Public Service Faculty Carolina Darbisi at the University of Georgia J.W. Fanning Institute for Leadership Development has recently been named to the Leadership Georgia Class of 2014.

Leadership Georgia is a prestigious 42-year-old organization of community and state leaders. Affiliated with the Georgia Chamber of Commerce, Leadership Georgia trains and builds a network of emerging young leaders from across the state. Past participants include a number of influential state and national leaders ranging from former U.S. Senator Sam Nunn to University of Georgia Athletic Director Vince Dooley.

Sixty three participants are selected each year from a pool of several hundred applicants.

Class members visit five Georgia communities in a year-long exchange of ideas and experiences about important issues affecting the state.

The 2014 Class of Leadership Georgia will be led by incoming President Gretchen Corbin of Rome, Ga.

With a principal focus on “State of Giving,” this Class will travel to Brasstown Valley, Valdosta, Jekyll Island, Rome and Peachtree City.