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Chamber’s Leadership Fredericksburg graduates fifteenth class

From the Fredericksburg Regional Chamber of Commerce:

The Chamber’s Leadership Fredericksburg program graduated its fifteenth class during a May 20th ceremony at the University of Mary Washington Stafford Campus.

Dr. Tiffany Ray with Germanna Community College – also a graduate of the program – provided the ceremony’s Keynote Address. The Leadership Fredericksburg 2022 Class President, Kristal King, gave an inspiring message to the graduates and attendees as they recounted their journeys through the program.

The class began their Leadership Fredericksburg experience in September with a personality profile assessment. Leadership content was taught by a faculty consisting of Dr. David Corderman, Academy Leadership Associates, Dr. J.R. Flatter, Flatter, Inc., Janel Donohue, Rappahannock United Way, Kimberly Young, University of Mary Washington, and Susan Spears, Fredericksburg Regional Chamber. Each month, community, business, nonprofit, and educational leaders offered 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 28 fellows presented the results of their Community Action Projects for FailSafe-ERA. Each team presented their deliverables during the Project Presentations at the LifePoint Church Spotsylvania Campus on May 12th.

Leadership Fredericksburg 2022 Fellows:

Felicia AinsaRappahannock Electric Cooperative

Melandie BrownSpotsylvania Regional Medical Center

Cynthia BurrisWells Fargo

Shawn CarringtonMacDoc Realty

Stephen CurtisRappahannock Area Community Services Board

Lauren Dracoules RooneyMicah Ecumenical Ministries

Sharon GloverFaith Housing Coalition

Adam GullicksonFlatter Inc.

Mark HainesGermanna Community College

Megan HesseStafford County

Jenna HudspethMatern Staffing

Stephen HughesMary Washington Healthcare

Mechelle JohnsonAtlantic Union Bank

Kristal King, MBA, Glam Room Salon Suites

Kirk LancasterAtlantic Builders

Dr. Heather LeeFredericksburg Christian School

Andrea M. Light, Stafford County

Kathryn LybargerHDT Global

Allison NamesFredericksburg SPCA

Rachael OrzechowskiSimVentions

Deanna “Christy” PackUniversity of Mary Washington

Michael PocchiariSpotsylvania Regional Medical Center

Michael PresuttoFredericksburg Police Department

Adriana PuckettCentral Rappahannock Regional Library

Camile SueThe Icing Baking Company

Morgan SzymczykLifeCare Medical Transports

Jessica ThompsonGermanna Community College

William B. WhittierHDT Global




Applications for the 2023 Class are available now the Chamber’s website,, through July 5, 2022.

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