Leadership Columbia Alumni Association


Graduates of the Columbia Chamber’s Leadership Columbia program and other Chamber leadership programs can become members of the Alumni Association. This group focuses on developing leaders within our community and provides training, networking and community service opportunities for members. To learn more about the Leadership Columbia program or how you can apply, please email Hilary Bell.

The Leadership Columbia Alumni Association (LCAA) is open to all graduates of the Columbia Chamber’s Leadership Columbia program. Since 1972, the Chamber has graduated 46 classes and over 2,000 local leaders.

The Alumni Association strives to develop skills introduced during the program, while connecting alumni from over four decades of graduates.

All LCAA events are free or discounted for LCAA members, and open to the public for a fee. For more information about the Alumni Association or upcoming events, please contact Hilary Bell.

  • ELM Society Social
  • Admission to Luncheon Series
    • Fall Leadership Luncheon (October)
    • Winter Leadership Luncheon (January)
    • Spring Leadership Luncheon (March)
  • Leadership Columbia Summit (May)
  • Women In Leadership Luncheon (December)
  • Coffee Connections
  • Networking Happy Hours




Meet our Leadership Columbia Association Alumni Advisory Board

The Leadership Columbia Alumni Association (LCAA) Advisory Board is tasked with creating programming for the Alumni Association, a program serving over 46 years of graduates and 2,000 alumni of the Leadership Columbia program. The mission of LCAA is to develop skills introduced
during the program, while connecting alumni from over four decades of graduates.

Henry Simons, City of Columbia
Mike Adams, Goodwill Industries
Jennifer Blackhurst, Synovus Bank
Peyton Bryant, NAI Columbia
Terry Buchmann, Garvin Design Group
Kyle Carlson, Roger Townsend & Thomas, PC
Renee Chow, Experience Columbia SC
Melissa Dunn, United Way of the Midlands
Hilary Dyer Brannon, University of South Carolina
Tina Emerson, Roger Townsend & Thomas, PC
Ashley Graham, Dominion Energy
Elizabeth Hutton, Dominion Energy
Jason Langdale, First Community Bank
Bryanta Maxwell, Jamie Harrison for U.S. Senate
Kim McMahon, USC – Department of Student Life
Brian Morris, Fulcrum Risk Solutions
Ryan Newton, Graybill, Lansche & Vinzani, LLC
Meredith Rowley, The Ricciardi Group
Jordan Styles, LTC Health Solutions