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Leadership Statesville Class 2022

Congratulations to Jessica Stewart, VP, Workforce and Strategic Initiatives for being selected to be a part of the Greater Statesville Chamber of Commerce, 2021-2022 Leadership Statesville class.

The Greater Statesville Chamber of Commerce and the Leadership Advisory Council are pleased to announce the 2021-2022 Leadership Statesville class.

Leadership Statesville exists to cultivate and connect the leadership community in Statesville and Iredell County by providing hands on leader development, education, and local connections in order to optimize participant impact in their businesses, non-profits and the community at large. The program aims to enhance growth by connecting to state and regional leadership resources and providing alumni avenues to use individual strengths and talents to benefit our local area.

Jon Madison with Doug Madison Realty, Chair for the program says, “Leadership Statesville is the premier program for developing the leaders and community advocates that Statesville and Iredell County need during these challenging times.  We are excited to welcome Leadership Statesville class of 2022 into the program and look forward to returning them to their organizations better equipped to lead within their sphere.  When leaders improve everyone gets better.  So, let’s get started!”

A nine-month program, the participants meet each month to explore the inner workings of the region’s government, educational system, economic development, service organizations, regional issues, leisure and culture, health services, and public safety. Class members have the opportunity to learn about and practice skills critical to working with volunteers and groups in the community. Included in the program is leadership training which is unique to other leadership programs.

Leadership Statesville has partnered with Charles Page and Kristie Darling with the Cool Spring Center for leadership development programming.  Each class day will include two hours of training from Charles and Kristie that will enhance their program experience.

The first class day took place on Friday, September 17 with a full day retreat at the Iredell County Parks and Recreation Outdoor Education Center located at Jennings Park. Current participant Kristin Crawford with Endeavors Pediatric Therapy had this to say about her first experience with Leadership Statesville, “Collectively, we have chosen to be leaders in the Statesville COMMUNITY. We will NETWORK to be all we can, and to serve wholeheartedly. We will strive to GROW as leaders to help meet the needs of Statesville. Through our COLLABORATION, we will have a true and lasting IMPACT!!”

Past Leadership Statesville graduates sit on various Board of Directors throughout the city and work to serve the area in continuing to build an outstanding community. An alumni program is being developed to further expand the program reach and impact.  Alumni are encouraged to reach out the Chamber or Council for details.


The Leadership Statesville program would not be possible without our sponsors.  Thank you to Doug Madison Realty, Jon C. Packman DDS, Hospice & Palliative Care of Iredell County, United Way of Iredell County, Greenbriar Grill, Statesville Recreation & Parks Department and Iredell County Parks and Recreation Department.  The program is still seeking class day sponsors, contact the Chamber for details.

 Welcome our Leadership Statesville Class 2021-2022

Chad Burgin

Hospice & Palliative Care of Iredell County

 Lynn Coleman

Diakonos, Inc., Fifth Street Shelter Ministries

Kristin Crawford

Endeavors Pediatric Therapy

 Matthew Current

Doosan Infracore Portable Power

Hannah Elmore-Scott

Mitchell Community College

Nakayla Griffin

Boys & Girls Club of the Piedmont

Scott Harrell

City of Statesville

Kristin Jacobs

Kinsleeshop Farm LLC

Haley Joyner

Iredell County Parks and Recreation Department

Jeanne Krauss

Iredell County Partnership for Young Children, Inc.

Daniel Lewis

Statesville Recreation & Parks Department

Brittany Marlow

Excel Real Estate Group

Andy McKinney


Annisa Morton

NC Works Career Center – Statesville

Heather Oland

Home Instead Senior Care

Candace Reeves

Davis Regional Medical Center

Devon Shelton

City of Statesville

Cherie Smith

Iredell Health System

Jessica Stewart

Iredell Economic Development Corporation

Dana White

Statesville Woman’s Club

The mission of the Greater Statesville Chamber of Commerce is to connect all sectors of the community, generating education and economic opportunities to improve the quality of life.