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Chamber’s Leadership Fredericksburg class graduates 31 fellows

The Fredericksburg Chamber of Commerce Leadership Fredericksburg program graduated its thirteenth class of 31 fellows during a May 15 ceremony virtually on Facebook.

The Leadership Fredericksburg 2020 Class President and Owner of Discover Next Step, LLC, Barbara Gustavson, gave an inspiring message to the graduates and attendees as they recounted their journeys through the program.

The 31 fellows in the 2020 class began their Leadership Fredericksburg experience in September 2019 with a personality profile assessment. Each month, community, business, nonprofit, political and educational leaders offered the fellows insights about their personal leadership journeys. In addition, each fellow was paired with a trained mentor from the business community who supported their progress throughout the program.

Prior to graduation, four teams from the class of 31 fellows presented the results of their Community Action Projects for the Fredericksburg Rescue Squad. Each team presented their deliverables during the Project Presentations on Facebook Live.

Leadership Fredericksburg 2020 Fellows

Xavier Bates, LifeCare Medical Transports
Kiara Branch, Flatter, Inc.
Karen Carr, Atlantic Builders
Stacey Coolican, Davis Defense Group
Jael Cooper, Spotsylvania Regional Medical Center
Sarah Dye, SimVentions
Barbara Gustavson, Discover Next Step, LLC.
Randa Hayes, NSWC Federal Credit Union
Charles Hicks III, Mary Washington Healthcare
Casey Hollins, Rappahannock Electric Cooperative
Summer Hughes, Mary Washington Healthcare
Michael Jewth, Dominion Energy
Stephen Kingsley, BB&T, now Truist
Kunle Lawson, University of Mary Washington
Laura Liddy, ECS Mid-Atlantic
Ginni Mastin, Matern Staffing
Kate Melton, Atlantic Union Bank
Karen Moschetto, Fredericksburg Academy
Elizabeth Ottarson, National Parks Service
Kim Pierpoint, Pierpoint Construction
Rebecca Purdy, Central Rappahannock Regional Library
Tiffany Ray, Germanna Community College
Devlin Reily, Rappahannock Area YMCA
John Rogers, effectv a Comcast company
Sharon Roper, Fredericksburg Christian School
Will Rudich, Quarles Petroleum
Arlene Saitzyk, United States Navy
Paul Santay, Stafford County
Kathleen Steininger, Gwyneth’s Gift Foundation
Stephanie Terrell, RACSB
Timothy Zaegel, Lifepoint Church

Applications for the 2021 Class will be available on the Chamber’s website,, this summer.

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