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Leadership Charlotte Class of 2023

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It’s a privilege to announce the Leadership Charlotte Class of 2023:
Rae Ann Antonucci, Gulfshore Medical Services; Lisa Baird, self-employed; Tonya Blair, The Nix Team Coldwell Banker Sunstar; Tiernan Cole, Charlotte County Assistant County Attorney; Morgan Cook, Charlotte County Board of County Commissioners; Derrick DeHays, Merrill Lynch Wealth Management; Michelle DiBerardino, Charlotte County Clerk of Circuit Court & County Comptroller; Kerri Duffey, Peace River Team at Morgan Stanley; Derick Duston, Charlotte Behavioral Health Care; Melissa Dunston, Panther Hollow Dental Lodge; Jennifer Huber, Florida Power & Light Company; Amy Huddleston, Charlotte Community Foundation; Warren Jarvis, The Daily Sun; Jami Joannes, Charlotte County Chamber of Commerce; Michelle Maldonado, Charlotte Harbor Event & Conference Center; Cindy Marsh-Tichy, Coldwell Banker Sunstar; Tanya Marshall, American Imaging of SWFL; Forrest Miller, Kuhns Law Firm; Kris Proudfoot, Centennial Bank; Beth Sargent, Premier Sotheby’s International Realty; Gemma Schafer, Gemma Schafer Photography; Ashley Turner, Charlotte County Board of County Commissioners; Stephen VerVaecke, Morris-Depew Associates; Caitlyn Waksler, Oliver Law. The class will be under the leadership of Cheyenne Young, Wotitzky, Wotitzky, Ross & Young (Class Chair) and Wendy Atkinson, Nolan Family Insurance (Class

The Leadership Charlotte Class of 2023 presents Shagadelic Shindig on June 3, 2023 at the Charlotte Harbor Event & Conference Center.

Helping Seniors through The Storm - A project by Leadership Charlotte 2023

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Hurricane Ian has taken a drastic toll on many members of our community. We believe it is vital to support the seniors through several of our area nonprofits.  The funds raised will benefit three nonprofits, Meals on Wheels, Drug Free Charlotte County & Douglas T. Jacobson Veterans.


Our current Fundraisers are:


  • Booze Yeti filled with Top Shelf Spirits in a Tundra 65 Yeti Cooler. You can purchase a chance to win for 1 ticket for $20.00 or 6 for $100.00


  • Drawing is March 31, 2023 you do not need to be present to win. Must be 21 or older to win.


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  • Austin Powers themed "Shagadelic Shindig" Held on Saturday June 3, 2023 at The Charlotte Harbor Event and Conference Center. There will be a DJ with dancing, Casino with fun money, buffet dinner, raffles & silent auction. 


  • We are looking for sponsors, raffle & auction items and of course attendees.

More details to follow:


Leadership Charlotte 2023 - Community Services Day

Leadership Charlotte 2023 - Health Care Day

Leadership Charlotte 2023 - Education Day

Leadership Charlotte 2023 - Government Day

A program of the Charlotte County Chamber of Commerce

The Leadership Charlotte program brings together 25 individuals who are looking to increase their leadership skills and gain a better understanding of the opportunities and challenges in our community.

Participants in Leadership Charlotte commit to attend monthly day-long classes, as well as participate in whatever class project they select.  Alumni include bankers, clergy, lawyers, paralegals, accountants, small business owners, educators, realtor, artists, sales managers...the list goes on and on.

If you are interested in applying for the next class, applications are available in June.  There are attendance requirements and if accepted one must be a member of the Charlotte County Chamber, and there is a fee for tuition.

To learn more contact Bob White or call 941-627-2222.