Outer Banks Chamber celebrates Leadership OBX Graduation

Outer Banks Chamber celebrates Leadership OBX Graduation

The Outer Banks Chamber of Commerce, together with program sponsor The Outer Banks Hospital, congratulated the 2022-2023 graduating class of the Leadership OBX Program at a reception held at the Outer Banks Brewing Station on April 14th.

Establishing a sense of community and enthusiastic leadership are cornerstones of this Leadership OBX Program. Chamber President & CEO, Karen Brown, said the program reinforces the Chamber’s commitment to the area and to developing community leaders.  

“The Leadership OBX Program offers a forum to enlighten and engage current and future leaders of the Outer Banks community,” said Brown. “The program provides opportunities for participants to develop and enhance their leadership skills and gain a better understanding of the community.”

Graduates of the 2022-2023 LOBX program include:

Meaghan Beasley – Dare County Library

Daniel Brock – Outer Banks Health

Kimberly Carroll – State Farm, Kimberly Carroll Agency

Amanda Cochran – Comfort Inn

Bill Coleman – Outer Banks SPCA

Reide Corbett – Coastal Studies Institute/ECU

Vjollca Cottrell – First National Bank

Alyson Flynn – NC Coastal Federation

Jean Freeman – Interfaith Community Outreach

Sherri Gerepka – Vacasa

Linda Leiser – Community Care Clinic of Dare

Karen Loopman-Davis – Outer Banks Brewing Station

Taylor McConnell – NC Aquarium on RI

Kay Nickens – Town of Duck

Mandy Phillips – Holiday Inn Express OBX

Donna Quill – Carolina Designs Realty

Jasper Rogers – Town of Kitty Hawk Fire Dept

Walker Ross – GR Little Insurance

Zachary Shepherd – Outer Banks Health

Chris Wilson – CMIT Solutions

Leadership OBX was introduced in 2014 and has successfully graduated over 180 community leaders. Applications to participate in the 2023-2024 class will be available in June 2023. Please contact Karen Brown at kbrown@outerbankschamber.com for more information or to request an application.