Leadership Pickens County

Sponsored by the Clemson, Easley and Pickens chambers of commerce, Leadership Pickens County (LPC) is designed to help develop informed and committed leaders for Pickens County. By taking an intensive look at local issues, LPC prepares and motivates participants to provide dynamic leadership within the community. 

Facilitated by the Leadership Pickens County Board of Regents, the annual program will begin with a Class Retreat in September.  After the retreat, monthly full-day sessions take place (October - May), typically on the first Tuesday of the month. These sessions provide a platform for area leaders in sectors such as education, healthcare, economic development, business & industry, state & local government, and community service to inform and enlighten participants on issues and concerns facing Pickens County. The monthly sessions include a combination of guest speakers, tours of facilities and interactive activities. And, by blending participants from the public and private sector, it fosters new working relationships and networking opportunities. The program year concludes with the completion of a class project and a graduation ceremony. 

Leadership Pickens County is open to anyone who lives or works in Pickens County. Persons interested in the program may apply directly or be nominated by an employer, member of the Chamber, or other individuals or organizations. Download the LPC application here.

For questions or more information about the LPC program, please call the Easley Chamber office at 864-859-2693. 

2022 - 2023 LPC Board of Regents

Ethan Cashwell, Pickens County Library
Nate Dillard, Caldwell Constructors, Inc.
Adria Earwood, Park National Bank
Candi Forester-Smith, Prisma Health-Baptist Easley Foundation
Cindy Hopkins,
 Greater Easley Chamber of Commerce
Seth Hunter, Pinnacle Financial Partners
Kasey Liner, 5 Point Church
Luke Raxter, Gar-Con, Inc
Merritt Rechichar, Clemson Area Chamber of Commerce
Christman Short, City of Easley Parks & Recreation
Dr. Brian Swords, Southern Wesleyan University
Lisa Turnick, Greater Pickens Chamber of Commerce
Amanda Whitman, Clemson University Outdoor Lab
Tobias Vogel, Verity Primary Medicine & Lifestyle
Chris Wilson, The Dream Center of Pickens County