Twenty-four alumni representing seven states will participate in the school’s ninth annual Leadership Darlington program in March.
“We are thrilled to welcome the ninth class of Leadership Darlington back to the Lakeside! This is a prestigious and competitive opportunity for alumni to engage with their alma mater and school leaders on an in-depth, personal level,” said Vicki Vincent, director of alumni relations. “The program is designed to increase the number of alumni actively connected with the school and develop the next generation of Darlington’s leadership.”
Members of the Leadership Darlington Class of 2020 will include Allen Babcock (‘00) of New York, N.Y.; Ben Bagley (‘00) of Rome, Ga.; Ellen Beasley (‘04) of Athens, Ga.; Bailey Brock (‘13) of Atlanta, Ga.; Bau Cherry (‘07) of Houston, Texas; Avery Cypress (‘14) of Rome, Ga.; Dr. Will Edwards (‘07) of Rome, Ga.; Alex Ezell (‘94) of Blacksburg, Va.; Katharine Flory ('82) of Columbus, Ga.; Virginia Guth (‘79) of Rome, Ga.; Ivey Harrison (‘99) of Greenville, S.C.; David Hoyt (‘04) of Rome, Ga.; Barry Hurley (‘83) of Fort Payne, Al.; Emily Johnson (‘02) of Rome, Ga.; Wynn Jones (‘84) of Atlanta, Ga.; Brad Large (‘05) of Gates Mills, Ohio; David Ledbetter (‘88) of Rome, Ga.; Matt Sawhill (‘96) of Statesboro, Ga.; Richard Song (‘85) of Richmond Hill, Ga.; Gregory Thomas (‘07) of Rome, Ga.; Mac Trotter (‘74) of Atlanta, Ga.; Patrick Wilson (‘08) of Atlanta, Ga.; Dani Wilson (‘11) of Cedar Bluff, Al.; and Ashley Wright (‘96) of Brevard, N.C.
Over two days, participants will obtain an integrated view of Darlington, including the internal and external forces that affect the school's direction, and the challenges she faces. They will also experience an interchange with senior administrators and participate in discussions about the future of Darlington. The program will feature Hank Linginfelter (‘79) as honorary chair. Having recently retired as executive vice president of AGL Resources, Linginfelter continues to serve on numerous community and corporate boards.