Leadership Southeast Georgia Announces 2019 Board of Directors
(SAVANNAH, GA)Leadership Southeast Georgiahas announced the election of its 2019 board of directors that will include Lee Beckmann, of the Georgia Ports Authority, as its chair and Brynn Grant, of the Savannah Economic Development Authority, as vice chair.
The new executive board will include Beckmann and Grantplus the following community leaders:
- Treasurer: Jon Seagraves, Citizens Bank, Bryan County
- Secretary: Margaret VanHouten, D.S. Smith, Liberty County
- Immediate Past Chair: Ruel Joyner, 24e Design Co., Chatham County
Leadership Southeast Georgiais a five-month region-wide program designed to equip, empower and connect community leaders so they can most effectively promote positive growth and improve the quality of life in the southeast Georgia region. The executive board and program participants represent a variety of industries across Bryan, Bulloch, Camden, Chatham, Effingham, Glynn, Liberty, Long, McIntosh and Screven counties.
As the manager of governmental affairs with the Georgia Ports Authoritysince 2003, Beckmann’sduties include overseeing government relations and executing a statewide outreach campaign. Prior to joining the ports authority, he served as a legislative assistant to former U.S. Rep. Jack Kingston, R-Savannah. Beckmannreceived his B.A. in history from Wake Forest University, is a member of the Metro Savannah Rotary Cluband is a graduate of Leadership Southeast Georgiaand Leadership Savannah.
Grantis a native of Liberty County who has worn many hats over her 18 years at the Savannah Economic Development Authority. In her current position as chief operating officer, she is responsible for helping the SEDAteam create, grow and attract businesses and create jobs. Grantis also the vice president of World Trade Center Savannah, the international business and trade development platform for the region. She graduated from the University of Georgiawith a bachelor of arts in journalism. She is also a graduate of Leadership Savannah, Leadership Southeast Georgiaand Leadership Georgia.
Other board members include:
Jesse Bentley, Evans General Contracting, Chatham County
Jason Coley, Georgia Power, McIntosh County
James Coughlin, Camden County, Camden County
Jared Downs, Savannah Area Chamber of Commerce, Glynn County
Frank Fortune, The Fortune Image, Bulloch County
Robert Grant, Junior Achievement, Effingham County
Cedric King, Pinova, Glynn County
Kendria Lee, Georgia Southern University, Bulloch County
Joe Marchese, Joe Marchese Construction, Effingham County
Krystal McGee, YMCA of Coastal Georgia, Liberty County
Marcus Sack, PC Simonton, Liberty County
Alyce Thornhill, Georgia Department of Economic Development Region 12, Camden County
ABOUT LEADERSHIP SOUTHEAST GEORGIA
Leadership Southeast Georgiais a five-month region-wide program designed to equip, empower and connect community leaders so they can most effectively promote positive growth and improve the quality of life in the southeast Georgia region. The executive board and program participants represent a variety of industries across Bryan, Bulloch, Camden, Chatham, Effingham, Glynn, Liberty, Long, McIntosh and Screven counties. The class spends one weekend a month traveling to surrounding counties to learn about the impact of local issues such as healthcare, education, economic development and transportation. For more information, visit https://www.lsega.com/
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