagement efforts, traditional media coverage, and a powerful social media strategy, the campaign reached thousands of people across Hampton Roads.

LEAD Greater Williamsburg is a community leadership program of the Greater Williamsburg Chamber and Tourism Alliance. The mission of this program is to encourage, enrich, and support community leaders throughout the region. This year marks the 25th anniversary for the LEAD program.


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