Plymouth Resident Graduates from "Leadership South Shore"

Program designed to create next generation of leaders continues to grow
Nicole Hales of Plymouth (left), Senior Account Manager at PR First, receives her diploma for graduating from “Leadership South Shore” from South Shore Bank CEO Jim Dunphy. (Courtesy photo)

Leadership South Shore, an initiative founded by South Shore Bank CEO Jim Dunphy in partnership with the South Shore Chamber of Commerce, celebrated its second class of graduates at The Company Theatre in Norwell. Leadership South Shore was launched by Dunphy as a way for business and civic leaders to engage with all aspects of South Shore communities to inspire better leadership that helps improve the entire region.

The event celebrated the achievements of the 2018 graduating class, comprised of 17 business and civic leaders. Throughout the past few months, this group explored different sites around the South Shore, delving into community issues surrounding health & human services, education, the local justice system, regional economic development, and the arts.

Among the members of the class of 2018 is Nicole Hales of Plymouth. She is a Senior Account Manager at PR First. 

Only in its second year, the success of the Leadership South Shore program is surpassing expectations. The number of applications for the 2018-19 class exceeded the number of spots available. As a result, 23 new participants were introduced at the ceremony. Members of the inaugural Leadership South Shore class were also on hand, and the program was emceed by three program alumni: Jeff Forsythe (Jack Conway Company), Lucille Cassis (BAMSI), and Jess Wilcox (South Shore Conservatory).

“Leadership South Shore” Class of 2018:


Kyle Austin

Vice President, Austin Insurance Agency


John Bateman

Attorney, Murphy Hesse Toomey & Lehane, LLP


Amy Belmore

President/Managing Director, Evergreen East Unlimited/Heidrea for Heroes


Tom Bhisitkul

Principal, Moriarty Troyer & Malloy LLP


Stan Blackmur

Owner/Publisher, Black Rock Advertising


Tim Carey

Performance Improvement Manager, Bane Care Management


Philip Chong

CEO, Quincy Asian Resources


Cristina Curreri

Director of Membership Sales, South Shore YMCA


Paul DeSousa


Nicole Hales

Senior Account Manager, PR First


Charles Kennedy

Director of Tax Services, G.T. Reilly & Company


Eddie Liao

VP of Clinical and Ancillary Services, South Shore Health System


Kerri-Ann Moores

Human Resources Representative, South Shore Bank


Catherine Reilly

Associate Director of Development, Father Bills & MainSpring


Bryna Rogers

Director, Bay State Community Services/Quincy Family Resource Center


Antony Sheehan

President/CEO, South Shore Mental Health


Matt Pretti

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