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Leadership Johnston Announces Class of 2024

Leadership Johnston Announces Unprecedented Class of 2024 Amid Record Applicant Interest


Leadership Johnston, a collaborative program of the Triangle East Chamber of Commerce, the Benson Area Chamber of Commerce, the Clayton Chamber of Commerce, and Johnston Community College, proudly announces the Class of 2024. The program is sponsored by KS Bank. This year, the program experienced an unprecedented surge in applicants, attesting to the growing interest and recognition of the program's impact.


The Leadership Johnston Steering Committee carefully selected individuals representing diverse industries and communities across Johnston County, ensuring a well-rounded and inclusive group of emerging leaders.


"The overwhelming number of applicants for the Class of 2024 reflects the increasing value professionals place on leadership development," said Maureen McGuinness, president and CEO of the Triangle East Chamber of Commerce. "We are excited to welcome this exceptional group of individuals who will undoubtedly contribute to the vibrancy and success of Johnston County."


Leadership Johnston's commitment to fostering diversity and inclusivity is evident in the composition of the Class of 2024, which brings together participants from a wide range of backgrounds and industries. This diversity enhances the richness of the learning experience and facilitates cross-industry collaboration.

Joining the class are:


Angela Boyce

NCDHHS-Division of Vocational Rehabilitation Services

Deanna Boyette

Beverage Destruction Service Inc

Hannah Brown

Benson Chamber of Commerce

Richard Cappola

Town of Clayton

Adam Carroll

Johnston County Government

Marc David

Johnston Community College

Robert Hildenbrand

Johnston Community College

Lesley Jones


Nanda Jones

KS Bank

Brittany McCoy


Kyle Mobley

UNC Health Johnston

Valerie Mullins

Clayton Chamber of Commerce

Christin Murphy

Habitat for Humanity of Wake County

Maria Aleman Paniagua

Partnership for Children of Johnston County

Jeremy Pearce

The Insurance Shoppe

Christine Ray


Rachel Rhodes

Narron Wenzel

Ann Rizzardi

Rizzardi Real Estate

Lynn Roman

Allen Tate Realty

Jeffrey Smith

KS Bank

Lynn Stanley

My Kid's Club

Cornelius Thomas

Johnston County Public Schools

Andy Thompson

Triangle East Chamber of Commerce

Kelly West

First Citizens Bank

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