(Media release from the Rome-Floyd Chamber):

The Rome Floyd Chamber is pleased to announce the graduates of Leadership Rome Class 40. Leadership Rome (LR) is Rome/Floyd County’s signature leadership program offered through the Rome Floyd Chamber. Leadership Rome is a skills-building program that aims to develop emerging community leaders while providing an educational experience emphasizing social and community awareness. Leadership Rome participants walk away with the knowledge and skills to focus their talents on the best service to the Rome/Floyd County community.

“We are so excited to see another class graduate from this program. We hope they have learned about their community, how to be a better leader in the community and made connections that will last a lifetime,” said President Pam-Powers Smith.

Caroline Aultman

Blue Ridge Area Health Education Center (AHEC)

Rontavious Coley

The Early Way 247, LLC

Anthony Cromer

Floyd County Sheriff’s Office

Chris DeHart

Rome Police Department

Dennis Drummond

West End Elementary

Mari Rico Evans

Rome Floyd Chamber

Shasta Farrer

Rome- Floyd Fire Department

Tony Ferguson

Georgia Power

Julie Harris

City of Rome

Juleun Johnson

AdventHealth Redmond

Meredith Johnson

Berry College

Gina Keadle

Atrium Health Floyd Medical Center

Ford Knight

Knight’s Car Store & Garage

Jessica Lindberg

Georgia Highlands College

Julie McCluskey

Rome Shakespeare Festival

Ciara McKnight

A Teen’s Choice

Legaré Price

Georgia Northwestern Technical College

Zack Raiford

The Lewis Chemical Company

Julia Thomas

Darlington School

Stephanie Thompson

International Paper

Brandon Trapp


Todd Wofford

Rome-Floyd Parks & Recreation

Mya Wooten

Floyd County Health Department

“It has been a privilege to spend the last ten months with these amazing professionals, and I cannot wait to see what they accomplish in our community in the future,” said Director of Programs Eric Collins.

A special thank you to our Leadership Rome Coordinators: Sarah Huffman, City of Rome; Andrea Pitts, AdventHealth Redmond; Katie Edwards, Toles, Temple & Wright; Susan West, Realty One Group (Insight); Aundi Lesley, Rome Downtown Development Authority; Brooks Mathis, Greater Community Bank; Tannika King, Darlington School; Haley Smith, Berry College.